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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Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
Karen J.
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
Dr. Stephen Finkelman and his staff are wonderful. I know that I am in good hands whenever I go. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and they […]
Dianne G.
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
How can you lose in a caring and professional environment where the staff are just as pleased with their work as you are?
Patrick M.
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
Patrick M.
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
Christoph D.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
Jennifer R.
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
Very kind and great service.
Kiri R.
As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
Rebecca D.
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
Anonymous
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
Daniel B.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
Exemplary levels of care, intellect, communication, attention to detail, and all-out "Balls To The Wall" application of all of the most advanced […]
Patrick M.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
Dr. Machlus almost makes going to the dentist pleasant, as much possible by being pleasant, that is. He is a caring man, and not only a doctor but a […]
Arthur V.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
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  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
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