Gentle Dental of Shelby Township
4737 24 Mile Rd Suite 1, Shelby Township, MI 48316

General Dentists in Shelby Township

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is essential if you want to maintain a beautiful smile throughout your life. Your general or family dentist plays an important role in helping you achieve your dental health goals.

What Role Does a General Dentist Play?

Your general dentist is your primary dental care provider. He or she makes sure that your teeth and gums stay free from progressive decay and disease that could rob you of your smile. General family dentistry focuses on overall dental health rather than specialties like orthodontics. General dentists often treat entire families.

Your General Dentist Has an Important Job

Your family dentist performs tests, procedures and other treatments to keep your smile in great condition. These services may include exams, x-rays, professional teeth-cleanings, fillings, repairs, advanced dental procedures and counseling. When you have tooth pain or other symptoms, your dentist determines the underlying cause and provides treatment so that your pain doesn’t come back or threaten your long-term dental health.

Our General Dentistry Services

Our experienced dentists offer a full range of general dentistry services to meet the needs of every patient. The following list outlines our available services.

  • Bad Breath Treatment
  • Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Fillings and Restorations
  • Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Tooth Extractions

How Often Should a Patient See the Dentist?

For most healthy patients, a general dental office visit every six months is adequate to maintain good dental health. If you have a chronic dental condition or medical problem that could affect your teeth or gums, your dentist may want to see you more often. Always schedule an appointment as soon as possible when unexpected dental symptoms arise.

What Should I Expect to Pay for a Dental Visit?

Several factors determine the price of a dental appointment like your insurance coverage, standard office fees and the type of treatment that you need. If you’re concerned about the price of a scheduled visit, call us for more specific information.

Can You Help Me Schedule a Visit with a General Dentist Near Me?

We can make scheduling your next dental visit a breeze. Call our office so that we can help you find a skilled and knowledgeable local dentist to keep your smile healthy.

How Long Can I Expect My Appointment at a Dentist General Practice to Last?

A simple checkup or follow-up visit may take as little as 30 minutes to an hour. If you’re having extensive procedures or tests, your visit may be much longer. To find out approximately how long your upcoming appointment will last, give us a call.

How to Prepare for Your Upcoming Appointment

We want your visit to be a positive experience. To make things go more smoothly, please arrive on time and bring your insurance card, your medical history and a list of all current prescription and over-the-counter medications. If you feel anxious, be sure to let us know. We’ll take extra care to make your experience less stressful.

What Will Happen to People Who Don’t Visit the Dentist?

Without routine exams, the early stages of tooth decay and gum disease often go unnoticed. By the time painful symptoms occur, the condition may have advanced to a stage in which it’s more difficult and more expensive to resolve. In severe cases, tooth loss may occur, and costly restorations become the only option. To save money on future dental care and prevent unnecessary suffering, see your dentist regularly. Contact us today to schedule your exam.

Bad Breath Treatment

Causes of bad breath include the breakdown of food particles in your mouth, bacteria buildup, mouth dryness and tooth decay. In Shelby Township, your dentist will work with you to help identify the underlying causes of chronic bad breath and […]

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Crowns

A tooth crown is a versatile treatment in dentistry. It is sometimes called a tooth cap. In most cases, they are used to protect a tooth that has lost enamel to tooth decay. A cracked tooth might be repaired with […]

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Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, our doctors in Shelby Township may be able to restore your smile using a dental bridge. Bridges are composed of a replacement tooth or teeth supported on either side by […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. The treatment entails applying a thin, safe plastic coating to the molars, which are the most commonly used teeth for chewing, protecting them from plaque and acids. The process of applying […]

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Dentures

Finding affordable quality dentures can be a real challenge, especially for those with no experience with these dental appliances. We are pleased to be able to offer dentures in Shelby Township for our patients that both enhance their physical appearance […]

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Fillings and Restorations

Our dentists in Shelby Township offer dental fillings to treat cavities. Dental fillings can also be also used to repair cracked or broken teeth. Ask about tooth-colored fillings that make your mouth look more natural and attractive.

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Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment in Shelby Township is diagnosed to prevent and treat a variety of diseases affecting the gums. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease involves bacterial growth (a colorless film called “plaque”) that gradually destroys the tissue surrounding […]

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Oral Cancer Screenings

The National Cancer Institute estimates more than 40,000 new cases of oral cancer within the year. The sooner cancer is found, the better the odds of overcoming the disease become. Your Shelby Township dentist will perform the screening during your […]

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Oral Hygiene

Giving some attention to your teeth at home on a daily basis and seeing a dentist two times each year are the pillars of good oral care. By performing a few basic habits, you can plan to hold on to […]

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Tooth Extractions

Unfortunately, teeth can become diseased, damaged or injured over time, and in some cases, may need to be removed (extracted). If this should happen to you, one of our highly experienced dentists in Shelby Township will make the tooth extraction […]

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Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Debi is the sweetest! She always makes my teeth super clean and puts a smile on my face :) I relocated to Florida and when I come back to see family I make sure to get my teeth cleaned here rather […]
Michelle M.
Because they are so nice and friendly.
Darnajah T.
Everyone is friendly and the service is superb.
Diane W.
Quick, efficient and does the best to accommodate my schedule.
Julie K.
Friendly staff, Dentist very patient with me.
Consuelo K.
Very professional, helpful, and kind especially since I am not very good at handling the dentist
Meagan J.
The staff at Gentle Dental in Shelby Twp have been my dental professionals for over 20 years. The facility is extremely clean, the dentists are knowledgeable and friendly, Debi the dental hygienist […]
Michele C.
Excellent care and treatment! Staff is amazing and always so friendly. My family has been coming here for years!
Joshua B.
Debbie is an awesome hygienist. She is a passionate about her job and it shows in the results. Kate and Joslyn are awesome too. Keep up the good work GD Shelby.
Mark M.
always please with the office and staff
Janet J.
Nice people , friendly and helpful.
Bill B.
I am new to this office and my first appointment was pleasant (well… as pleasant as going to the dentist can be, I guess!). The staff was nice and I loved Dr. Steffens.
Casey V.
Very friendly and helpful staff.
Terrence W.
Everybody’s polite and it sound like nobody’s out there to get your money Plus it’s close to my house and I will recommend this place
Zef L.
There are so many great reviews of this place and due to my skepticism, I was a little worried that they were fabricated but truly, they are not! I took my chances and went to the office to find that […]
Lauren B.
I had not been to dentist in eight years because of bad experience somewhere else. I finally bit the bullet and made an appointment at gentle dental in Shelby. I feared that it had been so long I […]
Joshua B.
hygentist & dentist both were concered for the best p ossible outcomes for me
Harold P.
Friendly, knowledgeable.
Deborah W.
My cleaning, x-rays and examination were all handled very professionally and efficiently, so I was done in less than one hour.
Thomas M.
Phenomenal staff and service! Very happy with my experience!
Paige L.
Office Hours
Mon. – 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun. – Closed

3 Fridays per month
1 Saturday per month

Phone: (248) 721-4086
Fax: (248) 651-7303
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Office Hours
  • Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (248) 721-4086
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