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

Help your Teen Understand the Benefits of Routine Dental Care

Teen Dental Issues

It’s not surprising that many teens are resistant to visiting your family dentistry professional, since many adults don’t like going to the dentist either. However, allowing your teen to skip the dentist and other basic dental care habits is dangerous to their health. Approximately, 60 percent of 15-year-old teenagers have gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. Left untreated, this could rapidly develop into more serious diseases and loss of teeth. Teaching your teen the benefits of regular dental care and projecting a positive image of trips to the dentist can make all the difference in their long-term health.

The cornerstone of a healthy smile and beautiful teeth is a daily brushing and flossing routine. Encourage your teen to brush at least twice a day and floss at least once per day. These dental care habits will protect their oral health at the most basic level.

Don’t let your teen skip dental visits, even when their schedule gets busy. Routine dental care appointments play an integral role in your teenager’s oral health.  As a parent, it is essential that you encourage your teen to make all their visits to your family dentistry professional. Never portray a visit to the dentist as punishment for poor dental care. Project a positive attitude when it comes to visiting the family dentist.

Teens who consume a diet high in junk food are at greater risk for impaired dental health, and poor food choices significantly impact healthy teeth. Beverages that are popular among teens, such as energy drinks, fruit juices, and sports drinks, can erode the teeth and increase the development of cavities. Promote healthy snacks, such as fruits and vegetables, with your teen. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants that can help fight bacteria and reduce plaque buildup on the teeth.

Teenagers are notoriously obsessed with their appearance, which can make encouraging good dental care habits easy to instill when you focus on what it all means to their smile. Help your teen understand that healthy teeth play a vital role in a beautiful smile.

Studies have shown that teenage girls are at increased risk for gum disease. Increases in progesterone and estrogen levels during puberty cause an uptick in blood circulation to the gums of young females. This can make the gums especially sensitive and susceptible to irritation, making it all the more important to encourage your daughter to practice diligent dental care.

Routine professional dental care is critical for removing dental plaque buildup and tartar, and cleaning should be done on a regular basis.

Talk to an affordable dentist about the unique needs of your teen to ensure optimal dental care.

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.

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Patient Reviews
Teon W.
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.
Customer service from the front to the back. No long wait time
June M.
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.
Wonderful service…I was treated by Janice and services was excellent.
Tarsheema P.
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.
Love the team they’re always very kind and patient
Raven J.
I didn’t have a long wait and the Dentist was excellent
Darlene D.
Dr. Vinnet and Mohammed did a great job they really took care of me and provided great service.
Darnell N.
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.
They were respectful and fast service.
Cortez G.
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.
Everyone was polite and helpful!….
Jeffraisha H.
Serviced immediately ,, good service
Mareon T.
Very happy with the staff and their professionalism
Ennis M.
Good staff
Zenia G.
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.
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.
Very nice place staff was very polite they made me feel vey comfortable. I would recommend them anytime.
Terrence S.
My hygienist Jacklin is the Best
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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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