Drs. Grant and Conger
602 Main Street, Dalton, GA 30720

Combat Disease with Proper Dental Care

Dental Hygiene

Everyone does it, but that doesn’t make it right—isn’t that something that your mom used to say? Well, she was right, at least when it comes to dental care. Visits to the dentist are one of those things that many people put off, sometimes for years and years, but skipping routine teeth cleaning with a dental hygienist and even basic, at-home dental care habits, can lead to serious health conditions throughout the entire body. Meaning, the majority of the population, who are skipping those dental visits, are putting their total health at significant risk. Overall, poor dental hygiene can raise the risk of heart and lung disease and diabetes, as well as impact cognitive health.

New studies have found that your brain and heart health are directly correlated to your oral health, but you have the power to combat it all. A large, recent study found that those who had a teeth cleaning performed by a dental hygienist at least twice a year were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack than those who missed a professional teeth cleaning each year. Even more astounding was the correlation between brain health and dental care—the same study found that having that bi-annual dental exam and teeth cleaning can lower your risk of stroke by as much as 13 percent. Previous studies discovered that missing routine appointments with a dental hygienist for a teeth cleaning—as well as skipping basic at-home dental care—can increase the risk of heart disease by as much as 70 percent.

Despite these research findings, scientists still are uncertain of exactly why and how there is such a significant link between dental health and risk of whole-body disease, but the most popular hypothesis is inflammation. Tooth decay and gum disease significantly raise the level of inflammation in the body, which is a primary contributor to the development of disease.

The lowest risks of disease are associated with practicing dental care habits that have been instilled in most people since childhood—brushing at least twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and rinsing with a mouthwash. Having a professional teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist will remove bacteria and plaque build-up that a toothbrush and floss simply cannot reach. Cleaning your teeth regularly, both at home and at the dentist, eliminates the oral bacteria that can contribute to chronic infection and inflammation that can ultimately spread to the rest of the body.

You should visit your dentist in Dalton at least twice a year, but some individuals may require a more-frequent teeth cleaning regimen. Ask your dentist to help you determine the appropriate frequency for your teeth cleaning appointments.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Dalton, call Drs. Grant and Conger today at (706) 847-4165 or make an appointment.

Drs. Grant and Conger offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Dalton. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Grant and Conger, 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 Drs. Grant and Conger.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I am not a fan of going to the dentist. At all! But, I felt incredibly comfortable at Grant & Conger DDS. Everyone was so nice and helpful!
Jill C.
Very nice! I thought my appointment was 30 later than it really was and they were so nice about it when I showed up they got me right in! Lady at […]
Amanda P.
Timely, professional and friendly.
Michael D.
The staff is excellent and they think about the patient .they try to take all the pain away with all procedures how ever they can help.
Jeffery S.
Very happy with the service, everyone is very friendly and helpful!!
Joan P.
I saw Dr. Sammy Carden and his assistant, Jennifer, for a crown prep. All went very well.
David W.
Sensitive and understanding. Took time to explain everything. Great experience with dr. Grant
Philip R.
Friendly, professional, prompt, and thorough. Dr. Part and his staff are great! I recommend them to everyone!
Casey B.
You guys were awesome.
Shayvon J.
Very good service!!
Josalyn S.
Everything in the office is clean and organized. Every time I have an appointment, I am met with a smile and treated with respect of my dental needs.
George H.
Service was excellent. Great staff.
Curtis E.
Very professional and helpul. Explained all the procedures which inabled me to make the right decision.
Richard L.
Great folks!
Tammy H.
Staff very professional and friendly. Highly recommend!
Stacy F.
Everyone at your office is always so personable and compassionate! I always have a very positive experience when I come to your office. Thank you all […]
Mary W.
Always well organized and professional. Staff is very friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. I enjoy each visit.
Brittney C.
The BEST dentist office in Dalton!!!!!!
Tommy K.
I have been going here for years, and Dr. Grant and his entire staff go out of their way to make your experience a great one. I wouldn't choose […]
Will P.
Dr. Cardin gave a cowardly patient the best dental experience I have ever had, & that was with a root canal. The office provides a wonderful […]
Jennifer W.
Fine careing and considerate people, Have used this practice for over 30 years.
James C.
Great staff and service. I couldn't be more pleased.
Allan P.
Always provides excellent care.
Holly B.
Very quick app. Courteous and professional.
Curtis E.
Very positive visit and received guidance on future discount for those without insurance
Rick J.
Pleasant and friendly staff. My kids were in and out with their cleaning.
Jordan S.
Everyone was polite.
Kaitlind C.
Fantastic.
Nathan P.
Very happy with my visits, Susan does a very excellent job.
Charlotte H.
Great and down to earth , skilled at what they do.
Edward S.
Everyone was very courteous and professional, great atmosphere.
Floyd G.
Friendly, professional service!
James B.
Great safe. They are very sweet and easy to deal with. Dr.Grant is wonderful! He does an amazing job and is very gentle.
Samantha K.
The dental hygienist was very good and thorough to look at everything. She did not hurt my gums. I really liked Sarah cleaning my teeth.
Sheila Y.
Love the staff here! Keep doing a great job!
Victoria C.
Very good with my nervous daughter
Ashley O.
I would definately recommend dr. Grant and the staff beccause they are very friendly and a great group of people.
Jeffery S.
Everyone is always so friendly -- feels a bit like home!!!
Donna F.
Very professional and on schedule!
Debra P.
Excellent service, as always! Quickly in and out.
Casey B.
Susan is the greatest and was very helpful with my dental hygiene.
Larry D.
staff friendly and informative
Chaz H.
My visit is always pleasant here. ALL the staff is very nice and professional. The office and waiting area are always clean
Sherie C.
Great dentist
Aracely M.
I had a great experience and everyone was so helpful!!
Tierra N.
Very Friendly staff!
Brenda L.
I was taken back in a reasonable length of time and was seen by the dentist as quickly as I was numb enough to be worked on.
Joan H.
ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE .
Nathan H.
The front office staff is very warm and welcoming. The dentist did an excellent job. I was not in any pain and felt very comfortable.
Kimberly B.
Becky is an outstanding hygienist!
David W.
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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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (706) 847-4165
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