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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Wonderful dentist, staff and receiptionist.
Lawrence B.
My assistants were amazing. I especially liked Jakiya.
Jayy W.
My assistant Jakiya was wonderful with a beautiful smile, she made my visit comfortable.
DJ F.
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.
Excellent service as always ms Tonya and amber helped me so much
David E.
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.
Best dental experience ever
Dante P.
I like the dentist everyone was nice and friendly my dental assistant name is Amber in Doctor Meta was awesome i recommend .
Rayray Y.
Great service, wonderful staff and care. I consider it a good choice. Jakiya helped me with everything i needed like a friend.
Jay R.
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.
Staff professionalism.
Joann D.
Gentle Dentle is a great facility to receive care for ones mouth and dentle needs! I love Gentle Dentle and Staff!
Mary W.
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.
Had a great experience here!!
Matthew E.
I would strongly recommend people go to gentle dental they know what there doing an the staff are very Professional
Shakeea R.
Your staff is polite and courteous and your hygienist is kind patient and thorough.
Marcus S.
Jakiya was an amazing assistant, shes also beautiful. Hope to see her every time I have an appointment. Dr Mita was very funny and informative.
Trevon K.
Tanya is the best
Tina 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.
Office Hours
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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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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