Gentle Dental of Springfield
760 W Sproul Road, Suite 100, Springfield, PA 19064

Be a Superhero by Protecting Your Baby’s Smile

Children's Dental Health Month

As part of Children’s Dental Health Month, dentists across the nation are offering services to kids in desperate need of essential routine dental care. The events are part of the ADA’s Give Kids a Smile Program, and 2014 promises to be a great year. “Join the Super Smile Team” is this year’s slogan, and promotional posters feature a superhero teen duo fighting for super smiles and great oral health. To ensure healthy smiles, good dental care habits should start at birth. Here are some great tips for taking care of your baby’s newly formed teeth. Super powers aren’t required.

Clean your baby’s gums. After feeding, gently clean your baby’s gums with a moist washcloth. When teeth emerge, brush them with a soft-bristled child’s toothbrush and plain water. Don’t use fluoride toothpaste until your child is at least two years old.

Take proper care of baby teeth. Although baby teeth eventually fall out, it’s important to keep them healthy. They’re functional, and they’re also placeholders for your child’s permanent teeth.

Fill your baby’s bottles with formula, milk, or water only. Don’t put your baby to bed with a bottle.

Make sure your baby’s pacifier is clean. Don’t put it in your own mouth first or dip it in a sweet liquid.

Reduce your baby’s exposure to bacteria. This is essential for preventing tooth decay. Don’t exchange saliva with your baby by chewing food to soften it or sharing eating utensils.

Feed your child a healthy diet. Include vegetables, fruits, and whole grains and limit sweet and starchy foods.

Brush your child’s teeth until they can do it alone. Until your child becomes more independent, supervise their brushing. Learning good dental care habits is critical for maintaining healthy teeth and gums for life.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Springfield, call Gentle Dental of Springfield today at (484) 810-1247 or make an appointment.

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

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I use to have dental anxiety until I started going to Gentle Dental of Springfield. From the minute I walked in the door until I checked out they were nothing but friendly and professional. I set my […]
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The ease with which I can make appointments and the friendly atmosphere of the office and especially the kindness and service of both the office and professional staff.
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Knowledgeable friendly staff that listen to problems and do a great job fixing them
William C.
As always, the staff is just so friendly. They truly make you feel relaxed and comfortable, especially for someone like me who is not a fan of the dentist.
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I love the receptionist Tinya, she is always professional and on top of her game. She has a pleasant disposition that makes the experience, the rest of the staff is top notch!!
Lady O.
Friendly helpful professional staff
Gerald M.
I’ve had the best cleaning. Very thorough, gentle.
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I’ve been coming here for years and it’s always a warm, comfortable environment.
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Really great dental group. They are extremely accommodating with appointments and availability. I really appreciate the quick and genuine service they provide. Highly recommend!
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Janet V.
Hate going to the dentist, but gentle dental staff are friendly and they make you comfortable. They are extremely professional and seem to genuinely care.
Jessica G.
Your dental assistant made me feel very comfortable,she took away the anxiety of starting the process, some the places can be very condescending,your smile is your first impression,i thank you.
Kevin R.
I called to get an Emergency appointment today…they for me in… I have to say I don’t like going to the dentist but this office was absolutely fantastic! All staff was extremely professional and […]
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Staff – very welcoming; understanding
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Excellent staff and great job done on my teeth!
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Dentist Is great and dental hygienist too! Office friendly staff too
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The dental Hygienist Jennifer is great WOW I really like her. Her best side manners is on point good teeth cleansed.The receptionists are great if you cancelled they will rescheduled you within a […]
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My experience at this office has always been very good
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Everyone was caring from the front desk to the dentist and assistance.
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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 - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (484) 810-1247
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