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

Proper Dental Care Linked to Lower Risk of Multiple Diseases

Dental Hygiene

New studies are finding that your heart and brain health are directly connected to how well you care for your teeth. The concept isn’t new—year after year, researchers are finding more conclusive evidence that the state of your oral health is directly correlated to the health of your body overall. Skipping visits to the dentist for a professional teeth cleaning is quite common and a major contributor to disease, but even skipping your routine dental care at home can lead to a decline in health. If you don’t think daily brushing and flossing and routine teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist are important, check out these statistics— it’s almost a matter of life and death.

A recent, large study found that individuals who have a professional teeth cleaning performed by dental hygienist at least once every six month were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack than those who missed a visit each year. Even more astounding was the correlation between brain health and dental care—the same study found that making it to the dentist for that bi-annual exam and teeth cleaning can lower your risk of stroke by as much as 13 percent.

Previous studies have found that skipping routine teeth cleaning appointments, as well as basic at-home dental care, can increase the risk of heart disease by as much as 70 percent. Overall, poor dental hygiene can raise the risk of heart and lung disease and diabetes, as well as impact cognitive health.

Even with these additional research findings, scientists still are uncertain of exactly how and why there is such a significant link between dental health and total-body disease risk. The most popular hypothesis is inflammation. Tooth decay and gum disease significantly raise the level of inflammation in the body—a primary contributor to the development of disease.

A professional teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist can remove bacteria and plaque build-up that a toothbrush and floss simply cannot reach. Cleaning your teeth regularly, both at home and at the dentist, gets rid of bacteria in the mouth that can contribute to chronic infection and inflammation that can ultimately spread to the rest of the body.

The lowest risks of disease are associated with dental care habits that have been instilled in most people since childhood—brushing at least twice a day (preferably, after every meal) rinsing with a mouthwash, and flossing at least once a day. Visits to your dentist in Atlanta should occur, at minimum twice per year; however, some individuals may require a more- frequent teeth cleaning regimen. Ask your dentist to help you determine the appropriate frequency for your teeth cleaning appointments to ensure that your smile and your health remain optimal.

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.

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Patient Reviews
Excellent doctors and staff.
Anonymous
Fast and efficient service.
Robert K.
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
Very nice, Quick service. Did not wait for long. And everyone was very nice
Michael K.
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.
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.
the customer service was excellent
Nicia N.
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 very friendly staff and great work
Michael K.
The service was prompt, my hygienist did an excellent job with my sensitive teeth, and Dr. Jewett always does a great job.
Patricia M.
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.
The staff was friendly and explained the exams that were being performed. Great experience!
Yolanda P.
Excellent service as always
Chad R.
Dr and associates were very helpful and made you feel safe and welcome.
Anquinatta C.
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 was once again pleased to have the situation assessed, be presented with options, and then given an immediate appointment to have the problem […]
Anonymous
Great as usual!!
Heather M.
There was great customer service, short wait time, and great dental advice given.
Ashley D.
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.
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.
Excellent dental care. Very good administrative services.
Robert F.
My Dentist is great my Dental hygentist KENEISHA is wonderful!!!
Adrenna M.
I feel fortunate to have Dr. DeAngelis as my dentist. Everyone that works with her is simply awesome!!
Emmanuel M.
I arrived a few minutes early, was taken back and finished in a timely manner
Donna A.
Dr. Jewett does great work. Teeth feel and look like new!
Harley C.
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.
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.
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.
This young lady always does a great job.
Gloria S.
Great staff! I am so impressed with all of them.
Suzanne L.
Great service as always...love my hygentist (Kenisha)
Anonymous
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.
Very Nice and Helpful Staff...
Gayle H.
EVERYTHING WAS GOOD ,I'LL BE BACK IN 6 MONTHS
Norman Z.
I like doctor Jewett and his assistance.. they're very good
Basma A.
I appreciate that appointments are not overbooked. All staff members are friendly.
Thelma T.
I would recommend Dental One Associates for their courteous and efficient service.
Iris I.
No wait, friendly personnel, excellent service and was able to get in right away for an emergency.
Katherine R.
Appointment was on time. Fast and efficient.
Robert K.
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.
Dr Jewutt is excellent!
Joshua Q.
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.
They were helpful, got me in for an emergency quickly. Dr DeAngelis was exceptional.
Johnny J.
Effective, friendly and punctual as usual.
John P.
The entire experience was pleasant...from check in to check out.
Tammy H.
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 service. Great people
Robert P.
Love Dr. Lisa. Fast friendly and incredibly proficient! All her staff too!
Anonymous
Very professional and caring.
Emma E.
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  • 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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