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

General Dentists in Detroit

Your smile is meant to be a long-term asset. To enjoy a beautiful, healthy and pain-free smile throughout your life, you’ll need to take great care of your teeth and gums. Seeing a family or dentist regularly is an essential part of reaching your goal.

What Is a Family or General Dentist?

A general dentist is a primary care dental professional who helps to maintain good, overall dental health for patients of all ages. Your family dentist doesn’t specialize in any particular field of dentistry; he or she manages all types of common conditions that affect dental health.

What Does My General Dentist Do for Me?

General family dentistry focuses on the lifelong health of your teeth and gums. To keep your dental health in top shape, your family dentist performs the following services:

  • Performs regular dental exams and other tests as needed
  • Cleans and polishes your teeth
  • Fills cavities
  • Checks the health of your wisdom teeth
  • Strengthens weak tooth enamel
  • Outlines your oral hygiene routine
  • Treats common dental problems, like toothaches and dental injuries
  • Refers you to dental specialists if necessary

General Dentistry Services at Our Practice

General dentistry services are tests, treatments and procedures that optimize your dental health. Our providers offer the following services for patients of all ages.

  • Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Reconstruction
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Fillings and Restorations
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Frequency of Dental Appointments

Patients with healthy teeth and gums should make general dental office appointments twice every year. If you have existing dental disease or chronic health issues that are associated with tooth and gum problems, you may need to schedule appointments more often. Ask your dentist to be sure.

The Cost of Your Dental Visit

The price of a dental appointment depends on various factors like insurance coverage, existing dental health problems and required treatments to improve your dental health. If you’re worried about the cost of an upcoming appointment or your payment options, please contact us for more information.

How Do I Schedule a Visit With a General Dentist Near Me?

Scheduling your first appointment is easy; just give us a call. We’ll set up your consultation with a skilled local dentist at a time that’s most convenient for you.

How Long Will My Dentist Visit Last?

A dentist general practice appointment can last anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours, depending on what types of tests and treatments are required. An average checkup usually takes less than an hour. Contact us to learn more about treatment times for common procedures.

Getting Ready for Your Dentist Appointment

To be fully prepared for your dental appointment, note the following suggestions.

  • Be on time for your appointment. Allow extra time if you’re a new patient.
  • Bring your insurance information.
  • Supply a list of your current medications and your medical history.
  • If you become extremely anxious when seeing the dentist, please let us know. We want to do everything possible to ease your mind and make your visit a more positive experience.

What Happens When You Don’t See Your Dentist?

If you neglect to obtain regular dental care, problems such as tooth decay and gum disease may progress undetected and untreated until treating them becomes invasive and expensive. Stopping dental problems before they become serious saves you from pain, embarrassment and costly dental procedures in the future. Don’t neglect your gorgeous smile. Contact us today to put your dental health on the right track.


If you or any member of your family is currently experiencing pain or discomfort because of dental issues, we can help with comprehensive general dentistry services in our area. We can provide fast treatment for injuries to help you feel […]

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Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, our doctors in Detroit may be able to restore your smile using a dental bridge. Bridges are composed of a replacement tooth or teeth supported on either side by a […]

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Dental Reconstruction

As part of a carefully planned combination of general, cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry, dental reconstruction is a comprehensive treatment approach for patients with mild to chronic pain from severe dental problems, such as tooth loss, facial muscle distortion, gum disease […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. The treatment entails applying a thin, safe plastic coating to the molars, which are the most commonly used teeth for chewing, protecting them from plaque and acids. The process of applying […]

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Your teeth serve several vital functions other than providing a pretty smile. They’re responsible for chewing—the first stage of food digestion, for maintaining the proper bone structure of your face, and more. The loss of all or several of your […]

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Fillings and Restorations

Our dentists in Detroit offer dental fillings to treat cavities. Dental fillings can also be also used to repair cracked or broken teeth. Ask about tooth-colored fillings that make your mouth look more natural and attractive.

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Oral Cancer Screenings

The National Cancer Institute estimates more than 40,000 new cases of oral cancer within the year. The sooner cancer is found, the better the odds of overcoming the disease become. Your Detroit dentist will perform the screening during your routine […]

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Oral Hygiene

Maintaining the health and beauty of your teeth begins with good oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing your teeth every day are key components of this process. Scheduling regular appointments for checkups and oral hygiene in Detroit can also keep your […]

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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy or a root canal procedure can relieve the pain caused by diseased or injured pulp tissue in the center of the tooth. Many times, this tissue cannot repair itself and root canal therapy is required to save […]

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Tooth Extractions

Unfortunately, teeth can become diseased, damaged or injured over time, and in some cases, may need to be removed (extracted). If this should happen to you, one of our highly experienced dentists in Detroit will make the tooth extraction experience […]

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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.
Excellent dental office ❤️
Shanita S.
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.
Timely, professional staff, clean and updated office etc.
San J.
the staff is friendly and doctor does a good job, he listens when i say im in pain
Elizabeth M.
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.
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.
Cause they had great customer service in took care all my needs without any problems..
Camille C.
The Dr. bedside matters is very pleasant he is very attentive to how your feeling throughout what ever type of procedure and he explains very well the pros and cons of what he is doing. His assistant […]
Caressa T.
Love the team they’re always very kind and patient
Raven J.
Ur service is very good and fast
Jurney W.
They were respectful and fast service.
Cortez G.
The dentist as assistant were great. They put my daughter at ease.
Tomarra R.
Good work
Sterling B.
My daughter was in and out in 30 mins, no waiting
Adrianna W.
Dr. Vinnet and Mohammed did a great job they really took care of me and provided great service.
Darnell N.
My rating is for the Grandriver Office. My dentist Dr. Oliver is AWESOME!!!
Evonne B.
Staff and Doctors were pleasant during my visit.
Madonna C.
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.
Very good 😁
Connie T.
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Phone: (313) 651-7260
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