Dr. Belford - Gentle Dental Care

We are a dental practice devoted to healthy teeth and gums - and beautiful smiles! We provide comprehensive treatment planning, and use state-of-the-art restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve optimal dental health.

We offer comprehensive dental care for adults and children, including preventive care, dental hygiene services,
restorative dentistry, bleaching (teeth whitening), root canals, extractions, crowns & bridges and dentures. We are also authorized INVISALIGN providers, an orthodontic alternative to metal braces.

Operating as usual

06/10/2021

May The 4th

COVID-19 Vaccines: 7 Things Your Dentist Wants You to Know 03/05/2021

COVID-19 Vaccines: 7 Things Your Dentist Wants You to Know

COVID-19 Vaccines: 7 Things Your Dentist Wants You to Know As vaccines become available to more people, you may have some questions about them. Here's what the CDC (and your dentist!) want you to know about COVID-19 vaccines.

Q&A: Dr. LaJoi Wiggins on what it means to be a Black dentist 03/01/2021

Q&A: Dr. LaJoi Wiggins on what it means to be a Black dentist

Q&A: Dr. LaJoi Wiggins on what it means to be a Black dentist The New Dentist News spoke with Dr. Wiggins to learn more about her dental career, Black representation in the field, how she navigates adversity, and what it means to be a Black dentist.

kgw.com 12/29/2020

OHSU dentist first in US to administer COVID-19 vaccine

Kudos to Dr. Thrower!
(Dental offices in Michigan are not yet authorized to administer Covid-19 vaccinations)

kgw.com Oregon is the only state where your dentist is authorized to give you a vaccine other than a flu shot.

mouthhealthy.org 11/26/2020

Good Thanksgiving Foods for Your Teeth - American Dental Association

mouthhealthy.org How teeth-friendly is your Turkey Day menu? Find out what foods to sink your teeth into on Thanksgiving.

11/25/2020
flintjournal-mi-app.newsmemory.com 08/02/2020

Is going to the dentist a good idea right now? - The Flint Journal

flintjournal-mi-app.newsmemory.com Social distancing is the best way to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus until there’s a vaccine. When that’s not possible, we wear face masks. But what happens when we need to go to the dentist?

[05/29/20]   We plan to reopen on June 15th.
We are preparing the office with PPE and protocols to maximize your safety.

drbelforddental.wordpress.com 05/15/2020

Dental Health During COVID-19

Dental Health During COVID-19
https://drbelforddental.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/dental-health-during-covid-19/

drbelforddental.wordpress.com All of us are going through a lot of change right now. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted our lives in many ways. While there are a lot of things we can’t do, we can still take care of …

smilemichigan.com 04/22/2020

Is It a Dental Emergency?

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smilemichigan.com 04/12/2020

Urgent Dental Care Only

Due to COVID-19 concerns and the State mandated “stay at home” order, our office will remain closed until June 1st. For emergency dental services during this time, please see below.....

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[04/02/20]   The State of MI allows dental offices to provide routine dental care after May 28th. We will reopen after June 1st.

wnem.com 03/20/2020

Whitmer orders temporary restrictions on non-essential medical, dental procedures

wnem.com Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order on Friday, March 20 that puts temporary restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedures.

ada.org 03/18/2020

ADA recommending dentists postpone elective procedures

American Dental Association recommends postponing routine dental procedures due to COVID-19.

Our office will be closed until April 13th for routine dental procedures, pending any new restrictions imposed by governmental/CDC officials. We will be checking messages daily to triage any dental emergencies.

https://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2020-archive/march/ada-recommending-dentists-postpone-elective-procedures

ada.org The ADA is recommending that dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures in response to the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, across the country.

01/28/2020

Michigan Dental Association

Happy 75th Anniversary of Community Water Fluoridation! Let’s celebrate one of the greatest achievements in public health! https://www.fluoride75yearsstrong.com
#fluoride4health75

12/25/2019
thehealthedge.com 11/01/2019

Do Major Diseases Start in Your Mouth?

thehealthedge.com If you take better care of your teeth, you may just survive diabetes. That may seem like an odd claim but it’s part of a widespread belief among doctors that poor dental and oral hygiene is linked to

10/09/2019

Caring Smiles Family Dentistry, P.C.

