Gentle Dental of Warren
29753 Hoover Road, Suite B, Warren, MI 48093

The Truth About Toothpaste

Toothpaste

Toothpaste is something we always use and never question. We know we need it, but don’t really know why. Well, there’s a lot of power in that little tube, so take a moment to squeeze out the truth and discover its dental care benefits. 

Toothpaste is an essential part of a good dental care routine because it helps remove the plaque that forms on teeth and gums. It also maintains the health and appearance of teeth, suppresses bad breath and delivers powerful ingredients that help prevent gum disease.

Today, toothpaste has evolved with our tastes and the times and is now available in pastes and gels, in various flavors, with stripes and sparkles, and in formulas for adults and children. Some are also fortified with special ingredients for whitening teeth, freshening breath, strengthening tooth enamel, protecting gums and treating tooth sensitivity.

While toothpaste comes in various forms, they all feature the plaque-fighting power of fluoride. Plaque builds up on our teeth and gums every day, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease if not regularly removed. Fluoride has the power to remove that plaguing plaque while simultaneously strengthening tooth enamel, which are two of the best ways to protect yourself from major dental problems.

Toothpaste typically contains just a few key ingredients. In addition to the protective power of fluoride, toothpaste is mostly made of mild abrasives that remove plaque and surface stains, as well as surfactants which improve the cleaning power by creating a foam that carries away debris and helps dissolve plaque. Toothpaste also contains flavoring agents to enhance the taste, thickeners to stabilize the formula and anti-bacterial agents to freshen breath. Specialized varieties include powerful agents designed for specific dental issues, such as sensitivity, whitening or gum protection.

As you can see, toothpaste is more than just a topping for your toothbrush. It’s a plaque-fighting, decay-preventing, gum-protecting, breath-freshening, tooth-whitening, sensitivity-stopping powerhouse of dental care. With so many kinds from simple to specialized, ask an expert in family dentistry which type of toothpaste will suit your smile.

To find an experienced and affordable dentist, call Gentle Dental of Warren today at (586) 933-5516 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very impressed with the work on my teeth
Keith C.
This was my first time at this dentist. Was a very pleasant experience. They were very friendly and fast and very clean. :)
Sandra K.
Staff was very friendly and professional, made me feel very comfortable.
Corey M.
I can truly say, their rating is excellent. This is the first time I ever went to the dentist and didn't experience pain.
Alene G.
The treatment was encouraging and informative.
Sharon W.
I was very pleased with everyone I dealt with at this facility.
Michael D.
I started going because of the name Gentle Dental and they hold up to the name. I am terrified of dentist mainly because of the pain, but here they […]
Tiara F.
There was no wait and they were fast.
Anonymous
They are Great. I am terrified of the dentist, but they made me feel comfortable.
Louise T.
The dentist (I believe Dr. Weiss, not sure) was amazing and his assistant did a great job as well. They made me feel comfortable, took their time and […]
Matthew B.
Great experience... I'm not scared to go to the dentist anymore everyone was so nice and live up to the name GENTAL my dentist was very gentle and […]
Jodi S.
I can't tell you how much I loved my experience at Gentle Dental. I've never felt so comfortable and so informed. They do everything they can to make […]
Latressa F.
Fast and efficient service
Tamia W.
Gentle Dental is one of the best dentist ever been to in years I highly recommend them for everyone !!!!!!
Michael B.
It was great had to get 3 fillings it was painless and it did not take all day I'm no longer scared of the dentist
Patricia E.
Dr. Mangal was very thorough with me and very gentle. Talked to me through the whole procedure. I would recommend Gentle Dental to anyone looking for […]
Patrick M.
Everything went perfectly and no pain afterwards.
Kim S.
The staff was wonderful, informative, friendly, & very interested in how the procedure was affecting me (the client). I'm so happy I found Gentle […]
Carly L.
Everybody was so nice from the time i walked in. They greeted me as soon as i walked in and continued to assist me the whole time i was there. They […]
Joselyn B.
The staff was friendly and explained everything clearly to my understanding a very clean place.
James B.
Hygienist was thorough and timely
Anonymous
My hygienist was very thorough. She took good care of me.
Anonymous
I would recommend this dentist to anyone! They are fabulous, friendly people, everyone in the office. I am a patient of Dr. Murphy. Her and her […]
Rachael S.
Always great and fast service
Kayla W.
The staff here is friendly and nice. They actually care about you, they offered cover to keep warm and magazines to read while I wait on my dentist […]
Anonymous
Alyssa was very thorough and fast.
Kim S.
Dr. Murphy was very professional and supportive. t was my first time with her and I really appreciated her attention to my problem.
Fawn K.
Professional personable Effiecient
Sue A.
Friendly personnel. Very little waiting. Procedure didn't last nearly as long as was anticipated. Experiencing no discomfort today; three days after […]
Kathleen O.
I was in the office yesterday for three fillings and Dr. Mangal made my visit as comfortable as possible. He's gentle and thorough with his […]
Deshawn Z.
I'm very happy with gentle dental.their so friendly.and they care about your need.i will tell all my friends and family.
Delsy H.
As a first time patient, who is deathly afraid of the dentist, i was treated very nicely and the dentist and asst. were very patient with me and my […]
David R.
Third vist everything was great.
Michael K.
I had my teeth cleaned and had a tooth pulled with no pain. The staff was very plasent.
James G.
I had a great experience the work was good and the doctor gave me very important information about how to take care of my teeth you can tell that the […]
Milton P.
On time, quick & thorough. What more can I say.
Kim S.
My visit was very professional and my dentist was good! The only thing my visit was little pricey! But hey! Good job GD!
Julius G.
As their name indicate they are very gentle and do everything to make it less painful on you.
Melissa M.
The staff was very friendly. The dentist explained everything to me. They were all very helpful and professional.
Lisa B.
Dr Weiss worked very professionally, with patience explaining what he was doing and giving me options. I apprecaite the good work his has done.
Thomas B.
The hygienist, Sheiva, did an excellent job.
Malcolm H.
I like Dr.Will. He is very nice and talented
Wei Y.
Hygienist was very thorough and informative.
Anonymous
good dentist
Anonymous
I got 5 fillings yesterday. I could tell the office was busy, but they didnt rush and remained attentive to my needs.
Nickole F.
Nice office and a great staff
Jeff L.
I actually enjoy going to Gentle Dental! All of the associates are friendly, professional, and courteous! I have recommended several family members […]
Lacoria H.
It was a excellent experience.
Wei Y.
I was very satisfied with the service, and I will be making my appointment again. I ' m trying to get the money for my teeth cleaning.
Sharon W.
I was very pleased with the service I received at this Gentle Dental
Michael D.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (586) 933-5516
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