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

Proper and Thorough Brushing

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White, shiny teeth, healthy gums, fresh breath, and the luxury of smiling and laughing with confidence—who doesn’t want all that? Gum disease and tooth decay can rob you of these pleasures, especially if you don’t recognize the importance of brushing teeth daily and the proper way to brush teeth. It seems like a simple habit, one without need for a refresher course, but like many things that are done day after day, meeting the optimal standards doesn’t always happen in midst of living life.

You can ensure that your smile and laugh stay beautiful day after day and year after year with these tips for the proper way to brush teeth:

1. Divide the mouth into quadrants, spending 30 seconds thoroughly brushing each area on all sides. You should brush for at least two minutes.

2. Floss before brushing, at least once every day. This will loosen food particles between teeth and allow your toothpaste to get more easily in between the teeth.

3. Brush at least twice a day—and preferably between meals, too—to reduce the buildup of bacteria, plaque, and tartar.

4. Use an ADA-approved soft-bristled toothbrush. If your child has baby teeth, choose a toothbrush designed for children. Adults may prefer an electric toothbrush.

5. Choose an ADA-approved toothpaste. When selecting toothpaste for a child, find a brand formulated for kids. Do not use more than a pea-sized amount, if any toothpaste at all, for children under six.

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
Everyone of the staff is very friendly and help with any concerns
Raven J.
Nice and friendly place clean no long wait and trustworthy people👌Dr Duan and her Assistant tawanna are the best👌
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Has been my dental office for years! The staff is always friendly and courteous from front to back! Janice has been one excellent dental specialist for me and my family, outstanding services and a […]
Tarsheema P.
The appointment was on time. The staff was kind and proffessional, the equipment and tools seemed up to date.
San J.
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 staff and was very helpful
Tearia S.
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.
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.
Very courteous and professional
Jasmine 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.
The atmosphere was very nice the setting the style was awesome they help get you in and get you out always smiling.
Kimberly K.
They were respectful and fast service.
Cortez G.
the staff is friendly and doctor does a good job, he listens when i say im in pain
Elizabeth M.
They are really friendly. Helps you feel comfortable. Clean. Informative. Dr. Pancholi gave good advice and saved me a lot of time and pain. His assistant, Tawanna, was amazing at making me […]
Nikki J.
Love the team they’re always very kind and patient
Raven J.
Professionalism
Clarence C.
It was a good visit.
Maryssa N.
Customer service from the front to the back. No long wait time
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Ms. B and Mr.Warren were excellent. Great customer 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 - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (313) 651-7260
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