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

Your Top 6 Questions about Family Dental Appointments

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Proper care of teeth and gums is essential for maintaining oral health and even general health, but many people haven’t seen a dentist in years. Regardless of your age or the extent of your dental disease, an affordable dental care provider can help you get your smile back on the right track. If it’s been a long time since your last general dentistry experience, you may have a few questions. Answers to the most common questions about dental visits are listed below:

1. What’s the Best Way to Find an Affordable Dental Care Provider?
Your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and medical providers may be able to recommend a great dentist. You can also check your local business directories. If you can’t locate dental health listings, the ADA website has a convenient Find-a-Dentist feature that you can use.

2. What should I Expect During a Checkup?
Your dentist will ask questions about your medical and dental history and perform a visual and manual exam of your teeth, gums, and mouth. If needed, X-rays may be taken. Your provider will evaluate your overall dental health and recommend a treatment or maintenance plan. You may also receive a professional dental cleaning from a dental hygienist.

3. When Choosing a Family Dental Shelby Township Dentist, what Should I Look for?
Seek out a dentist with the right credentials, emergency care options, convenient hours, a clean office, and a caring and professional manner. Make sure to check with your insurance provider to determine if a certain dentist is within its network. Call your family dental Shelby Township office to verify that your dentist is a member of the ADA.

4. If I Don’t Have Symptoms, Do I Really Need to See a Dentist?
Many dental problems don’t have noticeable symptoms until they become advanced and more difficult and expensive to treat. It’s important to get regular affordable dental care even when your mouth feels fine. Early detection and treatment produces the best and most affordable outcomes.

5. How often Do I Need to See my Dentist?
Most general dentistry experts recommend seeing your dentist once or twice every year. However, if you have chronic dental disease or certain medical conditions that affect your oral health, you may need more frequent checkups.

6. What are Some Signs that Mean I Need to See a Dentist Soon?

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Pregnancy
  • A history of immune dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or HIV
  • Jaw pain or popping
  • Chemotherapy
  • Pain or swelling in your teeth, mouth, face, or neck
  • Problems chewing or swallowing
  • A history of gum disease or tooth decay
  • Mouth sores or lesions

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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
They are super nice and very gentel I hate going to the dentist but felt secure here. It’s great they are open late a couple nights a week so my husband can go and doesn’t have to take […]
Ladeana S.
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.
Phenomenal staff and service! Very happy with my experience!
Paige L.
Staff is friendly and service great. Very professional
Paula G.
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.
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.
Great dentist! First time there and I didn’t feel any pressured into anything. Great experience.
Katelyn M.
Quick, efficient and does the best to accommodate my schedule.
Julie 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.
So friendly, and we shared some laughs.
Enrico N.
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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very friendly professional I would recommend to anyone of my friends or family
Pete V.
Debbie was amazing. She is nice and made my day. It was my first cleaning in this office and she did a great job. I look forward to seeing her again in the future. Thanks Debbie.
Ionut 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.
Great service
Jonathan C.
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.
The entire staff was extremely friendly and professional. I was comfortable the whole time.
Rachel K.
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.
Friendly and efficient staff
Don G.
Very friendly and helpful staff.
Terrence W.
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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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