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

Help your Teen Understand the Benefits of Routine Dental Care

Teen Dental Issues

It’s not surprising that many teens are resistant to visiting your family dentistry professional, since many adults don’t like going to the dentist either. However, allowing your teen to skip the dentist and other basic dental care habits is dangerous to their health. Approximately, 60 percent of 15-year-old teenagers have gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. Left untreated, this could rapidly develop into more serious diseases and loss of teeth. Teaching your teen the benefits of regular dental care and projecting a positive image of trips to the dentist can make all the difference in their long-term health.

The cornerstone of a healthy smile and beautiful teeth is a daily brushing and flossing routine. Encourage your teen to brush at least twice a day and floss at least once per day. These dental care habits will protect their oral health at the most basic level.

Don’t let your teen skip dental visits, even when their schedule gets busy. Routine dental care appointments play an integral role in your teenager’s oral health.  As a parent, it is essential that you encourage your teen to make all their visits to your family dentistry professional. Never portray a visit to the dentist as punishment for poor dental care. Project a positive attitude when it comes to visiting the family dentist.

Teens who consume a diet high in junk food are at greater risk for impaired dental health, and poor food choices significantly impact healthy teeth. Beverages that are popular among teens, such as energy drinks, fruit juices, and sports drinks, can erode the teeth and increase the development of cavities. Promote healthy snacks, such as fruits and vegetables, with your teen. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants that can help fight bacteria and reduce plaque buildup on the teeth.

Teenagers are notoriously obsessed with their appearance, which can make encouraging good dental care habits easy to instill when you focus on what it all means to their smile. Help your teen understand that healthy teeth play a vital role in a beautiful smile.

Studies have shown that teenage girls are at increased risk for gum disease. Increases in progesterone and estrogen levels during puberty cause an uptick in blood circulation to the gums of young females. This can make the gums especially sensitive and susceptible to irritation, making it all the more important to encourage your daughter to practice diligent dental care.

Routine professional dental care is critical for removing dental plaque buildup and tartar, and cleaning should be done on a regular basis.

Talk to an affordable dentist about the unique needs of your teen to ensure optimal dental care.

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
Sensitive and understanding. Took time to explain everything. Great experience with dr. Grant
Philip R.
Great folks!
Tammy H.
You guys were awesome.
Shayvon J.
Susan is the greatest and was very helpful with my dental hygiene.
Larry D.
Pleasant and friendly staff. My kids were in and out with their cleaning.
Jordan S.
Friendly, professional service!
James B.
Fine careing and considerate people, Have used this practice for over 30 years.
James C.
Timely, professional and friendly.
Michael D.
Always provides excellent care.
Holly B.
Staff very professional and friendly. Highly recommend!
Stacy F.
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.
Very positive visit and received guidance on future discount for those without insurance
Rick J.
Great and down to earth , skilled at what they do.
Edward S.
Very good with my nervous daughter
Ashley O.
Very happy with the service, everyone is very friendly and helpful!!
Joan P.
Great staff and service. I couldn't be more pleased.
Allan P.
ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE .
Nathan H.
The BEST dentist office in Dalton!!!!!!
Tommy K.
Very good service!!
Josalyn S.
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.
Everyone was polite.
Kaitlind C.
Very Friendly staff!
Brenda L.
Fantastic.
Nathan P.
Love the staff here! Keep doing a great job!
Victoria C.
Service was excellent. Great staff.
Curtis E.
Everyone was very courteous and professional, great atmosphere.
Floyd G.
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.
Everyone is always so friendly -- feels a bit like home!!!
Donna 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.
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 quick app. Courteous and professional.
Curtis E.
staff friendly and informative
Chaz H.
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.
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.
I had a great experience and everyone was so helpful!!
Tierra N.
Becky is an outstanding hygienist!
David W.
Excellent service, as always! Quickly in and out.
Casey B.
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 professional and helpul. Explained all the procedures which inabled me to make the right decision.
Richard L.
Friendly, professional, prompt, and thorough. Dr. Part and his staff are great! I recommend them to everyone!
Casey B.
Very happy with my visits, Susan does a very excellent job.
Charlotte H.
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.
I would definately recommend dr. Grant and the staff beccause they are very friendly and a great group of people.
Jeffery S.
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.
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.
Very professional and on schedule!
Debra P.
Great dentist
Aracely M.
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.
Always well organized and professional. Staff is very friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. I enjoy each visit.
Brittney C.
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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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