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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Patient Reviews
I’ve been going to Gentle Dental for several years now. Back in April I took a fall down some concrete steps, leaving some severe trauma to my mouth and me without two front teeth. Dr. Nached […]
Hillary H.
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.
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.
Henry M.
Great staff, and my Dentist was the best .
Harry G.
Everyone was friendly and was very helpful
Aaron L.
Tara Marie, my detail assistant, is the best. She is very gentle and thorough. She takes the time to explain and review all of your care. Thanks!
Cheryl D.
Great service and staff.
Ct G.
I had a very good experience – no waiting and the appointment went quickly. Hygienists/assistants/office manager at Haverford office are wonderful – professional, personable, efficient. […]
Karen F.
Everyone there are polite and friendly. I would recommend gentel dental to my family and friends.
Geri D.
Good service, great staff
Mihir S.
I had a great experience .Every one was very kind and gentle….just like the NAME.thanks!
Cecille B.
The doctor is very thorough in his exam and treatment.
Bonnie P.
Nice friendly service and professional staff
Bob B.
Treatment is always first rate
Robert B.
Everyone is friendly and empathetic.
Genevieve M.
I have been with this office for many years and their current top dentist, Dr. Natched is the most thorough, skilled and confidence-inspiring I have encountered during that time. The assistants are […]
Richard R.
All my appointments with Gentle Dental so far have been positive. Staff is very courteous, professional and efficient with their positions. Tara who has done my cleanings (2) so far is very thorough […]
Judith P.
Knowledgeable staff
William M.
My appt started on-time, and the hygienist and dentist were kind and efficient.
Eric P.
Staff is friendly and welcoming. Appointments are expertly scheduled and you are in and out quickly.
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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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