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

General Dentists in Abington

The secret to a good-looking, healthy smile isn’t a big secret. It’s the simple combination of healthy dental habits at home and regular trips to a general dentist. These factors will ensure that your smile stays its best for many years.

What Distinguishes a General Dentist from Other Dental Providers?

These dental care professionals provide preventative and restorative dental treatments to patients young and old. Instead of specializing in only one dental field like other dental providers, these dentists offer numerous general dental procedures to protect patients’ dental health.

Why Do You Need a General Dentist?

Many patients ask the question, “Why do I need to go to a general dentist near me?” Because these dental experts are highly-skilled in the art of dental maintenance, and they provide the treatment you need for good dental health. Essentially, these dentists are necessity for a healthy, attractive smile.

What Kinds of Services Will You Find at a General Family Dentistry Practice?

There is a variety of general dentistry services available to patients of all ages at our dental practice. These services focus on the prevention and treatment of tooth decay, gum disease, and dental damage. Some of the most common procedures performed include dental cleanings, cavity treatments, and restorative procedures for all kinds of dental damage. All of the treatments provided are intended to benefit your dental health. At our general practice, our dentists perform all of the following services.

  • Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Reconstruction
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Fillings and Restoration
  • Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Snore Guards
  • TMJ Therapy
  • Tooth Extractions

Are Frequent Visits to a Dentist Required?

How often you visit a dentist general practice comes down to a few factors such as your current dental health, your age, and any dental problems you may be experiencing. The majority of dentists say that you only need to schedule twice yearly visits to the dentist for cleanings and exams.

Does Dental Care Cost a Lot?

Not necessarily because the cost of your dental visit is determined by your specific dental insurance plan and the dental procedures that you need. Feel free to call us if you have any questions or concerns about the cost of your dental visit.

What’s Involved in Arranging a Dentist Appointment?

Call our dental office and ask for an appointment. Tell us the most convenient times for treatment so we can accommodate your schedule.

Will You Need to Spend a Long Time at the Dentist?

Most dental visits are completed in under an hour. The length of time for your appointment will depend on the extent of care you need. Simple follow-up visits are usually over in 20 minutes while more involved dental procedures can take a number of hours. Please call us before your appointment if time will be an issue for you.

How Should You Get Ready to Visit the Dentist?

There’s barely any advanced preparation needed before seeing a dentist. At our general dental office, all we ask is that you arrive before your scheduled appointment time, be aware of your medical conditions, and have your insurance information on hand. If you’re apprehensive about dental visits, simply let us know so we can help improve your dental experience.

Does Everyone Need to Visit a Dentist?

Yes. In fact, avoiding dental visits only increases your risk for tooth decay, dental disease, and painful complications that will require costly care to resolve in the future. You can save your smile and your money by seeing a dentist regularly. Call our general practice today to maintain a healthy smile.

Crowns

When a cavity or injury has severely damaged your tooth, it’s important to know that all is not lost. Visit our office as soon as possible to learn about our high-quality dental crowns.

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Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, our doctors in Abington may be able to restore your smile using a dental bridge. Bridges are composed of a replacement tooth or teeth supported on either side by a […]

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Dental Implants

Millions of adults have lost one or more teeth to gum disease, accidental injury or extensive decay. If missing teeth are putting a damper on your self-confidence, today’s dental implants could give you artificial tooth replacements that look, feel […]

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Dental Reconstruction

As part of a carefully planned combination of general, cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry, dental reconstruction is a comprehensive treatment approach for patients with mild to chronic pain from severe dental problems, such as tooth loss, facial muscle distortion, gum disease […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. The treatment entails applying a thin, safe plastic coating to the molars, which are the most commonly used teeth for chewing, protecting them from plaque and acids. The process of applying […]

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Dentures

People often talk about dentures as a way to replace missing teeth, yet you may not realize all of the things that a quality set of dentures can do for your smile. Whether you require a full or partial denture, […]

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Fillings and Restorations

Our dentists in Abington offer dental fillings to treat cavities. Dental fillings can also be also used to repair cracked or broken teeth. Ask about tooth-colored fillings that make your mouth look more natural and attractive.

