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
Dr. Thornton and her staff are amazing.
Jennifer W.
Staff is awesome.
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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.
Everyone is super nice and I can tell that they are amazing at what they do…especially Sima and Dr. Thornton.
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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.
Everyone was extremely friendly, and I didn’t have wait long to be seen.
Amy B.
Staff is great
Nefertiti H.
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.
I felt comfortable at the office. i also felt I was given the proper treatment.
Equilla L.
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’ve been here twice and had a good, efficient experience each time.
Jeana S.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 awesome […]
Kevin A.
The Team performance equaled and exceeded my expectations.
James P.
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 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!!
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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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