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
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.
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.
Good care, helpful staff
Maya T.
Everyone was very friendly and took good care of my kids.
Ethan W.
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.
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.
The very friendly professional Dr. Carpenter and ieesha, were very helpful and polite, they also had me in and out,there wasn’t a long wait time. I would recommend them to everyone! Thanks
Brenda R.
Love the staff
Erika C.
The hygienist was great! My teeth felt very clean.
Lyric B.
The employees are all professional and polite. I had started to get my teeth fixed with a fear of the dentist, my visits to gentle Dental have defeated that fear and has even created an interest in […]
Bill D.
My kids have been going there for years and I’m always satisfied with their services
Chimeregee11188
The staff is very friendly and helpful. I got dentures and you can tell they take pride in their work.
Jeremy H.
They did a pretty good job.
Curtis P.
I was in and out before my appointment time. That’s some awesome service.
Alan C.
Very pleasant people. They make sure you are comfortable.
Jessica B.
Friendly staff, they did their best to make me feel comfortable.
Saundra B.
I was referred by a friend of mine to a good Gental Dental of Westland specially to see Dr. Kothari, I am very pleased to announce that I really got an excellent service by all employees and the […]
Kandarp T.
Friendly and Gentle. Dr. Carpenter and his assistant, as well as the office staff, were all absolutely wonderful!
Rhonda H.
April is awesome. She is the dental hygienist,and she is absolutely fantastic.
Amy J.
Dr and assistant were excellent!
Kelly D.
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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

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Phone: (734) 329-5284
Fax: (734) 722-4206
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  • 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
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