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

Oral Hygiene in Atlanta, GA

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 healthy habits at home and provide the professional dental treatment you need.

What Do You Need to Know About Oral Hygiene?

First and foremost, good tooth hygiene is your best defense against tooth decay and gum disease. It cleanses away the bacteria and food that get trapped in your teeth and gums, which can progress into plaque and tartar if not regularly removed. Over time, this plaque and tartar can lead to cavities and serious gum disease. Practicing healthy hygiene through regular dentist visits and daily brushing and flossing can protect you from all of these problems and keep your smile at its best. Please call us to learn more about the importance of proper hygiene.

What Are Some Good Oral Hygiene Instructions To Follow?

If you aren’t sure what’s required for healthy, effective dental hygiene, you’re not alone. Many people are also uncertain about the best way to care for their teeth and gums. In case you don’t know where to begin, we’ve compiled these useful oral hygiene tips to make healthy hygiene easy:

  • Brush your teeth several times a day: when you wake up, after eating, and before you go to bed
  • Always brush with a toothbrush that has soft or medium bristles
  • Purchase toothpaste that has fluoride for additional tooth enamel protection
  • Floss your teeth thoroughly at least two times a day
  • Cut down on sugary foods and sweetened drinks
  • Quit using all tobacco products
  • Make regular trips to a dentist for professional dental cleanings and checkups

Add these healthy tips into your regular routine to protect yourself from gum disease, tooth decay, and the embarrassment of bad breath.

How Can You Protect The Health Of Your Teeth And Gums?

Luckily, maintaining a healthy smile is as easy as practicing proper dental hygiene habits at home and seeing a dentist skilled in oral hygiene in Atlanta. In addition to the many dental benefits of proper hygiene, good oral hygiene can also protect you from many general medical problems. To keep both your smile and body healthy, call our office to schedule an appointment right away.

What Can You Do to Establish Good Dental Habits with Your Child?

According to dental experts, you should start teaching your child the importance of dental hygiene when they are very young and reinforce this as they grow up. Begin by taking your child to a dentist by the age of one to detect early signs of dental problems. Then, continue these visits regularly over the years and encourage children to practice healthy hygiene habits at home. In case your child gets nervous about the dentist or doesn’t want to take care of their teeth, our office can share some fun ideas to help your child develop healthy dental habits and make dental visits much comfortable. Try having your child color while they brush, choose their own toothbrush, or give them a healthy treat after a pleasant dental appointment. For more helpful hints and advice on developing healthy dental habits with your child, call our office today.

Is a Good At-Home Dental Hygiene Routine Difficult to Maintain?

Healthy oral hygiene is surprisingly simple to incorporate into your daily life. All it takes is brushing your teeth in the morning, at night, and after every meal, along with using a fluoride toothpaste, selecting a toothbrush with soft bristles, and flossing at least two times a day. For more information on maintaining healthy hygiene or to make a dental appointment, call our dental practice today.

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Patient Reviews
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.
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 had a great experience in your office & appreciated the professionalism of the staff.
Elizabeth H.
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.
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.
excellent service!
Greg H.
Nice, knowledgeable, and friendly staff.
James T.
Cleanliness of office and materials, friendliness of staff, expertise and competency of staff. Timeliness of appointments.
Charlotte W.
Great service
Lester L.
Great staff ! Love them !
Sheena H.
Professional staff, ease of getting appointment, conservative approach by Dentist.
Ann C.
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 service is timely and phenomenal. Everyone is extremely pleasant and punctual!
Alexis S.
Everyone is super nice and I can tell that they are amazing at what they do…especially Sima and Dr. Thornton.
Darren C.
The entire staff is amazing. An experience that is typically dreaded by many is enjoyable when coming to this office. Everyone here is phenomenal. I recommend this dental office to anyone who will […]
Melissa 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.
Friendly staff.
Gloria E.
The communication is subperb. You are a partner in your treatment plan.
Amy C.
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.
I am very pleased with the dental care I receive.
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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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  • 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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