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

Could your Child be Suffering from a Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth Sensitivity

If your child is complaining of pain or discomfort when eating foods that are hot or cold in temperature, he or she may be suffering from tooth sensitivity. Sensitive teeth in children can be attributed to a variety of factors. In truth, it is not likely that your child has sensitive teeth, but may be experiencing a similar sensation that can be remedied when the root cause is identified. As a parent, knowing all the possibilities of tooth sensitivity is necessary to helping your child find relief and preventing the condition from worsening.

If your child seems to be struggling with sensitive teeth, it may be a result of one of the following reasons, so seek the advice of a qualified, affordable dentist in Collingdale.

  1. Cavities. Children don’t typically experience sensitivity as a result of improper brushing or poor dental care, so the most likely reason your child is experiencing tooth sensitivity is due to a cavity.
  2. New teeth. New teeth, freshly exposed to air and food, can cause sensitivity. As the teeth become adjusted to the environment, the uncomfortable sensations should diminish.
  3. A broken or cracked tooth. Grinding or clenching their teeth or a misaligned bite can cause small fractures in the teeth that may result in sensitivity.
  4. Fillings. Silver amalgam fillings can cause hot/cold sensitivity due to the metal’s high thermal conductivity. If your child has fillings, this could be the cause of their discomfort.
  5. Sinuses and allergies. Sinus and allergy issues can cause a similar sensation to tooth sensitivity due to the pressure associated with these conditions. You can determine if this is the cause of discomfort by tapping the tooth. If the sensation is present, it is not caused by sinuses or allergies.
  6. Improper brushing. Tooth sensitivity at a young age is not likely related to improper brushing. However, you can ensure your child does not struggle with sensitive teeth later in life by encouraging good dental care, including proper brushing techniques. Teach your child to use a soft circular motion to help preserve the tooth’s enamel and protect the nerves of the teeth.
  7. Orthodontics. Children with braces have a tendency to use a hard, back and forth motion when brushing, particularly isolated to the gum line. This can scrub away the tooth’s protective enamel and lead to tooth sensitivity over time. Much like children without braces, brushing should be conducted in a gentle circular motion.

If your child is experiencing tooth sensitivity, be certain to discuss this with their family dentistry professional at their next appointment. If the pain or discomfort is more severe, you should contact your dentist in Collingdale for an appointment as soon as possible to determine the root cause of your child’s complaints.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist 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. 

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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.
Everything was Great!!!
Paul O.
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.
Marisol A.
The employees are very friendly! The treatment and the care is always good!
Linda M.
Administrative staff & medical staff are all polite, professional, and thorough
Edith K.
Very pleasant staff and doctors. Good treatment and service.
Rochelle E.
Quick and friendly environment
Theresa W.
Great place!!!! Toni is great and very friendly!
Alonzo J.
Every one here is so nice and professional. Any fear I may have had was alleviated almost immediately.
Cynthia J.
I love gentle dental..the staff is amazing & they truly live up to their name!!! Gentle Dental
Lakeea M.
The office staff and the service is very good
Evelyn W.
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
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.
very nice people working in the office and the dental hygienist, Toni, is always so nice when I come in. She is great at her job and makes you feel comfortable.
Sandra H.
Very friendly and professional! Would definitely recommend this practice to anyone!
Alli M.
Although it was my first time at Gentle Dental, I was out in a reasonable amount of time. The atmosphere is calming. The doctor, hygienist, and the dental assistant, are gentle. I gave them ten […]
Myrtel N.
Excellent service Ms. Toni is the best they make sure you feel like family!!
Ranita M.
I love gentle dental
Brian H.
The staffs are extraordinarily nice and friendly
Emmanuel T.
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.
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 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (484) 427-4663
Our Location