Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

Dieting Your Way to Healthier Teeth

Healthy Teeth

You have surely been told repeatedly by your dentist in Flint that the way to maintain good oral health and dental care practices is to brush twice a day, floss regularly, and be sure to visit the family dentistry experts at Family Dental Group no less than twice a year. However, it is worth noting that there are several other lifestyle adjustments you can make that really do make a difference in your dental care and the overall health of your teeth and gums. Changes to the foods you eat can have a significant impact on the ability of plaque and cavity-causing bacteria to take up residence in the mouth.

You should avoid excessively sugary or acidic foods, since they contribute to increased bacteria, which is known to cause dental problems. It is harder to dislodge sticky foods after they are eaten, which increases the chance of dental trouble. On those occasions when you cannot resist these foods, wait 20–40 minutes, and then brush your teeth. The time interval helps to avoid damage to the tooth enamel that can occur if you brush too soon after eating.

Your dentist in Flint may have recommended that you eat foods and drink beverages that will stimulate saliva, which neutralizes the acid in many foods and beverages. Dairy products, including milk and cheese, also have neutralizing abilities that help with proper dental care. Sugarless gum containing Xylitol stops sugars from turning into damaging bacteria, so it is also an excellent choice. Eating apples, carrots, celery, yogurt, and sesame oil can go a long way toward improving your dental care and making you a favorite patient with your family dentistry professionals in Flint.

To learn more about family dentistry from an affordable dentist 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
Very good experience. This office takes care of our whole family. I highly recommend Family Dental!
I have seen Cheryl for years. She is friendly and thorough at cleaning
Marie O.
I have been attending Family Dental Group for many years…..probably 20 or more years…..they are the BEST in friendliness…..caring …..and professional….I can not imagine going anywhere else […]
Garnet E.
Lisa C.
Expert care,
Ronald C.
I love this dental office! Appointments are easy to make, the dentists are friendly and the hygienists are always gentle!!
Stacie R.
Very personable and educated staff members.
Candace L.
Decided to change dentist for my 15yr old son and super pleased i did over all seems like the best decision i made got an appointment right away fixed the problem he had been having in half hr that […]
Elizabeth W.
The dentist and staff are friendly and experienced.
Janine M.
I feel like the office staff is kind and professional and the dentists make me feel at ease and take the time to make sure all my questions have been answered.
Shawn S.
Your office is very accommodating, thoughtful, friendly.
Debra S.
Very good service all around
Scott C.
I was an emergency walk-in and it was a short wait. Also the dentist discussed different options with me and did what he thought was best.
Dennis H.
Excellent staff – love Dr. Butcher
Pamela Y.
Pure great service all round. Friendly, patient, empathetic, and good sense of humor–funny how it as sounds like an ad for a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Michelle L.
Friendly dental care. Shannon and Dr Butcher are the best.
Jason D.
I had a crown replaced that was only a year old since it cracked while eating. It was replaced free of charge.2nd thing done was a partial for my bottom teeth. I am Very Satisfied with Dr White and […]
Cynthia Z.
I like the fact that the doctors and dental assistants care about the patients and do a great job that keeps me coming back
Dexter G.
Everyone was very friendly and welcoming!
Ronda M.
Got to get my cleaning done on day 1!
Brandy N.
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 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 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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