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

Taking Healthy Dental Habits to the Table

Healthy Teeth

Your dentist in Detroit has probably told you over and over about the need to floss and brush often and make regular appointments for dental exams and cleanings with the family dentistry professionals at Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue. But, there are many folks who may not know that there are several other things they can add to their dental care routine that will have a positive impact on the health of their teeth. Simply adjusting the types of food in your daily diet, for example, can work wonders when it comes to keeping cavities and gum disease at bay.

Avoiding especially sugary or acidic foods is important, because they contribute to the production of bacteria, which is known to be a cause of serious dental problems. The residue from sticky foods is harder to dislodge from the teeth and gums, which increases the chance of dental trouble. There will be times when you cannot resist these foods, so after eating them, wait 20–40 minutes before brushing your teeth. This time interval will help to avoid damaging the tooth enamel, which can occur if you brush too soon after eating.

Your dentist in Detroit may suggest that you consume foods and beverages that will stimulate the production of saliva, which will help to neutralize the acid in many foods and drinks. Dairy products such as cheese, milk, and low-fat yogurt and cottage cheese also have neutralizing qualities that will help you maintain proper dental care. Chewing sugar-free gum with Xylitol after meals will help to stop sugars in foods from turning into damaging bacteria. Carrots, celery, cucumbers, apples, and pineapple can help to improve your dental care and will make you a favorite of the family dentistry professionals in Detroit.

To learn more about family dentistry 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
Kind and curtious service.
Anonymous
The staff at this location is GREAT!
Timothy C.
I always have good experience at Gentle Dental
Tamaris L.
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.
They lived up to their name, very pleased with my experience.
Lisa J.
I appreciated the kindness and quality of care I received at Gentle Dental. The dentists, techs and staff were all very professional.
Rosalind T.
Perfect.
Myreon H.
I love the staff. They treat me like family. I wish every office was like this one.
Dana P.
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.
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.
Thank you for the work that was done on 12-12-2014 I was very very pleased.I appreciate everything.
Donna P.
Great place to go get dental work done.
Shanita S.
I love it. A little slow. Freezing cold, but nice.
Trena 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 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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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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