Gentle Dental of New Baltimore
35521 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore, MI 48047

Cavity Prevention for a Healthy Smile

Cavity Prevention

Tooth decay, also called cavities or dental caries, is a condition common to people all over the world. Cavities are not life threatening and you can easily prevent them, but tooth decay affects almost everyone at some point in life. Bacteria that live inside the mouth form a sticky substance called plaque on the surfaces of teeth. The plaque interacts with starches and sugars in residual food and produces acids that dissolve or de-mineralize tooth enamel; this weakens the tooth structure and causes deterioration. Carbohydrate-filled foods that contribute to tooth decay include soda, candy, cake, ice cream, milk, and even high-sugar fruits, vegetables, and juices.

Cavity Prevention Essentials

Saliva acts as a buffer and remineralizing agent to combat the acids formed by plaque. Therefore, anything that increases saliva production can fight cavities. Dentists often suggest sugarless gum as a way to stimulate saliva flow. Although this natural defense is effective, it is not enough to prevent cavities. The most important weapons against tooth decay are good oral hygiene and fluoride. Brushing and flossing daily are imperative. Fluoride is an agent that can rebuild damage caused by plaque bacteria by remineralizing the tooth structure. It is present in toothpaste, some bottled and canned beverages, and tap water.

The Dentist Can Help

Affordable dentists are valuable allies in the war against cavities. They can help the children tooth decay targets by applying dental sealants. These thin, plastic coatings are painted onto the chewing surfaces of teeth to form a barrier against plaque. Highly concentrated fluoride products such as gels, mouth rinses and oral supplements can also help, especially when patients do not get fluoride from the water they drink. Parents should ask their family dentists for more information about professional cavity-fighting treatments.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in New Baltimore, call Gentle Dental of New Baltimore today at (586) 933-5521 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I absolutely would recommend your office to everyone. I loved the staff and the doc and the prices are very affordable.
Constance S.
I am always happy with my hygienist/visit, she is very thorough.
Karen H.
Very Gentle :)
Tammy S.
Have been a patient for long time. No problem getting appointments. I appreciate the honesty I receive about work that needs to be done. All options […]
Gary F.
Everyone at Gentle Dental Bay is great!
Stephanie C.
Everbody concerned.On time!
John G.
Everyone at Gentle Dental are very nice people. Monica, was great with the deep scaling of my tooth. Dr. is awesome. Thank you to all.
Christina R.
Very caring and prompt.
John G.
I'm very pleased with the way everything went.
Patricia H.
Always friendly and professional!
Janice L.
WONDERFUL CREW, ALWAYS PLEASANT, QUALITY WORK.
James H.
Great work!
Timothy M.
They were fast and thorough
Rosa F.
I am always at ease no matter what type of dental work im getting done, from extractions to root canal my fears and anxiety are all addressed and […]
Andre Y.
Appointments run as scheduled. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
Anonymous
I had bad experiences with lousy dentist's for years! Since I've been coming here I have had nothing but a great experience! I will never go to […]
Kirk O.
I felt everyone was very nice. I hate coming to the dentist(opps sorry) and everyone was so nice it made the visit easier. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fran W.
They are always professional.
Randy S.
I always have a good experience, very nice atmosphere and friendly staff
Sonja C.
everyone is friendly and concerned about any concerns you may have. Been going there for years and its always been a friendly experience.
Joann W.
Awsome as always. Staff and doctor are incredible and do such an amazing job. Recommend them all the time.
Tambri M.
Everyone at this office is awesome. Very happy with the services.
Christina R.
Dr. Wajeeh is the most skilled general dentist I've ever seen!
Joseph M.
Great staff & dentist!
Sarah L.
Denist is a true professional. He is also very friendly and the staff is also very nice
Anonymous
Good experience and always friendly staff.
Rylee M.
every step was explained and each question answered.
Betty C.
Everyone at Gentle Dental is always pleasant and professional.
Robert H.
On time and price for service very fair.
John G.
My experience was amazing I have to say I love this dental office!!
Jesiqua B.
Excellent, friendly treatment..
Herb G.
Other than waiting a little in waiting room. Everything was great! Friendly efficient and painless.
Rosa F.
All the staff at the New Baltimore office are always friendly, kind, and caring. Would highly recommend them.
Gianna G.
Gentle Dental has taken care of my teeth for quit awhile. I'm very satisfied by their care.
Laura Z.
Excellent service as always, friendly staff and happy with results. :)
Matthew Y.
Staff are always courteous and friendly. They display sincere concern for their patients.
Sandy G.
Everyone is so friendly and professional at the New Baltimore Office!
Sue T.
Informative, efficient, and friendly
Thomas S.
Polite personal care. Staff takes the time to explain issues and help decide the best options and treatments available.
Arlene A.
Staff and Doctor care excellent.
John G.
It was great as usual! Love the staff!
Peggy C.
professional
Thomas B.
friendly and competent staff
James H.
I got an appointment within 10 mins of calling & I didn't have to wait long at all to see the dentist. Best service I receive in a long time from […]
Karri G.
They listen and were very patient with me! Outstanding care and service!
Lynn J.
As always, the staff are incredibly pleasant and helpful
Janice L.
Great staff friendly and fast. Very pleased.
Samanth F.
As usual, all staff is courteous, kind and professional.
Sandy G.
Was very please with the cooperation with the dentist and the nurse. I would refer the dentist to other people. Dentist called me the next day to see […]
Shirley R.
Pleasant experience would be very hard to find s better place.
Ronald S.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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 - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (586) 933-5521
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