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

Give Your Child the Skills to Maintain Healthy Teeth for a Lifetime

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Did you know that the number of children affected by tooth decay and gum disease has soared in the last decade? Although numbers have dropped among the adult population, more and more children are being diagnosed with signs of tooth decay and gum disease before the age of 11. These startling statistics are cause for action. Proper dental care habits begin at home, at a very early age.  Your child can begin learning dental care techniques even before their first tooth emerges. From brushing and flossing to routine visits to an affordable dentist in Westland you can instill good habits in your child now that will last a lifetime.

Teach proper dental care habits early. One-quarter of kids have signs of tooth decay before they enter kindergarten—a startling statistic that is largely preventable. Even more alarming is the fact that half of all children between the ages of 12 and 15 have cavities. These stats may be related to poor dental care habits across all age groups. Many people don’t realize that dental care isn’t just about the teeth, it includes the gums and jawbone, too, so caring for your child’s teeth can begin shortly after birth. You can wipe your baby’s gums with a soft cloth after feeding and familiarize your baby with the sensation of proper dental care. As early as age two, family dentistry experts recommend that children try brushing for themselves. Parents should supervise to ensure that clean teeth and good dental care habits develop.

Use the right amount of fluoride. Fluoride has been shown to strengthen enamel and prevent tooth decay effectively, and is the single greatest advancement in dentistry in the last century. In the 1930s, the discovery led lawmakers to add fluoride to the public water system in most cities. Today three out of four Americans enjoy fluoridated water from their public water sources, and tooth decay has declined substantially. If your water isn’t fluoridated, talk to your dentist about affordable fluoride treatments. ADA-approved toothpastes and mouthwashes also contain fluoride. However, be cautious when choosing dental care products for young children—too much fluoride before the age of six can lead to tooth discoloration.

Ask your family dentistry expert about sealants. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dental sealants can significantly reduce the risk of tooth decay. Ask your family dentistry practitioner about dental sealants. These plastic protective coatings for teeth can ward off tooth decay and last as long as ten years.

By brushing and flossing daily, along with twice-yearly visits to an affordable dentist, you can ensure that your children learn dental care habits that will give them a beautiful smile for life.

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.

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Patient Reviews
My kids have been going there for years and I’m always satisfied with their services
Chimeregee11188
Went for the first time yesterday and it was a very pleasant experience. Dentist was great, and so we’re all of the other staff members. The lady who did my x-rays was really kind.
Angela H.
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 staff is very friendly and helpful. I got dentures and you can tell they take pride in their work.
Jeremy H.
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.
Overall I think it’s just a really good dental place..
Kevin J.
Love the staff and their professionalism
Jullian C.
April is awesome. She is the dental hygienist,and she is absolutely fantastic.
Amy J.
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.
Very pleasant people. They make sure you are comfortable.
Jessica B.
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.
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.
Everyone there is very nice and are willing to help.
Raeshawn H.
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.
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.
They are just a great office and take good care of you.
Sandra O.
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.
April is always so through in the cleaning of my teeth. She does an excellent job st keeping my teeth in good condition. om glad she’s back!!!!
Pat M.
I was in and out before my appointment time. That’s some awesome service.
Alan C.
Friendly and Gentle. Dr. Carpenter and his assistant, as well as the office staff, were all absolutely wonderful!
Rhonda H.
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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
  • Sunday Closed
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