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.


Dental crowns allow you to cover a tooth that has been damaged by trauma or decay. Our doctors in Detroit use crowns to completely cover a tooth and protect it from further damage, dental crowns may spare you the expense […]

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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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If you’re self-conscious about missing teeth, or struggling with pronunciation or chewing difficulties as a result of missing teeth, dentures may be a good choice for you. In addition to being a great-looking and comfortable solution, dentures are also a […]

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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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I always have good experience at Gentle Dental
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I appreciated the kindness and quality of care I received at Gentle Dental. The dentists, techs and staff were all very professional.
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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 […]
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Thank you for the work that was done on 12-12-2014 I was very very pleased.I appreciate everything.
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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 […]
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Service and attention to detail be the doctor and the entire support staff was top notch!
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Mon. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat. – 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (313) 651-7260
Fax: (313) 835-1334
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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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