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

Discover the Danger of Gum Disease in Children


Did you know that children and teens are also at risk for developing gum disease and periodontal disease? Many parents are unaware of these dental hazards and need to know which factors could affect their child’s dental health.

Genetics are a Giveaway

Genes are responsible for a large part of dental health. Research shows that children whose parents are at high risk for periodontal disease also have a higher chance of developing this problem themselves. When these conditions are common in a family, parents need to do everything possible to prevent gum disease in children. Make sure that your child is practicing proper dental hygiene at home and seek out affordable dental care on a regular basis.

Distressing Dental Hygiene

A bad oral hygiene routine can be bad news for teeth. In children, poor dental hygiene habits are often the cause of gum disease. If they don’t receive treatment, then the problem can progress from the gums to the bones of the teeth, which is called periodontal disease. The best way to prevent gum disease in children is by teaching them good dental habits from an early age. In addition, parents need to also practice good dental hygiene since kids learn from their example.

Hormonal Changes Cause Concern

According to research, a child’s risk of periodontal disease rises as they become teenagers. Their fluctuating hormones can cause their gums to become more sensitive and easily inflamed by plaque. Since teens are prone to these problems, they must have a good dental hygiene routine and regularly see a dentist to get the affordable dental care they need.

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
Always very nice people up front and back. Professional and comfortable work done on teeth.
Brandon L.
The customer service was great.
Emma M.
Excellent Service
Aisha J.
Amber, Dr. Tonya, and Dr. Mia was amazing and very helpful. I recommend coming here
Young M.
Best dental experience ever
Dante P.
Jakiya was fantastic and very friendly ! Best dental experience ever !
Karl S.
Everyone in the office has a pleasant attitude, they make you feel welcome and comfortable. The staff answer all question and the experience is just awesome.
Janet H.
Shanekquah is great! She made me feel very relaxed and calm. Very lovely. Dr. Hanan is real cool. How she speak makes me feel she’s part of the family. For my first visit, this has been a great […]
Christopher S.
Jakiya was the greatest. They were very professional as always. Timely I didn’t have to wait long. The overall experience was pleasant
Tez J.
Wonderful dentist, staff and receiptionist.
Lawrence B.
Your hospitality for starters. The way you explain the issue with my mouth and a various steps I needed to solve the issue.
Janet H.
Jakiya is a wonderful assistant.
Chris B.
Don is the man!! He is very friendly warm and sweet , he gets the job done!!!Thank you gentle dental for your great service today.
Marianne E.
Amber the best worker there she took care of me and all four of my kids and dr.z the best…
I love Gentle Dental because they are professional I feel good every time I leave here and when I come here so to everyone out there come to Gentle Dental on Jefferson and get taken care of the right […]
Larry T.
Your staff was great and they explain things to me where I could understand them
Dwayne P.
Great place friendly people
Dante P.
The staff is wonderful and it did not take long at all this is my new dentist never again will I be afraid of the dentist
Ericka S.
Great service every time I come I’m always happy and satisfied
Crystal J.
The dental assistant, Hygienist, and Dentist were are very gentle and kind in their work, and explained everything thoroughly to my 7-year-old daughter before and during the procedure. I felt very […]
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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 - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (313) 879-4769
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