Dental One Associates of Toco Hills
2882 N Druid Hills Road NE, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30329

Cavity Prevention for a Healthy Smile

Cavity Prevention

Tooth decay, also called cavities or dental caries, is a condition common to people all over the world. Cavities are not life threatening and you can easily prevent them, but tooth decay affects almost everyone at some point in life. Bacteria that live inside the mouth form a sticky substance called plaque on the surfaces of teeth. The plaque interacts with starches and sugars in residual food and produces acids that dissolve or de-mineralize tooth enamel; this weakens the tooth structure and causes deterioration. Carbohydrate-filled foods that contribute to tooth decay include soda, candy, cake, ice cream, milk, and even high-sugar fruits, vegetables, and juices.

Cavity Prevention Essentials

Saliva acts as a buffer and remineralizing agent to combat the acids formed by plaque. Therefore, anything that increases saliva production can fight cavities. Dentists often suggest 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 weapons against tooth decay 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, some bottled and canned beverages, and tap water.

The Dentist Can Help

Affordable dentists are valuable allies in the war against cavities. They can help the children tooth decay targets by applying dental sealants. These thin, plastic coatings are painted onto the chewing surfaces of teeth to form a barrier against plaque. 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 dentists for more information about professional cavity-fighting treatments.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Toco Hills today at (404) 410-7841 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 Toco Hills, 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 Toco Hills.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The entire experience was pleasant...from check in to check out.
Tammy H.
Appointment was on time. Fast and efficient.
Robert K.
This young lady always does a great job.
Gloria S.
Missing some of the warm fuzzies that I had at my private dentist, but excellent care, polite efficient staff and a whole lot cheaper.
Marsha S.
Great staff! I am so impressed with all of them.
Suzanne L.
My experience is always pleasant and professional and I alwasy leave satisfied. Dr. D is very personable with me and I love it.
Angela T.
EVERYTHING WAS GOOD ,I'LL BE BACK IN 6 MONTHS
Norman Z.
I was so afraid of going to the Dentist; I let more than 5 years pass, got some x-rays and then another three years past. So, a few days ago I found […]
Joanne I.
Great as usual!!
Heather M.
Love Dr. Lisa. Fast friendly and incredibly proficient! All her staff too!
Anonymous
Great staff. The services are wonderful and very economical. They work with insurance and payments for afterwards. They make you smile when you come […]
Chad R.
Greetings: I arrive to find that Donna, had move to another location. Wen has become the new person. When I tell you she was excellent and made me […]
Mary J.
The service was prompt, my hygienist did an excellent job with my sensitive teeth, and Dr. Jewett always does a great job.
Patricia M.
I feel fortunate to have Dr. DeAngelis as my dentist. Everyone that works with her is simply awesome!!
Emmanuel M.
Excellent very friendly staff and great work
Michael K.
No wait, friendly personnel, excellent service and was able to get in right away for an emergency.
Katherine R.
Very nice, Quick service. Did not wait for long. And everyone was very nice
Michael K.
I appreciate that appointments are not overbooked. All staff members are friendly.
Thelma T.
Always a good experience. it is difficult enough to deal with the extensive work that I have to have done. The staff at Dental One Associates make my […]
James W.
Excellent dental care. Very good administrative services.
Robert F.
Dr Jewutt is excellent!
Joshua Q.
Great service as always...love my hygentist (Kenisha)
Anonymous
Fast and efficient service.
Robert K.
I would recommend Dental One Associates for their courteous and efficient service.
Iris I.
I was accommodated with a sudden emergency situation very promptly, and with a concerned spirit. You are so friendly there, that even though dental […]
James W.
Excellent service as always
Chad R.
Everyone was great,from the time I walked in the door. the young lady who did the x-rays, the doctor, to gigi in the billing area. I was very […]
James S.
I arrived a few minutes early, was taken back and finished in a timely manner
Donna A.
I have no complaints. I appreciated the extremely short wait time to be seen. Few medical offices have mastered a way to provide punctual service.
Thelma T.
I am 100% pleased with this dental practice and would highly recommend it to anyone!
Bonnie P.
Very polite office staff and professional dental office. From the time I arrived I was greeted with a smile and there was not a long wait to be […]
Cynthia R.
Everyone took very good care of me and made me feel very comfortable and kept me informed with everything that was going on at all times. They made […]
Cosonya G.
Very professional and caring.
Emma E.
Mona and Sam are awesome and always welcome me with open arms. Dr D is great and I love coming to dental one!
Adia P.
The staff was friendly and explained the exams that were being performed. Great experience!
Yolanda P.
I always enjoy my visits to Dental One. I was on time and was seen right away.My hygienist was Kenisha, she is always very nice and she gave me a […]
Anonymous
I like doctor Jewett and his assistance.. they're very good
Basma A.
The staff is always wonderful and I would not go any where else---I highly recommend Dental One at Toco Hills----Sandy Nunnally
Sandra N.
I was once again pleased to have the situation assessed, be presented with options, and then given an immediate appointment to have the problem […]
Anonymous
Dr and associates were very helpful and made you feel safe and welcome.
Anquinatta C.
the customer service was excellent
Nicia N.
Dr. Jewett does great work. Teeth feel and look like new!
Harley C.
They were helpful, got me in for an emergency quickly. Dr DeAngelis was exceptional.
Johnny J.
Excellent doctors and staff.
Anonymous
My Dentist is great my Dental hygentist KENEISHA is wonderful!!!
Adrenna M.
There was great customer service, short wait time, and great dental advice given.
Ashley D.
Great service. Great people
Robert P.
Effective, friendly and punctual as usual.
John P.
Very Nice and Helpful Staff...
Gayle H.
I had them do a crown two years ago, it has been perfect. I remember them fussing over it until it was. I also have some issues to deal with from […]
Michael H.
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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 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (404) 410-7841
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