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
Friendly and positive atmosphere from front to back.
Rhanai G.
Overall I think it’s just a really good dental place..
Kevin J.
They did a pretty good job.
Curtis P.
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.
I was in and out before my appointment time. That’s some awesome service.
Alan C.
Great customer service! Super friendly and I was seen in a timely fashion. I would pay out of pocket if I ever had to just to come back! :)
Brittany R.
Good care, helpful staff
Maya T.
I love this place, they are so patient and kind.
Sarah W.
Great service, friendly staff
Shaun H.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. Dr. Carpenter took really good good care of me during my procedure which was a long and hard one. I didn’t feel one bit of pain. Not even when he was doing […]
Deborah G.
Very pleasant people. They make sure you are comfortable.
Jessica B.
Gentle Dental is the perfect name for this office. Thank you Frances Ashley Marilyn Ronnie and the rest of the staff that take their time with their patients. Loving and warm environment.
David M.
They are nice and gentle
Donna T.
This is a nice place to go 4real, everybody was nice and pleasant plus made me feel like family. That made my day getting my teeth cleaned and not feeling pain because the dentist had me listening to […]
L W.
April is awesome. She is the dental hygienist,and she is absolutely fantastic.
Amy J.
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.
Quick service and durring the removel i felt nothing.
Scott R.
I took my nephew to the dentist for the first Time and he was terrified. He started to cry before she even touched him. This young. Women was remarkable she talked to him and explained everything to […]
Brian M.
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 clean and respectful
Brittney M.
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
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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