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
I had a small emergency they able to see me immediately they were all very friendly and helpful I had a small emergency been able to get me into your schedule immediately everyone was very helpful […]
Mike C.
Everyone is friendly and the service is superb.
Diane W.
The office staff is very friendly and I love my hygienist, Debi.
Lori D.
Professionalism and kindness of all staff members.
Meagan J.
very nice and friendly. very good dentist and cleaning done for your teeth
Robert B.
Minimal waiting, friendly and knowledgable staff.
Kristie B.
Friendly, knowledgeable.
Deborah W.
Quick, efficient and does the best to accommodate my schedule.
Julie K.
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 professional, helpful, and kind especially since I am not very good at handling the dentist
Meagan J.
always please with the office and staff
Janet J.
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.
Good service, short wait times, friendly staff
Deborah E.
very friendly professional I would recommend to anyone of my friends or family
Pete V.
Staff is friendly and service great. Very professional
Paula G.
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Demetrie W.
Debbie is very thorough.
Rita F.
So friendly, and we shared some laughs.
Enrico N.
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!
Amanda P.
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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