Gentle Dental at Gratiot Avenue
11180 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, MI 48213

General Dentists in East Detroit

Teeth are strong, resilient and designed to last a lifetime, but they still require care. To avoid tooth loss and keep your smile healthy and bright, you need to practice good oral hygiene habits and get regular assistance from a great general or family dentist.

What Is a Family Dentist or General Dentist?

A family or general dentist is a primary dental care provider who diagnoses, treats and prevents diseases of the teeth and gums for patients in all age groups. General dentists focus on overall dental health rather than specialized elements of dentistry.

What Does the General Dentist Do?

Your general family dentistry provider keeps smiles in top shape by checking for signs of dental decay, gum disease and other problems, and treating them before they progress. Your dentist may also fill cavities, perform restoration procedures, help you optimize your oral hygiene, clean your teeth and manage dental injuries or sudden symptoms, such as tooth pain.

Check Out Our General Dentistry Services

The right tests, treatments and procedures can save teeth and keep smiles looking fantastic. Our general dentists provide the following general dentistry services for our patients.

  • Bad Breath Treatment
  • Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Reconstruction
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Fillings and Restorations
  • Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Tooth Extractions
  • How Often Should You Get Dental Checkups?

Most people should visit a general dental office every six months to maintain their good dental health. Patients with serious underlying medical problems or chronic dental disease may need more frequent evaluation. If you develop tooth pain or other symptoms between checkups, see your dentist without delay.

How Much Will My Dental Visit Cost?

The cost of your dental visit may vary depending on what kinds of tests and treatments are needed to restore or maintain your dental health. Your dentist can provide pricing details before performing a procedure. You may obtain more information about your costs by calling our office or contacting your insurance provider for coverage details.

How Can I Visit the Best General Dentist Near Me?

We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect local dentist to manage your lifelong dental care. Call us to schedule your consultation today.

How Long Does a Dental Checkup Usually Last?

The length of an appointment at a dentist general practice office depends on several factors including the patient’s dental and general health, what procedures are scheduled and whether the patient is new or established. Most routine checkups last less than one hour. Appointments made for complex dental procedures can last for several hours.

Prepare for Your Dental Appointment

Your visit will go more smoothly if you arrive on time, bring a list of your medications and a medical history, have your insurance information handy and let us know if you suffer from severe dental anxiety. We want to do everything possible to make your visit pleasant and stress-free.

What Happens If I Don’t Go to the Dentist?

If you don’t get regular checkups, you could develop cavities or gum disease without noticing the early symptoms. If left untreated, these problems progress steadily until treating them requires more complex and expensive procedures. You can save yourself from unnecessary pain, tooth loss and expensive treatments by making and keeping routine dental appointments. If you’re overdue for a checkup, give us a call today.

Bad Breath Treatment

Causes of bad breath include the breakdown of food particles in your mouth, bacteria buildup, mouth dryness and tooth decay. In East Detroit, your dentist will work with you to help identify the underlying causes of chronic bad breath and […]

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Crowns

Finding the right crowns for teeth that have been broken or damaged by decay can help you to enjoy a healthier bite and a wider range of menu choices. Our office can provide the help you need to keep your […]

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Dental Bridges

If you are missing one or more of your teeth, our doctors in East Detroit may be able to restore your smile using a dental bridge. Bridges are composed of a replacement tooth or teeth supported on either side by […]

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Dental Reconstruction

As part of a carefully planned combination of general, cosmetic and orthodontic dentistry, dental reconstruction is a comprehensive treatment approach for patients with mild to chronic pain from severe dental problems, such as tooth loss, facial muscle distortion, gum disease […]

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants act as a barrier to prevent cavities. The treatment entails applying a thin, safe plastic coating to the molars, which are the most commonly used teeth for chewing, protecting them from plaque and acids. The process of applying […]

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Dentures

If you’re missing several or most of your teeth, you may be a prime candidate for a set of dentures. Teeth perform several vital functions, which include starting the food digestion process and maintaining the structural integrity of your jaw. […]

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Fillings and Restorations

Our dentists in East Detroit offer dental fillings to treat cavities. Dental fillings can also be also used to repair cracked or broken teeth. Ask about tooth-colored fillings that make your mouth look more natural and attractive.

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Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment in East Detroit is diagnosed to prevent and treat a variety of diseases affecting the gums. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease involves bacterial growth (a colorless film called “plaque”) that gradually destroys the tissue surrounding […]

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Oral Hygiene

The right dental hygiene routine can enhance the beauty and health of your teeth. Making sure that you and your family members receive the best dental care can be challenging, however. At our dental office, we can provide you with […]

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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy or a root canal procedure can relieve the pain caused by diseased or injured pulp tissue in the center of the tooth. Many times, this tissue cannot repair itself and root canal therapy is required to save […]

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Tooth Extractions

Unfortunately, teeth can become diseased, damaged or injured over time, and in some cases, may need to be removed (extracted). If this should happen to you, one of our highly experienced dentists in East Detroit will make the tooth extraction […]

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Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
There isn’t a long wait, I like that they have security. The staff is very polite and the office is very clean. Parking is ok.
Shay T.
Very professional, staff.
Timothy K.
Timing was quick and the people was so nice. I can’t wait to go again
Sharnee M.
I take my son here and he loves it since the first day he went keep up the great work
Latisha W.
Yes I would recommend this dentist office to my family and friends thank you for your good service.
Elliott A.
I’ve been taking my kids to this dentist since their very first dental visits. They’re usually out in an hr and a half tops! The staff are normally pleasant. The kids love it and they […]
AunDree E.
I love the facility and staff my son is very comfortable here
Carl H.
Good service
Jimmie M.
This office is very nice and professional .
Colette J.
Great and fast service. The staff is very friendly.
Cayvionne P.
I’m 29 now and I’ve been coming here since I was 5. They’ve been around a long time and this is the only dentist office I’ve ever been to because they’re the only […]
Deanna H.
They make you feel like family…very professional
Caryn B.
Good service
Mizell R.
They were respectful, understanding, kind, and made my children and I their priority. They made we understood what was happening, what they was going to do with each of my children. They were […]
Dayvon M.
Dr Z is awesome. The staff is friendly yet professional.
Deana C.
Everything was done correctly and the people are nice respectful and very helpful
Shamyra G.
Everyone was friendly and understanding to my needs and concerns.
Jasmine W.
Friendly, great environment, and knowledgeable people
Ebony W.
The staff is very kind,the service great and Dr.Z makes sure that you understand the procedures when he see’s you.
Charlene P.
Did a walk-in appointment at this dental office and was amazed about how fast and efficient my visit was! Ive always been a bit wary about dental visits, but thanks to the amazing work from Dr.Z and […]
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Office Hours
Mon. – 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue. – 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu. – 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri. – 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (313) 925-3090
Fax: (313) 245-1693
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For appointments, call: (313) 925-3090
Office Hours
  • Monday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Sunday Closed
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