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

Three tips for caring for your braces

Caring for your braces

When you have braces, keeping up with good dental hygiene is incredibly important. Beyond regular flossing and brushing, there are other things you should keep in mind to make sure you smile stays healthy and bright. Here are three tips to help you care for your braces.

1. Use fluoride toothpaste

One of the dangers of braces is that food and plaque can build up and cause decalcification, which can lead to cavities and white spots, according to BracesGuide.com. In order to avoid this damage, you should make sure to use fluoride toothpaste when brushing.

2. Eat softer foods

While you don’t need to shift your entire diet, ColgateProfessional.com recommends sticking with certain foods whenever possible to protect your teeth. Foods that have high acid levels like citrus fruits, pickles, tomatoes, salad dressings and soft drinks can damage your enamel.

3. Brush individual teeth

When you’re trying to work around your braces, it can be difficult to get to some places with standard brushing techniques. Because of this, OralB.com suggests focusing on each tooth individually to make sure you remove all food and plaque.

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Patient Reviews
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 […]
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This was my first time at this dentist. Was a very pleasant experience. They were very friendly and fast and very clean. :)
Sandra K.
The staff was very friendly. The dentist explained everything to me. They were all very helpful and professional.
Lisa B.
Always great and fast service
Kayla W.
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.
They are Great. I am terrified of the dentist, but they made me feel comfortable.
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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.
There was no wait and they were fast.
Anonymous
Staff was very friendly and professional, made me feel very comfortable.
Corey M.
My hygienist was very thorough. She took good care of me.
Anonymous
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.
On time, quick & thorough. What more can I say.
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.
I was very pleased with everyone I dealt with at this facility.
Michael D.
I was very pleased with the service I received at this Gentle Dental
Michael D.
Hygienist was thorough and timely
Anonymous
Very impressed with the work on my teeth
Keith C.
I got 5 fillings yesterday. I could tell the office was busy, but they didnt rush and remained attentive to my needs.
Nickole F.
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.
Alyssa was very thorough and fast.
Kim 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.
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.
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.
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.
I had my teeth cleaned and had a tooth pulled with no pain. The staff was very plasent.
James G.
Fast and efficient service
Tamia W.
I like Dr.Will. He is very nice and talented
Wei Y.
The treatment was encouraging and informative.
Sharon W.
As their name indicate they are very gentle and do everything to make it less painful on you.
Melissa M.
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.
The hygienist, Sheiva, did an excellent job.
Malcolm H.
Friendly personnel. Very little waiting. Procedure didn't last nearly as long as was anticipated. Experiencing no discomfort today; three days after […]
Kathleen O.
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.
I actually enjoy going to Gentle Dental! All of the associates are friendly, professional, and courteous! I have recommended several family members […]
Lacoria H.
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.
good dentist
Anonymous
Everything went perfectly and no pain afterwards.
Kim S.
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.
Gentle Dental is one of the best dentist ever been to in years I highly recommend them for everyone !!!!!!
Michael B.
Nice office and a great staff
Jeff L.
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.
It was a excellent experience.
Wei Y.
Third vist everything was great.
Michael K.
Hygienist was very thorough and informative.
Anonymous
The staff was friendly and explained everything clearly to my understanding a very clean place.
James B.
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 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.
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
I can truly say, their rating is excellent. This is the first time I ever went to the dentist and didn't experience pain.
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Professional personable Effiecient
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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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