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

Do You Know Why You Need a Dental Hygienist?

Benefits Of Visiting A Dental Hygienist

Going to the dentist involves more than just seeing the dentist. One of the most important parts of a regular dental care visit is a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums. This cleaning is skillfully provided by a dental hygienist, but this is just one of the many benefits that these dental professionals provide.

Dental hygienists specialize in preventative oral health and hygiene. During your dental visit, dentist hygienists focus on prevention, treatment, and education to help you maintain your dental health.

In addition to cleaning your teeth and gums to remove all plaque and tartar, these dental care specialists examine you for potential problems like tooth decay and gum disease, and provide guidance on practicing good dental care.

Prevention is one of their priorities, so dental hygienists offer expert advice on protecting your dental care. They often recommend the right dental aids, demonstrate the best brushing techniques, alert you to factors that cause gum disease, and suggest replacements for foods and drinks that do damage to your dental health.

A dental hygienist works hand-in-hand with the dentist to provide a complete range of dental care. By getting regular cleanings from a dental hygienist in Allentown and practicing what they preach, you can enjoy the many benefits of a healthy smile.

To get the cleaning and care you need from a dental hygienist and dentist near you, 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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr. Minetola is an amazing dentist and his assistant Judy is wondeful
Dominique P.
The staff & doctors are friendly, helpful & professional. The overall experience was positive.
Judith K.
Friendly, very accomodating, giving me personal help in a rush.
Denita H.
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.
Very professional
Jacqueline B.
In time service, no waiting. Friendly, thorough hygenist. Offered teeth maintenance info. Friendly staff. Dentist was aware and mentioned previous work done. Inquired about current status. Pleasant […]
Margaret P.
Courteous, timely, cleanliness, and friendly people, plus does a good job on my teeth.
Lois H.
The person who cleaned my teeth was extremely sensitive and kind about my dental phobia.
Susan G.
I came in for a cleaning, which went well. I was in and out in no time.
Diane K.
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 […]
Cheryl O.
Dr. Fergusen, Joanne, and the staff were patient, understanding to my needs, and professional. I would recommend anyone to them because they have great social skills.
Mark S.
Experience was good, but everything simply met my expectations. A 10 would be a result of the office exceeding my expectations in a positive way.
Thomas C.
Extremely knowledgeable Dentist. Dr. Mark Minetola took the time to explain every aspect of my problem. He explained how the problem would be fixed and how I could take the necessary steps to insure […]
John W.
I had a very successful visit with Dr. Minetela and his assistant Judy at Gentle Dental of Allentown. They were very straight forward and I’m glad to have my teeth taken care of by such a great […]
Phi H.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Minetola for years. They are both extremely knowledgeable and have a great support staff working with them.
Nicole P.
It had been a while since I had been in for an appt and was a little nervous. Everyone made me feel at ease right away. I was in and out super fast!
Avery M.
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.
I felt relaxed and comfortable
Rosalind D.
Before last week I had only ever gone to the same dentist since I was born. However, since they were only a pediatric dentist I had to stop seeing them once I turned 19 and had to find a new dentist […]
Takyra K.
Staff was friendly, efficient.
Douglas V.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 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
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  • Phone: (610) 616-3593
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