Gentle Dental of Westland
825 S Wayne Road, Westland, MI 48186

Dental Care Pointers for Moms Everywhere

Dental Health and Basic Dental Care

Even though moms always seem to be able to juggle multiple tasks for their families every day, those hectic demands can cause them to neglect their own dental care. Moms owe it to themselves to remain faithful to a regular schedule of professional dental care and cleanings with an affordable dentist. They would never allow their children to skip their dental appointments, so it only makes sense for moms to diligently practice the dental care they preach. Setting a great example for their children in terms of maintaining good oral health is one of the greatest gifts a mother can give.

It may seem obvious, but it’s worth repeating that moms, just like their kids, need to brush their teeth no less than twice daily. Each brushing session should last for at least two minutes in order to ensure thorough removal of harmful plaque. In addition, care should be taken to avoid brushing the teeth too vigorously, because this can result in damage to the gums. Dental care professionals would emphasize the fact that flossing must also be a priority, as it represents one of the most effective methods of eliminating plaque and preventing cavities from developing.

Busy moms everywhere need to take note of the fact that lifestyle choices can also have a significant impact on oral health. Eating a balanced diet filled with fresh fruit and vegetables is a great way to get essential nutrients while avoiding sweets and processed foods that can contribute to gum disease and tooth decay.

Regular exercise has also been shown to reduce the risk of periodontal disease, a fact that many moms may not even be aware of. Making time for activities that lower stress such as yoga, deep breathing, and quiet meditation can also help decrease the likelihood that problems with TMJ, teeth grinding, and canker sores will emerge.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Westland, call Gentle Dental of Westland today at (734) 329-5284 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Westland. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Westland, 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 of Westland. 

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I love this place, they are so patient and kind.
Sarah W.
I was in and out before my appointment time. That’s some awesome service.
Alan C.
Friendly service
James E.
Quick service and durring the removel i felt nothing.
Scott R.
Dr Carpenter and his assistants are the best. Im a big big cry baby due to childhood dentist horror and they took care of me. Thanks everyone on today’s visit, Marilyn too!
Antionice H.
Friendly staff, they did their best to make me feel comfortable.
Saundra B.
They did a pretty good job.
Curtis P.
I like how they treat my son
David O.
April is very gentle gets the job done right
Derrick K.
They did a great job on my cleaning…one of the hygienist there was very polite and gentle with the deep cleaning, I had no discomfort whatsoever. And she explained all the home cleaning steps […]
Shawn H.
I’ve never actually felt like I had a family dentist until we started coming here three years ago. They are great with my girls and make sure I know exactly what our insurance covers. […]
Dana T.
The entire staff is very friendly and polite , the ladies up front are AWESOME , The Hygienist is very gentle and personable and does a great job .
JASON B.
Courteous and professional.
Michael T.
Very pleasant people. They make sure you are comfortable.
Jessica B.
I love how April takes her time to understand each patient needs to make everyone comfortable, my daughter has special needs and April was very patient with her. I bring all 3 of my daughters to her. […]
Londyn A.
Love the staff
Erika C.
Service was excellent , seen in a timely manner and staff were so professional and nice… would definitely recommend to others.
Shaye S.
Dr. Erickson and Tamika have amazing bed side manor. I have insanely high anxiety and had to have a wisdom tooth pulled and 2 fillings. It was painless and pleasant having those two by my side to […]
Miranda K.
Dr and assistant were excellent!
Kelly D.
Good care, helpful staff
Maya T.
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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 - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (734) 329-5284
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