Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue
13874 West Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48227

10 Dental Care Habits for a Healthy Smile

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A healthy smile offers so many benefits, including a better appearance, more self-esteem, greater success in your career, better luck with relationships, fewer expenses from fewer dental problems, and the peace of mind of having a healthy mouth. To experience the joy of a healthy smile, start developing these good dental care habits today.

  1. Visit an affordable dentist for regular check-ups, cleanings, and dental care advice.
  2. If you don’t have a dentist, ask your doctor or friends to recommend the best dentist for your needs.
  3. Tell your dentist about any changes in your teeth or gums since these can be signs of a more serious dental problem.
  4. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and again at night before bed.
  5. Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush because it’s gentler on teeth and gums. Many of the best dentist experts recommend using an electric toothbrush because it’s better at removing plaque.
  6. Be sure to brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.
  7. Floss once a day to remove the plaque and food particles that a toothbrush simply can’t reach. If not removed, these can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental care problems.
  8. Use an antibacterial mouthwash to help fight gum disease.
  9. Always drink a glass of water after having sugary foods and beverages. This helps rinse away their harmful sugars, which can lead to plaque and cavities.
  10. Stop smoking to help reduce your risk of developing many dental care problems, such as tooth stains, tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue today at (313) 651-7260 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue, 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 at Grand River Avenue.

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Patient Reviews
I appreciated the kindness and quality of care I received at Gentle Dental. The dentists, techs and staff were all very professional.
Rosalind T.
It was a pleasant visit.
Zerhonda F.
I have a very good experience I was very nervous and they kept me calm I had 4 teeth that had to be filled and the dentist did it with out me being […]
Estella W.
I love it. A little slow. Freezing cold, but nice.
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Kind and curtious service.
Anonymous
They lived up to their name, very pleased with my experience.
Lisa J.
Great place to go get dental work done.
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My experience at Gentle Dental was Great. The staff was nice and caring. I came in to get an extraction and the Dr was very gentle and took his time […]
Latasha S.
I love the staff. They treat me like family. I wish every office was like this one.
Dana P.
I want to thank the friendly and professional staff at Gentle Dental for making me want to smile all day for the careful outstanding work they have […]
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I always have good experience at Gentle Dental
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Service and attention to detail be the doctor and the entire support staff was top notch!
William S.
Everyone was very nice and professional and also very helpful. They gave me great advice and told me my options. Doctor Murphy and Toni and Keisha […]
Edward M.
The staff at this location is GREAT!
Timothy C.
Perfect.
Myreon H.
The service and staff are always great.
Lisa J.
Thank you for the work that was done on 12-12-2014 I was very very pleased.I appreciate everything.
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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 - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (313) 651-7260
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