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

Tooth Brushing Tips Everyone Should Know

Tooth Brushing

When you were a small child, learning to brush your own teeth was probably a rite of passage that made you feel proud. Because you have been attending to your dental care ever since, you may find it hard to believe that you might need further instruction on how to brush well. The fact is, however, that just about everyone could stand to “brush up” on his or her brushing technique to make sure that the most bacteria and plaque possible are removed on a daily basis.

Learning the correct technique when it comes to your daily brushing routine really is the key to maintaining good oral health. The purpose of brushing is to get rid of plaque and food buildup that can remain after you eat and drink. If plaque is not removed frequently, it calcifies to form tartar. When that happens, only a dental care professional will be able to remove it. Plaque that is allowed to sit on the teeth can also cause cavities as well as gum disease. For these reasons, it really is important to brush like an expert so you can avoid emergency trips to your dentist in Shelby Township.

No matter which dentist you choose to see, you are likely to get similar advice about how to correctly brush your teeth. You will probably be urged to make sure that all of your teeth receive attention, and that sensitive teeth or out-of-the-way areas of the mouth are not neglected. Your family dentistry professional will surely suggest that you brush for at least two minutes per session in order to remove as much food debris and bacterial buildup as you can. Lastly, your dentist will likely remind you to replace your toothbrush every three to four months to ensure optimal efficiency.

Once you have mastered the right techniques, you will need the best available dental care tools. You can conduct research on the best oral hygiene products to find a perfect fit, or you can ask an affordable dentist in Shelby Township to offer recommendations for your unique needs. Ultimately, by achieving the perfect combination of brushing strategy and dental care products, you will be able to keep your teeth and gums healthy well into the future.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Shelby Township, call Gentle Dental of Shelby Township today at (248) 721-4086 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Shelby Township. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Shelby Township, 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 Shelby Township. 

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Patient Reviews
So friendly, and we shared some laughs.
Enrico N.
Great care and advice from my hygienist, Debi Winkler. She is such an inspiration.
Victoria G.
Phenomenal staff and service! Very happy with my experience!
Paige L.
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.
Quick, efficient and does the best to accommodate my schedule.
Julie K.
Great care and they don’t push unnecessary products or treatments. Just like my old family Dentist. Highly recommend.
Kay B.
This is the friendliness most caring office I have ever been to. The six staff members I encountered worked so well together and really seemed to enjoy working with one another, which made me feel so […]
Adam J.
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 off […]
Gage G.
The entire staff was extremely friendly and professional. I was comfortable the whole time.
Rachel K.
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.
Quality of service
Flora U.
Debbie is very thorough.
Rita F.
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.
Staff is friendly and service great. Very professional
Paula G.
I love it there the workers there are very nice and helpful.
Danuel S.
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.
hygentist & dentist both were concered for the best p ossible outcomes for me
Harold P.
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.
Excellent care and treatment! Staff is amazing and always so friendly. My family has been coming here for years!
Joshua B.
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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 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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