Gentle Dental of Collingdale
14-20 MacDade Boulevard, Suite A, Collingdale, PA 19023

A Focus on Children’s Dental Health Month

Children's Dental Health Month

Special Event:

☆☆ Kids Dental Days ☆☆
February 22 through March 15
Dental Care for Kids at No Out-of-Pocket Cost*
Now there’s no reason not to get the care they need!

• Visit our Facebook event page for date/time details
• Gentle, Fun, Kid-Friendly Doctors and Staff
• Walk-ins also welcome
• Spanish-speaking Staff

*With most plans that cover children. Call for details.
*No out-of-pocket charges (for patients with CHIP, medical assistance, Medicaid for children and many other insurance plans)
*All services provided by general dentists. Keith Libou, DMD

A Focus on Children’s Dental Health Month

In the United States, it is the youngest members of the population that are suffering most from tooth decay. While the overall incidence of tooth decay has declined over the last ten years, more and more children are being affected by it—children as young as two years old are getting cavities in their primary teeth. In an effort to reverse this trend, dental care professionals, like your family dentist in Collingdale, and the American Dental Association are taking part in programs designed to help parents teach their children about proper dental care and bring awareness of the importance of good dental hygiene to communities across the country.

February marks the celebration of the American Dental Association’s 65-year program, National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), designed to promote awareness of proper oral hygiene habits in children. The program began in the 1940s, uniting dental care professionals with their community to combat ailing dental health across the country.

Today, the program extends beyond one month of the year and strives to give parents and teachers the tools necessary to teach young children about proper dental health care all year long.

One of the most influential aspects of NCDHM is Give Kids a Smile Day, which began as a single, day-long event in Ohio and has since expanded into a multi-city, year-round event throughout the United States. Give Kids a Smile is an event designed for dental care professionals and other oral care teams to offer their time and services to underprivileged kids in the community. At these events children can receive dental care screenings, essential treatments, and enhanced education about dental health.

These programs serve millions of American communities each year and bring dental care to more than 450,000 children who would not otherwise have the opportunity.

Bringing Home Healthy Dental Care Habits

Optimal dental care begins at home with the emergence of your child’s first tooth. You can make your child a part of the experience from day one, allowing him or her to pick out their own toothbrush and toothpaste, as well as making routine brushing a family affair. Basic habits to teach your child include:

  • Brushing for at least two minutes twice a day, or after each meal, carefully brushing all areas of the mouth.
  • Flossing once a day. Once your child has two teeth that emerge side by side, you can begin teaching them how to floss.
  • Choose a toothbrush and toothpaste designed for children—talk to your dentist about the recommended brands especially designed for kids.
  • Teach your child the importance of a “teeth friendly” diet. Consuming too much sugar can lead to tooth decay, while fruits and vegetables can help fight cavities.

Ensure that your child values trips to your family dentistry professionals and is not afraid of the experience. Begin routine trips at an early age and introduce your child to the dental care team.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Collingdale, call Gentle Dental of Collingdale today at (484) 427-4663 or make an appointment.

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

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The receptionist was very friendly and professional. Toni my hygienist is the best!
Tonya B.
The Dentist and staff are professional, knowledgeable and kind. I admit to having moderate to high levels of anxiety when visiting the Dentist. My past experiences in Dental offices have been […]
Shannone N.
Thank you Gentle Dental of Collingdale for stepping up for kids for Give Kids A Smile week! Thank you for helping make sure that all children can get good oral health care to stay healthy!!
Colleen M.
The dentist and assisatant were very friendly and made sure I was comfortable before doing my fillings.
Michelle C.
Wonderful experience and wonderful service provided by staff…
Ppmargie W.
Took very good care of my daughter and kept me informed on everything they had to do for her
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I have attending Gentle Dental for the past couple years and my experience has always been pleasant and satisfying. Employees are nice and the doctors are great.
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The wait time was short and staff was very friendly.
Joanne S.
Everyone was so polite and respectful the Dr. was very fast in and out but also did his job.
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I love this dentist office.. they are friendly helpful and informative… all the staff is great.. this is the first dental office I went to moving here from Georgia and this is the only dental […]
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Friendly and professional staff
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I like going to gentle dental because everyone is friendly
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The initial wait was quick. The visit inside was quick and the price was affordable. The hygienist was really friendly and did a good job.
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Administrative staff & medical staff are all polite, professional, and thorough
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Very pleasant staff and doctors. Good treatment and service.
Rochelle E.
I love my dental hygienist Toni. She’s always friendly and on time and she cleans my teeth really good
Brian H.
I have been going to this location for several years. I always have a good experience when I see the dental hygentist. She shows concern for her patients.
Xandra L.
Customer service improved, staff is really welcoming and more assertive. They also seem to get patients in and out quicker since I left a few years ago and returned. Keep up the good work.
Ace
The dentist took the time to assure that I did not experience any pain. He explained everything he was going to do before he did it. The entire staff is very friendly
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