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

General Dentists in Atlanta

It’s difficult to underestimate the value of having a healthy, beautiful smile. It improves your image, your self-confidence and even your general health. Keeping a great smile throughout life requires a commitment to strict oral hygiene and regular dental checkups. Your general or family dentist is the key to achieving this goal.

What’s a General Dentist?

A general dentist or family dentist treats patients of many different ages and often manages primary dental healthcare for an entire family. Some dental providers specialize in specific fields of dentistry, but general dentists provide a wide range of services that cover most common dental needs.

What Does My General Dentist Do?

In general family dentistry, the primary goal is maintaining healthy teeth and gums for life. Your dentist does this by performing regular examinations, cleaning your teeth, filling your cavities, treating toothaches and other dental problems, and offering advice to help you take the best possible care of your teeth at home. If you have a sudden tooth problem, your dentist will diagnose and treat it to make sure that it doesn’t return.

A List of Our General Dentistry Services

Our general dentists provide an exceptional range of general dentistry services to keep our patients’ smiles looking and feeling fantastic. Here is a list of what our dentists can do for you and your family.

  • Bad Breath Treatment
  • Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Fillings and Restorations
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Tooth Extractions
  • How Often Do I Need to See a Dentist?

If your dental health is good or average, you should probably visit your general dental office about twice a year and any time that you have tooth pain or other dental symptoms. Patients with chronic dental conditions or medical problems that affect their oral health may need to see a dentist more often.

How Much Is My Dentist Visit Going to Cost?

The cost of your visit depends on what type of tests, treatments and procedures are needed to keep your teeth healthy. Your insurance coverage also affects your out-of-pocket cost. If you’re concerned about the cost of your visit, please contact us for more information.

How Can I Schedule a Checkup With a General Dentist Near Me?

Making an initial dental appointment has never been easier. Just call our office to be paired with a caring and experienced dentist who can help you maintain your gorgeous grin. Let us know what dates and times will work with your schedule, and we’ll do the rest.

How Long Should I Expect a Dentist General Practice Visit to Last?

Your visit may be as short as 30 minutes or as long as several hours depending on what type of treatments, procedures and tests are needed. Most routine checkups last less than an hour. To find out approximately how long your scheduled appointment will last, contact our office.

Preparing for Your Dentist Appointment

Being fully prepared can help make your dental visit much easier. Here are a few helpful tips.

  • Arrive on time or early. You may need extra time if you’re a new patient.
  • Bring lists of your medications, supplements and medical conditions.
  • Be sure that you have your insurance card or information.
  • If you suffer from dental anxiety, let us know. We understand, and we’re here to help.

What Happens When You Neglect to See Your Dentist?

Without routine dental care, you won’t know when cavities, gum inflammation or other early signs of dental disease start to develop. Treating such problems at their earliest stages prevents pain, tooth loss, serious infections and unnecessary dental expenses later in life. Save money and maintain your winning smile by scheduling your checkup with us today.

Bad Breath Treatment

Bad breath can be a serious issue. Surveys have shown that people find oral odor to be a major turn-off, even more so than having stains on clothes, being bald, having yellow teeth or acne. While many people may think […]

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As a leading source for dental care in our area, our dental practice can provide you with the advanced solutions needed to ensure that your teeth look and feel their best. By choosing us to place your tooth crown in […]

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Dental Bridges

There are few things that can ruin a person’s smile more than missing teeth. While you can fix discolored or even cracked teeth by getting professional whitening or crowns, it can be far more difficult to decide what to do […]

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Dental Sealants

Some people may believe that cavities are something that only children experience, and they would be wrong. While it’s true that children have a high risk of experiencing cavities, that doesn’t mean that when people get older they don’t have […]

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Lost teeth can occur due to several factors, including age, gum disease, or tooth decay. Dentures in Atlanta can help you restore your smile’s appearance and function, allowing you to enjoy your favorite activities once again.

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Fillings and Restorations

Patients from all walks of life may have to pursue dental fillings, also called restorations, at some point in their lifetime, but our dentists in Atlanta have a variety of solutions tailored to patient’s needs. Whether an individual is experiencing […]

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Oral Hygiene

What’s the secret to having a healthy smile? Practicing proper oral hygiene habits through daily at-home dental care and regular visits to a dentist for professional exams and cleanings. You can depend on our highly-skilled dentists to help you develop […]

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Root Canal Therapy

The old expression, “as much fun as a root canal,” may have been appropriate in the past, but the procedure has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past several decades to become a routine operation performed by our dentists […]

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Tooth Extractions

In the past, tooth extractions were a form of major surgery that resulted in long recovery times and less than stellar replacements for the lost tooth. However, over the past several decades, the dental field has made great advances in […]

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Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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.
Friendly staff
Brittany D.
I am very pleased with the dental care I receive.
Martha H.
My hygienist, Sima, was the most gentle, efficient, and thorough that I’ve ever had in my life.
Albert B.
I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about going to a multi-location (chain and/or franchised) dentist’s office. But as they say, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. The wait time was […]
Nathan J.
Love the people and the service
Mary L.
Almost Pain free dental work. They care about how I want my smile to look. They need to use a new lab though because the lab is good for bridges.
Nikiah P.
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 service is timely and phenomenal. Everyone is extremely pleasant and punctual!
Alexis S.
After a long search, I’ve finally found a dentist that fits my needs. The entire staff is prompt and professional. I’ve taken my small child with me twice and everyone was very accommodating. I […]
Equilla L.
I was seen at scheduled time and staff is very friendly.
Craig 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.
I love all the staff and dentist there
Michael C.
Always a wonderful job. Thanks!
Jonathan A.
Consistently friendly staff and efficient but thorough service for the last four years. And I HATE THE DENTIST.
Danielle J.
just great service from cleaning people and the person subbing (older man) is superb. Also the office manager Maddie is very good.
Ivor D.
Friendly knowledgeable staff. Dr. Thornton is great!
Michael M.
It was a great Atmosphere. Definitely welcoming. Very good with explaining procedures , care and prices.
Lyanne V.
Best in town.
Caliza G.
Great Experience.
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Office Hours
Mon. – 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thu. – 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (404) 381-1490
Fax: (770) 391-0268
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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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