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
Very nice, clean office, sweet employees.
Jesse H.
All of the staff is very friendly. I love Dr. Grant he is the best. Offering Dentrite is also a big reasonI, When I retired, I lost dental insurance when I left my job. My hygienist mentioned […]
Barbara J.
I received great care from the dentist.
Tabitha K.
I have been going to Dr. Grant’s office for as long as I can remember. Excellent service and I love the ladies up front!
Cher K.
Got in the same day I made my appointment and that was very helpful to me because I never know when I’m going to be off.
Mac W.
Melissa Davis is the best hygienist ever!
Lauren O.
Dr. Grant/Conger has served my family for over 20 years.
Kimberly O.
I feel everyone treats you so friendly and does a great and professional job.
Holly A.
I like this office as it is friendly and feels like home. I like the location I also like the Dent-rite program as it saves me money
Sue C.
Goodall personal attention.
Carlos C.
Great staff and service. We have been coming here for over 30 years. Thanks for taking care of us over the years!
Mary S.
I love coming to see Velvet. She treats me kindly and is gentle and respectful of my nervousness for dental work. Dr. Grant is always reassuring as well. Receptionist and check out is always […]
Lisa W.
Great staff
Eliscia H.
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.
Have went to this office, since I was a small child. Loved Dr. Conger & Dr. Owen is a great fit to carry on with great care of your teeth!
Tisha W.
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.
Super friendly and helpful staff.
Justin J.
The staff treated me friendly and professionaly.
Jerry F.
Always received good service.
Charles M.
Office staff, assistants, and Dr. Rausch are all courteous and take time out of their day to check on patients.
Brittany R.
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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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