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

What Is Tooth Decay, and How Can I Prevent It?

Cavity Prevention

Tooth decay is a common condition, affecting people from all walks of life. Also called cavities or dental caries, tooth decay is highly preventable. Although it is not life threatening, it is of great concern because it impacts almost all human beings at some point in their lives. Normal bacteria in the mouth form plaque, a sticky film that covers the surface areas of teeth. When the bacteria encounter sugars and starches introduced by food, they create acids that rob the teeth of minerals and weaken their structure. As tooth enamel erodes, cavities begin to form. Contributors to tooth decay include candy, desserts, milk, soda, and even some healthy fruits and juices.

Tips for Cavity Prevention. Saliva can actually act as a buffer against acids and remineralize teeth. Therefore, anything that increases saliva production can fight cavities. Dentists often recommend sugarless gum as a way to stimulate saliva flow. Although this natural defense is effective, it is not enough to prevent cavities. The most important cavity prevention weapons are good oral hygiene and fluoride. Brushing and flossing daily are imperative. Fluoride is an agent that can rebuild damage caused by plaque bacteria by remineralizing the tooth structure. It is present in toothpaste, tap water, and some bottled and canned beverages.

Your Dentist in Dalton Can Help. Affordable dentists are valuable allies in the cavity prevention war. They can help those children tooth decay affects by applying dental sealants, which are thin plastic coatings placed onto chewing surfaces to keep plaque from reaching the tooth enamel. Highly concentrated fluoride products such as gels, mouth rinses, and oral supplements can also help, especially when patients do not get fluoride from the water they drink. Parents should ask their family dentistry expert for more information about professional cavity prevention treatments.

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