Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

Global Children’s Tooth Decay Statistics

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Dental disease in children, also called pediatric dental disease or childhood tooth decay, is more common than any other chronic disease in the world. If it’s not treated, its impact can reach far beyond an unsightly smile. Rampant tooth decay reduces a child’s ability to talk and chew properly. It can even slow their mental and social growth or cause medical issues like malnutrition and painful oral infections. If tooth decay isn’t managed in childhood, children could face increased risk of cardiovascular disease, pregnancy complications, dementia, and other serious health conditions later in life.

The Global Tooth Decay Crisis

Tooth decay affects between 60 and 90 percent of children and a majority of adults in most industrialized countries. In many regions, there is simply no access to adequate oral health care. Where dental care is lacking, decayed teeth are often extracted due to pain, or simply left untreated. In the U.S. alone, about 17 million children go without dental care every year. More than 51 million school hours are lost because of dental disease, and 43 percent of Americans lack dental insurance. More than a quarter of children between two and five years old and half of those aged 12 to 15 have significant tooth decay.

Save Children’s Teeth with Basic Dental Care

The frustrating but simple truth is that tooth decay is almost always preventable with proper dental care and professional treatment from an affordable dentist. In some parts of the world, there are few dental care resources available, but in Western culture, affordable dentistry and financial aid are within reach for most people. Don’t let your child become another statistic. Get dental care for pediatric tooth decay promptly to ensure your child’s well being for the rest of their life.

To get the dental care you deserve 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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I received your usual competent professional service.
Carol H.
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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great staff. put me at ease.
Toby D.
I have only had my initial visit, but if the rest of my visits are anything like the first one, this will be the first dentist office I have truly […]
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Friendly and efficient.
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Everyone is helpful and caring.
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From the greeting at front desk to the check out desk, it was all good.
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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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I use to go to the dentist office when I was younger & decided to give it a try. I was amaze at the service. It was great & on time... I'm a working […]
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Every one truly does go out of their way to help you!
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Great job.
Keith L.
Excellent experience, timely and painless
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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 […]
Michael C.
Always excellent
Steven Y.
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.
Dr. Farber helped me out quite a bit and he's very easy to go and see.
Michael O.
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Melissa J.
Pleasant experience, staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Chris W.
Excellent dental work on recent visit.
Carl S.
All around great service from everyone.
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Fast, on time,& Complete!
Donald L.
Wonderful, I was referred by a friend, so far so good. Dr. Butcher is wonderful .
Kathy R.
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.
You guys are fantastic! Everyone is super friendly and helpful. I really appreciate that everything was explained to me before surgery and when I […]
Hillary D.
A professional practice which provides quality dentistry services and customer service.
Hannah W.
Great as usual
William D.
Cheryl is always friendly and very professional....love Family Dental
Juanita H.
Shannon was great. I was having a difficult procedure done, and normal anesthetics don't work for long for me. She immediately stopped and got a […]
Brea G.
Very friendly staff. Was able to get me in the same day for an emergency.
Katrina R.
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 […]
Phillip W.
Friendly Staff from Receptionist through Doctor Jim and Check out.
Mark S.
I felt right at home. Very good and friendly dentists, hygienists, desk clerk, etc. Very good hospitality and home-like settings. Good hours also. I […]
Garry M.
Angie is awesome !!!
Chris W.
my experience is always excellent and the doctors and staff are always pleasant
Ellen D.
Fast, professional, no excessive waiting, great value.
Joseph W.
Dr. Farber is the best and the staff is very friendly and helpful.
Marilyn B.
A very thorough yet gentle cleaning.
Patricia S.
Professional service delivered in a caring non-threatening manner.
Gary P.
The best experience.
Mary H.
The service is great and everyone is very polite, nice and caring.
Kimberly Y.
Everyone was very professional and very nice.
Keith L.
Excellent service with professional, friendly staff! Felt comfortable and at peace with the process. You know they are there to help you! Thank you!
Darwin W.
This place is a great place to go. If you want a place where almost everything is done under one roof then this is the place to go
Bradley L.
This was the best experience I have ever had with multiple extractions. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone I can! Thank you!
Misty O.
The staff is friendly and funny from ortho to regular dentistry. I always have great experiences!
Kiera T.
Best dental experience I've ever had
Laura S.
I always have an excellent experience with Dr. Butcher.
Stephanie E.
Dr. Madany and his team are first class. He is a perfectionist and takes great pride in the quality of his work.
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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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