Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

Dental Care Do’s and Don’ts

Your dentist will tell you that a healthy smile truly begins in the kitchen. According to family dentistry experts, the way you eat has a direct effect on your dental health.

What to Eat to Beat Tooth Decay

There are certain foods that are good for your smile, while others are very bad. The best choices contain calcium and phosphorus that strengthen tooth enamel, as well as vitamins and protein that protect your overall health. By choosing the following foods, you can protect your teeth and gums, as well as reduce your need for dental care treatment:

  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Lean protein, such as chicken, turkey, and fish
  • Nuts
  • Firm fruits
  • Crunchy vegetables
  • Water
  • Sugarless gum

Pass on Diet Dental Dangers

Many foods and drinks contain sugars, starches, and acids that attack teeth and gums. If you consume these choices too often, you can increase your dental problems and your need for an affordable dentist. While these foods and drinks are acceptable on occasion, try your best to limit them and brush your teeth after having them:

  • Candy
  • Sugary snacks and desserts
  • Starchy foods, such as white rice, pastas, and breads
  • Dried fruit
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Fruit juice
  • Coffee
  • Tea

Dental Care Tips to Save Your Smile

While your diet is one important part of dental health, family dentistry experts emphasize that your dental habits are the other major component. Along with a healthy diet, maintain these oral hygiene habits:

  • Eat a variety of healthy foods for both meals and snacks.
  • Avoid sugary, starchy, and acidic foods and drinks.
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day, preferably after any meal or snack.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Use an anti-bacterial mouth rinse daily.
  • See a dentist for check-ups and cleanings twice a year, or as recommended by your family dentistry clinic.
  • If you have a dental problem, seek treatment from an affordable dentist.

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
Great hygienist and dentist!
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I was nervous of coming in. Everyone was nice and I am glad I came in.
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Friendly dental care. Shannon and Dr Butcher are the best.
Jason D.
Great group of staff….from entering Office – hygienist Angie is awesome!!! New dentist (Dr. White, I believe) is very courtious and polite.
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Expert care,
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Friendly, and concerned about your health
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Every thing was very good
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Overall excellent service.
John P.
Dr. White was very professional and informative. I appreciate the time he took to help me understand each part of the appointment. He was very personable and kind. I would definitely recommend him to […]
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I feel like the office staff is kind and professional and the dentists make me feel at ease and take the time to make sure all my questions have been answered.
Shawn S.
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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Friendly…hygienist and assistant was great
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Friendly, knowledgeable staff that care to do things right and make sure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure.
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I have been going to Family Dental for quite a few years. I enjoy the people and the work they do.
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When you have a good hygienic you stay with her.
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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
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