Dental One Associates of Dunwoody
5901-B Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30328

Family Dentistry Plays a Role in your General Health

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You probably know that good dental care can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. But, did you know that it can also have a huge impact on your general health? Family dentistry professionals can learn important facts about your body just by examining your teeth, gums, and saliva. In fact, more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases produce oral symptoms and signs. Most importantly, research has proven that taking good care of your teeth can reduce your risk of medical problems. Seeing an affordable dentist regularly could actually prevent serious disease as you age.

Your Mouth: A Family Dentistry Diagnostic Tool

What your dentist finds in your mouth can reveal volumes. For example, certain types of lesions inside the mouth can be indicative of AIDS. Saliva can reveal elevated cortisol levels, important cancer markers, proteins that help monitor osteoporosis, fungal or bacterial infection, environmental toxins, and even illegal drug use. The presence of gum disease or severe plaque buildup is a warning sign that you’re at higher risk of other diseases. Bacteria inside your mouth doesn’t normally enter your bloodstream, but diseased, bleeding gums allow access. If your immune system isn’t healthy, the bacteria can cause infection and inflammation in other parts of your body such as your heart valves.

Dental Care and Serious Ailments

Researchers have recently found that many common and serious medical problems are associated with gum disease and inadequate dental care and hygiene. The inflammation associated with periodontitis has been linked to cardiovascular disease, which can lead to fatal heart attacks and strokes. Besides being a potential warning sign of diabetes, gum disease also makes the condition more difficult to control. Pregnant women face threats of preterm birth and low birth weight for their babies caused by oral infections. The good news is that treating gum disease and preventing its progression can reduce the risk of these and other medical conditions. Visit an affordable dentist to learn more about your oral health and how it affects the rest of your body.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Dunwoody today at (404) 381-1490 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Dunwoody, 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 Dental One Associates of Dunwoody.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I hate the going to the dentist but I love this office and the staff!!! They truly treat you like you are the only one they treat!!
Billy M.
The entire staff was friendly, knowledgeable and explained everything about my care and options :-) I was nervous about my appointment and they put all of my fear aside.
Michele O.
Service at a level that is second to none! Awesome staff very friendly and attentive by far the best dental experience I have ever had!
Billy M.
Great staff ! Love them !
Sheena H.
Great staff of professionals, my daughter and I felt at ease. My daughter even had the opportunity to shadow one of the hygienists while they worked on me. I would recommend Dental One of Dunwoody to […]
James F.
Just wanted everyone to know I love this office. I had to change dentists due to an insurance change last year, and was afraid to use a “chain” dentist office. They changed my impression and I […]
Lynethia W.
I was seen at scheduled time and staff is very friendly.
Craig S.
I absolutely love this Dentist and staff and that is saying a great deal because I have always disliked going to the dentist! Dr. Thornton is very thorough and professional, but also has tremendous […]
Kelly M.
I’ve been here twice and had a good, efficient experience each time.
Jeana S.
Front desk service is cordial, the dentist and her assistant are friendly and professional. They made me feel comfortable and secured. I would recommend others.
Carolyn S.
Dr. Thornton and her staff have an impeccable bedside manor. They are very thorough in the explanation of all things medical and billing related. A patient leaves this office feeling very assured […]
Melissa M.
Overall a great experience at this office! All of the staff Members were Very nice and helpful! I had so many questions and Jessica was able to answer all of them!
Geraldine M.
Best. Dental practice. Ever!! This is the best dentist office I have ever been to. The staff is Amazing and make you feel right at home. I have recommended this office to everyone, and will continue […]
Chris R.
Sima! Sima! Sima! Amazing individual and would have a glowing career in hospitality, my profession, if she ever left dentistry. Such a sweet caring person doing anything and everything to make sure I […]
Derek M.
Very friendly, thorough, and quick.
Robert S.
I’d definitely recommend Dr. Sarah Thornton and her wonderful staff without any hesitation. They are efficient, great at what they do and make sure you are comfortable every step of the way — […]
Deepika R.
Staff is great
Nefertiti H.
Outstanding. Service and great experience thank you
Antonio A.
Dr. Thornton is one of the best dentists I have ever been pleased to call “My dentist.” Her skill and patience are topped with a wonderful personality and she has a soft manner and touch even […]
Nona L.
Professional staff, ease of getting appointment, conservative approach by Dentist.
Ann C.
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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 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (404) 381-1490
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