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

Your Top 6 Questions about Family Dental Appointments


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
So friendly, and we shared some laughs.
Enrico N.
Quick, efficient and does the best to accommodate my schedule.
Julie K.
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 off of […]
Ladeana S.
Dr. STEFFENS is great ! She took her time in explaining the procedure that she was performing and did a excellent job. Deborah, the Hygienist is fantastic ! as well . The entire staff at the office […]
Michael S.
Minimal waiting, friendly and knowledgable staff.
Kristie B.
Excellent service.
Joyce R.
Very thorough, answered all my questions, staff is friendly.
Otto A.
Because the dentist and staff is phenomenal!
Shelley A.
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.
Made sure of my insurance benefits before I got there. Took the exrays did the exam and I knew exactly how much I was going to have to pay up front. Everyone was really nice. They did their best to […]
Ladeana S.
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.
Excellent care and treatment! Staff is amazing and always so friendly. My family has been coming here for years!
Joshua B.
My cleaning, x-rays and examination were all handled very professionally and efficiently, so I was done in less than one hour.
Thomas M.
Friendly and efficient staff
Don G.
Great service
Camilla S.
Friendly staff, Dentist very patient with me.
Consuelo K.
The office staff is very friendly and I love my hygienist, Debi.
Lori D.
I love it there the workers there are very nice and helpful.
Danuel S.
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.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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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