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

Oral Hygiene in Downtown Detroit, MI

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 equation. The second half is visiting a dentist regularly to maintain excellent oral hygiene in Downtown Detroit.

What Is Dental Hygiene?

Dental hygiene is the routine care of your teeth and gums so that they stand the best chance of staying healthy and free from disease. Taking care of your teeth hygiene every day by brushing and flossing helps to prevent cavities and gum problems. When you know the proper steps to take care of the health of your mouth, you can avoid bad breath, yellowed teeth, cavities and ultimately, tooth loss.

Oral Hygiene Tips

You want to have a healthy smile, so what should you do to get it? At the top of the list for healthy teeth tips is brushing. Brush your teeth twice a day, using a toothpaste that contains fluoride. You may also want to brush after every meal, especially if you know your teeth are prone to decay. Floss twice daily to remove plaque and food from between the teeth. If you’d like a dental care and oral hygiene plan that’s customized to your unique dental needs, please give us a call today and schedule an appointment.

Why Is a Proper Dental Hygiene Routine Important?

Self-care at home and professional care by a dentist are the two pieces of a complete plan for healthy teeth. If you brush regularly at home but don’t visit a dentist, you’ll miss out on the professional cleanings that remove plaque and tartar that are difficult, if not impossible, to reach and remove at home. Additionally, you are more likely to have excellent dental health if you limit your consumption of sugary foods and drinks and avoid smoking or chewing tobacco.

Healthy Teeth for Kids

Childhood is the time to teach children the importance of dental hygiene. When children get into the habit of brushing twice a day, they’ll have established a foundation that will support their dental health for life. Baby teeth will eventually fall out, but until they do, children need healthy, strong teeth for chewing and speaking well. Around age 4 is when you should start to floss your child’s teeth. Most children can start to floss on their own by 8 years old and begin to practice good oral hygiene independently.

How Can I Maintain a Proper Hygiene Routine?

Healthy teeth and gums don’t just enable you to have a more confident smile. A proper oral hygiene routine can prevent painful tooth decay and gum disease that can interfere with everyday eating and speaking. Plaque is constantly building up on our teeth. That’s why it’s necessary to take a few minutes to remove it every day. Our dentists give every patient customized oral hygiene instructions so they can know that their teeth are being taken care of in the best way possible. Call us today to get a professional start on an excellent dental care routine.

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Patient Reviews
My dental assistant Jakiya was very thorough and my Dr Z was wonderful.
Vickie K.
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.
My dentle assistant JaKiya was amazing. She was bubbly, professional with a positive attitude and a beautiful smile. I would love more assistants like her anywhere I go. She was very helpful with my […]
Darius M.
My dental assistant Jakiya is wonderful.
Tony B.
They are very nice and concern and explain everything to me in details. When the front girls messed up one of the women back there got me back there. Fast and apologize to me. I would go back and […]
Julie M.
Your staff was great and they explain things to me where I could understand them
Dwayne 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.
Best dental experience ever
Dante P.
My dental assistant Jakiya was very professional with a Beautiful smile.
James B.
Dr. Hanan Is Thorough & Awesome No Complaints
Sherman W.
I had a great experience with Gentle Dental! Dr. Hanan was very informational, Dr. Tracy took very good care of me even when I kept closing my mouth (not on purpose). I had many laughs with Tiffany […]
Asia C.
Friendly staff
Kelechi A.
Experience was great. Head assistant Shanekquah was very professional and charming. Tiffany explained my treatment well and Dr. Hanan was pleasant and Tracy was AWESOME didn’t feel a thing when she […]
Tylass H.
Excellent service as always ms Tonya and amber helped me so much
David E.
My dental assistant Jakiya was very comforting and my hygienist Tracy was great as well.
Keegrams D.
Jakiya and amber did a good job thank you so much
Anthony G.
All were nice
Cidnee S.
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.
The staff is friendly and professional. Tonya had provided dental cleanings for me for years. She’s awesome.
Patricia M.
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 […]
Tasneem P.
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Mon. – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (313) 879-4769
Fax: (313) 963-6464
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  • 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
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