Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

The Importance of Brushing Your Teeth


Brushing your teeth is one of those activities that everyone does day in and day out without much thought to its importance. For some, it is an essential activity that can’t be missed at any point during the day—in the morning, after meals, and before bed. For others, it’s barely a thought; they go through the motions twice a day and get on with life. Whether you brush diligently and often, or stick to the minimum requirements, the importance of brushing teeth should be taken seriously. Even if you never miss a brushing, improper brushing can severely impact your oral health. Use these tips to understand the proper way to brush teeth.

Effective dental care begins with proper and thorough brushing and dedication to daily flossing and rinsing with mouthwash. Without these at-home habits and routine visits to your dentist, your pearly whites won’t be so white for long—plus, you risk tooth loss and a host of whole-body diseases.

The Proper Way to Brush Teeth

The importance of brushing teeth can begin to be taught to children before their first tooth even emerges. Important factors include:

  • Using a soft-bristled toothbrush approved by the ADA. If your child still has baby teeth, a toothbrush specially designed for children should be used. Adults may find an electric toothbrush to be an optimal choice for cleaning teeth over the manual toothbrush.
  • Using toothpaste approved by the ADA. When you are selecting toothpaste for a child, find a brand formulated especially for kids. Do not use more than a pea-sized amount, if any toothpaste at all, for children under six years of age.
  • Getting into the habit of flossing before brushing, at least once per day. Flossing before brushing will loosen debris and food particles between teeth and allow the fluoride from your toothpaste to get more easily between the teeth.
  • Dividing the mouth into quadrants, spending approximately 30 seconds brushing each area thoroughly on all sides. You should be brushing your teeth for at least two minutes.
  • Brushing at least twice daily, but preferably between meals, to reduce the buildup of bacteria, plaque, and tartar in the mouth and on the teeth.

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 hygienist and hygienist assistant were so sweet and caring to my 5 year old daughter. She is very shy and also nervous at the dentist and they both really went above and beyond to make her feel […]
Zofia R.
Great group of staff….from entering Office – hygienist Angie is awesome!!! New dentist (Dr. White, I believe) is very courtious and polite.
Danny Z.
Best dental experience ever
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Dr, White is great, Coco was great love the office environment everything was amazing,
Carlos S.
I was in and out even before my scheduled appointment time!
Michael C.
I have a very bad experience with dentist it’s very hard for me to go to the dentist I have been to a select few since my horrible experience and Dr. White and Crystal are amaizing all the staff […]
Cassie H.
Had to change dentist since and i found a great office. So glad i picked the right one. Coco was great and Dr. White is amazing so glad i got to meet them and now have them as my dental care team.
Carlos S.
Everyone was extremely friendly, especially crystal. She was very sweet to not only me but my little one too.
Maryann F.
Great hours of availability and a simply AWESOME staff!!!!
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Friendly staff and great service
Rosie Y.
I had been looking for a new dentist and one of my co- workers recommend Family Dental Group. She described her experience with them, so I had to go. When first walking into the office it felt warm […]
ArLene C.
I love this dental office! Appointments are easy to make, the dentists are friendly and the hygienists are always gentle!!
Stacie R.
Friendly, knowledgeable staff that care to do things right and make sure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure.
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Lisa C.
Expert care,
Ronald C.
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.
Everybody’s cool there. Doctor Madany gets the job done and answers all questions. He Did an awesome job on my crown. The ladies are all very good at their respective jobs!
Calvin S.
Personel, cleanliness.
Linda A.
Excellent staff – love Dr. Butcher
Pamela Y.
The friendliness and especially the efficiency with which the appointment was handled. Dr. White took time and explained what needed to be done and did it confidently and with a gentle touch.
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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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