Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

What Prompts the Pain of Gum Disease in Children?

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Periodontal disease doesn’t only affect adults. Children and teenagers can also get gum disease, but many parents are unaware that their child may be at risk. Discover the facts and factors that can affect your child’s smile.

Poor Oral Hygiene Habits

A good, healthy smile depends on good dental hygiene. In children, poor dental hygiene habits are often the cause of gum disease. When gum disease goes without treatment, it can extend into the bones of the teeth, which is known as 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’s important to make dental care a family affair.

The Harm of Heredity

Did you know that genetics play a very large part in your child’s overall 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. Check that your child has a healthy hygiene routine at home and visits the dentist regularly for affordable dental care.

Hormones Produce Problems

As kids turn into teens, their fluctuating hormones can actually increase their risk of periodontal disease. See, their dental health can be undermined 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 Abington, call Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, 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 Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS.

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Great hygienist. Friendly staff. Dr Finkleman is very thorough and easy to talk with.
Lynn L.
Everyone was professional and very friendly. They also did great work.
Scott S.
Timely service. Friendly staff.
Eileen S.
Dr. Machlus, did a great job on my teeth. His craftsmanship speaks for itself. It needs no Introduction. The receptionist and aides were outstanding as well. On top there job…not a moment to […]
Donald B.
I have always received great treatment and never had to wait after my appointment time.
Shawneac P.
Being terrified of the dentist, I have never ever said this before, but I had a very pleasant dental experience with Dr. Machlus,, and this was for a root canal,,, not an easy thing to walk away from […]
Randi M.
The staff is great. I actually enjoy going to the dentist at that office
Chris P.
Very efficient office. Good work on all types of services.
Kathleen H.
I’ve been a patient for over thirty years and appreciate Dr. Finkelman’s professionalism and warm personality.
Nancy O.
Everyone is very warm and friendly. They take the time to explain.
Amber R.
Office staff is friendly and efficient. And Dr. Machlus and his team make me feel comfortable and are friendly, professional, empathic, knowledgeable, and make my visits pleasant (not a fan of the […]
Michele S.
Doctor was thorough. Hygienist was easy to work with.
Audrey R.
Very clean office. Nice and professional staff
Michelle S.
All around service, friendliness and consideration of both hygienist and dentist and the knowledge.
Sarah W.
A very pleasant atmosphere and Dr. Finkelman was so nice which made me feel less anxious about the dentist.
Kathleen D.
The office is always very friendly, I can always get the appointment time that fits my needs.
Mashail O.
I have been using your dental service for over 45 years and have worked with Dr. Elkins and now Dr. Finkelman – a couple times with Dr. Machlus. They have been very professional and have met my […]
James A.
everyone was fantastic
Silvester F.
I feel well cared for
Susan M.
Dr. Finkelman is an Extremely Nice Man and A Really Good Dentist. 2 Thumbs Up To Him And His Staff. I Believe I Will Keep Him As My Dentist. Many Thanks… Rita.
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  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
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