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

4 Best Dental Care Secrets from the Best Dentists

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Want to know the secret to having a better smile? Just follow these four simple dental care tips to make your smile better than ever.

  • Use a Brush with Soft Bristles

It’s often assumed that a toothbrush with hard bristles will clean their teeth better. But those tough brushes are really more harmful than helpful. Instead, choose a brush with soft bristles so that you don’t damage your tooth enamel and cause gums to recede. Replace your toothbrush every two to three months, because they become worn, which reduces their cleaning ability.

  • Brush Thoroughly

The best dentist will tell you that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day. Too many people don’t brush often enough or they brush incorrectly, which makes their dental care efforts less effective. Hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle, directed toward the gum line, and brush gently in circular motions. Brush for approximately two minutes, but be gentle to avoid doing any dental damage.

  • Floss Properly

Do you floss the right way everyday? Many people don’t, but flossing is essential because it keeps your teeth and gums healthy. To floss flawlessly, wind 18 inches of floss around your index fingers, holding about two inches between your fingers to use. Hold the floss closely against the tooth, gliding it over both sides of the tooth, to remove any food particles and plaque. Then, unroll a fresh section of floss and repeat for each tooth.

  • Schedule Regular Dentist Appointments

The American Dental Association advises seeing an affordable dentist twice a year to detect major dental problems, such as tooth decay, gum disease or oral cancer. However, nearly 50% of adults in the U.S. don’t go to the dentist because of financial reasons, fears, or lack of time. Treating problems early is much more affordable and much less painful that catching them at a later stage. That’s why you need to find the best dentist for you, practice proper at-home dental care, and make sure to make your appointments.

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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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.
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.
We were called on time of our appt…also we didn’t have to wait we were out of the office in a timely fashion
Tristen 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.
They were very fast, and caring and very gentle when they pulled out my tooth
Breanna H.
Best ever nicest people i needed a emergency tooth extraction and they did it right away i will recommend everyone i know!!
Stephanie N.
I love this place, they are so patient and kind.
Sarah W.
Friendly and positive atmosphere from front to back.
Rhanai G.
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.
April is the best hygienist I’ve ever had. She’s the best. My teeth feel great. Thank you April
Cheryl R.
Dr and assistant were excellent!
Kelly D.
Just went in for the first time in years an tammy an dr geller where real nice polite an made me feel real comfortable an they had a great sense of humor great place found my dentist office for life
Jeremy 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.
I like how they treat my son
David O.
My experience with ashley and Dr gatari was awesome and don’t have anything bad to say.i had a extraction done without any pain in my mouth and my wallet.thanks all of you and see you soon.
Tim E.
Dr.keller and Tammy great service you will love it
Britney H.
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.
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.
Friendly and Gentle. Dr. Carpenter and his assistant, as well as the office staff, were all absolutely wonderful!
Rhonda H.
I was in and out before my appointment time. That’s some awesome service.
Alan C.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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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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  • Phone: (734) 329-5284
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