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

Proper Dental Care Linked to Lower Risk of Multiple Diseases

Dental Hygiene

New studies are finding that your heart and brain health are directly connected to how well you care for your teeth. The concept isn’t new—year after year, researchers are finding more conclusive evidence that the state of your oral health is directly correlated to the health of your body overall. Skipping visits to the dentist for a professional teeth cleaning is quite common and a major contributor to disease, but even skipping your routine dental care at home can lead to a decline in health. If you don’t think daily brushing and flossing and routine teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist are important, check out these statistics— it’s almost a matter of life and death.

A recent, large study found that individuals who have a professional teeth cleaning performed by dental hygienist at least once every six month were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack than those who missed a visit each year. Even more astounding was the correlation between brain health and dental care—the same study found that making it to the dentist for that bi-annual exam and teeth cleaning can lower your risk of stroke by as much as 13 percent.

Previous studies have found that skipping routine teeth cleaning appointments, as well as basic at-home dental care, can increase the risk of heart disease by as much as 70 percent. Overall, poor dental hygiene can raise the risk of heart and lung disease and diabetes, as well as impact cognitive health.

Even with these additional research findings, scientists still are uncertain of exactly how and why there is such a significant link between dental health and total-body disease risk. The most popular hypothesis is inflammation. Tooth decay and gum disease significantly raise the level of inflammation in the body—a primary contributor to the development of disease.

A professional teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist can remove bacteria and plaque build-up that a toothbrush and floss simply cannot reach. Cleaning your teeth regularly, both at home and at the dentist, gets rid of bacteria in the mouth that can contribute to chronic infection and inflammation that can ultimately spread to the rest of the body.

The lowest risks of disease are associated with dental care habits that have been instilled in most people since childhood—brushing at least twice a day (preferably, after every meal) rinsing with a mouthwash, and flossing at least once a day. Visits to your dentist in New Baltimore should occur, at minimum twice per year; however, some individuals may require a more- frequent teeth cleaning regimen. Ask your dentist to help you determine the appropriate frequency for your teeth cleaning appointments to ensure that your smile and your health remain optimal.

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 am always happy with my hygienist/visit, she is very thorough.
Karen H.
friendly and competent staff
James H.
Gentle Dental has taken care of my teeth for quit awhile. I'm very satisfied by their care.
Laura Z.
Great staff friendly and fast. Very pleased.
Samanth F.
As usual, all staff is courteous, kind and professional.
Sandy G.
Excellent service as always, friendly staff and happy with results. :)
Matthew Y.
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.
Informative, efficient, and friendly
Thomas S.
They are always professional.
Randy S.
My experience was amazing I have to say I love this dental office!!
Jesiqua B.
Polite personal care. Staff takes the time to explain issues and help decide the best options and treatments available.
Arlene A.
Great work!
Timothy M.
Excellent, friendly treatment..
Herb G.
Other than waiting a little in waiting room. Everything was great! Friendly efficient and painless.
Rosa F.
Great staff & dentist!
Sarah L.
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.
Awsome as always. Staff and doctor are incredible and do such an amazing job. Recommend them all the time.
Tambri M.
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.
Staff and Doctor care excellent.
John G.
Everyone is so friendly and professional at the New Baltimore Office!
Sue T.
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.
Pleasant experience would be very hard to find s better place.
Ronald S.
It was great as usual! Love the staff!
Peggy C.
On time and price for service very fair.
John G.
every step was explained and each question answered.
Betty C.
They were fast and thorough
Rosa F.
As always, the staff are incredibly pleasant and helpful
Janice L.
Very Gentle :)
Tammy S.
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.
Denist is a true professional. He is also very friendly and the staff is also very nice
Anonymous
Very caring and prompt.
John G.
All the staff at the New Baltimore office are always friendly, kind, and caring. Would highly recommend them.
Gianna G.
WONDERFUL CREW, ALWAYS PLEASANT, QUALITY WORK.
James H.
I always have a good experience, very nice atmosphere and friendly staff
Sonja C.
Always friendly and professional!
Janice L.
Everyone at Gentle Dental Bay is great!
Stephanie C.
Appointments run as scheduled. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
Anonymous
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.
I'm very pleased with the way everything went.
Patricia H.
Everbody concerned.On time!
John G.
Everyone at this office is awesome. Very happy with the services.
Christina R.
I absolutely would recommend your office to everyone. I loved the staff and the doc and the prices are very affordable.
Constance S.
Staff are always courteous and friendly. They display sincere concern for their patients.
Sandy G.
Everyone at Gentle Dental is always pleasant and professional.
Robert H.
professional
Thomas B.
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.
They listen and were very patient with me! Outstanding care and service!
Lynn J.
Dr. Wajeeh is the most skilled general dentist I've ever seen!
Joseph M.
Good experience and always friendly staff.
Rylee M.
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.
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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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