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Healthy Teeth and Gums

Did you know that the wellness of your body depends on the health and cleanliness of your mouth? Your dental hygiene efforts offer benefits that go beyond your teeth and gums. In fact, there is a proven link between your oral health and your body health. When the mouth is free of bacteria and inflammation, the body can thrive and achieve optimal wellness.

The Mouth Body Connection

The oral-systemic connection is strong. Most notably, the condition of your gums can impact some of the most important organs in your body. When bacteria is allowed to linger in the mouth, it can accumulate on the gums and lead to periodontal disease. Without proper treatment, the toxins from infected gums can enter the blood stream and wreak havoc on the rest of your body. Untreated gum disease has been linked to the following serious health risks:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Oral cancer
  • Impaired fetal development
  • Orthopedic implant failure
  • Alzheimer’s

Preventing Gum Disease is Simple

The good news is that even though the ramifications from gum disease are detrimental on your body, the steps to prevent this periodontal infection is easy. Brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist for check-ups are non-negotiable ways to protect your mouth and body from gum disease. In addition, you’ll need to be aware of the following factors that can increase your risk for gum disease:

  • Family history of gum disease
  • Smoking or use of other tobacco products
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic illness
  • Certain medications (cortisone, oral contraceptives, high blood pressure medication)

If you are concerned that you are high risk for gum disease, you may need to schedule more frequent dental cleanings or ask us about how you can keep a cleaner mouth in between visits. Red, puffy or bleeding gums are the first signs of periodontal disease. Schedule your dental visit now to reverse this oral health condition at its earliest stage. At Crabapple Dental, we recognize the link between your dental health and your overall well-being. Let us take care of your smile so that you can lead a healthier life!

Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123


Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Our Patient Reviews

Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 43 reviews

Aly C.

This dental practice is a gem! The front desk staff are kind, efficient and welcoming. I was pleasantly surprised at the clinical staff’s fantastic bedside manner. Everything was explained in advance and this was very appreciated. My teeth have never felt better! Love, love, love the hygienist that worked with me. She is a rockstar. Thank you to the whole gang!

Caitlin G.

I've been going to Crabapple dental for many years and I can honestly say Dr. Roberts and her team are by far the best. It's hard to find a good dentist that takes the time to get to know you and truly cares about your health. I knew Dr. Roberts was special when she filled a few cavities for me, then called me later that night to make sure I was ok. I feel at home when I'm there and they always treat me so well. Kelly is so wonderful! She takes her time and makes going to the dentist an easy task. I never stress about going because I know she'll take care of me. She is so pleasant and efficient; truly the best experience and I leave feeling great. Both Kelly and Dr. Roberts are so gentle and that is the most important thing to me. Dr. Roberts has the most updated equipment and beautiful office to give the best experience. I travel from downtown to see them because they are the best! Don't hesitate to make an appointment; you won't be disappointed!!

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123