Top 3 Roots of Gum Disease in Children

dca-blog-gum-disease_1200x630

Many parents assume that cavities are their child’s main dental concern. That’s why they’re surprised to learn that both children and teens can also develop gum disease or the more advanced stage called periodontal disease. Discover whether your child is at risk for these dental dangers.

Deficient Dental Hygiene

Bad dental hygiene is never good for teeth. In children, poor dental hygiene habits are often the cause of gum disease. If they don’t receive treatment, then the problem can progress from the gums to the bones of the teeth, which is called periodontal disease. The best way to prevent gum disease in children is by teaching them good dental habits from an early age. Since children often learn by following their parent’s habits, it is important to make affordable dental care a family affair.

Genetics are Prophetic

Genetics play a major role in a child’s dental health. Research shows that children whose parents are at high risk for periodontal disease also have a higher chance of developing this problem. If these conditions run in the family, it’s important to be proactive to reduce the risk of gum disease in children. Make sure that your child is practicing proper dental hygiene at home and seek out affordable dental care on a regular basis.

Hormonal Troubles in Teens

Did you know that the risk of periodontal disease increases as kids approach their teen years? See, their dental health is hindered by their hormones, with sudden hormonal changes causing their gums to become more sensitive and easily inflamed by plaque. Since teens are prone to these problems, they must have a good dental hygiene routine and regularly see a dentist to get the affordable dental care they need.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Pennsylvania today at (215) 789-9675 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Everything is always above standards!
David P.
Very friendly staff and they do an excellent job cleaning your teeth. The place is clean and organized. If you need your teeth cleaned, come here!
Steve S.
Staff is very knowledgable, polite and attentive.
Herbert H.
My expereince has always been very pleasant. I usually learn something new informationally everytime I go.
Piper G.
Nice folks, everything went smoothly.
Anne S.
The wait was short, the staff very polite! Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they know what they are talking about when you ask question. Very refreshing and informative staff.
Zaakirah H.
The dental hygienists, doctors, and staff are all very friendly and are helpful in calming my anxiety. When they are working on my teeth, they are gentle and understanding when I tell them I need a […]
Erin D.
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 and […]
Hillary H.
Dr Valentine, Laura, Regina and all the staff is great. They are friendly, caring, efficient and honest. I came from another office that told me I had 6 cavities when in fact I have zero per Dr. […]
Nola J.
The Hygienst was wonderful and did a great job cleaning my son’s teeth. The receptionists were great too. Thank you!
Sunlight L.
Friendly staff. I have a low threshold for pain. They understand!
Karen H.
They are efficient and pleasant. No long waiting period.
Marie R.
My dental hygienist, Jerri, is awesome. She has a quiet, calm and kind manner, yet she is competent and gentle. The dentist who then checked my teeth was thorough and quick. Other office personnel […]
Elizabeth K.
Great staff. Shows care and understanding.
Portia D.
Everyone was very professional, informative and friendly.
Nereida B.
The clinicians help me to maintain my dental health as I age.
Jeffrey P.
I felt relaxed and comfortable
Rosalind D.
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.
Patricia G.
Customer-friendly, very straightforward, and very reliable
Kareem T.
I’ve been coming here for years and it’s always a warm, comfortable environment.
Artia R.
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