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

10 Dental Care Habits for a Healthy Smile

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A healthy smile offers so many benefits, including a better appearance, more self-esteem, greater success in your career, better luck with relationships, fewer expenses from fewer dental problems, and the peace of mind of having a healthy mouth. To experience the joy of a healthy smile, start developing these good dental care habits today.

  1. Visit an affordable dentist for regular check-ups, cleanings, and dental care advice.
  2. If you don’t have a dentist, ask your doctor or friends to recommend the best dentist for your needs.
  3. Tell your dentist about any changes in your teeth or gums since these can be signs of a more serious dental problem.
  4. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and again at night before bed.
  5. Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush because it’s gentler on teeth and gums. Many of the best dentist experts recommend using an electric toothbrush because it’s better at removing plaque.
  6. Be sure to brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.
  7. Floss once a day to remove the plaque and food particles that a toothbrush simply can’t reach. If not removed, these can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental care problems.
  8. Use an antibacterial mouthwash to help fight gum disease.
  9. Always drink a glass of water after having sugary foods and beverages. This helps rinse away their harmful sugars, which can lead to plaque and cavities.
  10. Stop smoking to help reduce your risk of developing many dental care problems, such as tooth stains, tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.

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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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.
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.
Good staff
Zenia G.
Ms. B and Mr.Warren were excellent. Great customer service.
Pamela W.
The staff are nice. The dentist was very kind. My waiting time was good. The setting is comfortable that I was very relaxed. The hygienist was friendly and caring no rush job. I like coming to Gentle […]
Estella H.
Been visiting this dentist with my children for two years and always have amazing results, with very friendly service… I don’t doubt that we’ll be coming here for more years to come
Katrina M.
I think that Doctor P and Donelle make a great Team they get me in and out with no problem Gentle Dental has came along way thanks to them
Alaina H.
My rating is for the Grandriver Office. My dentist Dr. Oliver is AWESOME!!!
Evonne B.
Professionalism
Clarence C.
Had to get some work done today Dr. Vineet and TaWanna his assistant did amazing job. They were quick, painless ( well not more than what was necessary to get the job done ) and kept my attention off […]
Jamilia T.
This dentist is wonderful. They take out time explain and talk to you. They have great attitudes. They scheduled my appointments great and they call and text to remind you. They are so on point. I […]
Kida B.
Staff and Doctors were pleasant during my visit.
Madonna C.
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.
Love the team they’re always very kind and patient
Raven J.
I love dr.patel and his assistants Mohammed and Donnell,they are the best team, and I just love that office period, Jackie she cleans my teeth she is good, no pain. I will truly tell anyone to go […]
Annette B.
Dr Vineet an his assistant Mahamad treated my mother great….
Payton J.
the staff is friendly and doctor does a good job, he listens when i say im in pain
Elizabeth M.
The staff was very nice. Little Don is the best dental assistant I could’ve asked for and Dr. Patel was very kind and informative. The front staff was respectful but they could pick up the pace of […]
Danielle C.
Ur service is very good and fast
Jurney W.
Very nice place staff was very polite they made me feel vey comfortable. I would recommend them anytime.
Terrence S.
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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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