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 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 […]
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Philip R.
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.
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Edward S.
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Nathan H.
Susan is the greatest and was very helpful with my dental hygiene.
Larry D.
Friendly, professional service!
James B.
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.
My visit is always pleasant here. ALL the staff is very nice and professional. The office and waiting area are always clean
Sherie C.
I saw Dr. Sammy Carden and his assistant, Jennifer, for a crown prep. All went very well.
David W.
I would definately recommend dr. Grant and the staff beccause they are very friendly and a great group of people.
Jeffery S.
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.
Everyone is always so friendly -- feels a bit like home!!!
Donna F.
The BEST dentist office in Dalton!!!!!!
Tommy K.
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Tammy 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.
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.
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.
Very happy with my visits, Susan does a very excellent job.
Charlotte H.
Always well organized and professional. Staff is very friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. I enjoy each visit.
Brittney C.
Pleasant and friendly staff. My kids were in and out with their cleaning.
Jordan S.
Very good service!!
Josalyn S.
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Nathan 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.
Very professional and helpul. Explained all the procedures which inabled me to make the right decision.
Richard L.
Timely, professional and friendly.
Michael D.
Love the staff here! Keep doing a great job!
Victoria C.
Great dentist
Aracely M.
Always provides excellent care.
Holly B.
Friendly, professional, prompt, and thorough. Dr. Part and his staff are great! I recommend them to everyone!
Casey B.
staff friendly and informative
Chaz H.
Excellent service, as always! Quickly in and out.
Casey B.
Becky is an outstanding hygienist!
David W.
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.
Staff very professional and friendly. Highly recommend!
Stacy F.
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.
Very good with my nervous daughter
Ashley O.
Very professional and on schedule!
Debra P.
Fine careing and considerate people, Have used this practice for over 30 years.
James C.
Great safe. They are very sweet and easy to deal with. Dr.Grant is wonderful! He does an amazing job and is very gentle.
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Everyone was very courteous and professional, great atmosphere.
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Great staff and service. I couldn't be more pleased.
Allan P.
Very positive visit and received guidance on future discount for those without insurance
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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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