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

Promoting Lifelong Oral Health for Your Teenager

Teen Dental Issues

Statistically, more than 60 percent of teens suffer from gingivitis, the early form of gum disease. Gingivitis is a preventable condition, as are cavities and other forms of tooth decay. As a parent, you can play a major role in preventing your teenager from developing oral health conditions. Basic dental care habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly and routine visits to the family dentistry practitioner, can significantly impact your teen’s oral health.

Use these easy tips to keep your teenager’s smile pearly and bright well into adulthood and instill habits that will last a lifetime.

  • The foundation of good oral health is a diligent 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.
  • 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.
  • Promote healthy snacks, such as fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants that can help fight bacteria and reduce plaque buildup on the teeth. 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. Popular teen beverages, such as energy drinks, fruit juices, and sports drinks, can erode the teeth and increase tooth decay.
  • 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.
  • 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, which can make the gums sensitive and susceptible to irritation. This makes it even more important to encourage your daughter to practice diligent dental care.
  • Routine professional teeth cleanings are critical for removing dental plaque buildup and tartar, and should be done on a regular basis. Talk to an affordable dentist about the unique dental care needs of your teen to ensure optimal oral health.

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
My dentist hygiene Tracy was great
Emannuel H.
Dr. Zang, Amber, and Tonya did a wonderful job of making sure I was comfortable and understood what was going on. They were upfront with what treatment they recommended, and how much it would cost me […]
Dennis R.
Best dental experience ever
Dante P.
The staff very courteous and respectful
Muhammad A.
Jakiya was wonderful, gentle and patient. Job well done.
Nichelle H.
Great customer service
Keshaun H.
I would strongly recommend people go to gentle dental they know what there doing an the staff are very Professional
Shakeea R.
They are really great glad to have them for a dentist. Jakiya was wonderful. And Amber, don, Dr Kay was really insightful on the service I needed. Very friendly cast of employees.​. I Will return
Branden A.
Friendly staff
Kelechi A.
Great Job from the whole team and a very great job from Jakiya. Thank you.!
William M.
Always very nice people up front and back. Professional and comfortable work done on teeth.
Brandon L.
Amber, Dr. Tonya, and Dr. Mia was amazing and very helpful. I recommend coming here
Young M.
Amber was very helpful to me..and Patient..
Tanika R.
My assistant Jakiya was wonderful and amber as well. My overall service was great.
Walter P.
Gentle dental employees are very professional warm ,the best experience i have ever had at a dental office. Keep up the good work gentle dental!!
Marianne E.
Jakiya and amber did a good job thank you so much
Anthony G.
I went to the Jefferson office with an emergency that my current dentist could not squeeze me in to handle. The hours were convenient and I was able to get in the same day. Everyone was very nice and […]
Linda K.
I was very anxious going in my cap had broke off and I needed it fixed asap,they were very comforting and understanding with my concerns and helped and are still helping through my DENTAL […]
Ingrid W.
Great cleaning, friendly staff.
Kylen P.
This dental office is awesome.. I would recommend them to all of my family and friends.
Deressa B.
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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 - 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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