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

Oral Hygiene in Abington, PA

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 skilled professionals are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy smile.

What Is Oral Hygiene?

Oral hygiene is the process of caring for your teeth and gums. Letting tartar and plaque build up around your gums and on your teeth could lead to gingivitis and cavities. Reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay is an important part of a proper dental hygiene routine. This involves good oral habits such as daily flossing and brushing as well as getting two professional cleanings every year. Schedule an appointment with our dental office for a consultation and resources to learn more about the benefits of proper hygiene.

What Are Some Teeth Care Tips?

Making sure your smile stays healthy and clean requires proper oral care at home. Use the following oral hygiene tips to help you get started:

  • Don’t drink too many sugary or sweet drinks, such as soda
  • Only use a toothbrush with soft or medium bristles, and brush after every meal
  • Strengthen the enamel on your teeth with fluoride toothpaste
  • Avoid tobacco products such as cigarettes
  • Make biannual teeth cleaning appointments with a dentist
  • Floss correctly each day

By following these tips, you can practice oral care habits that are healthy for your teeth. This can reduce your risk for dental conditions, such as cavities and bad breath.

How Do I Maintain My Dental Health?

Even though it’s important to practice proper dental hygiene at home, it’s not a substitute for going to the dentist on a regular basis. Visiting a dentist office for professional cleanings is the best way to fight tooth decay, which damages your teeth. Good oral hygiene is beneficial for your entire body, so don’t underestimate the importance of dental hygiene. It protects against chronic infection and inflammation. Call our office to schedule an appointment so that we can help you achieve a brilliant smile.

How Do I Help My Kids Maintain Healthy Teeth?

Lay the groundwork for your kids to have healthy gums and teeth by giving them positive oral hygiene instructions. You should start taking your children to the dentist when they turn one year old, and keep their visits regular to catch the signs of tooth decay or disease early. If they’re afraid of the dentist or aren’t interested in oral care, we can give you some activities and tricks to make visiting the dentist fun. This could include using a colorful toothbrush and coloring dental-themed pictures. Call us for more information.

What Is the Best Dental Hygiene Routine?

Practicing great oral hygiene can also prevent oral health issues from developing. Your daily dental care routine should start with brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day: once in the morning after breakfast and again at night before bed. You also need to floss at least once a day. Among the many toothbrushes on the market, you need to choose one with soft or medium bristles that’s small enough to reach every area of your mouth with ease. Call our office if you have any questions about starting a dental care routine.

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