Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

Top 10 Tips for Better Dental Care

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Some people think that having a healthy smile takes a lot of time and energy. But all it really requires is practicing proper dental care, which can be surprisingly simple. Follow these fast and easy steps from the best dentist experts to keep your smile at its best.

  1. Brush Your Teeth Regularly. This is essential for proper at-home dental care. Brushing cleans teeth, removes built-up plaque, massages the gums, prevents gum disease, and freshens your breath. Brush at least twice a day, every day.
  2. Use a Soft-Bristled Toothbrush. Choose a soft-bristled brush and use gentle, light pressure to avoid eroding the delicate tooth enamel and causing gums to recede.
  3. Replace Your Toothbrush Every Few Months. Bristles become worn over time, which reduces their ability to clean thoroughly. The best dentist recommendation is to buy a new toothbrush every three months, or even more often if yours is worn or you’ve been sick.
  4. Use Floss and Mouthwash. Brushing is important, but also using floss and mouth rinse everyday is even better for your dental health. Ask an affordable dentist about the right products for you.
  5. When You Can’t Brush, Rinse. When you can’t brush after a meal, at least rinse your mouth with water to remove the excess food debris that clings to teeth and causes decay.
  6. Limit Sugar Intake. The sugars in certain foods and beverages promote tooth decay and lead to many dental care problems. Try to reduce sugar in your diet to improve your dental health.
  7. Stop Your Kids from Developing Bad Dental Habits. Discourage your child from developing bad dental habits, such as sucking their thumb, chewing on toys, and sleeping with a bottle. All of these habits can cause serious dental problems, so stop them if you spot them.
  8. Consider Fluoride for Your Kids’ Teeth. Get a fluoridated toothpaste and mouthwash for children to make their teeth more resistant to decay and much stronger overall. Also, start taking them to a pediatric dentist for regular cleanings and check-ups by their first birthday.
  9. Visit an Affordable Dentist Twice a Year. Just as important as at-home care are professional dental cleanings. Find the best dentist for your needs and go for regular check-ups and cleanings to ensure your healthiest smile.
  10. Don’t Smoke. Smoking is a dangerous habit that’s bad for overall health and leads to many dental care issues. Always avoid tobacco to eliminate these problems.

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
I received your usual competent professional service.
Carol H.
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.
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.
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 […]
Malinda N.
Dr. Farber is the best and the staff is very friendly and helpful.
Marilyn B.
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.
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.
my experience is always excellent and the doctors and staff are always pleasant
Ellen D.
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.
Very friendly staff. Was able to get me in the same day for an emergency.
Katrina R.
my experience was great ; the staff is very professional yet easy to talk to. thank you kelly for a nice cleaning job.
Cosme C.
great staff. put me at ease.
Toby 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.
Best dental experience I've ever had
Laura S.
Friendly Staff from Receptionist through Doctor Jim and Check out.
Mark S.
The staff is friendly and funny from ortho to regular dentistry. I always have great experiences!
Kiera T.
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.
Wonderful, I was referred by a friend, so far so good. Dr. Butcher is wonderful .
Kathy R.
All around great service from everyone.
Catrina S.
A very thorough yet gentle cleaning.
Patricia S.
From the greeting at front desk to the check out desk, it was all good.
Pamela R.
Always excellent
Steven Y.
Fast, on time,& Complete!
Donald L.
The best experience.
Mary H.
Love it there :)
Melissa J.
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.
I Love FDG
Melissa J.
The service is great and everyone is very polite, nice and caring.
Kimberly Y.
Everyone was very professional and very nice.
Keith L.
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.
A professional practice which provides quality dentistry services and customer service.
Hannah W.
Great job.
Keith L.
Dr. Farber helped me out quite a bit and he's very easy to go and see.
Michael O.
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.
Every one truly does go out of their way to help you!
Laura J.
Everyone is helpful and caring.
Loren W.
Cheryl is always friendly and very professional....love Family Dental
Juanita H.
Great as usual
William D.
Angie is awesome !!!
Chris W.
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.
Pleasant experience, staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Chris W.
Excellent experience, timely and painless
Deborah K.
Friendly and efficient.
Vera W.
Excellent dental work on recent visit.
Carl S.
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.
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.
Fast, professional, no excessive waiting, great value.
Joseph W.
Awesome experience, staff and doctor! Dr. Farber is so nice and experienced. The staff reflects the same.
Kelly S.
Professional service delivered in a caring non-threatening manner.
Gary P.
I always have an excellent experience with Dr. Butcher.
Stephanie E.
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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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