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

Establish Good Dental Care Habits for Your Kids

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It can be an extremely frustrating experience for a parent when their child must receive costly, uncomfortable dental work just because the family failed to establish sound dental care habits right from the beginning. Though getting kids to brush and floss properly each and every day can sometimes be a challenge, the benefits of doing so are immeasurable. By heeding a few simple pieces of advice, every parent can create an environment in which strong dental care practices are the norm.

It may seem obvious, but it bears repeating that children need to brush their teeth no less that two times daily and should also be flossing at least once per day. They also need to make regular visits to an affordable dentist, starting when their very first tooth appears. Parents may also want to consider the option of having a protective dental sealant applied to their children’s teeth that can prevent decay and minimize the risk of cavities.

The way children eat and drink can also go a long way toward preventing dental health issues down the road. First of all, drinks and food items should not be passed among various individuals, even in families. Cavity-causing bacteria are able to travel from one person to the next, so it is best to avoid this practice altogether. Frequent snacking throughout the day, especially when it involves sugary, processed foods and drinks can give bacteria an opportunity to thrive and cause cavities. Brushing and rinsing after snacks, however, can help mitigate the risk.

Drinking large quantities of water, particularly tap water supplemented with fluoride, is one of the best habits to have when it comes to maintaining good oral health. Just about every family dentistry expert would agree that juice consumption should be limited, due to its high levels of sugar and acidity that can harm tooth enamel.

When it comes to food, crisp produce with a high water content is ideal for keeping the mouth hydrated and providing key nutrients at the same time. Sticky foods and those that easily get trapped in the teeth, such as candy, fruit leather, and cookies should be limited, as they tend to foster harmful bacterial growth. Finally, nut butter and cheese can be terrific choices for kids of all ages, because they contain substances that actually work to remineralize the teeth, a benefit that can be difficult to obtain from other sources.

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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I was blown away by the personal attention I received at my dental visit. I was shown care and compassion during a very difficult time
Pamelia C.
Super friendly and helpful staff.
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The staff is always so caring and concerned about how I’m doing during any of my dental work. Everyone there goes above and beyond to create a wonderful atmosphere! I wouldn’t want to go […]
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English K.
Everyone was friendly and showed interest that we were taken care of with least amount of pain possible. Best trip to a dentist ever!
Cody H.
Exceptional care and expertise advice on how to maintain a healthy routine of flossing and brushing every day to ensure that I am doing all I can on my own to ensure that my check ups have wonderful […]
Janet H.
My experience was very pleasant and the dental assistant very kind.The doctor was very nice and kind and didn’t make me feel bad for the length of time since I had been to a dentist.He fixed […]
Charlotte B.
Received Injections and didnt feel anything dentist always asked if I was okay during the procedure. Never waited long, friendly staff.
Heather D.
The staff was very friendly, as always. My wait time was kept to a minimum.
Melanie H.
Dr. Rausch gives very good care and the hygienists and office staff were quite nice, welcoming, and professional.
Margaret E.
Great care from Dr. Rausch and assistant
Laura E.
Helped with the prices! Good cleaning and good filling! Appreciated the willingness to help and hospitality of the group here!
Nick P.
Been coming here for years and I love everyone.
Shelah S.
Melissa Davis is the best hygienist ever!
Lauren O.
Life long client and could not imagine ever going anywhere else. Friendly, caring staff with excellent customer care.
Eria V.
Dr. Grant/Conger has served my family for over 20 years.
Kimberly O.
Great staff that takes each patient personally with all they are. Melissa will clean your teeth with the most respect to your individual need and her assistant will keep you in stitches. Great group […]
Kelly W.
Great staff and service. We have been coming here for over 30 years. Thanks for taking care of us over the years!
Mary S.
Office staff, assistants, and Dr. Rausch are all courteous and take time out of their day to check on patients.
Brittany R.
Dr. Rousch is very caring and considerate about his patients as he works on them. He is always asking if you are ok or if are in any pain. He is putting your needs first.
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  • 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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