Gentle Dental of Allentown
2015 West Hamilton Street, Suite 202, Allentown, PA 18104

Dental Care Maintenance Tips for Moms

Dental Health and Basic Dental Care

It is no secret that moms these days are busier than ever before, with many juggling careers, volunteer work, and responsibilities at home. An unfortunate consequence of such hectic lifestyles is that dental care is often put on the back burner. The good news is that with just a little bit of coordination, every busy mom has the ability to find an affordable dentist, maintain terrific oral health, and teach her children some very valuable lessons by example.

Just like their kids, moms need to brush their teeth at least twice a day. Each brushing session should last for at least two minutes in order to ensure removal of damaging plaque. Care should be taken to avoid brushing the teeth too vigorously, which can result in damage to the gums. Every dental care professional would emphasize the fact that flossing must also be a priority, as it represents one of the most effective methods of eliminating plaque and preventing cavities from developing.

Moms owe it to themselves to remain faithful to a regular schedule of dental care appointments with an affordable dentist. They would never allow their children to skip their dentist appointments, so it only makes sense for moms to diligently practice the dental care they preach. Setting a great example for their sons and daughters in terms of maintaining good oral health is one of the greatest gifts a mother can give.

Eating a balanced diet filled with fresh fruit and vegetables is a great way to gain essential nutrients while avoiding sweets and processed foods that can contribute to gum disease and tooth decay. Regular exercise has also been shown to reduce the risk of periodontal disease, which many moms may not even be aware of. Making time for activities that lower stress such as yoga, deep breathing, and quiet meditation can also help decrease the likelihood of such problems as TMJ and teeth grinding.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Allentown, call Gentle Dental of Allentown today at (610) 616-3593 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Allentown. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Allentown, 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 Gentle Dental of Allentown.

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Completely satisfied
Michael K.
Everyone cares about the patients–from Dr. Minetola, Dr. Ferguson, the dental assistants to the staff in reception—and that makes for a positive experience.
Kathleen D.
The wait time s very short and the hygienist and dentist spend the time to assess any problems and answer your questions. When I leave my mouth and teeth always feel as though they have been cleaned […]
Catherine M.
I thought everyone was kind and straight forward which I greatly appreciate. First dentist I ever met who actually took the time to look at x rays with me and explain everything. Also the first one […]
Valentine C.
Dr. Minatoli (if I am spelling correctly) is absolutely amazing. I had extreme dental pain from two cracked teeth and an abscess. Typically, an appointment is made for a later date after assessing […]
Kira W.
I’ve been going to this Gentle Dental for years (decades?) and the entire staff is excellent. Years ago I switched jobs and moved and tried a new dentist and was dissatisfied, so when I switched […]
Brad
Mark Minetola and Michele Ferguson are two of the best dentists in this area by far ! I absolutely love my hygienist, she always does an amazing job. Judy Lees is an awesomely amazing assistant and […]
Lorrie R.
Dr. Minetola is an amazing dentist and his assistant Judy is wondeful
Dominique P.
Great service, friendly staff, transparent procedures
Christian S.
This dental practice has been amazing. They are professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable. I had not been to the dentist in quite some time, and was nervous about being reprimanded…nope all I […]
Cheryl O.
My dental hygienist, Jerri, is awesome. She has a quiet, calm and kind manner, yet she is competent and gentle. The dentist who then checked my teeth was thorough and quick. Other office personnel […]
Elizabeth K.
Dr Minetola has always done what was best for preserving my own teeth. He is efficient and pain free.
Carolyn M.
Great service
Johanna K.
Very friendly staff and very accomadating to my dental needs. Thanks
Steve P.
All round this Dental Office is perfect the staff is friendly and efficient “
Denita H.
Friendly employees
Oraine T.
We’ve been seeing Dr Minetola for 25 years. He’s very knowledgeable.
Becky C.
Everyone is so friendly and helpful.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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