Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing
1233 Eagles Landing Pkwy., Suite G, Stockbridge, GA 30281

Fighting Tooth Decay – Cavity Prevention is Key

Cavity Prevention

Cavities or dental caries are a result of tooth decay. The condition is so common that it affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. Fortunately, it’s not life threatening, and following simple oral hygiene steps can help tremendously with cavity prevention. Tooth decay starts when a sticky film called plaque adheres to the surfaces of teeth. When the bacteria present in plaque encounters starches and sugars, they produce powerful acids, which deteriorate tooth enamel by demineralization. Foods that can lead to tooth decay include soda, candy, desserts, milk, and some fruits and starchy vegetables.

Saliva acts as a buffer and remineralizing agent to combat the acids formed by plaque, so anything that encourages saliva production also aids in cavity prevention. 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.

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 with cavity prevention, especially when patients do not get fluoride from the water they drink.

Parents of children with frequent cavities should ask their dentists about professional treatment options.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Stockbridge, call Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing today at (770) 872-0728 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Stockbridge. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing, 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 at Eagles Landing.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very knowledge and caring staff. Doctor is very precise and made me feel at ease with preocedure. Would definitely recommend this office to friends and family!
Roxana G.
professionalism, no unnecessary service recommended. Dental assistant Danielle is the BEST, Dr Perez very easy to work with overall great personality.
Freda J.
Customer service
Alisa M.
Excellent service they acknowledge you when you come in staff very professional Dr Perez is GREAT Danielle the Hygienist is great . Suffer from vertigo and they accommodated me in a way that I did […]
Noemi T.
Dr Perez and his staff are professional and extremely courteous and kind. There are no hidden fees. You get the feeling that they truly care. I will not go any where else
Khadija M.
I was very happy with my whole dental cleaning experience. Clean office, friendly staff, and great treatment.
Veronica A.
Staff seeming to truly in tune with you ability to adapt when scared to death. Willing to answer all your questions & concerns. Didn’t rush you out just because it was their lunch time. […]
Brenda G.
The staff are friendly, caring & professional. Dr Perez has the best “bedside manner” you’ll ever find and his knowledge, experience & expertise are simply incredible. The pricing is […]
John R.
People who work they are very nice.They make you feel good
Shushma M.
everyone was friendly and made me feel comfortable.
Juanita L.
Awesome customer service!!!
Wynecoka T.
The staff was so gracious and courteous. It was my first visit. As I witnessed them interact with other patrons I could tell they were very personable and knew the patients. Just a friendly staff!!
Tara C.
All of the staff was very professional and knowledgable. Nice to enter a medical office with smiling faces.
Debbie M.
Every one was so kind, caring &,informative. Tami is great & explained to me thoroughly with much patience. She is a jewel.
June D.
Excellent care and customer service. Dr. Perez and staff are excellent and made me feel very comfortable. Tori made my dental cleaning experience enjoyable. I don’t like dental visits!!
Aminta G.
Very pleasant experience hygenist was very informative, gentle, kind and personable
Brenda G.
Danielle did a great job cleaning my teeth, Dr. Perez is a good dentist & has a friendly, personable demeanor.
Gary V.
Well kept office. Receptionist are polite . The WHOLE team are amazing. 1st TYME. For me. Love it so far!!!
Victoria R.
I can appreciate a dentist that takes pride in their work. I tried this office because of the reviews and I glad I did. I would highly recommend this office to anyone.
Latisha S.
This office has the most customer friendly environment and were sympathetic to my needs. Staff was kind as well as gentle. Staff also took the time to explain billing and future care.
Leesa M.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (770) 872-0728
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