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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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.
Dr Ascano is personable, honest and makes major dental work painless. Only dentist I will see. His staff is pretty awesome too!
Wendy A.
5 stars all the way. Office was clean. Staff was amazing, very kind and helpful. Answered all my questions. I would recommended this place to anyone. Very impressed with the office and staff
Natasha B.
The staff is for the most part courteous and friendly.
Sarah T.
Dr. Duan, Kathy … and the entire staff make you feel relaxed and confident in the fact that you are in the hands of true professionals that care about you.
John P.
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.
They were friendly and helpful.
Jasmen B.
Every reason under the sun! Too many to list! The greatest dental office in the world! Caring, sweet, honest, professional, wise, trustworthy, the best bedside manner in the country, top notch, if I […]
Jamie N.
Staff was amazing in every way
Logan S.
Because I always feel like I’ve been treated kindly and compassionately after every visit.
Jennifer L.
This dentist office is the best !! Cheryl is the reason I keep coming back and I will not move out of State because of her !! Being a military wife we move around a lot and I will always come to this […]
Debi S.
I always have the best dental experience here! They are the nicest and most friendly staff. I always walk out of Gentle Dental in St. Clair Shores with a smile on my face. :)
Lydia K.
Super friendly staff from top to bottom.
Mary M.
Amazing office!! They are very patient and offer so much support for the children
LaToya T.
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.
Dr. Ascano is the best! He’s friendly and caring and works hard to resolve any problems that I’m having.
Valorie M.
efficiency and cleanliness
Dennise N.
They were very polite. They take good care of you.
Crystal C.
Omg I love this dental office. The staff are always nice and professional and dr. Ascano is the best ever!!!
Jalisa H.
Everyone was so professional and pleasant. The staff knows you by your name.
Renee Y.
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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
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  • Phone: (248) 850-1809
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