Gentle Dental of Haverford
354 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041

It’s All in Your Genes

Genetics and Good Teeth

Good dental care and strict oral hygiene are essential for a healthy mouth, but sometimes it’s not enough. Finding affordable dentists isn’t the only challenge facing some people with tooth and gum problems. They may also have to contend with genetic tendencies that predispose them to poor dental health. If your parents or siblings suffer from periodontitis or early tooth loss, you could be at higher risk. Fortunately, dentists understand that some patients are more vulnerable because of their genes.

How Genetics Directly Affect Your Teeth – Genetic factors can influence your oral health. They can determine the alignment of your teeth and whether or not you get cavities, regardless of your dental care habits. The chemical composition of your saliva determines how well it can neutralize the acids that lead to plaque and tooth decay. If your teeth have more grooves and crevices, it’s easy for acids to infiltrate these areas and be harder to remove through routine at-home dental care. A family history of gum disease predisposes you to the condition, and if you inherited a weak immune system, it’s harder for your gums to recover from infection.

Genetics and Eating Behaviors– Studies have shown that genetic factors influence the foods you choose and the way they are processed by your body. If you’re more likely to eat foods that are bad for your teeth, you’ll be more likely to develop dental problems.

While you can’t change your genes, you can be aware of any inherited weaknesses by paying close attention to your family history. Dentists need to know about any health problems that run in your family so they can recommend the best and most affordable prevention options.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Haverford, call Gentle Dental of Haverford today at (610) 572-1248 or make an appointment.

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

 

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Short wait time in the waiting room, very thorough and gentle care
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Accommodating and friendly staff.
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Dr. Nahsed and his staff are very nice and accommodating. He is excellent and caring. We appreciated his concern. My wife thinks he is the greatest.
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Excellent staff, and the Dentist was the best I have experienced.
Harry G.
friendly and professional
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good care
Richard P.
Well qualified professionals
Diana B.
I had an acute tooth issue and was able to be seen same day. Very kind and patient staff. Thanks
Cheryl D.
They take very good care of me as a patient and a person
Joseph B.
Always a great experience! And everyone is very friendly and helpful.
Kristin S.
The dental hygienists, doctors, and staff are all very friendly and are helpful in calming my anxiety. When they are working on my teeth, they are gentle and understanding when I tell them I need a […]
Erin D.
The staff is very friendly! The doctor is excellent!
Richard H.
Because service was great they made u comfortable no matter the circumstances u could ask questions regarding anything about what they were and about to do.
Racquel S.
Had no problem getting an emergency appointment for my husband. Very satisfied with his treatment and care. Tara, the dental technician is gentle, informative and professional. And the service rep, […]
Kathleen R.
Great cleaning, hygienist was thorough, expert and gentle.
Sally M.
Staff was friendly, and the Dentist was gentle, fast and efficient. She did an excellent job.
Harry G.
I think I have a great dental hygienist…Also my wait was short.
Margaret O.
Tara and Dr Berman are the Best!
Matthew B.
We’ve been with the practice for 10 years and are very pleased with the staff, the level of professionalism and the care of our teeth.
Cassandr K.
Tara Marie is always very personable and gives me great service and informs me of all options available.
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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 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Phone: (610) 572-1248
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