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

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If you find dentists to be helpful partners in maintaining your oral and general health, you’re on the right track. Visiting your family dental clinic for regular checkups is essential, and your dentist can be a great source of knowledge. However, if you’re like most people, you probably find it difficult to ask questions while your mouth is full of dental instruments. Here are a few of the most frequently asked general dentistry questions and their answers:

What’s New in the Prevention and Treatment of Tooth Decay?

Advances in general dentistry have resulted in several promising developments in the treatment of tooth decay. One experimental method of cavity detection uses fluorescent light to reveal signs of decay long before they can be detected using traditional exams and X-rays. Toothpastes and mouth rinses that heal early tooth decay are also under investigation.

Will Drill-Free General Dentistry Become a Reality?

Although application of the technology is limited, some dentists are already offering air abrasion treatments. The instrument used is similar to a tiny sandblaster. It directs particles of silica or other abrasives at tooth surfaces to remove decay and stains and prepare teeth for bonding.

Are Amalgam Fillings Really Safe?

According to the American Dental Association and the Food and Drug Administration, amalgam fillings are indeed safe. Supposed links to Alzheimer’s disease, autism, and multiple sclerosis are unfounded, and there is no evidence that removing amalgam from the mouth cures any disease.

How can I Conquer My Dental Fear?

Talk to your family dental provider about your anxiety symptoms and triggers. Today it’s easy to find dentists who are more aware of dental anxiety and its ability to threaten your oral health. Your dentist will work with you to reduce your fears and make visits and procedures more bearable through the use of new sedation techniques and treatment alternatives.

How can I Afford Dental Care on a Fixed Income?

Find dentists who offer their services at lower rates through assistance programs sponsored by dental societies. Public health clinics, dental schools, and regional dental associations can be useful resources.

To learn about our family dentistry practice 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.

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I had my first visit to the Dentist on Saturday and it was fun. I am 3 years old and they people who seen me were funny and I want to come back.
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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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