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Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment in Abington is diagnosed to prevent and treat a variety of diseases affecting the gums. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease involves bacterial growth (a colorless film called “plaque”) that gradually destroys the tissue surrounding the […]

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Oral Cancer Screenings

The National Cancer Institute estimates more than 40,000 new cases of oral cancer within the year. The sooner cancer is found, the better the odds of overcoming the disease become. Your Abington dentist will perform the screening during your routine […]

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Oral Hygiene

Practicing good dental hygiene is the best way to keep your gums and teeth healthy. Along with caring for your mouth at home, maintaining oral hygiene in Abington means that you need to see a dentist for regular cleanings. Our […]

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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy or a root canal procedure can relieve the pain caused by diseased or injured pulp tissue in the center of the tooth. Many times, this tissue cannot repair itself and root canal therapy is required to save […]

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Snore Guards

Clinically proven to reduce snoring, the Snore Guard® is a small oral appliance worn while sleeping. The custom-fit device our Abington dentist create, helps to prevent your tongue and jaw from slipping when your muscles relax, therefore blocking your air […]

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TMJ Therapy

If you’ve experienced pain in your facial muscles or neck or jaw pain, you may have TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. The TMJ connects the jaw to the skull just below the ears. For people who have this condition, the jaw […]

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Tooth Extractions

Unfortunately, teeth can become diseased, damaged or injured over time, and in some cases, may need to be removed (extracted). If this should happen to you, one of our highly experienced dentists in Abington will make the tooth extraction experience […]

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Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
They treated me with respect. Everyone was nice. I am scared to death of the dentist but they made me feel comfortable.
Tamika B.
Have always had a pleasant experience there. They keep you well-informed as to work being done and are respectful of people’s sensitivity pertaining to visiting the dentist.
Crystal S.
Dr. Machlus, did a great job on my teeth. His craftsmanship speaks for itself. It needs no Introduction. The receptionist and aides were outstanding as well. On top there job…not a moment to […]
Donald B.
Office staff is friendly and efficient. And Dr. Machlus and his team make me feel comfortable and are friendly, professional, empathic, knowledgeable, and make my visits pleasant (not a fan of the […]
Michele S.
I have always received great treatment and never had to wait after my appointment time.
Shawneac P.
Best dentist I’ve ever been too. They were always ready for me when I came there in time.
Scott S.
Being terrified of the dentist, I have never ever said this before, but I had a very pleasant dental experience with Dr. Machlus,, and this was for a root canal,,, not an easy thing to walk away from […]
Randi M.
I’m the worst patient. I’ve had to cancel multiple times because of my job. The staff was very understanding and worked with my schedule to fit me in. Dr Machlus is also an excellent […]
Charles L.
I’ve been a patient for over thirty years and appreciate Dr. Finkelman’s professionalism and warm personality.
Nancy O.
Awesome Dentist & Staff. I Will Use This Group as My Regular Dentist. The Front Desk Ppl Were Friendly & Helpful and the Dentist Did Not Make My Teeth Hurt or Ache. 2 Thunbs Up To This Group
Rita M.
Did a very professional job. The quality of work was really good and I am satisfied.
Jonathan R.
Dr Machlus is incredibly meticulous and thorough with his work. His kindness and patience is out of this world. I recommend all my friends and family to him !
Kye C.
My hygenist is wonderful. Friendly, efficient and painless. Everyone here is really nice.
Gilbert C.
Doctor was thorough. Hygienist was easy to work with.
Audrey R.
I have been using your dental service for over 45 years and have worked with Dr. Elkins and now Dr. Finkelman – a couple times with Dr. Machlus. They have been very professional and have met my […]
James A.
Fast, compassionate care.
Arthur V.
Very nice people and the practice runs very efficiently.
Santiago R.
Very clean office. Nice and professional staff
Michelle S.
Everyone was professional and very friendly. They also did great work.
Scott S.
excellent care
David B.
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Mon. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. – 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (215) 310-5826
Fax: (215) 659-9419
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 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
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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