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
Dr. Ascano is very caring and personable. He really makes a point to get to know his patients. The staff at Gentle Dental are VERY helpful too!
Satyra J.
Office staff is top notch. Always pleasant, cheerful, helpful. My kids love Dr Ascano. Makes having dental work an easy going experience. Would highly recommend & have​recommended.
Chris R.
Excellent staff. Very thoughtful and thorough. Made me feel welcome.
Charlotte S.
Such an amazing staff all around. Kathy, Dr. Ascano and Dr. Duan are all so knowledgeable and kind. They made me feel so comfortable even though I was a pain to them and have a crazy fear of the […]
Allissa B.
Everyone is very friendly and professional
Cortney G.
Staff was amazing in every way
Logan S.
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.
Great staff and dentist. Very clean and great environment
Nicole C.
Amazing costumer service and an awesome team.
Angelo R.
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.
Amazing office!! They are very patient and offer so much support for the children
LaToya T.
I love that I am seen at my appointment time and I love that everyone is do nice!
Latoya T.
Marvelous dental office! My children love the dentists, the hygenists and the friendly staff. Everyone is so kind and helpful. They make you feel like the most important patient in the office. They […]
Rick H.
Dr and staff are awesome.
Catherine C.
Dr. Ascano and the staff
Sage J.
Doctor was professional and friendly. Staff was also very friendly
Javier O.
Every visit here has been great. The staff is amazing. I appreciate the great atmosphere and the beyond amazing job everyone here does! Cathy is the absolute best!!!
Shannon C.
The dentist was very pleasant, and the staff is very friendly. I truly love this dental office.
Lamar R.
Everyone was so professional and pleasant. The staff knows you by your name.
Renee Y.
We got a last minute urgent appt for a tooth when our usual dentist was on vacation at another location. The staff were great and friendly. They alleviated my daughters anxiety at having a tooth […]
Serena L.
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 - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (248) 850-1809
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