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

Three tips for better flossing habits

Tips for Flossing

When it comes to taking care of your mouth, brushing alone often isn’t enough. In order to get between your teeth to remove harmful plaque and bacteria, you also need to include regular flossing as part of your daily routine. Here are three tips to help you work toward better flossing habits.

1. Keep floss with you

If you’re not in the habit of doing it, remembering to floss in the morning, afternoon or before bed can be difficult to do. For those moments on-the-go when you realize you missed a step after brushing, consider carrying some dental floss with you for a quick touchup.

2. Stick with it

This might seem obvious, but you really need to stick with flossing on a daily basis if you want to make it a permanent fixture in your life. Make a point to set aside enough time at least twice a day to floss for two or three weeks without skipping a day.

3. Cell phone reminder

Sometimes you just need a quick reminder to keep on flossing. Instead of relying on a friend or family member to prompt you, consider setting a daily alarm on your cell phone that instructs you to floss. You can have the alarm go off when you’re getting ready in the morning and before bed for added convenience.

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