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

Teeth Bleaching and Bonding – Two Ways to Get a Perfect Smile


If you see yellow teeth when you look in the mirror, you’re not alone. Your natural tooth color is affected by a variety of factors throughout your life including your tobacco habits, the foods and beverages you consume, and the accumulation of hardened tartar deposits. Trauma to a tooth that causes nerve death will also result in discoloration. The process of aging discolors your teeth, too. It’s even possible to be born with teeth than are more yellow or gray than usual. You may not be able to control all causes of discoloration, but teeth bleaching and bonding can give you a gleaming white smile.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work? 

Teeth whitening or bleaching can be performed either at home or your dentist’s office. Teeth bleaching whitening gels containing carbamide peroxide work by oxidizing stains. At-home whitening begins with your dentist making an impression of your teeth to create custom-fitted trays that maximize your tooth enamel’s exposure to the whitening gel. To treat your teeth at home, you’ll fill the trays with gel, and wear them for about two hours. This process is repeated daily for several weeks. When supervised by your dentist, at-home whitening delivers great results.

In-office teeth bleaching costs more, but the results are immediate and more dramatic. Before your dentist applies the bleaching formula, he or she will protect your gums with a gel or a rubber shield. After the bleach is applied directly to your teeth, a special light is used every five minutes to activate and accelerate the bleaching agent. To maintain the results of your newly whitened teeth longer, avoid foods and beverages that stain teeth such as coffee, tea, red wine, and berries. Brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste formula, and refrain from smoking.

Bonding Teeth: An Alternative for Stubborn Discoloration

If whitening procedures aren’t enough, bonding can restore your smile to perfection. Bonding teeth with composite materials involves shaping and preparing your natural tooth, matching your tooth color, and applying a thin layer of composite resin to the entire surface. The new veneer is then shaped and cured with a special light. Porcelain veneers are created in a lab using impressions of your teeth. Both techniques provide an effective way to make unsightly stains a memory.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist 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
the staff is friendly and doctor does a good job, he listens when i say im in pain
Elizabeth M.
Very happy with the staff and their professionalism
Ennis M.
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.
Timely, professional staff, clean and updated office etc.
San J.
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.
Dr. Vinnet and Mohammed did a great job they really took care of me and provided great service.
Darnell N.
Good work
Sterling B.
Everyone was nice an patient….
Nina J.
They made me very comfortable..
Ronald H.
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.
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.
Very nice place staff was very polite they made me feel vey comfortable. I would recommend them anytime.
Terrence S.
Love the team they’re always very kind and patient
Raven J.
Excellent dental office ❤️
Shanita S.
They were respectful and fast service.
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Best dentist office in the world . I had two teeth pulled within a week , both healed .The staff are very helping , especially Mr. Terrance the office manager .I’m a patient there for life , job […]
Raj F.
Very efficient practice!……
J H.
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Michael J.
Good environment. And you guys know what your doing.
Ericka H.
Because Gentle Dental fixed my front teeth they are so awesome and the staff is friendly.. So I recommend anybody to go down to Gentle Dental and get your teeth fixed
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  • 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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