With Halloween only a few weeks away, here are some great tips on how to enjoy candy without sacrificing your oral health.

drbelforddental.wordpress.com 10/06/2019

Two Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween but it’s important to have a plan,” says ADA dentist Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty. [ 528 more words ]
https://drbelforddental.wordpress.com/2019/10/06/two-tips-for-a-healthy-halloween/

drbelforddental.wordpress.com Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a v…

israel21c.org 07/12/2019

New antibacterial fillings may fight repeated tooth decay

israel21c.org Novel material from Israel may prevent one of the costliest and most prevalent bacterial diseases in the world.

drbelforddental.wordpress.com 06/21/2019

A Chipped Tooth ?

So, say one day your chomping down on some ice or something hard, and then boom you have a chipped tooth. But don’t worry because we are here to help! Here at Drs. Belford and Belbeisi Gentle Dental Family Dentistry, we are very skilled in what we do and that’s why we are one of the best dental offices in Genesee County. [ 406 more words ]
https://drbelforddental.wordpress.com/2019/06/20/a-chipped-tooth/

drbelforddental.wordpress.com So, say one day your chomping down on some ice or something hard, and then boom you have a chipped tooth. But don’t worry because we are here to help! Here at Drs. Belford and Belbeisi Gentle Dent…

06/16/2019

ACLU

Happy Father’s Day!

uib.no 06/05/2019

Brush your teeth – Postpone Alzheimer´s

Another reason to practice daily dental hygiene AND get your routine dental cleanings....

uib.no You don’t only avoid holes in your teeth by keeping good oral hygiene, researchers at the University of Bergen have discovered a clear connection between gum disease and Alzheimer´s disease.

04/21/2019
health.usnews.com 04/06/2019

What You Need to Know About Tooth Extractions

health.usnews.com Tooth decay, bone loss and fractures can lead to a tooth extraction.

03/26/2019

Lifestyle Daily

Brand new technology and convenient procedures have people heading to the dentist (show your dentist the prices)

02/24/2019

Lifestyle Daily

Game-changing technology has people *excited* to see the dentist (write prices down and compare vs early 2018 💵💰)

markets.businessinsider.com 01/04/2019

A Correlation Between Rising Youth Vaping and Poor Oral Hygiene Highlights the Need for Regular Dental Check-Ups, Says Dr. Farzad Feiz | Markets Insider

markets.businessinsider.com LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A Harold Times from December 17th highlights a CDC report that vaping and E-cigarette use are rising among ...

mouthhealthy.org 12/16/2018

Caring for Dental Health During the Holidays – American Dental Association

Dr. Belford, Dr. Belbeisi and the entire Gentle Dental Team wish you a Happy Holiday Season!!!!

mouthhealthy.org Taking care of your family's dental health is a big responsibility. Here are a few smart choices you can make along the way to keep everyone's smiles healthy.

businessinsider.com 11/09/2018

What happens if you stopped brushing your teeth

Reminder: Brushing is critical!

businessinsider.com Nearly half of Americans don’t brush their teeth enough. This opens the door for a bacteria invasion, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Even worse, you might increase your risk for issues like kidney disease and dementia.

drbelforddental.wordpress.com 10/02/2018

Diabetes and Dental Care

Why Diabetes Affects Your Mouth and Teeth The glucose in your blood has an impact on the saliva in your mouth: The higher your blood sugar, the higher the glucose levels in saliva. This situation can lead to an increase in harmful bacteria in your mouth that combines with foods you eat to form dental plaque—which can cause tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. [ 381 more words ]
https://drbelforddental.wordpress.com/2018/10/02/diabetes-and-dental-care/

drbelforddental.wordpress.com Why Diabetes Affects Your Mouth and Teeth The glucose in your blood has an impact on the saliva in your mouth: The higher your blood sugar, the higher the glucose levels in saliva. This situation c…

nbcnews.com 08/09/2018

Oral care has 'no impact' without fluoride, report finds

Fluoridation is essential.... as it has always been.

nbcnews.com A new report concludes that without fluoride, toothbrushing and other oral care efforts have "no impact" on cavity prevention.

07/27/2018

Caring Smiles Family Dentistry, P.C.

Great information for parents of young children!

#CaringSmiles

drbelforddental.wordpress.com 06/21/2018

Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies Accidents happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. For all dental emergencies, it’s important to visit your dentist as soon as possible. Most dentists reserve time in their daily schedules for emergency patients so be sure to call your dentist and provide as much detail as you can about your condition. [ 576 more words ]
https://drbelforddental.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/dental-emergencies/

drbelforddental.wordpress.com Dental Emergencies Accidents happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. For all dental emergencies, it’s important to visit your den…

06/17/2018

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Flint, MI
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