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

Face the Frightening Facts about Diabetes and Oral Health


If you suffer from diabetes, you must be aware of new research findings on the relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease. Find out what you can do to protect your health and your smile.

Uncover the Truth about Diabetes and Oral Health Problems

There is a dangerous connection between diabetes and teeth. Research shows that people with diabetes run a greater risk of periodontal disease, which is the most serious stage of gum disease. This severe form of gum disease can be extremely painful and can do damage to your gums and bones. And if your diabetes isn’t under control, you are much more inclined to develop major dental issues, such as:

  • Swollen, red, tender gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • A fungal infection called thrush
  • Dry mouth, which occurs you have very little saliva
  • Tooth loss
  • Bone loss

Prevent Problems with Diabetes and Teeth

Knowing the dental dangers of diabetes and periodontal disease, you have to be pro-active about managing your health. Luckily, there are many things you can do to protect yourself from problems. Try these helpful tips to maintain your dental health:

  • Control your blood glucose level.
  • Maintain good dental habits at home, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing on a daily basis.
  • Visit your dentist at least twice a year. You may need to go more often if you’ve had a history of diabetes and oral health issues.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Monitor your mouth for any dental issues.
  • If you experience any oral problems, call your dentist immediately

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist 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.
Professional and fast service.
Michael J.
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.
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 of […]
Danielle C.
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.
Dr. Vinnet and Mohammed did a great job they really took care of me and provided great service.
Darnell N.
The appointment was on time. The staff was kind and proffessional, the equipment and tools seemed up to date.
San 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.
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.
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.
The dentist and dental assistant are always awesome and puts me at ease.
Tammi A.
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 he’s now too they […]
Marie J.
My son’s was advised as well as myself on the treatment they were given and asked them questions as well as myself.
David I.
I had one extraction and several fillings worked on. Dr. Oliver and her assistant were wonderful. My teeth are in bad shape and Dr. Oliver took care of me in a timely, very professional manner. I […]
Vanessa K.
Everyone of the staff is very friendly and help with any concerns
Raven J.
My rating is for the Grandriver Office. My dentist Dr. Oliver is AWESOME!!!
Evonne B.
I didn’t have a long wait and the Dentist was excellent
Darlene D.
They made me very comfortable..
Ronald H.
Very pleasant employees… Been coming here for years and don’t regret my decision. Love this office and staff!
Allen G.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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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