Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

Dental Care Do’s and Don’ts

Your dentist will tell you that a healthy smile truly begins in the kitchen. According to family dentistry experts, the way you eat has a direct effect on your dental health.

What to Eat to Beat Tooth Decay

There are certain foods that are good for your smile, while others are very bad. The best choices contain calcium and phosphorus that strengthen tooth enamel, as well as vitamins and protein that protect your overall health. By choosing the following foods, you can protect your teeth and gums, as well as reduce your need for dental care treatment:

  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Lean protein, such as chicken, turkey, and fish
  • Nuts
  • Firm fruits
  • Crunchy vegetables
  • Water
  • Sugarless gum

Pass on Diet Dental Dangers

Many foods and drinks contain sugars, starches, and acids that attack teeth and gums. If you consume these choices too often, you can increase your dental problems and your need for an affordable dentist. While these foods and drinks are acceptable on occasion, try your best to limit them and brush your teeth after having them:

  • Candy
  • Sugary snacks and desserts
  • Starchy foods, such as white rice, pastas, and breads
  • Dried fruit
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Fruit juice
  • Coffee
  • Tea

Dental Care Tips to Save Your Smile

While your diet is one important part of dental health, family dentistry experts emphasize that your dental habits are the other major component. Along with a healthy diet, maintain these oral hygiene habits:

  • Eat a variety of healthy foods for both meals and snacks.
  • Avoid sugary, starchy, and acidic foods and drinks.
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day, preferably after any meal or snack.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Use an anti-bacterial mouth rinse daily.
  • See a dentist for check-ups and cleanings twice a year, or as recommended by your family dentistry clinic.
  • If you have a dental problem, seek treatment from an affordable dentist.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Flint, call Family Dental Group today at (810) 515-8952 or make an appointment.

Family Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Flint. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Family Dental Group, 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 Family Dental Group.

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Patient Reviews
The staff is friendly and funny from ortho to regular dentistry. I always have great experiences!
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A very thorough yet gentle cleaning.
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Pleasant experience, staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Gary P.
Dr Farber really cares about his patients that was the easiest root canal I've ever had done. I definitely have found me a great dentist. The entire […]
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I was very empresses with the service I recieved. I came in 2 hours early for my appointment, because I got the times confused. Instead of telling me […]
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Donald L.
Dr. Farber helped me out quite a bit and he's very easy to go and see.
Michael O.
my experience is always excellent and the doctors and staff are always pleasant
Ellen D.
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Hannah W.
Always excellent
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Catrina S.
my experience was great ; the staff is very professional yet easy to talk to. thank you kelly for a nice cleaning job.
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Loren W.
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Carl S.
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Keith L.
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Chris W.
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Toby D.
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Marilyn B.
I have a great rapport with my hygienist. She is thorough, informative and "doesn't hurt too much." She has a great personality and I trust her work […]
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Melissa J.
Awesome experience, staff and doctor! Dr. Farber is so nice and experienced. The staff reflects the same.
Kelly S.
The girl that cleaned my teeth was very nice. I was pleased. I didn't expect to pay as much as I had too but I needed medication.
Dorothy A.
I've been going here for years and each and every time I've went, I've had excellent customer service and very knowledgeable staff. I would highly […]
Dexter J.
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Brea G.
Great as usual
William D.
Dr. Madany and his team are first class. He is a perfectionist and takes great pride in the quality of his work.
William N.
Love it there :)
Melissa J.
Every one truly does go out of their way to help you!
Laura J.
Excellent experience, timely and painless
Deborah K.
Fast, professional, no excessive waiting, great value.
Joseph W.
I always have an excellent experience with Dr. Butcher.
Stephanie E.
Very friendly staff. Was able to get me in the same day for an emergency.
Katrina R.
Friendly Staff from Receptionist through Doctor Jim and Check out.
Mark S.
Great job.
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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 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (810) 515-8952
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