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

Heeding Dental Care Warning Signals

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It is quite common for those who have never had problems with their teeth to eventually begin noticing the onset of painful signals that something may be wrong. Though there are certainly instances in which the increase in discomfort is due to a lack of proper dental care, there are many more in which the true culprit is age. However, by paying attention to the warning signs and responding promptly, it is possible to keep those issues from becoming unmanageable.

One of the first noticeable dental warning signs frequently experienced by middle-aged and older patients is that characterized by unusual twinges of pain. When people in this age group were children, cavities were more common and, consequently, fillings were, too. As a result, teeth that have been filled are more prone to developing cracks that can serve as harbors for bacteria. Receding gum lines that occur with age can also be primary entry points for decay-causing bacteria. Brushing, flossing, rinsing with mouthwash, and making regular visits to a family dentistry expert are the best ways to stave off this type of pain and treat its causes.

Another dental care red flag is sensitive teeth. In many cases, this type of sharp discomfort when eating or drinking hot or cold substances is a sign of periodontal disease that has caused gum erosion. Bacterial buildup at the gum line can produce blood at the time of brushing, and it can also erode tissue and make its way into the bloodstream. This increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and other dangerous conditions. To prevent these outcomes, it is important to seek thorough dental cleanings from an affordable dentist on a regular basis and use antibacterial rinse products often. Vigilant flossing can also work wonders in terms of halting the progression of this damage.

Finally, when it comes to heeding dental health warning signs, one of the most important things to watch for is oral dryness. Saliva itself is a terrific antibacterial agent that works to stave off acid production in the mouth. Not only that, it contains minerals that can actually strengthen tooth enamel. However, mouth dryness is a problem that affects significant numbers of individuals of middle age and older. Many such cases can be attributable to common medications that have dry mouth as a side effect, and they may sometimes be solved by a change in prescription. However, prevention in the form of tongue scraping and the use of xylitol-containing gums or candies is perhaps the best way to stay on top of something that can be harmful if left unchecked.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist 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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The service provided by the dental hygienist was excellent and I appreciated Dr. Grant’s friendly follow-up. It was a friendly and comfortable environment.
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Dr. Grant/Conger has served my family for over 20 years.
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Office staff, assistants, and Dr. Rausch are all courteous and take time out of their day to check on patients.
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I have been going to Dr. Grant for years with my family and always received warm hospitality. The people here do exceptionally well work. The staff is very kind and willing to help you any way they […]
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Life long client and could not imagine ever going anywhere else. Friendly, caring staff with excellent customer care.
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From arrival until departure, all staff treat you like you are part of their family. They show sincere concern for your needs and proper treatment.
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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 anywhere […]
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I have been a patient at Dr. Grant’s since 1976 and have always had great work on my teeth there and Dr. Grant and staff are wonderful and friendly always to me and my family who also are patients […]
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Everyone was friendly and showed interest that we were taken care of with least amount of pain possible. Best trip to a dentist ever!
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Jerry F.
Received Injections and didnt feel anything dentist always asked if I was okay during the procedure. Never waited long, friendly staff.
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Because when you come to the office you are treated like family not just a patient. All employees are very friendly and caring.
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Dr. Rausch is great and his dental assistant was super sweet. They both catered to my needs during my filling, including caring if I was in pain or not.
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