Gentle Dental of Center City
201 South 13th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Is Your Child Ready to Meet a Kids Dentist?


Professional dental care is essential for ensuring good oral health for infants and children. Pediatricians and pediatric dentists agree that a child should see a dentist by his or her first birthday. At least one out of every four children in America has a cavity by the age of four. Some kids develop them even earlier. In order to prevent early tooth decay, you should determine your child’s risk with help from a qualified dentist. The first dental visit provides education for you and your child. It will include advice about age-appropriate oral care, behavioral issues like thumb sucking, accident prevention, teething, development milestones, and the effect of diet on oral health.

Your Baby’s First Visit to the Kids Dentist

When preparing for your child’s introduction to dentistry, look for pediatric dentists who are child-friendly, knowledgeable, responsive, and patient with small children. A kids dentist should answer all of your questions clearly, and focus on your child’s specific healthcare needs. A good dental clinic will offer emergency contact information, give detailed follow-up instructions, tell you what will occur next in your child’s dental development, and promote preventative care. To save time, ask the office to mail you any forms you’ll need to fill out for the initial visit. When the big day arrives, bring along your child’s favorite toy or another object that will bring comfort and ease fears.

The First Exam: What to Expect

Pediatric dentists address oral health for infants and children during an initial consultation by reviewing their dental and medical histories, responding to parent questions and concerns, and discussing health issues that will likely occur in the future. Your kids dentist will probably examine your child’s mouth manually while you are holding him or her in your lap. During the visit, you’ll learn how to clean your child’s teeth properly. The dentist may also perform a dental cleaning, especially if your child’s teeth are stained. If it appears that your child is at higher risk for cavities, your dentist will discuss preventative treatments and follow-up care. Working together with a kids dentist, you can give your child the best chances of having a healthy smile for life.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Center City Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Center City today at (215) 941-5634 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very good customer service
Nastashia G.
This place is awesome! Super friendly staff and they make you feel at home. Also they will have you in and out in a heart beat. Highly recommended !!
Ricardo S.
Your technician is very thorough and reliable. You keep my teeth in good shape.
Joan G.
Treatment was flawless. Everyone was nice. I am referring my best friend.
April N.
Very happy for having a smile again thank you
Milagros R.
The service that I receive was very good & very attentive to my needs that was required. As well as keeping me informed of my treatment.
Tyrone B.
I love them! They are truly a painfree dental experience! I am so happy to have found them when I had an emergency. I will stay with Gentle Dental for on.
Jean M.
The 13th and Walnut location is perfect for people who work in Center City Philadelphia! As a Nurse I was able to fit my visits into my busy work schedule! The staff was friendly, professional and […]
Marlon B.
I received very good care the waiting time was Perfect and the service was also very good I would highly recommend their services.
Helen C.
Friendly, comfortable, provide explainations. Consistent service throughout years.
Julia G.
The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly!
Samantha K.
Amazing and pleasant staff
Javier D.
Nice Staff and Doctor is quick and cares about the patient needs.
Phyllis C.
My fiance came here to get some work done and loved it. Dr.Ross took the time to explain everything and put her at ease. The whole experience was very comfortable.
I am one who is very nervous when it comes to having any type of dental work. The staff was very nice and patient with me. They explained every aspect of the work that needed to be done. I will […]
Sherry B.
Love Dr. Strestha and staff!!!
Lisa J.
Excellent service and very nice:) THANKS!
The Hygienst was wonderful and did a great job cleaning my son’s teeth. The receptionists were great too. Thank you!
Sunlight L.
Everyone was very nice and very professional, from Mary at the front desk to Helena the dental hygienist that treated me on this day.
Charles S.
The dentist was, very friendly and explained to me everything that he was going to do. The staff was, also friendly. It was, a very comfortable experience.
Gloria H.
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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.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (215) 941-5634
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