Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

Beneficial tips that can help your kids take better care of their teeth

Beneficial tips that can help your kids take better care of their teeth

As a parent, you probably have a hard time getting your little ones to do things that are good for their health. For instance, convincing your children to finish their vegetables at dinner can be a real challenge, and enforcing a regular bath time can also be easier said than done. Because of this, you may want to consider a few beneficial tips that can encourage your children to practice oral hygiene more regularly with better results. Here are some things to keep in mind to protect your kids' pearly whites.

Less toothpaste can help
Do your kids freak out at the "yucky" taste of toothpaste? The problem might be that they're simply using too much when they brush. Children have smaller teeth and mouths than adults, so you can get away with just a dab of toothpaste to properly remove plaque, chunks of food and bacteria from their chompers.

Timing is everything
Even when people manage to brush twice a day, they often forget that they should spend at least two minutes cleaning their teeth. Falling short of this time goal could leave plaque and bacteria behind, so consider putting a small clock or timer in the bathroom for kids to keep track of their progress.

Family brushing
Do your kids have a hard time remembering to brush and floss before they run out the door in the morning or go to sleep at night? You might want to think about making oral hygiene a family event so nobody falls behind in their dental care. By brushing with your kids, you can make sure that everyone is practicing the proper techniques for the right amounts of time.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Expert care,
Ronald C.
Friendly and efficient staff. Very short wait time.
Kyle Z.
Best dental experience ever
Tammie N.
Overall excellent service.
John P.
Wonderful Staff Highly recommend them!
Vicki A.
Decided to change dentist for my 15yr old son and super pleased i did over all seems like the best decision i made got an appointment right away fixed the problem he had been having in half hr that […]
Elizabeth W.
Very good experience. This office takes care of our whole family. I highly recommend Family Dental!
Glkm3045
I would highly suggest making an appointment here. Everyone is so professional and sweet. I have never felt more comfortable and had such great work done. No hacks here!
Laura B.
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.
No waiting. Lady who cleaned my teeth was great and did a great job on my teeth. They wanted to schedule me for another procedure and I was given a quote so I knew what to expect. Very good […]
Glenna W.
Over all positive experience
Denise L.
Very professional. No waiting all day for my appointment. Overall friendly staff.
Erin G.
They were great with my 6yr old son. He’s not afraid of the dentist anymore thank you.
Eddie Z.
The whole environment was warm and welcoming, the staff seemed genuine and everyone was so nice the wait wasn’t long and they got me in and out within an acceptable time
Zyara W.
Very good service all around
Scott C.
Excellent work!
Daniel B.
Efficient professional service by skilled personnel. Dr. Butcher, Shannon and Colleen are the best.
Gary P.
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.
Angela L.
The staff is always professional and gentle
Patrick S.
When you have a good hygienic you stay with her.
Becky C.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

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.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 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
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (810) 515-8952
Our Location