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

Dental Care Pointers for Moms Everywhere

Dental Health and Basic Dental Care

Even though moms always seem to be able to juggle multiple tasks for their families every day, those hectic demands can cause them to neglect their own dental care. Moms owe it to themselves to remain faithful to a regular schedule of professional dental care and cleanings with an affordable dentist. They would never allow their children to skip their dental appointments, so it only makes sense for moms to diligently practice the dental care they preach. Setting a great example for their children in terms of maintaining good oral health is one of the greatest gifts a mother can give.

It may seem obvious, but it’s worth repeating that moms, just like their kids, need to brush their teeth no less than twice daily. Each brushing session should last for at least two minutes in order to ensure thorough removal of harmful plaque. In addition, care should be taken to avoid brushing the teeth too vigorously, because this can result in damage to the gums. Dental care professionals would emphasize the fact that flossing must also be a priority, as it represents one of the most effective methods of eliminating plaque and preventing cavities from developing.

Busy moms everywhere need to take note of the fact that lifestyle choices can also have a significant impact on oral health. Eating a balanced diet filled with fresh fruit and vegetables is a great way to get essential nutrients while avoiding sweets and processed foods that can contribute to gum disease and tooth decay.

Regular exercise has also been shown to reduce the risk of periodontal disease, a fact that many moms may not even be aware of. Making time for activities that lower stress such as yoga, deep breathing, and quiet meditation can also help decrease the likelihood that problems with TMJ, teeth grinding, and canker sores will emerge.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist 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
Best ever nicest people i needed a emergency tooth extraction and they did it right away i will recommend everyone i know!!
Stephanie N.
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.
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.
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.
The staff was so polite and caring, Dr. Carpenter was very one on one with me and explained what was happening in my mouth and his recommendations were understandable and to the point.
Kathleen M.
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.
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 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.
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.
Friendly people.
Simon D.
Good care, helpful staff
Maya T.
April was very friendly. Great experience
Ahmoni W.
Friendly and Gentle. Dr. Carpenter and his assistant, as well as the office staff, were all absolutely wonderful!
Rhonda H.
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.
I love this place, they are so patient and kind.
Sarah W.
The hygienist was great! My teeth felt very clean.
Lyric B.
Love the staff
Erika C.
Brought my son to April for a cleaning and she made my son and i feel comfortable and relaxed. Dr. Kothari and his assistants are loving and kind. They explained everything very well. If you’re […]
Jalyn S.
The staff at Gentle Dental was very professional and courteous. I would recommend Gentle Dental to everyone I know.
Curtis P.
Everyone there is very nice and are willing to help.
Raeshawn H.
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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