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.

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Love the people and the service
Mary L.
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.
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.
Dr. Thornton is the best. Have never had a better experience getting fillings (which isn’t fun).
Kyle S.
First off I would like to say thanks to doctor Sarah and her team for doing an awesome job. I have been terrified of the dentist for many years due to a bad experience, but doctor Sarah has changed […]
Jarvis D.
The people were all outstanding!
Charles B.
I have been with Dental one associates since 2006. I switched to Dunwoody location since 2013 and loved it since. I recommended to almost everyone at work and they also become loyal patients to the […]
Herna M.
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.
They are wonderful , knowledgeable and compassionate!!
Brandy C.
Sima is the best hygienist that I’ve ever had! She is so gentle and does a great job. Dr Thornton is very thorough and knowledge. The entire staff are very pleasant.
Jodi T.
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.
Very efficient professional and accommodating.
Ann T.
Great service
Lester L.
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.
I was seen at scheduled time and staff is very friendly.
Craig S.
Amazing, professional and friendly staff! So great, I actually look forward to going to the dentist. The staff is why I stay loyal to this practice.
Shane S.
The staff was friendly, accommodating, and efficient!
Mary W.
It was a great Atmosphere. Definitely welcoming. Very good with explaining procedures , care and prices.
Lyanne V.
Best in town.
Caliza G.
Very clean, professional and makes you feel comfortable. I was well taken care of.
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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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