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

Dental Hygiene and General Health

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that, despite advances in dental care, nearly 20 percent of children have untreated cavities, and as many as 41 percent have decay present in their baby teeth. You’re probably aware that dental hygiene is essential for removing plaque and preventing tooth decay, but you may not know that it can have a dramatic effect on your general health. Recent studies have shown that poor dental hygiene is linked to conditions such as diabetes and inflammation in blood vessels.

Heart-Healthy Benefits of Professional Teeth Cleaning

American Heart Association researchers recently shared findings demonstrating that good dental hygiene can actually reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. A study that monitored 100,000 people over a seven-year period found that participants who had their teeth professionally cleaned once every two years reduced their risk of heart attack by 24 percent and their risk of stroke by 13 percent. Researchers argued that routine dental care and good oral hygiene reduced the growth of harmful bacteria that cause both periodontal disease and inflammation in blood vessels. The same types of bacteria that cause periodontal disease are also associated with an elevation in C-reactive protein, which is a known marker for blood vessel inflammation.

Dental Hygiene Basics

To increase your children’s chances of living healthy lives, be sure to make dental hygiene an important part of every day. When first teeth erupt at around six or seven months of age, regular brushing and visits to the dentist should soon follow. Additional ways to protect your children from cavities include limiting sticky foods and starchy snacks, avoiding prolonged consumption of sugary drinks, and not letting them fall asleep with a bottle of juice or milk. As your children age, be sure to make regular appointments with a pediatric dentist and dental hygienist for professional teeth cleaning.

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.

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Patient Reviews
ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE .
Nathan H.
Becky is an outstanding hygienist!
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Fantastic.
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Friendly, professional service!
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Everyone was very courteous and professional, great atmosphere.
Floyd G.
Everyone is always so friendly -- feels a bit like home!!!
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Always well organized and professional. Staff is very friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. I enjoy each visit.
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Allan P.
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.
Excellent service, as always! Quickly in and out.
Casey B.
Great and down to earth , skilled at what they do.
Edward S.
Very happy with the service, everyone is very friendly and helpful!!
Joan P.
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 […]
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Very good with my nervous daughter
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Friendly, professional, prompt, and thorough. Dr. Part and his staff are great! I recommend them to everyone!
Casey B.
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Josalyn S.
Staff very professional and friendly. Highly recommend!
Stacy F.
Susan is the greatest and was very helpful with my dental hygiene.
Larry D.
Great dentist
Aracely M.
Very happy with my visits, Susan does a very excellent job.
Charlotte H.
Very professional and helpul. Explained all the procedures which inabled me to make the right decision.
Richard L.
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.
Always provides excellent care.
Holly B.
Service was excellent. Great staff.
Curtis E.
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.
I would definately recommend dr. Grant and the staff beccause they are very friendly and a great group of people.
Jeffery S.
Love the staff here! Keep doing a great job!
Victoria C.
Everyone was polite.
Kaitlind C.
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.
Very positive visit and received guidance on future discount for those without insurance
Rick J.
Fine careing and considerate people, Have used this practice for over 30 years.
James C.
I saw Dr. Sammy Carden and his assistant, Jennifer, for a crown prep. All went very well.
David W.
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Shayvon J.
Very quick app. Courteous and professional.
Curtis E.
Pleasant and friendly staff. My kids were in and out with their cleaning.
Jordan S.
Great folks!
Tammy H.
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.
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.
Sensitive and understanding. Took time to explain everything. Great experience with dr. Grant
Philip R.
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.
I had a great experience and everyone was so helpful!!
Tierra N.
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.
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.
staff friendly and informative
Chaz H.
Very professional and on schedule!
Debra P.
My visit is always pleasant here. ALL the staff is very nice and professional. The office and waiting area are always clean
Sherie C.
Very Friendly staff!
Brenda L.
Timely, professional and friendly.
Michael D.
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.
The BEST dentist office in Dalton!!!!!!
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  • 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
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