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Will the dentist take my insurance?

Absolutely. We accept many insurance plans, including Michigan Medicaid and Delta Healthy Kids. Bring your card to your visit, and we’ll explain your benefits and estimate your out-of-pocket expense. We also offer financing arrangements. See Forms & Financing for details.

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Can I finance my dental work?

Yes. We understand that treatment plans may not fit within your budget if payment is due in full prior to treatment. To help you afford the dental care you need, we offer payment plans, including CareCredit low- and no-interest financing. See Forms & Financing for more information, or visit CareCredit online to apply now.

When should my child visit the dentist?

If you notice that your child has a dental problem, call us to schedule a visit as soon as possible. Otherwise, children should visit the dentist for the first time when they reach age two. Our team loves families, and that means we also love kids! Learn more about our Children’s Dentistry here.

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Do I have to replace missing teeth?

If you don’t replace missing teeth, surrounding teeth will shift out of place to compensate. This can cause oral pain, teeth grinding and wear, and it will also compromise the appearance of your smile. Statistics show that people without teeth don’t’ live as long as those with a full set of healthy teeth. Furthermore, when teeth are missing, your risk for losing additional teeth increases. Our doctors offer various solutions to replace teeth. We may recommend dental implants, bridgework, a partial, or dentures. Learn more about these options on our Dental Services page.

Can I wait on getting a filling or crown?

Left untreated, damaged teeth will only worsen. Tooth decay spreads and can cause serious infection; a cracked tooth can break off and result in intense pain. Some dental procedures can wait, but fillings and crowns are important procedures to restore oral health, function, and longevity. Your dentist will advise you on your condition. If you have specific questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Learn more about crowns and fillings on our Dental Services page.

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Is gum disease serious?

Yes. Over 75% of American adults have some form of gum disease, and the condition is the main cause of tooth loss for this demographic. Gum disease has also been linked to increased risk for serious health complications, like heart attack, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes complications, low-weight births, and more. We will assess your gum health at your checkup and cleaning visit, but if you notice that your gums bleed, feel tender, or appear red and swollen, call our Flint office for a visit.

Why do I need a checkup if my teeth don’t hurt?

Every six months, children and adults should visit Fireberg Family Dental for a checkup and cleaning. These appointments allow us to find and address dental problems before they escalate. Read about our checkups and cleanings on the Dental Services page.

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Schedule Your Visit Today!

We’ve got what it takes to make your family smile. Our Flint, Michigan dentist office serves patients from Owosso, Lapeer, Clio, Durand, and even the Bay City/Birch Run area. We make dental care convenient by offering a wide variety of procedures. Call our Flint dental office today to reserve appointments for the smiles you love most.

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