Dental One Associates of Fayetteville
410 N Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, GA 30214

Strategies for Preventing Cavities in Preschool Children

Cavity Prevention

Preventing cavities in children takes planning, diligence, and attention to detail, but it works. Tooth decay prevention relies heavily on oral hygiene and proper professional dental care. It also requires healthy eating plans and lots of early training to develop lifelong good habits. The most important part of any dental care regimen is brushing teeth in the morning and in the evening and if possible, after every meal. Flossing to remove plaque between teeth helps deter cavities that often begin in these areas. As soon as they are old enough to brush without swallowing toothpaste, preschool kids should be taught to brush using fluoride toothpaste.

Limit Sugar Consumption

It’s best to limit the amount of sugary snacks and beverages children consume throughout the day. Parents should not allow young children to fall asleep with a bottle at bedtime. Acids from juice or milk sitting inside the mouth eat away at tooth enamel and can damage both primary and adult teeth.

Consider Dental Sealants

Children who have teeth with deeply grooved molars that tend to trap food particles may benefit from tooth sealants. Sealants are clear or colored coatings applied to the grooved chewing surfaces of teeth to protect them from tooth decay caused by plaque. Because they cover the areas where most cavities begin, sealants are a powerful weapon against them.

Understand the Value of Fluoride

Fluoridated water works inside the body to strengthen and protect developing teeth, while the fluoride in dental care products works topically to strengthen teeth that have emerged. Both fluoride sources are important. If your water source does not have added fluoride, be sure that your dentist knows. Your child may need a fluoride supplement.

Preventing Cavities in Baby Teeth

Cavities in primary teeth should usually be filled. If tooth decay progresses and the affected tooth is lost, spacing problems may occur that could affect permanent teeth. Schedule dental check-ups twice a year when all baby teeth have appeared. If you see signs of tooth decay, or a baby tooth darkens, see your dentist in Fayetteville immediately.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Fayetteville, call Dental One Associates of Fayetteville today at (678) 228-8348 or make an appointment.

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

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Patient Reviews
My dental hygienist was very quick, efficient and pleasant and she didn't have an assistant.
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Dr. Jo is the best! He truly cares about his patients.
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Very friendly and professional service was provided
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Pleasant experience with no suprises.
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I have only had cleanings at this location so far, but the people at this office are super nice, helpful, and professional. : - )
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The staff and services were great.
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Dr. Martindale was awesome; always very polite, listens to your concerns, provides feedback, and gets you in & out in a flash!
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The staff/assistants are Wonderful. Dr. Perez is Awesome. Thank you for being so thoughtful and warm to your clients,.
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MY EXPERINCE WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND INFORMATIVE
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I was extremely pleased with the care and service I received. I truly, have never received care like that at a dentist office before. They we're […]
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Great Place Dr. Johannson is the Best
Tom C.
Excellent customer service and professionalism. Worked with me when I was in awful pain to try and find a solution. They were patient and you could […]
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Very courteous and professional staff. Very clean and attractive office. I quickly got over the long wait in the waiting area since it was just that […]
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Dentist was phenominally friendly and my filling was absolutely painless. All employees were genuine and professional and answered all of my […]
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friendly environment
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Dr. Jo is the best; he goes the extra mile for his patients.
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Friendly staff, love Dr. Johanson and Donna, hygienist, very professional, engaged me in conversation, etc.
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Very good and thorugh service...
L. V.
I receive good care as well as customer service.
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Great place to find all your dental needs.
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I had not bee to the dentist in years and was a little scepticle about a Dental chain, thinking they may try to sell me on doing major work. I was […]
Richard Z.
The experience was good.no long wait period,always answered questions. Will recommended to others.
Casey J.
Everything, I was a big chicken now Dr. Perez is so gentle I fall asleep in his chair and Dennis is a sweet doll baby. I'm never leaving. Lol
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Great customer service
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Crown fell out able to get an appointment right away.
Barbara M.
The app went well did not wait long
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Really enjoy this office! The hygienist, Gina was so sweet and so very gentle with my teeth. I really appreciate that and hope she has a long career […]
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I love Fayetteville Dental One Associates...Keep up the great work guys.
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Mary S.
My dental visit went very well. Dr Jo is one fine dentist. Filling my tooth went well and all my dread was for nothing.
Helen K.
It was a great experience as usual.
Royanne W.
They have convenient hours and friendly staff.
Veronica W.
Thank you for having Toni on staff. She does a great job.
William S.
My Hygienist, Donna, was professional, thorough and accommodating.
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Michele was very good and personable.
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Dr. Perez is the best. Hands down. I've had some kinda extensive work done in my mouth.... root canal, crown, fillings, etc and the worst part about […]
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Always a pleasure, staff is patient, knowledgeable and very courteous!
Tiffany H.
I was feeling terrified to have the procedure done, that I put it off for so long. After pushing myself to get it done, I was pleasantly surprised at […]
Kimberly L.
The service was good with very little wait time. The staff members were polite and professional.
Patricia C.
My appointment time was honored -and the dentist kept me informed during the procedure.
Robin E.
The doctors, nurses and office staff are always very friendly and professional, they put me at ease and make a pleasant experience.
Pam R.
I have been a patient for a long time and the people that are in the office are wonderful. The hygienists the I have had are the best. I recently had […]
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (678) 228-8348
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