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

Children’s Basic Dental Care – The Foundation for a Lifetime of Good Oral Health


Baby teeth eventually fall out, so why should you go to great lengths to care for them? The fact is that unhealthy primary teeth can lead to problems such as spacing issues or decay of adult teeth. Additionally, seeing an affordable dentist regularly in childhood helps prevent dental phobias, and adopting a good dental care routine while young ensures a lifetime of good habits. Staying on top of your children’s dental care is critical if you want their visits with the dentist to be affordable, twice-yearly check-ups rather than frequent visits for costly procedures.

Tooth Eruption and Loss

Teeth typically erupt in pairs, and the first teeth to break through the gums are usually the lower central incisors, which appear around the age of six months. Over the next two years or so, all of your child’s baby teeth will fully erupt. Around kindergarten or first grade, your child’s primary teeth will start to loosen and fall out, and tooth loss usually occurs in the same order as the teeth erupted, beginning with the bottom central incisors around age 6 and ending with the second molars around age 12. You’ll notice that the underlying permanent tooth is often already breaking through the gums when the primary tooth is lost. For a few years, your child will resemble a jack-o-lantern, sporting a combination of spaces, small baby teeth, and large adult teeth. By age 12, all permanent teeth should be in place.

The Purpose of Primary Teeth

In addition to giving your child a good cosmetic appearance and helping him or her eat a varied, healthy diet, baby teeth help in developing good speech patterns. Primary teeth additionally serve as placeholders for the adult teeth. If a baby tooth is lost because of decay or injury, it can throw off the spacing of the surrounding teeth, which can block the eruption of some permanent teeth or cause them to come in crowded or crooked. Decayed baby teeth can also lead to damage of the adult teeth beneath them before they even have a chance to erupt.

Schedule Your Child’s Dental Consultation

Diligent dental care at home and regular dental visits can set your child on the right path so that he or she can avoid the discomfort and anxiety often associated with extensive dental procedures. To maximize your children’s chances of having healthy teeth for life, schedule dental appointments with an affordable dentist in Atlanta as soon as possible.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist 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. 

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Patient Reviews
Always a good experience. They really helped my teeth stay on the right track.
Summer J.
I feel like family when I come to receive my treatment. I never experienced any problems with customer service from my hygienist down to the receptionist. I feel like they always have my best […]
Raja S.
Friendly, helpful staff, expertise, timeliness of appt.
Gina S.
I always enjoy the service I receive at this location. Very professional.
Marisa M.
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.
The courtesy, the friendliness of staff along with the skill of Dr. Jewett.
Steve F.
John is a fantastic hygienist. He’s thorough but gentle and he has excellent bedside manner. He puts me at ease!
Gala C.
I like the way Dental One take care of my teeth and the customer service that is always rendered. Thanks for your service!
Janet S.
Amazing experience cant wait to get my filling done whole staff are nice
Kim S.
I have been going to this location to get my teeth cleaned for a few years now. My original hygienist moved to another location so I have had quite a few different ones during my past few cleanings. […]
Jemekia T.
The staff is very knowledgeable about cost/services. I especially appreciated Kesha. She took time to explain my current conditions, suggested treatments and cost effective solutions based on my […]
Keisha T.
The staff was very friendly and down to earth. I was also in and out with no long wait. I would definitely recommend this location!
Ronya W.
I have never had such a great experience with any doctors office or dentist office. I strongly recommend them to anyone. Kesha was very helpful.
John W.
Interaction with staff was very pleasant.
Samantha B.
John is awesome, and very detailed in his job. He always gives me tips on how I can improve on my dental care.
Dorothy O.
John did a great job explaining the work he was doing. Dawn was patient in talking to me about my concerns with the online reviews I have seen. She also offered a recommendation for a Pediatric […]
Robert S.
Everyone at the office is kind and helpful, and Dr. DeAngelis is very knowledgeable and thorough.
Tona S.
Friendly clean environment
Rachel D.
Thank you Dr. Washington for my wonderful experience at Dental One; special thanks to the outstanding staff who made my experience a success kudos to Kesha, Tanisha and Toya
Angela C.
Very prompt professional service
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Office Hours
  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (404) 410-7841
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