Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Give Your Child the Skills to Maintain Healthy Teeth for a Lifetime

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Did you know that the number of children affected by tooth decay and gum disease has soared in the last decade? Although numbers have dropped among the adult population, more and more children are being diagnosed with signs of tooth decay and gum disease before the age of 11. These startling statistics are cause for action. Proper dental care habits begin at home, at a very early age.  Your child can begin learning dental care techniques even before their first tooth emerges. From brushing and flossing to routine visits to an affordable dentist in Abington you can instill good habits in your child now that will last a lifetime.

Teach proper dental care habits early. One-quarter of kids have signs of tooth decay before they enter kindergarten—a startling statistic that is largely preventable. Even more alarming is the fact that half of all children between the ages of 12 and 15 have cavities. These stats may be related to poor dental care habits across all age groups. Many people don’t realize that dental care isn’t just about the teeth, it includes the gums and jawbone, too, so caring for your child’s teeth can begin shortly after birth. You can wipe your baby’s gums with a soft cloth after feeding and familiarize your baby with the sensation of proper dental care. As early as age two, family dentistry experts recommend that children try brushing for themselves. Parents should supervise to ensure that clean teeth and good dental care habits develop.

Use the right amount of fluoride. Fluoride has been shown to strengthen enamel and prevent tooth decay effectively, and is the single greatest advancement in dentistry in the last century. In the 1930s, the discovery led lawmakers to add fluoride to the public water system in most cities. Today three out of four Americans enjoy fluoridated water from their public water sources, and tooth decay has declined substantially. If your water isn’t fluoridated, talk to your dentist about affordable fluoride treatments. ADA-approved toothpastes and mouthwashes also contain fluoride. However, be cautious when choosing dental care products for young children—too much fluoride before the age of six can lead to tooth discoloration.

Ask your family dentistry expert about sealants. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dental sealants can significantly reduce the risk of tooth decay. Ask your family dentistry practitioner about dental sealants. These plastic protective coatings for teeth can ward off tooth decay and last as long as ten years.

By brushing and flossing daily, along with twice-yearly visits to an affordable dentist, you can ensure that your children learn dental care habits that will give them a beautiful smile for life.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Abington, call Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS.

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Patient Reviews
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
How can you lose in a caring and professional environment where the staff are just as pleased with their work as you are?
Patrick M.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
Patrick M.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
Jennifer R.
All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
Christoph D.
Very kind and great service.
Kiri R.
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
Anonymous
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
Exemplary levels of care, intellect, communication, attention to detail, and all-out "Balls To The Wall" application of all of the most advanced […]
Patrick M.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
Dr. Machlus almost makes going to the dentist pleasant, as much possible by being pleasant, that is. He is a caring man, and not only a doctor but a […]
Arthur V.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
Dr. Stephen Finkelman and his staff are wonderful. I know that I am in good hands whenever I go. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and they […]
Dianne G.
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
Rebecca D.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
Daniel B.
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
Karen J.
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