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

Combat Disease with Proper Dental Care

Dental Hygiene

Everyone does it, but that doesn’t make it right—isn’t that something that your mom used to say? Well, she was right, at least when it comes to dental care. Visits to the dentist are one of those things that many people put off, sometimes for years and years, but skipping routine teeth cleaning with a dental hygienist and even basic, at-home dental care habits, can lead to serious health conditions throughout the entire body. Meaning, the majority of the population, who are skipping those dental visits, are putting their total health at significant risk. Overall, poor dental hygiene can raise the risk of heart and lung disease and diabetes, as well as impact cognitive health.

New studies have found that your brain and heart health are directly correlated to your oral health, but you have the power to combat it all. A large, recent study found that those who had a teeth cleaning performed by a dental hygienist at least twice a year were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack than those who missed a professional teeth cleaning each year. Even more astounding was the correlation between brain health and dental care—the same study found that having that bi-annual dental exam and teeth cleaning can lower your risk of stroke by as much as 13 percent. Previous studies discovered that missing routine appointments with a dental hygienist for a teeth cleaning—as well as skipping basic at-home dental care—can increase the risk of heart disease by as much as 70 percent.

Despite these research findings, scientists still are uncertain of exactly why and how there is such a significant link between dental health and risk of whole-body disease, but the most popular hypothesis is inflammation. Tooth decay and gum disease significantly raise the level of inflammation in the body, which is a primary contributor to the development of disease.

The lowest risks of disease are associated with practicing dental care habits that have been instilled in most people since childhood—brushing at least twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and rinsing with a mouthwash. Having a professional teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist will remove bacteria and plaque build-up that a toothbrush and floss simply cannot reach. Cleaning your teeth regularly, both at home and at the dentist, eliminates the oral bacteria that can contribute to chronic infection and inflammation that can ultimately spread to the rest of the body.

You should visit your dentist in Detroit at least twice a year, but some individuals may require a more-frequent teeth cleaning regimen. Ask your dentist to help you determine the appropriate frequency for your teeth cleaning appointments.

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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Perfect.
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It was a pleasant visit.
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I appreciated the kindness and quality of care I received at Gentle Dental. The dentists, techs and staff were all very professional.
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The staff at this location is GREAT!
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I love the staff. They treat me like family. I wish every office was like this one.
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Lisa J.
Thank you for the work that was done on 12-12-2014 I was very very pleased.I appreciate everything.
Donna P.
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 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.
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.
Great place to go get dental work done.
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Service and attention to detail be the doctor and the entire support staff was top notch!
William S.
They lived up to their name, very pleased with my experience.
Lisa J.
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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  • 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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