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

Oral Hygiene in Westland, MI

What does it take to keep your smile healthy, attractive, and strong? It simply requires good oral hygiene habits like taking care of your teeth at home every day and going to a dentist for professional dental exams and cleanings on a regular basis. You can rely on the excellent dentists at our practice to help you maintain your dental health.

What Does Oral Hygiene Do For You?

It removes the plaque and tartar that build up on your teeth every day and lead to serious dental problems like gum disease, tooth decay, and persistent bad breath. The way to maintain hygiene is by brushing and flossing every day, along with regularly visiting a dentist for professional oral hygiene in Westland. For more information on the importance of dental hygiene, please call our practice today.

How Can You Make Sure That You’re Practicing Good Dental Hygiene?

You can develop a proper oral hygiene routine and protect your dental health by including the following tips into your daily life:

  1. Brush your teeth with a toothbrush that has soft bristles and is small enough to reach all of our teeth.
  2. Select a fluoride toothpaste for its enamel-strengthening power.
  3. Brush in the morning, after eating, and before you go to sleep at night.
  4. Floss your teeth one or two times a day to remove the plaque and particles in-between your teeth.
  5. Regularly visit a dentist for teeth cleanings and dental exams.
  6. Don’t eat too many sugary foods or indulge in sweetened drinks.
  7. Quit using tobacco products and smoking.

What Is The Best Way To Protect Yourself From Dental Problems?

While maintaining a daily dental hygiene regimen at home helps you keep your teeth and gums healthy, only a dentist can give maximum protection against tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. You need professional cleanings to completely remove the plaque and tartar that contribute to dental problems, as well as check-ups to detect early signs of dental decay and disease. It’s not only your smile that benefits, but also your entire body because good hygiene can help you defend you from medical problems. Call our practice to arrange a convenient appointment right away.

When Is Your Child Old Enough For A Dental Hygiene Routine?

Teaching your child about oral hygiene should begin when their very young. In fact, they need to go for their first dentist appointment before they are one year-old, and then keep getting professional check-ups and cleanings two times a year. What should you do if your child is resistant to brushing and flossing or gets upset during dentist visits? Our helpful staff can give you some proven tips to overcome these dental dilemmas, such as making daily dental care into a fun activity and rewarding pleasant dentist appointments with a healthy surprise. For more children’s oral hygiene tips, just call our office and ask our knowledgeable staff.

How Can You Be Sure You’re Practicing Good Dental Hygiene At Home?

Seeing a dentist on a regular basis can provide you with a healthy smile, but you need to maintain your dental health by taking care of your teeth at home every single day. The basic oral hygiene instructions you need to follow at home include brushing your teeth morning, night, and after meals along with flossing at least once a day. Plus, you should brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste containing fluoride for tooth enamel protection. Feel free to call us anytime for more assistance with healthy at-home hygiene.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Service was excellent , seen in a timely manner and staff were so professional and nice… would definitely recommend to others.
Shaye S.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. I got dentures and you can tell they take pride in their work.
Jeremy H.
My hygienist Marilyn is the best. She’s such a nice person. Doctor Hanan is nice as well and thorough. The staff is friendly as well. They are what their name says that they are. Gentle!
Crochetah J.
My kids have been going there for years and I’m always satisfied with their services
Chimeregee11188
I had a really good experience with this place. Staff was very helpful and Lindsey was very informative and helpful with explaining my plan to me. I would definitely recommend this place
Maria K.
All around great visit. I had to go in on an emergency, and they were able to get me in within 24 hours. I had an unpleasant dental situation that had to be attended to, and Dr. Hanan, Tameka and the […]
Mel K.
April is always so through in the cleaning of my teeth. She does an excellent job st keeping my teeth in good condition. om glad she’s back!!!!
Pat M.
Very friendly staff made me feel comfortable and relaxed due to me being nervous overall geret dentist
Sherrita C.
My experience was great today, and my 1st time here. My hygienist Tamika was gental with the bitewings & x-rays, Dr. Hanan was informative when I asked questions, and Lindsay was thorough with […]
Dwanne S.
Friendly and positive atmosphere from front to back.
Rhanai G.
Very attentive staff, friendly dentist and quick service.
Phil S.
Always willing to work with you. Service was excellent and staff was friendly!
Mikel F.
I love this place, they are so patient and kind.
Sarah W.
I love this place , they have great customer service and April is so awesome,and Ashley , Lindsay is great , Renee , Tammy , Arron, I love this team. Yeah baby .
Kisha V.
My hygienist Marilyn is very personal. She made me feel comfortable. She was very thorough in explaining my treatment plan. You can tell that she really enjoys her job. I would definitely recommend […]
Keseanda R.
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.
I really have a fear of dentist offices. Here tho i felt comfortable and relaxed. Can honestly say I’m looking forward to coming back.
De'Juan W.
They did a pretty good job.
Curtis P.
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.
Very pleasant people. They make sure you are comfortable.
Jessica B.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun. – Closed

2nd & 4th Saturdays

Phone: (734) 329-5284
Fax: (734) 722-4206
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 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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