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

Stop Your Kids’ Cavities Before They Start

Cavity Prevention

Great oral care is the best way to prevent dental cavities in children, and teaching kids good habits early sets the stage for a lifelong healthy smile. Just like a wholesome diet and exercise helps bodies stay fit, good oral hygiene helps prevent child tooth decay. The American Dental Association (ADA) offers great advice for preventing cavities in children. The following tips can help parents develop a healthy dental care routine for kids of any age.

Anti-Cavity Tips for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

  • Clean your baby’s gums with a moistened gauze pad after feeding.
  • When teeth first appear, use a child’s soft toothbrush and plain water to clean them.
  • Begin flossing daily when teeth grow close enough to touch each other.
  • Use only a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.
  • Supervise your children until they can brush without swallowing toothpaste.
  • Start dental check-ups at one year of age.

Tips for Older Kids and Adolescents

  • Brush your child’s teeth twice every day and help with flossing until they are six or seven years old; at this age, begin to teach them to brush their own teeth. You may need to supervise them until they are about 10 years old.
  • Schedule regular visits with your dentist to make sure that your child’s oral hygiene routine is effective.
  • Ask your dentist about dental sealants; these are plastic coatings that are applied in areas where tooth decay commonly starts.
  • Remind your kids and adolescents of the importance of good oral hygiene.
  • Educate your older children about the dangers of poor food and beverage choices, oral piercings, and tobacco use.
  • Consider purchasing a mouth guard for kids involved in sports.

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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The Doctor is awesome, and the staff’s are very nice and helpful.
Fatima C.
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.
Marva H.
Staff was respectful and friendly with prompt service
Annmarie M.
Everything was Great!!!
Paul O.
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.
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Mamie D.
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.
My husband and I have been going to Gentle Dental for several years. Everyone treats us well. They are such nice, professional people.
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Administrative staff & medical staff are all polite, professional, and thorough
Edith K.
Very Fast service been going here over 10 + years good report with staff always very pleasant!
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Lenett H.
First time having this dentist and he was excellent! Very gentle, attentive and thorough! Staff was very friendly and personable! I promised them I wouldn’t be a flight risk!
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Your dental hygienist is an absolute pleasure!! She is always friendly and makes me feel very comfortable….I was in and out very quickly!!! Great experience every time I come in for an […]
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Quick and friendly environment
Theresa W.
This was my first visit to this office my experience today was on of professional service that exceeded any i’ve received in years passed
Margie W.
The care i recieve is top notch and the professionalism of all the staff is outstanding…
Margaret W.
The patient service was excellent and I will definitely recommend you to my friends
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Great staff. Shows care and understanding.
Portia D.
Heather was very nice and patient with me
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Very pleasant staff and doctors. Good treatment and service.
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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 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
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  • Phone: (484) 427-4663
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