Gentle Dental of West Chester
125 Turner Lane, West Chester, PA 19380

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month – Is Your Child’s Dental Care Up to Par?

Children's Dental Health Month

Every child should have a healthy smile. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and dentists across the country are participating in the ADA’s Give Kids a Smile Program by offering dental care services to kids in underserved communities. Routine professional dental care is essential for lifelong oral health, but healthy smiles start at home. The following tips can help you keep your children’s smiles bright for years to come.

Tips for Proper Dental Care

Be sure your children brush at least twice a day. Use a child’s soft-bristled toothbrush and an ADA-approved toothpaste and, teaching them to brush all surfaces of their teeth, along the gum line, as well as their tongue. Around the age of four, begin gently flossing between your child’s teeth.

Set a good example. If your children see you practicing good oral hygiene, they’re likely to mimic your behaviors.

Feed your children healthy foods. Their diet should include nutritious foods filled with vitamins and minerals, particularly calcium and phosphorus, which are important for strong teeth and bones. Limit foods with sugar and starch, which lead to damaging acids that cause tooth decay.

If your child has an accident that injures their teeth or gums, see your dentist in West Chester immediately.

With the proper at-home dental care habits and regular visits to a family dentistry professional in West Chester, your children can enjoy a lifetime of good oral health.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in West Chester, call Gentle Dental of West Chester today at (484) 643-4417 or make an appointment.

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

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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