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

Oral Hygiene in Shelby Township, MI

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 a bright, healthy smile for many years to come. Contact our dental office to make an appointment today and prepare to smile.

What Should I Know About Dental Hygiene?

The goal of a proper dental hygiene routine is to enable everyone to maintain clean, healthy teeth and gums. When you keep on top of a few simple dental hygiene habits, like brushing and flossing your teeth, you can avoid serious issues with your teeth and gums in the future. Daily brushing and flossing also promote fresh breath and a bright smile.

Follow These Oral Hygiene Tips

Brushing and flossing might seem like no-brainers, yet, there are a few healthy teeth tips that can make those good oral hygiene habits as helpful as possible, such as:

  • Brushing for two minutes every time that you brush
  • Holding the brush at a 45-degree angle
  • Making sure to brush the chewing surfaces of the teeth where plaque tends to build up
  • Changing your toothbrush every three months
  • Avoiding tobacco products
  • Limiting your intake of sugary food and beverages

When you visit the dentist, you’ll receive advice from the dentist and hygienist for excellent dental care and oral hygiene practices. Call us today to make a dental appointment.

How Can I Keep My Teeth Healthy?

Removing harmful plaque and tartar with routine brushing and flossing is essential for your oral hygiene and health. Regular dental cleanings and exams are just as important. Besides that, be smart about what you eat and drink because it all comes into contact with your teeth. It should come as no surprise that sugar is bad for your teeth. However, it’s also wise to limit the number of acidic drinks you consume, such as citrus fruit juice and coffee. Acidic drinks can eat away at the tooth’s enamel. One tip is to drink through a straw to minimize the contact acidic drinks make with your teeth.

How Can I Teach Healthy Dental Habits to My Kids?

Even though your child’s baby teeth, also known as deciduous teeth, will eventually get replaced with adult ones, oral hygiene for kids is still very important. If your kid’s baby teeth fall out too early or are badly decayed, they can interfere with optimal nutrition and speech. What’s more, when a tooth falls out much earlier than it should, the adult tooth may come in misaligned because it lost its placeholder tooth. If you need age-modified oral hygiene instructions, don’t hesitate to give us a call today.

A Proper Dental Hygiene Routine

The importance of dental hygiene is clear; proper dental hygiene reduces your chances of developing tooth decay and oral disease. When you visit our dental office, we conduct a full-mouth assessment that looks not only for signs of tooth trouble but also for early signs of oral cancer and other diseases. Please give us a call to take care of your oral hygiene in Shelby Township.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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.
Very friendly and helpful staff.
Terrence W.
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.
Friendly staff, Dentist very patient with me.
Consuelo K.
Great dentist! First time there and I didn’t feel any pressured into anything. Great experience.
Katelyn M.
Great care and advice from my hygienist, Debi Winkler. She is such an inspiration.
Victoria G.
Everyone here was so extremely friendly and professional. Going to the dentist is not my favorite thing to do but they sure made it a great experience
Georgina K.
Absolutely fantastic place. I feel lucky to have found it. Genuinely careing, friendly and all around cool staff. Makes going to the dreaded dentist a million times better. I’ve been putting […]
Gage G.
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.
Minimal waiting, friendly and knowledgable staff.
Kristie B.
Quick, efficient and does the best to accommodate my schedule.
Julie K.
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Demetrie W.
Very friendly!
Amanda P.
Great care and they don’t push unnecessary products or treatments. Just like my old family Dentist. Highly recommend.
Kay B.
very friendly professional I would recommend to anyone of my friends or family
Pete V.
Friendly
James M.
I drive an extra 20 minutes out of my way to come here. Debi did a great job on my normally sensitive teeth and gums. She always takes her time and truly lives up to the “Gentle Dentle” […]
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My cleaning, x-rays and examination were all handled very professionally and efficiently, so I was done in less than one hour.
Thomas M.
Debbie is very thorough.
Rita F.
Excellent care and treatment! Staff is amazing and always so friendly. My family has been coming here for years!
Joshua B.
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

Closed 2nd Friday of every month
Open 2nd Saturday of every month

Phone: (248) 721-4086
Fax: (248) 651-7303
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  • 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
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