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

Optimize Your Kids’ Smiles with Great Dental Hygiene

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Keeping your children’s teeth and gums healthy is important, and dental hygiene for kids is something you can master with a little help from your dentist. Maintaining a good dental hygiene routine includes knowing how to brush and floss effectively, choosing dental care products your kids will love, and helping your kids develop a positive relationship with their dentist and dental hygienist. Minor dental issues may not seem like a big deal, but over time, they can have detrimental effects on your children’s self-esteem and their health. If you ensure they take care of their teeth early in life, you can avoid future problems.

Proper dental hygiene for kids prevents dental plaque from building up on teeth; this inhibits cavity formation and reduces the oral bacteria that cause bad breath. Your children’s dental care routine should include twice-daily brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and daily flossing. When they are old enough to brush unsupervised, consider introducing an electric toothbrush. If bad breath is a problem, using a gentle mouth rinse made for kids can be helpful.

To encourage kids to stick to their dental care routines, keep them interesting by changing toothpaste brands and including themed products made specifically for children. Popular cartoon characters and bubble-gum or fruit flavors are favorite products for kids. Quality products makes cleaning more efficient, so be sure your choices are accepted by the American Dental Association.

Regular dental check-ups every six months and routine professional cleanings as recommended will help your children enjoy lifelong oral health. Even with regular dental care, your children need to see an affordable dentist in St. Clair Shores regularly to catch developing problems before they become serious. In the long run, preventative dental care is less expensive and less painful than addressing advanced dental problems. Your children’s dentist can recommend dental care products, brushing and flossing techniques, and treatments to keep their dental hygiene on track.

To learn about our family dentistry practice 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.

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Patient Reviews
I was so afraid to have my teeth pulled much less three teeth but the whole time she did it she was saying words like beautiful great it helps so much she did a fantastic job and I’m glad it’s […]
Bridget A.
Very friendly, helped me relax, and talked to me about what I needed to do better.
John P.
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.
The dentist and staff are great, very friendly people who love what they do. I never feel pain and I’m happy with the outcome everytime.
Ronesha W.
Friendly on time with appointment good service thanks
Bunny P.
The Dentist Dr. Duan, dental assistance Chulae, and hyg. Sam were excellent.
Caracakeco J.
Dr. Duan Extracted my abscess molar yesterday. Hands down my favorite dentist experience yet. The staff is so friendly and likes to have fun, it really makes the experience a whole lot more bearable. […]
Scott C.
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.
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.
friendly, professional but very homey feel in the office and the dentist is great!
Phillip L.
Wow Dr. Duan…Totally hooked me up on care and price. Fixed a tooth I thought was going to involve way more work and money! Thank you Gentle Dental!!
Heidi B.
Overall great staff, dentists, and experience
Nicole C.
I would not have brought my son here if my experience was not an easy ome
James B.
love love love this dentist …. been many years and this staff is by far the best.. and the new orthodontist is amazing
Joanie S.
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.
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.
Great place clean office caring staff
James D.
Awesome place with a very caring staff. My family and I️ have been with Doctor Ascano for years now and we have never been disappointed with the service.
Kelsey S.
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.
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.
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  • Monday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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