Gentle Dental of Warren
29753 Hoover Road, Suite B, Warren, MI 48093
We welcome new patients to our practice. If you have not had a checkup in a while, our dentist will do a comprehensive dental exam, which includes checking for cavities, gum disease and signs that you may grind your teeth. You’ll also have a simple screening for oral cancer. Your dentist will also check your existing fillings and crowns to ensure that they are not coming loose. We also take X-rays on your initial visit; however, you may or may not have them taken on subsequent visits depending on your risk for developing cavities. Before your exam, your dentist will suggest a professional cleaning.
We recommend that you schedule a dental exam every six months to give our dentist the opportunity to catch any problems while they are small and easily treated. You will save money in the future by helping to prevent costly problems from developing. If you haven’t seen a dentist in more than a year, don’t be embarrassed. We’ll help you get back on track to good dental health. Our compassionate team is always warm and welcoming.
Call us at (586) 933-5516 to arrange an appointment for a comprehensive dental exam. We look forward to serving you!
We offer professional cleanings and treatment for gum disease by experienced dental professionals. Professional cleanings are essential for good dental health. Our hygienist can point out any problem areas you are not reaching when you brush and offer suggestions for keeping these areas clean. Plaque buildup is the primary cause of tooth decay and if it builds up at the gum line, it can cause gingivitis. Having a professional cleaning twice a year will help prevent these dental diseases and save you money in the long term. Additionally, professional cleanings brighten your teeth by removing stains on the surface of your teeth. After your cleaning, your dental hygienist may suggest a fluoride treatment in your choice of flavors to support healthy tooth enamel.
If you don’t have a professional cleaning every six months, plaque accumulated at the gum line may cause gingivitis, the earliest form of gum disease. The plaque hardens, turning into tartar and collects at the base of your tooth. The tartar irritates your gums, causing them to swell and turn bright red. With gingivitis, your gums may also bleed when you brush your teeth. If you notice these signs, please give our office a call and request an appointment. Untreated gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease. Periodontal treatment is more involved than gingivitis treatment, since your dentist is working to save your teeth from becoming loose and eventually falling out. The treatment is more invasive, so don’t ignore the symptoms of gingivitis.
If you’re concerned about chronic bad breath, make an appointment to see our dentist to find the cause. Bacteria buildup on your teeth and tongue will cause bad breath. Your dentist may suggest a professional cleaning and offer suggestions for special mouthwashes you can use to keep plaque at bay. You can also scrape or gently brush your tongue each day for fresher breath. Your dentist may also perform an exam to check for gum disease or decay. If your mouth is dry, this will also cause bad breath. Drink plenty of water and chew sugarless gum. Your dentist may also have other suggestions to treat your dry mouth. If you smoke, this will cause bad breath. Don’t be embarrassed—we often see patients with bad breath concerns.
Our dentist focuses on raising awareness about how common oral cancer is and the importance of early detection because it saves lives. Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the nation, although few people realize how prevalent it is. At our dental office, everyone over age 18 has an oral cancer screening during their routine exam. It does not mean the dentist believes you have oral cancer. We check everyone, even if they don’t have any known risk factors because there are people who get oral cancer and have no risk factors. The screening is easy, fast and completely painless.
If you notice persistent lumps, white patches or sores that persist for more than two weeks or you have unexplained mouth pain, you can come in so our dentist can examine any abnormalities and decide whether to take a tissue sample for a biopsy.
If you’ve been searching for a new dental practice for a dental exam in Warren, give our office a call. We would be happy to set up an appointment for you.