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

General Dentists in Downtown Detroit

Having an attractive, strong, and healthy smile is simply a matter of proper maintenance. You need to take care of your teeth and gums on a regular basis and develop healthy habits, but there is only so much you can do on your own. You also need to have an expert treat any dental problems and help you maintain good dental health.

What Are General Dentists?

A general dentist is a medical professional that has been trained in the general field of dentistry, rather than specializing in one area. A dentist ensures that patients of all ages enjoy proper dental health though the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of dental diseases.

Why Do You Need a General Dentist?

Anyone that wants to have healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime needs to see a general dentist on a regular basis. Dentists perform a wide range of dental services, such as regular examinations, professional cleanings, cavity treatment, and procedures required to repair dental problems. Dentists have the expertise needed to diagnose dental concerns and provide the treatment needed for fast relief and dental health maintenance.

What Kind of General Dentistry Services Are Available?

There is a wide range of services offered by general dental practices for every patient age and dental need. At our full-service dental practice, we offer all of the following general dentistry services.

  • Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Reconstruction
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Fillings and Restorations
  • Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Tooth Extractions

When Should You Go to the Dentist?

Most patients need to visit the dentist every six months. More accurately, how often you go will be based on your dental health, age, and other personal factors. You will be advised how often you need treatment.

What Is the Cost for a Dental Visit?

The cost of going to a dentist general practice will depend on your particular dental needs and any dental insurance you have. Please call our general family dentistry for a cost estimate for your initial visit.

How Do I Schedule a Dental Appointment Near Me?

You’re probably asking, “How do I find a general dentist near me?” All you need to do is call our general dental office and let us schedule an appointment for you. Tell us which date and time are most convenient for you and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Does a Dental Appointment Take a Long Time?

While most dental appointments last for around an hour, an appointment can range from 30 minutes for a routine follow-up to many hours for complex dental treatment. If time is an issue for you, call our practice and let us know so we can meet your scheduling needs.

What Should You Do to Get Ready for a Dentist Appointment?

There’s little you need to do to prepare to see a dentist. Simply arrive on time for your appointment, have a list of your medical conditions, and bring your insurance information. There is no need to be worried because seeing one of our professional dentists should be a comfortable experience. If you have any concerns, let us know and we can help soothe your nerves.

Is It Bad to Avoid Visiting a Dentist?

You are putting yourself at risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and even bigger dental problems if you don’t see a dentist regularly. Even if you aren’t experiencing any dental problems or pain, you need to visit a dentist twice a year so any dental issues can be detected and treated at an early stage to avoid more costly problems later. Call our office for an appointment today to enjoy a healthy smile.


Has tooth decay caused extensive damage to one or more of your teeth? Don’t wait until it is too late – get in touch with us now to learn about our natural-looking tooth crowns.

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Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, our doctors in Downtown Detroit may be able to restore your smile using a dental bridge. Bridges are composed of a replacement tooth or teeth supported on either side by […]

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Dental Reconstruction

As part of a carefully planned combination of general, cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry, dental reconstruction is a comprehensive treatment approach for patients with mild to chronic pain from severe dental problems, such as tooth loss, facial muscle distortion, gum disease […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. The treatment entails applying a thin, safe plastic coating to the molars, which are the most commonly used teeth for chewing, protecting them from plaque and acids. The process of applying […]

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Dentures are artificial teeth that are custom-made to fit your bite. A denture replaces natural teeth that you’ve lost or had extracted. A denture not only improves the appearance of your smile, but it also helps to maintain the structure […]

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Fillings and Restorations

Our dentists in Downtown Detroit offer dental fillings to treat cavities. Dental fillings can also be also used to repair cracked or broken teeth. Ask about tooth-colored fillings that make your mouth look more natural and attractive.

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Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment in Downtown Detroit is diagnosed to prevent and treat a variety of diseases affecting the gums. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease involves bacterial growth (a colorless film called “plaque”) that gradually destroys the tissue surrounding […]

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Oral Hygiene

A bright smile that’s free of cavities can be yours when you know how to take care of your teeth and gums. Paying attention to the hygiene of your teeth and gums at home is the first half of the […]

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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy or a root canal procedure can relieve the pain caused by diseased or injured pulp tissue in the center of the tooth. Many times, this tissue cannot repair itself and root canal therapy is required to save […]

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Tooth Extractions

Unfortunately, teeth can become diseased, damaged or injured over time, and in some cases, may need to be removed (extracted). If this should happen to you, one of our highly experienced dentists in Downtown Detroit will make the tooth extraction […]

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Your staff was great and they explain things to me where I could understand them
Dwayne P.
My dental assistant Jakiya is wonderful.
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My dentist hygiene Tracy was great
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Amber the best worker there she took care of me and all four of my kids and dr.z the best…
Dr Z and my assistant Jakiya were great. They were just as gentle as the name.
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Great service, wonderful staff and care. I consider it a good choice. Jakiya helped me with everything i needed like a friend.
Jay R.
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Steven G.
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Mary W.
The staff was friendly, polite, well educated and well spoken. I was able to call and get a new patient appointment asap
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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 […]
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Dante P.
Very friendly excellent customer service highly recommend
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Joyce P.
Was a very nice office very quick and i was very satisfied with my service.
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Always very nice people up front and back. Professional and comfortable work done on teeth.
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Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Fri. – 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Phone: (313) 879-4769
Fax: (313) 963-6464
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  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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