Drop Those Bad Dental Care Habits and Form Good Ones

dca-blog_make-kids-smile-about-brushing

You may not pay much attention to your everyday dental care habits, but if they’re bad ones, they can sabotage the health of your teeth and gums. Every time you forget to floss, eat too many sweets without brushing, or open a bottle with your front teeth, you are increasing your risk of chipped or broken teeth, tooth decay, cavities, periodontal disease, and eventual tooth loss. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there. Bad dental care habits can also affect your life in unexpected ways such as the following.

  • Cardiovascular disease, pneumonia, and diabetes are all linked to poor oral health.
  • Tooth loss or extensive decay may result in difficulty chewing or speaking.
  • Bad breath and tooth discoloration can destroy your self-confidence.
  • Avoiding needed dental care treatments now can result in expensive and more-invasive treatments later.

Improving Dental Hygiene for Kids and Adults

Dental professionals recommend the following to improve dental hygiene:

  • Brush at least twice daily and after meals when possible.
  • When you can’t brush after eating, chew sugar-free gum for about 20 minutes.
  • Floss each day to remove plaque and residual food from hard-to-reach places between teeth.
  • Clean your tongue with your toothbrush or a tongue scraper after you brush to remove the bacteria that cause bad breath.
  • Replace your toothbrush when its bristles become bent, broken, or jagged.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid excess sweets.
  • Never use your teeth to open bottles, bags, or other items.
  • Visit an affordable dentist in Atlanta and schedule check-ups at least twice a year to address minor dental problems before they get worse.

Understanding proper dental care habits and making changes as needed helps you keep your healthy smile for decades. The sooner you start taking care of your teeth and gums, the longer you can enjoy the benefits of great oral health.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Georgia today at (855) 979-3350 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Georgia, 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 Dental One Associates of Georgia.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Prompt, personal, familiar, professional service. Add that the procedure was done without any discomfort!
Arthur L.
I am trying to click ten. The service is Amanda was excellent!!!! I came there in fear because of past experiences, your staff made me comfortable from day one!!!! I am so grateful. Your level of […]
Cynthia L.
I love this place, the staff is extremely nice and friendly. Very helpful. The ladies at the front desk always have a smile on and that is very welcoming. Danielle is one of a kind, treats you like […]
Cash C.
Service at a level that is second to none! Awesome staff very friendly and attentive by far the best dental experience I have ever had!
Billy M.
When I arrived at Dental One Associates, I was promptly greeted, signed in, and quickly taken back for my appointment by Casey. Casey, along with the other staff, were professional and friendly. They […]
Eddie G.
Dr. Grant/Conger has served my family for over 20 years.
Kimberly O.
Dr. Perez was amazing. I’m normally anxious about having dental work done. I needed to replace old fillings that had fallen out and found him through the positive reviews online. He was very […]
Oshetha S.
The orthodontist is excellent and The staff is very good , helpful , and friendly , I like it
Aaryan C.
Very professional and caring staff. You have always let me know what to expect and the reasons. My concerns were always discussed so that I understood the what and why of everything being done.
Marian M.
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 […]
Lauren F.
Been here since I was a wee child. Love it. Dr. Sabur is the best.
Tre R.
Very friendly and professional staff. The location is perfect and very close to my home/job.
Samuel C.
Great staff, very friendly, quality dentistry.
John B.
Great staff ! Love them !
Sheena H.
I have been a patient of this Dental practice for about 20 years. I have never had a bad experience with the staff, technicians, the Doctors, or the facility. I have always been treated with respect, […]
Diania W.
Awesome experience from beginning to end! I came in for receding gums, and the doctors set up a a treatment plan that was quick and easy. I had me teeth cleaned today, and the staff was gentle and […]
Michelle S.
Friendly, experienced staff and Dentist!
Robert O.
Best. Dental practice. Ever!! This is the best dentist office I have ever been to. The staff is Amazing and make you feel right at home. I have recommended this office to everyone, and will continue […]
Chris R.
I’ve been a patient for close to 17 years, I have a terrible fear of dentist but would recommend Dr. Joe to anyone with the same problem he has a soft easy manner that sets you at ease.
Edward R.
I had a dental emergency and they got me in there really quickly. Doctor and staff were so nice.
Latrice S.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

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.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (855) 979-3350