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
Everyone is super nice and I can tell that they are amazing at what they do…especially Sima and Dr. Thornton.
Darren C.
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.
You treated me very nice and you made me feel comfortable. You also provided services to me even though I did not have all the money. You did a excellent job cleaning my teeth. You were very […]
Karen V.
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.
They have the greatest staff I have ever came contact with since I’ve been going to the dentist. Receptionist is great ( Crystal) Both hygienist are nice (Jessica)& (Sema) Dr. Thornton is […]
Kevin A.
Great staff great energy within office . dental assistant was very caring and tentative. Felt very comfortable.
Nikki M.
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 […]
Nona L.
I had a dental emergency and they got me in there really quickly. Doctor and staff were so nice.
Latrice S.
The service is timely and phenomenal. Everyone is extremely pleasant and punctual!
Alexis S.
Very friendly and caring, didn’t rush through procedures,was very accommodating with schedule, satisfied with work done.
Carmen R.
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.
Staff always friendly when I come in.
Carolyn W.
Prompt, courteous , explained all procedures , why they were necessary, and what they would cost if over and above insurance coverage Great staff The dentist was also impressive in her explanation of […]
Robbie R.
I am very pleased with the dental care I receive.
Martha H.
I had a GREAT hygienist Siyma – those are tough to find! She was young enough to know new techniques, but also was very gentle & kind.
Kimberly T.
Consistently friendly staff and efficient but thorough service for the last four years. And I HATE THE DENTIST.
Danielle J.
Great service!
Chetan P.
Very clean, professional and makes you feel comfortable. I was well taken care of.
Quwanda D.
Never any wait, staff super friendly and professional
Grace M.
I’ve been here twice and had a good, efficient experience each time.
Jeana S.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 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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