Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

Moms’ Guide to Dental Care

Dental Health and Basic Dental Care

Raising kids is no easy task. In addition to caring for yourself, you have to make sure those wonderful little people in your life grow up to be happy and healthy. As a mom, that sometimes means sacrificing your own dental care. Your dental health, however, is not something to be sacrificed. In addition to caring for your family’s health, you must care for your health, as well. And that means adhering to a thorough dental care routine, including regular visits to an affordable dentist in Flint. You already know that daily brushing and flossing are important, but did you know that skipping even one of your twice daily brushings can lead to an increased risk of heart disease?

Proper dental care is part of caring for your total health and ensures that you will enjoy many happy, healthy years with your family. Here are 7 dental care tips just for moms:

1. Be a role model to your kids. Show them that proper dental care is always a top priority.

2. Maintain routine visits to an affordable dentist once every six months. The better you adhere to your routine dental care visits, the quicker and easier each visit will be, so you can get on with your busy schedule.

3. Two minutes of thorough brushing, twice a day, is essential to removing the bacteria and plaque from your teeth. Brush in a soft, circular motion and don’t brush too hard. Divide your mouth into quadrants and spend time carefully brushing every area of each quadrant.

4. Floss every day. The time of day doesn’t matter, just as long as you do it. Flossing reaches between the teeth and into crevices where a toothbrush can’t reach, removing harmful bacteria and debris.

5. Make time for exercise to protect your health from head to toe. People who exercise have better oral health than those who don’t, especially when it comes to gum disease, according to a recent study in the Journal of Periodontology.

6. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, which are good for your oral health. Sugars and starches promote tooth decay, while fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants that fight bacteria, cavities, and gum disease.

7. Relax. If you feel stressed, you may subconsciously grind your teeth or clench your jaw, which can cause damage to your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and trigger canker sores and cold sores. Yoga, meditation, or a hot bubble bath can help you reduce stress and protect your oral health.

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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Always excellent
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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
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A very thorough yet gentle cleaning.
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I always have an excellent experience with Dr. Butcher.
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Chris W.
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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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Kimberly Y.
From the greeting at front desk to the check out desk, it was all good.
Pamela R.
my experience is always excellent and the doctors and staff are always pleasant
Ellen D.
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.
Excellent service with professional, friendly staff! Felt comfortable and at peace with the process. You know they are there to help you! Thank you!
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The best experience.
Mary H.
Cheryl is always friendly and very professional....love Family Dental
Juanita H.
my experience was great ; the staff is very professional yet easy to talk to. thank you kelly for a nice cleaning job.
Cosme C.
Awesome experience, staff and doctor! Dr. Farber is so nice and experienced. The staff reflects the same.
Kelly 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 […]
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Excellent experience, timely and painless
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Great job.
Keith L.
Dr. Madany and his team are first class. He is a perfectionist and takes great pride in the quality of his work.
William N.
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Chris W.
Best dental experience I've ever had
Laura S.
Everyone is helpful and caring.
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Donald L.
The staff is friendly and funny from ortho to regular dentistry. I always have great experiences!
Kiera T.
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 […]
Connie B.
Dr. Farber helped me out quite a bit and he's very easy to go and see.
Michael O.
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.
Wonderful, I was referred by a friend, so far so good. Dr. Butcher is wonderful .
Kathy R.
A professional practice which provides quality dentistry services and customer service.
Hannah W.
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.
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 […]
Patricia S.
Friendly Staff from Receptionist through Doctor Jim and Check out.
Mark S.
great staff. put me at ease.
Toby D.
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.
Great as usual
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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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