Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue
529 E Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

Brushing Your Teeth – Is It Time for a Refresher Course?

Tooth Brushing

Few things contribute more to long-term oral health than proper brushing, but many people have forgotten the dental care techniques they were taught as kids. Although a skilled, affordable dentist can repair damages caused by poor hygiene and neglect, you can save a lot on future dental care costs by simply relearning the proper way to brush your teeth.

Why is Proper Tooth Brushing So Critical?

After you eat, food particles remain lodged in your teeth, which causes plaque to form. Brushing at least twice a day can help to prevent plaque from forming. If you don’t remove plaque, it will form tartar—and once you have tartar, you’ll need professional dental care to remove it. Allowing plaque to remain on your teeth for an extended period of time leads to tooth decay and gum disease.

5 Brushing Tips

  1. Divide your mouth into quarters and spend an equal amount of time brushing each of the four areas.
  2. Spend a least two minutes brushing to ensure that all food particles and bacteria have been removed from your teeth.
  3. Brush all your teeth, including hard-to-reach areas and sensitive teeth.
  4. Brush gently in a circular motion.
  5. Replace your toothbrush every three months. Toothbrushes wear out.

Use the Right Dental Care Products

Keep up with the latest in dental care, and only use toothpastes that are accepted by the ADA (American Dental Association). Many toothpastes are designed for specific needs such as tartar control, whitening, or improving your breath. Ask your family dentistry experts about the best options for you. Your daily dental care regimen should include brushing at least twice a day, flossing every day, and rinsing with mouthwash.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Downtown Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue today at (313) 879-4769 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Downtown Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Jefferson 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 Jefferson Avenue. 

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Patient Reviews
On March 28, 2014 I had some extractions done. I have not had any pain and even the needle didn't hurt. Gentle Dental is by far the Best!!!
Octavia B.
Very down to earth, kind people. Always keeps me coming back!
Anonymous
My visit to Gentle Dental Jefferson went very well. The waiting period was about one half hour. The service included a cleaning and an evaluation. I […]
Emma M.
Gentle Dental Jefferson was a wonderful experience for me. The service was great; the parking validation is the best; and the staff is well informed […]
Emma M.
Great service and friendly staff. There was a long wait 15 mins beyond my appointment time but once I was chair there were no delays.
Anonymous
Staff was extremely nice and understanding of the problem I came in with. Very tentative to my needs. The work preformed by Tanya and Dr Quinn was […]
Tina H.
The service was fast and pain free and I very friendly staff and a clean office but the parking sucks I had to pay the parking attended $5 to park so […]
Audrey B.
Dr. Dhillin was awesome!
Desiree F.
Great job.
Danny R.
people were friendly, good service
Wilbert B.
I always have a great experience here. The staff is friendly, the wait time is decent and the staff has no problem verifying insurance coverage and […]
Catrinia S.
Great place to have dental work done. The doctor and his assistants are good. Everyone is polite and professional. I'm very pleased with the Gentle […]
Anonymous
Kind, considerate and attentive service.
Onious H.
I'm very pleased with the customer service I receive at Gentle Dental Jefferson. I recommend this office to anyone that is looking for a dentist.
Emma M.
The first time I walked into the space I felt nervous. The staff at the front welcomed me and remembered me by my name and my fancy shoes I always […]
Sabrina N.
Staff was polite and answered all my questions Service was good and done on a timely basis. I felt very comfortable there.
Everett D.
It was a totally worthwhile experience, all of the assistance, receptionist, hygen, & Dentist conducted themselves very professionally making it a […]
Patrick K.
Dr. Weiss is terrific!!! This is the first Dentist I've been to and I felt no pain from start to finish-I hate needles, but with Dr. Weiss there was […]
Anonymous
I was in real pain. Walked into the office on Jefferson. The staff responded to me right away. Everyhing was explained to me, and I was put in exam […]
Roman A.
Surprisingly fast this visit. I definitely see improvement from previous visits where wait times were ridiculous. PLEASE keep up the good work!
Sharonna B.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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