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

See Why Flossing is Vital to Your Smile

National Flossing Day

If you think that flossing is futile, think again. Flossing is truly the key to keeping your teeth and gums healthy. That skinny strand of floss is actually able to remove the plaque and particles that stick and stay on teeth, especially in places where your toothbrush just can’t reach. If those germs are not removed, they lead to pain and problems that could have easily been prevented with a quick flick of floss. 

With National Flossing Day on November 29, everyone’s talking about flossing. While we’ve always been told that flossing is important, we do not really know why.

Flossing is essential for the protection it provides. See, the sugars in foods cling to teeth and gums. If they’re not removed on a daily basis, they’re converted into acids that attack the delicate tooth enamel. These acids soon harden into a layer of plaque that quickly leads to tooth decay, swollen gums and gum disease. But this dental care drama can all be avoided with minutes of flossing each day.

While flossing is great for your teeth and gums, it may also be good for your body. There’s growing evidence of the link between periodontal diseases and systemic diseases like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, pneumonia and even obesity. While the research is ongoing, some experts think that the link lies in the inflammation caused by oral bacteria. Yet by simply flossing every day, you can remove that bad bacteria and reduce your risk for those health conditions.

Flossing is vital for everyone at every age, but some are more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. People with serious health conditions or on medications may have lower levels of saliva. Since saliva continually cleanses the mouth of bacteria, a lower level means less protection, so flossing is especially important if you’re dealing with these concerns. If you experience these health conditions, talk to an expert in family dentistry for guidance on good dental care.

Now that you know the need for flossing, you need to know the right way to floss. Take a long length of floss and gently bring it toward the base of the tooth and then carefully pull it along each side. This will ensure that you’re reaching and removing the plaque and particles from every crevice. Repeat this gentle motion on every tooth with a fresh section of floss.

If you repeat this process every day, then flossing will soon become a healthy habit you won’t want to live without.

To learn about our family dentistry practice 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 customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
Anonymous
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
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.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
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.
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. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
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.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
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.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol 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.
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.
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.
Very kind and great service.
Kiri R.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
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.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
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.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
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.
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
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.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
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  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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