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
Love the staff and people here! They get you in and out with NO PAIN but leave with a AWESOME SMILE!!
Eddie J.
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 and the staff
Sage 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.
Always so professional yet kind and patient with someone who loathes dental work. I highly recommend Dr. Ascano and his staff.
Jennifer T.
Friendly staff with flexible appointments! Felt so welcomed as a new patient!
Kristen T.
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.
People are nice and efficient
Jane S.
Amazing costumer service and an awesome team.
Angelo R.
The office staff was extremely friendly. My daughter was in a lot of discomfort and going to the dentist makes her very nervous. She left the office feeling very comfortable with the dentist. She was […]
Tessa T.
I love that I am seen at my appointment time and I love that everyone is do nice!
Latoya T.
My children and I all go to Gentle Dental, the staff is amazing, the dentists are very kind and… Well, gentle. I dealt with a lot of trauma around dentists growing up and hadn’t been to a dentist […]
Dayna 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.
I love Them!!! They are family oriented, respectful, flexible and do a great job!!!!
Jacquelyn 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.
Best experience I’ve had at a dentist. I’ve always been afraid of dentist visits. I was very nervous to have 3 wisdom teeth pulled but my dentist, Dr. Duan, was very nice and supportive. She made […]
Brian U.
I have been coming to this office for many years the staff Carol is wonderful , my Dentist is amazing. Flexible hours and great customer service.
Donna B.
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.
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.
We absolutely love it here! Dr.Duan has been amazing with my 7 year old
Chelsea B.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 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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