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.

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Patient Reviews
Staff was very friendly and took the time to explain services that were to be rendered. I felt very comfortable. My son had services on the same day as me and he saud said he really liked the place […]
Brenda C.
The Hygienist, Toni, always makes me feel comfortable when getting dental work and is up front with what I need to do to preserve my teeth. The reception staff, don’t remember her name, was […]
Tonya J.
Everyone was so polite and respectful the Dr. was very fast in and out but also did his job.
Najah S.
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.
Great experience every visit so far
Calef B.
10 very good
Sandra J.
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.
I’ve had such a pleasant experience with Dr. Stephen. He’s very friendly and always makes sure you’re comfortable. He also does a really good job at a fast pace making sure […]
Michelle C.
OH, MY GOD WAS SCARED TO DEATH, THEY WERE GENTLE AS THEIR NAME, THEY WERE VERY UNDERSTANDING, THE DOCTOR WAS GREAT VERY KIND LADY, THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH.
Michelle M.
They understood the pain I was going through and quickly took care of my problem.
Kareem T.
Wonderful experience and wonderful service provided by staff…
Ppmargie W.
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.
The staff is extremely helpful, kind, and informative. Whether it’s my first time or hundredth time they make sure all of your concerns are met before I leave.
Rochelle S.
I had a great experience at Gentle Dental. I did not have any insurance and Melissa offered me a 49.00 special. She was awesome very caring and helpful.
Foday M.
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.
Excellent service Ms. Toni is the best they make sure you feel like family!!
Ranita M.
A great experience’ the staff and doctor were excellent..
John W.
Staff was respectful and friendly with prompt service
Annmarie M.
cleanliness of facility. The entire staff are very kind and genuinely care about each patient. The hygenists and doctors are very knowledgeable about things in the mouth that are not your average […]
Pamela G.
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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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
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  • Phone: (484) 427-4663
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