Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores
26210 Harper Avenue, Suite 100, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

Getting the Most from Every Dental Appointment

Dental Health and Basic Dental Care

Are you cheating yourself out of the best possible results from your time in the dentist’s chair? Dental check-ups aren’t only for filling cavities and cleaning your teeth. Your dentist can play a huge part in optimizing your overall health by detecting signs of early medical problems and preventing future tooth loss. Before your next dental appointment, plan to be proactive. Consider the following suggestions to help your dentist deliver the best care.

Ask Questions

Don’t be shy. Whether you have a question about bad breath or the best brand of dental floss, ask it. The available products, technologies, and advancements in dental care change constantly. Stay up-to-date; at every visit, ask your dentist about any new ways you can boost your oral health.

Report Important Symptoms

If you have a new symptom or concern, be sure to share it with your dentist, even if you don’t think it’s serious. The following symptoms should always be reported.

  • Bleeding gums during or after brushing
  • Tooth pain or sensitivity
  • Mouth sores that won’t heal
  • Difficulty brushing or flossing
  • Jaw clenching or tooth grinding
  • Jaw pain

Keep Your Dentist in the Loop

If your health status has changed, update your dentist. Many illnesses such as diabetes, Sjogren’s syndrome, or serious infections can affect your oral health. When your dentist is fully informed about your medical history, he or she can deliver a highly personalized level of dental care.

List Your Medicines and Supplements



Some prescription medicines and nutritional supplements can affect your teeth and gums or increase your risk of bleeding. List each medication and supplement you take; be sure to include over-the-counter drugs and vitamins, even if you don’t think they’re important.

Everyone Deserves an Affordable Dentist

Finding an affordable dentist can be a challenge when you’re on a tight budget, but if you procrastinate, your dental problems could become even more expensive. If you’re facing financial struggles, don’t be embarrassed to ask your dentist about low-cost alternatives and affordable payment plans.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in St. Clair Shores, call Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores today at (248) 850-1809 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The staff are great. Very thorough with what i had going on. Definitely would recommend Gentle Dental to anyone that needs a good dentist. THANK YOU!!
Adam E.
It took me over 20years to get to the dentist. If I would have known Dr. Ascano was out there I would have gone sooner. From the very first visit he took all my fears away and made me feel […]
Sandra M.
Very close to my home (so I’m referring my daughter there), plus my teeth feel very clean after a cleaning & they gave good advice on using a water pick since I hate using floss.
Shari H.
This is the best and the funniest ever. My teeth feels wonderful and I am now 10 times more confident to smile in every picture I take. I would give 10 stars if I could because I don’t know what I […]
Douglas A.
As always, had a great cleaning and check up at Gentle Dental. Sarah is the best!
Meagan L.
Dr. Ascano and his entire staff are always so nice that I feel like I’m visiting with friends! They do a wonderful job and are very patient with my daughter. I highly recommend Gentle Dental on […]
Brad B.
I’ve been going to Dr. Ascano for years!!! He’s the best! I would NEVER entrust my teeth to anyone else. The staff is amazing, the office is always super clean, you’re greeted with “Hello” […]
Sonia A.
This was my first time visiting this Dental office. The staff and Dr. Was great. Dr. Ray was awesome with explaining what was going on with my teeth and why I was having the pain. Ms. Donna was the […]
Jonay B.
Honestly, the best experience that I have ever had at a dentist.
Jon W.
Everyone is very friendly and professional
Cortney G.
I’ve only been going to gentledental/Dr. Ascano for a bit over a year. Not only is he and all the staff very kind (my previous dentist was kind), but he is thoughtful and instills confidence in his […]
Dawn A.
Dr. Ascano is the best! He’s friendly and caring and works hard to resolve any problems that I’m having.
Valorie M.
I have always hated going to the dentist and yet I am now able to tolerate the visits because of Dr. Ascano and his staff.
Jennifer T.
efficiency and cleanliness
Dennise N.
Great atmosphere, the staff and dentists were extremely nice and helpful….They are really funny too ….I have my reservation about going to the dentist, but not anymore!!! They are the epitome of […]
MRS E.
This place is awesome! They are so caring and always sweet. I would never go anywhere else!
Ella I.
everybody was great from the time I got there to the time I left
Edward G.
I gave a high score because I am treated well at this office. Everyone here is extremely nice from the very beginning. This is why I have come here for 10 years or so.
Lianna T.
Because I always feel like I’ve been treated kindly and compassionately after every visit.
Jennifer L.
Very gentle and thoroughly explained all the things going on with my teeth. Itemized all costs and explained why I needed certain services. Created a game plan with me instead of dictated a plan. […]
Angel H.
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 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (248) 850-1809
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