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

Why Your Baby’s Teeth Need Tender Loving Dental Care

Baby's Dental Care Pattern For Life

Your baby’s teeth have special needs that demand more than the magic touch of the tooth fairy. As the baby’s teeth appear, your family dentist must check, clean, and monitor them for tooth decay on a regular basis. Taking care of these tiny teeth can actually affect your child’s ability to speak and chew, which is why it’s important to start good dental care habits from a very young age. Fortunately, treating your baby to the very best dental care doesn’t have to be complicated or costly. You can find an affordable dentist who will baby your child’s teeth in Springfield.

While some may think that baby teeth don’t require much care since they fall out at a young age, the baby’s primary teeth actually prepare the child’s gums for their adult teeth. This is why it’s essential to take your child to the dentist and maintain good dental care from a very young age. The efforts you make in infancy will affect your child’s dental health for their rest of their life.

But don’t wait until a tooth appears to start practicing dental hygiene for your baby. Infants need to have their gums gently cleaned with a water-dampened cloth or soft infant toothbrush each day. Yet there’s no need for toothpaste until their teeth come in.

One of the greatest concerns with infant dental care is avoiding the tooth decay that can develop while the child is drinking from a bottle and nursing. This is especially problematic when the bottle is given during naps and nightly sleep since the milk, formula, or juices can coat their teeth and erode their tooth enamel. To help alleviate the problem, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that nursing children only have water in their bottles when they’re napping or sleeping at night.

To keep your baby’s new teeth as healthy as possible, take your baby to the dentist when their first tooth appears. This can happen as early as the first few months or as late as the child’s first birthday.

As soon as your baby has teeth to brush, start cleaning their teeth every day before bedtime. Simply place a small amount of toothpaste on a baby toothbrush and gently clean each tooth. Be sure to wash away the toothpaste with cool water since babies are unable to do it themselves.

Most young children learn to brush their own teeth between the ages of two and five. Show them how to place a pea-sized amount of toothpaste on the brush and carefully clean around every tooth. Teach them to rinse with a cup of water and then spit out the toothpaste without swallowing any. Praise their efforts and watch them develop good dental care habits that will last a lifetime.

To find the affordable dental care your family deserves, call Gentle Dental of Springfield today at (484) 810-1247 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate 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 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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very clean, professional, and friendly.
Lisa M.
I never wait long and am always greeted with a friendly smile. The technicians are nice, Natalie is great and Dr Fee is great as well.
Kathleen Z.
Great dentist
Theresa M.
Extremely friendly staff and they do wonderful work
Donna F.
Great service, Dr.Fee is the best!
Brenda J.
There wad no pressure from staff and no pressure to pick higher treatments they gave me a option that i wad able to aford
Beatrice G.
Everyone is so nice,friendly and professional Dr.Fee,Kaneisha,Rudy and Tonah. They make you feel good even that you don’t.
Lisa R.
I am really afraid of the dentist however I needed to have a tooth that had broken off in my mouth extracted! I got an appointment at Gentle​ Dental in Springfield Pa.I was actually shaking when I […]
Marinita G.
friendly office staff and all around personnel are pleasnt
Gerald M.
The staff’s professionalism and quality work guarantee my return.
Robert C.
I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Fee, Rudy, Natalie, Kanesha, Kim, and the rest of the team. I’ve had everything from cleanings to root canals done at Gentle Dentle and now have […]
Larry D.
Staff was efficient. Dr. Fee explained everything well, and was very professional.
Margaret P.
Really great dental group. They are extremely accommodating with appointments and availability. I really appreciate the quick and genuine service they provide. Highly recommend!
Casey H.
Gentle Dental in Springfield knows I’m an absolute baby when it comes t going to the dentist. They do everything they can to make my visit stress and worry free.
Karen H.
Staff are all friendly, caring and seem to be very good at their jobs!
Kathleen Z.
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.
Good service
Nidia E.
The saw me right away when I needed help the most.
Kenny D.
I was having an emergency (I broke my front tooth in a gym accident). They were able to see me within the hour and quickly and painlessly repaired my tooth.
Amanda H.
Knowledgeable friendly staff that listen to problems and do a great job fixing them
William C.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

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.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

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 - 3:00 PM
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (484) 810-1247
Our Location