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

Protecting Your Children’s Dental Health for a Lifetime

Children's Dental Health Month

It is estimated that more than 40 percent of children are affected by tooth decay in at least one primary tooth. Approximately 66 percent of teens suffer the same affliction in at least one permanent tooth. These numbers are staggering, considering that over the last decade the incidence of tooth decay has seen a decline among the total population. Experts believe that early education in proper dental care habits is crucial to reversing this trend and optimizing outcomes for lifelong dental health. The American Dental Association (ADA) and your family dentistry experts can help you understand the best ways to protect your children’s dental health.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month is the ADA’s program to promote awareness of proper dental care habits for children. It began in 1941, uniting dental care professionals with their communities to fight poor dental health nationwide. Today, the program strives to provide the tools necessary to teach young children about proper dental health all year long.

“Give Kids a Smile Day” is one of the most influential events of National Children’s Dental Health Month. It began as a one-day event in Ohio and has since expanded into a nationwide, year-round event. Give Kids a Smile enables dental care professionals all over the country to offer dental care screenings, essential treatments, and enhanced education about dental health to underprivileged kids in their communities. These programs provide dental care to more than 450,000 children who would not otherwise receive it.

Teaching Children Dental Health Habits

Children’s dental health begins at home with the emergence of their first tooth. Make your children a part of the dental care experience from the beginning by letting them choose their own toothbrush and toothpaste.

Teach your children these basic dental care habits:

  • Brush for two minutes, at least twice a day, brushing all areas of the mouth.
  • Floss once every day. Once your child has two side-by-side teeth, you can teach them how to floss.
  • Choose a toothbrush and toothpaste made for children. Ask your family dentistry professionals to recommend the best brands for kids.
  • Eat a teeth-healthy diet. While too much sugar can lead to tooth decay, fruits and vegetables can help fight cavities.

To ensure that your children are comfortable with visits to your family dentistry professionals, begin routine dental care appointments at an early age.

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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Top of the line customer service and friendly staff
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Great with children
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I think I have a great dental hygienist…Also my wait was short.
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Everyone was friendly and was very helpful
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Both the hygienist and dentist did a wonderful job with my 3 year old son. It was his first time to the dentist and they made him feel at ease.
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Tara Marie is always very personable and gives me great service and informs me of all options available.
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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. […]
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The service with Gentle Dental is very good the receptionist to the nurses and doctors are all welcoming and sweet and they talk with you about other things other than dental you know which is good. […]
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Courteous staff. Very cheerful & friendly dental hygienist and was truly professional because she would tell what each step during cleaning would feel like – I.e; cold water spray or just […]
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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 […]
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The clinicians help me to maintain my dental health as I age.
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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, […]
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Staff is friendly and welcoming. Appointments are expertly scheduled and you are in and out quickly.
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I had a great experience .Every one was very kind and gentle….just like the NAME.thanks!
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