Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

Unlock the Dangerous Link Between Diabetes and Oral Health

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According to scientific studies, people with diabetes have an above-normal risk of developing the most serious form of gum disease called periodontal disease. Find out how to protect yourself.

The Real-Life Risk

The connection between periodontal disease and diabetes is due to diabetic control. See, having periodontal disease makes it hard to control your blood glucose level. When your blood glucose isn’t controlled, the body’s excess sugar tends to advance the growth of the oral germs that cause dental decay and infections. If these dental concerns aren’t treated, they make it more difficult to control your diabetes. This produces a vicious cycle of diabetes and oral health problems.

Avoid the Complications of Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

Health experts say that diabetics can avoid many complications with both diabetes and teeth by taking care of their dental health and maintaining control of blood sugar. Try these helpful tips to avoid potential problems:

  • Try to keep your blood sugar level under control.
  • Brush your teeth gently at least twice a day.
  • Floss well daily.
  • Get professional dental check-ups and cleanings every six months, or more frequently if you have a history of diabetes and oral health problems.
  • Tell your dentist if you’re diabetic.
  • Go to your dentist immediately if you have a dental problem to avoid further issues with diabetes and teeth.
  • If your blood sugar level is not under control, postpone any non-emergency dental procedures.

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.

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