Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

Two habits that are bad for your teeth

Two habits that are bad for your teeth

There's a good chance that you've known that eating too many sweets or drinking gallons of soda is bad for your teeth since you were a young child. This is why dentists often encourage patients to stay away from junk food and make sure they brush their teeth and floss at least twice a day. However, you might be surprised to learn that there are other common habits that can also negatively affect your teeth. Here are two bad oral care habits to avoid.

1. Biting your nails
Do you find yourself biting your nails when you're bored or under a lot of stress? While you might see this as a way to release tension, it can
also take a toll on the health of your pearly whites. This is because your teeth were not designed to frequently bite down on hard surfaces like your nails, and over time, this can cause teeth to shift or become loose.

2. Eating ice
When it's hot outside, some people enjoy chewing on ice cubes to keep cool. But like biting your nails, chomping down on solid ice cubes can be bad for your teeth. In addition to coming in contact with a hard surface, your pearly whites will weaken due to the extreme cold temperatures of ice.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The staff is always professional and gentle
Patrick S.
Shelley Hartley really helped me. I have had some bad experiences at the dentist and she made sure I was comfortable and well taken care of
Macy H.
Excellent staff – love Dr. Butcher
Pamela Y.
I have been going to Dr. Madany for 5 years and have never had a bad experience he is great as is everyone who works there! Excellent customer service!
Kimberly S.
Great hygienist and dentist!
Savannah E.
Friendly staff, always very informative about the procedures, and I appreciate that appointments are on time.
Nicole B.
I have been going to Family Dental for quite a few years. I enjoy the people and the work they do.
Elizabeth L.
I was in and out even before my scheduled appointment time!
Michael C.
Wonderful Staff­čĺ»­čĺ» Highly recommend them!
Vicki A.
Great service and excellent staff!
Jessie D.
Very friendly and excellent staff
Michael S.
I like the fact that the doctors and dental assistants care about the patients and do a great job that keeps me coming back
Dexter G.
I’ve been coming to Family Dental Group for 30years. I love my doctor and his staff are very good and friendly people , I wouldn’t go anywhere else for dental work.
Peggy B.
The reason is, they are hands down the best dentist office I have ever been to. They Go above and beyond for your needs. They are not pushy, they will work with you on anything. Im thankful to have […]
Michael R.
Amazing care and the outstanding staff
Cassandra H.
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.
Everyone was extremely friendly, especially crystal. She was very sweet to not only me but my little one too.
Maryann F.
They did all my work in one day, it was very professional as well, their staff is excellent and courteous, highly recommend!
Ryan K.
Got to get my cleaning done on day 1!
Brandy N.
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 […]
Kellie W.
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
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (810) 515-8952
Our Location