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

Proper and Thorough Brushing

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White, shiny teeth, healthy gums, fresh breath, and the luxury of smiling and laughing with confidence—who doesn’t want all that? Gum disease and tooth decay can rob you of these pleasures, especially if you don’t recognize the importance of brushing teeth daily and the proper way to brush teeth. It seems like a simple habit, one without need for a refresher course, but like many things that are done day after day, meeting the optimal standards doesn’t always happen in midst of living life.

You can ensure that your smile and laugh stay beautiful day after day and year after year with these tips for the proper way to brush teeth:

1. Divide the mouth into quadrants, spending 30 seconds thoroughly brushing each area on all sides. You should brush for at least two minutes.

2. Floss before brushing, at least once every day. This will loosen food particles between teeth and allow your toothpaste to get more easily in between the teeth.

3. Brush at least twice a day—and preferably between meals, too—to reduce the buildup of bacteria, plaque, and tartar.

4. Use an ADA-approved soft-bristled toothbrush. If your child has baby teeth, choose a toothbrush designed for children. Adults may prefer an electric toothbrush.

5. Choose an ADA-approved toothpaste. When selecting toothpaste for a child, find a brand formulated for kids. Do not use more than a pea-sized amount, if any toothpaste at all, for children under six.

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
They lived up to their name, very pleased with my experience.
Lisa J.
I love it. A little slow. Freezing cold, but nice.
Trena 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.
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.
Kind and curtious service.
Anonymous
Perfect.
Myreon H.
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.
I appreciated the kindness and quality of care I received at Gentle Dental. The dentists, techs and staff were all very professional.
Rosalind T.
Great place to go get dental work done.
Shanita 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 […]
Latanya P.
Thank you for the work that was done on 12-12-2014 I was very very pleased.I appreciate everything.
Donna P.
The staff at this location is GREAT!
Timothy C.
It was a pleasant visit.
Zerhonda F.
Service and attention to detail be the doctor and the entire support staff was top notch!
William S.
The service and staff are always great.
Lisa J.
I always have good experience at Gentle Dental
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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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