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

Whiter Teeth – Two Paths to a Great Smile


Dental whitening is an ideal solution for healthy, un-restored teeth with yellow discoloration. Many over-the-counter products are available for home use including whitening toothpastes for mild stains and whitening strips or gels for moderate discoloration. Tray-based peroxide bleaching systems are available for purchase in stores or through a dentist. In-office or chairside professional bleaching is the fastest and most effective way to get dramatic whitening results. This technique uses powerful teeth bleaching whitening agents and sometimes laser or heat treatment to lighten teeth up to eight shades.

At-Home vs. Professional Dental Whitening Treatments

  • Patients should consider the differences between in-office and at-home methods before deciding on a type of teeth bleaching whitening treatment.
  • Over-the-counter teeth bleaching whitening agents are much weaker than in-office products. Professional systems use peroxide in concentrations of up to 43 percent; typical at-home systems use solutions containing only 22 percent at most.
  • At-home tray-based whiteners contain pre-formed trays. Professional trays are custom-made from tooth impressions for an exact fit and maximum contact with tooth surfaces.
  • At-home bleaching agents are applied every day for up to two hours or overnight and must be used for about a month. In-office dentist teeth whitening produces results in an hour or less. It may require several appointments to obtain dramatic results if teeth are deeply stained.
  • At-home dental whitening doesn’t include professional assistance and intervention if a problem occurs. Your dentist in Detroit can determine underlying causes of discoloration, and choose the best options for treatment. Having professional supervision also helps diminish or manage any side effects associated with whitening treatments such as tooth and gum sensitivity.
  • Unlike over-the-counter treatments, professional dental whitening includes protective measures to prevent the bleaching agents from burning sensitive gum tissues. Dentists can apply a protective gel to gums, or place a rubber shield over them to keep them safe.

Is Teeth Whitening Right for Everyone? 

Generally, the use of dental whitening agents is not recommended for:

  • Patients with worn tooth enamel, cavities, restorations, or gum disease
  • Patients with very sensitive teeth
  • People who are allergic to peroxide
  • Patients with discoloration caused by tetracycline use
  • People with dark tooth stains
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Children under the age of 16

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.

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Patient Reviews
I didn’t have a long wait and the Dentist was excellent
Darlene D.
Very nice staff and was very helpful
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Everyone was nice an patient….
Nina J.
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.
Good environment. And you guys know what your doing.
Ericka H.
Dr. Vinnet and Mohammed did a great job they really took care of me and provided great service.
Darnell N.
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.
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.
Best dentist office in the world . I had two teeth pulled within a week , both healed .The staff are very helping , especially Mr. Terrance the office manager .I’m a patient there for life , job […]
Raj F.
Very efficient practice!……
J H.
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 won’t ever […]
Zarita R.
My visit was 08/09/17.Jacklin Brown and a young gentleman, I don’t remember his name but he took exrays of my teeth. They where very very nice. They explained everything to me as they were doing […]
Latricie T.
Very nice place staff was very polite they made me feel vey comfortable. I would recommend them anytime.
Terrence S.
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.
My daughter was in and out in 30 mins, no waiting
Adrianna W.
Professional and fast service.
Michael J.
Staff was very friendly from the moment I walked in the door. Don, who took my x rays and Dr Oliver were both very polite and attentive Definitely recommend this facility
Ashleigh H.
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Connie T.
They were respectful and fast service.
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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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