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

A Practical Plan for Cavity Prevention

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Good dental hygiene is an essential element in keeping your body healthy. Finding an affordable dentist in Detroit and getting proper dental care is only part of the solution; you need to be proactive, preventing tooth decay so that it doesn’t result in cavities. Understanding how common cavities form and how to prevent them through a great dental care routine will keep your smile healthy and happy for many years.

The Cause of Tooth Decay and Cavities

The bacteria in your mouth that help to digest food also generate acids that erode tooth enamel and eventually cause tooth decay and cavities. When a cavity is large enough to expose the tooth’s nerve, it causes pain, and treatments become more invasive.

A Plan for Cavity Prevention

Committing to a consistent dental care routine is the most important step in preventing tooth decay and cavities. Here’s a checklist of the steps you’ll need to take:

  • Select a toothbrush that will reach every surface of your teeth and brush at least twice a day.
  • Floss at least once every day, which is just as important as brushing.
  • Buy a tongue scraper to help remove bacteria from your tongue.
  • Choose an ADA-approved toothpaste. There are toothpastes to address such issues as sensitivity, tartar control, and teeth whitening. Ask your dentist in Detroit for toothpaste recommendations.
  • Rinse with a mouthwash. A therapeutic rinse will eliminate bacteria and freshens breath. Choose an alcohol-free variety if your mouth is sensitive.

Treat Cavities Early

If cavities have already developed, seek treatment immediately from an affordable dentist in Detroit. Your dentist also can help you create a dental care plan to keep your teeth healthy.

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. 

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Thank you Mr. Ward, Ms. B and Dr. Patel for giving me my smile back. Seeing my children’s faces light up was priceless.
Yvette P.
The dentist and dental assistant are always awesome and puts me at ease.
Tammi A.
Very courteous and professional
Jasmine W.
Dr. Patel and Don are very efficient. When scheduled for services, you are taken care of in a timely manner. Also he takes the time to explain what he is is doing. I am glad he’s my dentist.
Tracy M.
Very nice staff and was very helpful
Tearia S.
Because Gentle Dental fixed my front teeth they are so awesome and the staff is friendly.. So I recommend anybody to go down to Gentle Dental and get your teeth fixed
Reginald S.
Definitely a good place to take the kids, in and out.
AD C.
Awesome it’s been with me and my family since my first son was born 13 years ago and to this day they’re still in our family they are awesome and since I’ve had my last son […]
Marie J.
Timely, professional staff, clean and updated office etc.
San J.
Professional and fast service.
Michael J.
They are really friendly. Helps you feel comfortable. Clean. Informative. Dr. Pancholi gave good advice and saved me a lot of time and pain. His assistant, Tawanna, was amazing at making me […]
Nikki J.
I love dr.patel and his assistants Mohammed and Donnell,they are the best team, and I just love that office period, Jackie she cleans my teeth she is good, no pain. I will truly tell anyone to go […]
Annette B.
Great, professional doctors and staff. Very friendly when trying to get you to calm down. They just make you feel calm. When it comes to a variety of procedures.
Ashley G.
Had to get some work done today Dr. Vineet and TaWanna his assistant did amazing job. They were quick, painless ( well not more than what was necessary to get the job done ) and kept my attention off […]
Jamilia T.
Good work
Sterling B.
Very welcoming and proffessional ☺
Terrance W.
Ms. B and Mr.Warren were excellent. Great customer service.
Pamela W.
Dr. Patel and little Don his assistant was very nice, informative, and patient. Explain everything thoroughly and made me very comfortable. I would recommend this office to anyone. Very satisfied […]
Brandi H.
The staff was very nice. Little Don is the best dental assistant I could’ve asked for and Dr. Patel was very kind and informative. The front staff was respectful but they could pick up the pace […]
Danielle C.
I was very pleased today!!! Dr. Vineet Also Mohammed made me feel very welcome!!! This dentist office not just all about money if you don’t need something done they will tell you!!! I […]
Zarita R.
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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 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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