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
I was very scared at first but April is the best,she really make's you feel comfortable with her outgoing personality.Very nice smart girl!!!!!
Casey H.
Words are hard to find to express how comfortable I was made by all the staff at Gentle Dental. It was a very positive experience Thank for taking […]
Karen P.
October 1,2014 They made me very comfortable and relaxed...didn't know I was getting a tooth pulled that day I was very worried acting like a child […]
Tricia B.
Great, exceeded expectation!
Holli H.
I was very pleased with the care, concern and professionalism of the staff. I have referred 2 other people since became a patient.
Anonymous
I love Gentle Dentle and Dr. B is the best dentist I ever had in my life and Amber Williams is the best dental assistant and it's a pleasure to have […]
Christine H.
Quality service each visit.
Anonymous
Everyone was very nice, I had a short wait time, and Dr. B was awesome. They provided me with good information and medications. I feel good tody.
Trevor J.
My visit was pleasant. I was scared at first but the staff was very friendly.
Megan M.
The staff and Dr. B are the best!!!! Always kind and courteous!! Also prompt with getting things done!
Ta'kyla R.
Polite and professional
Candice M.
I was very nervous going in as my teeth were in very poor status; however, Dr. Carpenter and his staff were extremely patient and reassuring along […]
Linda B.
Fast and friendly quality service.
Anonymous
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.
Anonymous
Very professional,friendly. Excellent work thank you!
Anonymous
The dental hygienists did an excellent job on my teeth.
Dianna E.
The staff at The Wayne Gentle Dental go above and beyond to satisfy their patients! !! Dr. B is the greatest ever!!!!!!!
Rhonda N.
Staff was friendly, informative and very welcoming.
Kenneth L.
The dental work is great, my only complaint is the waiting time in the waiting room
Anonymous
Great staff and the hygienist is amazing.
Michele H.
Service was friendly and I was quick to be seen.
Gary T.
Good experience, and a nice staff.
Cassandra K.
Atmosphere was very pleasant
Anonymous
The doctor was very patient and informative
Anonymous
I was looking for a dentist office that felt like family and not just seeing and treating you as another dollar sign. I know every practice have a […]
Yvonne L.
Excellent customer service everyone was very friendly and the dr. Took her time and explained everything to me.
Krystal S.
Quality care from knowledgable staff.
Anonymous
I really felt welcomed at gentle dental. All the staff were so friendly and then inviting. They made my trip to the dentist comforting-because I was […]
Natalie B.
Great! I was afraid to go to the dentist but my experience was great. I had 4 wisdom teeth pulled. I never had anything but a cleaning so when I […]
Demetria P.
Very satisfied with everything.
Anonymous
Dr. "B" is an excellent dentist, root canal and crown prep completed with no pain or "discomfort", thank you.
James A.
I am beyond pleased with the services I received from all of you. I have been mistreated and brushed off by a lot of dentist and you guys took me in […]
Sara C.
I was very impressed with the service and how well I was treated.
Yvonne L.
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 - 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 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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