Dental One Associates of Kennesaw
2616 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Could Seeing an Affordable Dentist Affect your General Health?

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The condition of your teeth, gums, and mouth can reveal important clues about your general health. In fact, more than 90 percent of all systemic medical conditions produce detectable symptoms in the mouth. Family dentistry professionals can detect many problems by simply analyzing your saliva. The connection between dental health and general health makes getting regular dental care even more important. The next appointment you make with your dentist could actually change the course of your medical history.

Why your Mouth is a Valuable Family Dentistry Diagnostic Tool

What your dentist finds in your mouth can reveal a great deal about your overall health. For instance, certain types of lesions inside the mouth can be indicative of AIDS. Elevated cortisol levels, important cancer markers, proteins that help monitor osteoporosis, fungal or bacterial infection, environmental toxins, and even illegal drug use can all be detected through saliva. The presence of gum disease or severe plaque buildup is a warning sign that you’re at higher risk of other diseases. Under normal circumstances, bacteria inside your mouth doesn’t enter your bloodstream, but diseased, bleeding gums can allow access. If your immune system is not healthy enough, oral bacteria can travel to other parts of your body and cause serious infections.

The Relationship between Dental Care and Serious Ailments

In recent years, researchers have found that many common and serious medical problems are associated with gum disease and inadequate dental care and hygiene. The inflammation associated with periodontitis has been linked to cardiovascular disease, which can lead to fatal heart attacks and strokes. In addition to being a potential warning sign of diabetes, gum disease also makes the condition more difficult to keep under control. And for pregnant women, oral infections can increase the threats of preterm birth and low birth weight for their babies. The good news is that treating gum disease and preventing its progression with the help of your family dentistry professional can reduce the risk of these and other medical conditions. To learn more about how your oral health affects your general health and well being, visit an affordable dentist for a checkup.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Kennesaw, call Dental One Associates of Kennesaw today at (404) 381-1480 or make an appointment.

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

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Patient Reviews
Had a great experience with Dr. Smith and his staff.
Jose R.
I really like the new Dental Hygienist. Well she's new to me since I haven't been in a while. I felt like she was very thorough unlike some of the […]
Patrice B.
The people are great and knowledgeable. I just wish the work can a little more affordable.
Terrance A.
Prompt professional and courteous service
Richard P.
Have a couple of more procedures to go, but so far, my dental work has gone as planned and the work (including an extraction) has been painless.
Anonymous
I was very pleased with the adodonist Jeannette Jimenez I didn't have any pain during or after the root canal procedure.
Rodney U.
I would highly recommend Dental one Kennesaw to anyone in need of a dentist. Dr. Craig Smith and his staff do a great job and make what I dread […]
Robert B.
Dr Smith was very helpful explaining solutions for my dental problems.
Nancy W.
Excellent patient care from front office all the way to the dentist.
Warren S.
Best service and staff in Georgia!
David C.
Our Dentist was very personable, engaging and open to answer our questions; even the children. So, thank you. You are of exceptional service and […]
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Very friendly staff. Everyone was very nice including the dentist.
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Really nice and friendly. Best dentist I've ever been to.
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A+++ courteous, professional and caring!
Anonymous
The facility is clean, people are friendly.
Carlton J.
Great!!! Mouth feels great after having temp crowns put in! Well informed what they where doing. Dr. Smith and his assistant where wonderful!
Michael Y.
I want to commend Dr. Jimenez and Alana for going above and be on to take care of my dental needs before going on my vacation to New York yesterday.
Larry A.
Everyone was very pleasant and my procedure was handled quick and efficient.
Fredrick P.
I am an long-time patient of Dr. Smith. It broke my heart when he left Coast Dental and I am so very happy to have located him. As usual I received […]
Nancy D.
The staff is very friendly and thorough when providing a service.
Dora H.
I had a great time at my appointment. Always make me feel comfortable.
Jamie J.
Laura Jean Tirico is the best dental hygienist around. I highly recommend her. She has been cleaning my teeth for years and I'm always completely […]
Bruce E.
Dental One Kennesaw currently has a great team: Dr. Craig Smith, expert hygienist LauraJean Forbes, gifted dental assistants Stacy and Daniel. I was […]
Anonymous
I have high anxiety regarding dental care. Dr. Smith and Tech Daniel did a tremendous job of taking the time to explain my procedure and make sure I […]
Anonymous
First time I had two tempory crowns put in at same time. DR Smith was very proffresional along with his staff. Made me feel very much at ease. Thanks […]
Warren S.
Efficient, competent, friendly, helpful. We go for the quality of care provided by Dr. C. Smith and Hygenist, Laura T. but the entire experience is […]
Anonymous
Love Dr Smith and staff. I experienced no pain and would never consider using another dentist other than Dr. Smith. If he were to ever leave Dental […]
Lisa H.
No waiting, excellent service, friendly staff
Sue W.
The personnel are always friendly and helpful, the location is central and easy.
Marie H.
Very clean facility and cheerful people. A good experience.
Diane T.
Good experience. Great customer service.
Vicki B.
Excellent work. I fully expected a lot of pain. but 26 hours after all the work by Dr Smith and his aid (sorry about the memory loss) I do not have […]
John J.
Mary at front desk is very polite and cheerful. Dr smith and assistants were very informative on my consult and then my procedure was great. I felt […]
Donna Y.
Wonderful staff! Very pleasant appointment.
Alaric(aj) J.
I have been extremely satisfied with the services I've received with this office in the last two months. thank you to everyone that's been there in […]
Tracy W.
The staff at Kennesaw Dental One was excellent. They really know what they're doing.
Don M.
Everyone in the office is kind, and seems to know what they are doing.
Gayla G.
Very friendly staff. Very professional. The last couple of visits to my previous dentist had felt like dealing with high pressure sales force. The […]
Keith G.
Excellent service and staff.
Mary A.
Great Staff and explained everything in a non confusing way.
Joseph H.
Very friendly & courteous front office staff. Making appts is easy. The dental assistant was very knowledgeable as was the dentist Dr. Smith. I am […]
Patricia W.
The staff was amazing, very friendly. Dr. Smith and his assistant Stacey were great. I know I made the right decision to make Dental One my place to […]
Brenda T.
Very professional and kind.
Mary A.
Very friendly, on-time and profient service. Couldn't ask for much more. Great job Dental One!
John K.
My visit was wonderful, dentistry has become so innovative.
Kyesha S.
The health of my teeth is much better now that I am having regular check ups. I now have a bridge and cavities have been filled. I feel more […]
Richard W.
I had a dental emergency and the dentist I normally go to would not fit me in last minute. I called Dental One and they were able to get me in and […]
Anonymous
I must honestly say that I was considering changing dental offices due to a prior experience with a former staff member. However, after my visit […]
Letisha M.
Dr. Smith and Stacy are attuned to the patient , efficient and personable.
Marie H.
BEST DENTIST AND STAFF I HAVE EVER HAD.
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  • 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 - 1:00 PM
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