Gentle Dental of Blue Bell
790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Suite 103, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Face the Facts About Toothpaste

Toothpaste

Toothpaste is one of the first things we use every day without a second thought. We reach for it, rely on it, and regularly use it day and night. Yet we know very little about this much-needed dental care product. It’s time to realize the power of the paste.

Toothpaste is an essential part of a good dental care routine because it helps remove the plaque that forms on teeth and gums. It also maintains the health and appearance of teeth, suppresses bad breath, and delivers powerful ingredients that help prevent gum disease.

Today, toothpaste has evolved with our tastes and the times and is now available in pastes and gels, in various flavors, with stripes and sparkles, and in formulas for adults and children. Some are also fortified with special ingredients for whitening teeth, freshening breath, strengthening tooth enamel, protecting gums, and treating tooth sensitivity.

While toothpaste comes in various forms, they all feature the plaque-fighting power of fluoride. Plaque builds up on our teeth and gums every day, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease if not regularly removed. Fluoride has the power to remove that plaguing plaque while simultaneously strengthening tooth enamel, which are two of the best ways to protect yourself from major dental problems.

Toothpaste typically contains just a few key ingredients. In addition to the protective power of fluoride, toothpaste is mostly made of mild abrasives that remove plaque and surface stains, as well as surfactants, which improve the cleaning power by creating foam that carries away debris and helps dissolve plaque. Toothpaste also contains flavoring agents to enhance the taste, thickeners to stabilize the formula, and anti-bacterial agents to freshen breath. Specialized varieties include powerful agents designed for specific dental issues, such as sensitivity, whitening, or gum protection.

As you can see, toothpaste is more than just a topping for your toothbrush. It’s a plaque-fighting, decay-preventing, gum-protecting, breath-freshening, tooth-whitening, sensitivity-stopping powerhouse of dental care. With so many kinds, from simple to specialized, ask an expert in family dentistry which type of toothpaste will suit your smile.

To find an experienced and affordable dentist, call Gentle Dental of Blue Bell today at (267) 439-4912 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Blue Bell. 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 Blue Bell, 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 Blue Bell. 

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
this has been one of the best dentists that i have been to. i have a lot of work that needs to be done and the doctors that are in this practice are […]
Charles B.
Always a great experience. Staff is very good.
Alexander D.
I needed to change my scheduled 6 month appointment due to my work schedule and Gental Dental was able to change with no hesitation. Besides getting […]
James P.
I have already recommended this Gentle Dentle to my neighbor who is also now a patient.
John H.
It was amazingly nice for a Dentist visit, I had a major scraping and cleaning with absolutely no pain. My Dentist Donna was as your name says […]
Bernadette T.
Dr. Wendy and her assistant were amazing. I was very nervous about the procedure, and they made me feel comfortable and relaxed.
Allison F.
Excellent service on an emergency appt....
Elizabeth R.
Was in and out within an hour having 2 large cavities filled. My dentist was very friendly and nicely explained what he was doing while he was […]
Stephen L.
The office was neat, the dentist took his time, was gentle & patiently explained my options and the young lady at the front desk was efficient and […]
Merit H.
Dr Amrut is a great dentist, very skilled, very compassionate.
Alyce B.
No pain, comfortable the whole time.
Anonymous
I was taken right away, treated professionally and curtiously. Donna is great!
Joann C.
Very good professional dental service and i am very pleased for over 2 years.
Thomas M.
Very nice staff. Clean office. The dentists are top notch. I would recommend gentle dental to my family and friends
Jason H.
There was no wait. I was seen at my appointment time. I saw Dr Andelin for my first visit and Dr Amrute on my second visit. They were both awesome. […]
Naomi B.
I was taken on time, and Donna, who I have had the past few times, is very gentle.
Joann C.
I was very pleased with the service and treatment.
John H.
Dr. was friendly-.explained all he would accomplish and did a great job of matching color on
Ruth E.
Office staff are friendly, courteous and efficient.
Bernadette G.
Jackie did an excellent job!
Xiaoqiu Z.
I had a bone graft on 10/3 for a new crown. Dr. Craig was the surgeon who operated on me. He was wonderful. He told me everything he was going to do […]
Marie H.
Very professional went out of their way to make me feel comfortable.
Michael R.
Painless - Dr. Amrut is very caring and explains everything - and he's very skilled.
Amy W.
Great staff! Gentle dentist!
Anonymous
Gentle Dental @ Blue Bell, PA is absolutely the best!!
Anonymous
Everyone is so kind ......
Donna M.
Your staff was very professional. I received excellent quality service at a fair price. Thank You, Dr. Martin Kalish
Martin K.
The service I needed was completed quickly and painlessly. I have gotten crows before and it took much longer to complete. Great job!!
Matthew M.
It was a good experience. They made sure I was comfortable during the entire procedure and I was happy with the results.
Ellen E.
Very patient freindy environment, always ask you are you OK? while servicing your teeth:-)
Mildred T.
As usual everyone was great and did a great job -- I was comfortable through out
Stephen D.
I was great
Geantania Y.
A very good visit as scheduled activities were timely and Fern's services were outstanding.
Daniel R.
Prices good - very affordable. Staff very nice & helpful - all questions answered. No hi-pressure sales, just legitimate advice based on your needs. […]
Amy W.
I thought the root canal was done very effectively and quickly.Swelling went down in 3 days still somewhat touchy when I chew on that side. I'll be […]
Duane K.
Great dentist and staff. I have never waited more than a few minutes and the entire staff is friendly and makes sure you are comfortable.
Anonymous
Very professional and courteous staff.
Troy T.
Awesome experience
April B.
had very pleasant visit, impressions came out ok...teeth stayed in...
Joseph F.
Excellent care and customer service!
Rita A.
Staff very friendly, good timing,no long waits
Mildred T.
Start to finish, everything was great. I've had a lot of work done this year and the entire team is great at what they do. From the time I walk in to […]
John T.
The doctor and staff were very nice, caring and informative.
Alison C.
Excellent experience. Staff so nice and accommodating. Dr Asmute is the best
Anonymous
This was my first visit to Gentle Dental as my wife had gone there and recommended them. I was treated with Respect, patience, and consideration as I […]
John D.
Efficient, courtesy and helpful! Pleasant experience all around!
Shannah S.
Fast appointments and fast service!
Jacqueline V.
The staff are very nice and professional. I am glad I chose to make an appointment with Gentle Dental!
Anonymous
the doctor is pleasant and respectable.
Anonymous
Mary Beth & Dr Anrute both did an outstanding job.
Hampton R.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

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.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (267) 439-4912
Our Location