Family Dentistry in Kennesaw, GA

Protect your family’s smiles and overall health.

Creating Lifelong, Healthy Smiles

Family dentistry prevents tooth decay and cavities from becoming bigger and more expensive problems.

Image of happy family with healthy smiles

There’s a known connection between gum disease and heart disease, and Kennesaw family dentistry can help protect not just your smile but your overall health too.

Our services include:

  • Dental exams and cleanings to spot and take care of small issues before they become bigger problems.
  • Digital X-rays to accurately identify and diagnose any problems.
  • Gum therapy to get your gums healthy again and aftercare suggestions to maintain your periodontal health.
  • Root canals to gently remove severe decay to prevent removing your tooth.
  • Diet choices and healthy habits you can practice as a family to ensure the best dental and overall health.

If you are concerned with dental health for your entire family, please let us know. We’re here to care for the dental needs of all age groups.

Our Family Dentistry Services in Kennesaw

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Two young patients getting a tooth cleaning
Everyone should be diligent with their teeth, which includes brushing, flossing, and periodontal care. However, some areas can be missed, even with the best homecare routine. This is why regular appointments for professional dental cleanings are so important.

All cleanings are designed to clean away plaque, which is a natural bacteria that grows in your mouth on food debris. If plaque is not cleaned off, it will harden into a substance called calculus. It is the presence of calculus that leads to periodontal disease.

There are many techniques for cleaning teeth, and you can think of a professional cleaning as a deep cleaning. The choice of treatment depends on the severity of the buildup of plaque and calculus.

We recommend a cleaning every six months to ensure you and your family are protected from the risk of periodontal disease.

Close up of a dental exam
For both children and adults, two dental exams each year are recommended by the Academy of General Dentistry. Doing this minimizes the risk of gum disease, problems with tooth structure, cavities, and oral cancer, as well as other dental issues.

During exams, we begin with a visual examination of the mouth, looking for problems or abnormalities. Intra-oral cameras help us look closely at the tissues and tooth structure of the month.

Dental X-rays, taken with our digital X-ray technology, reveal structural issues in the teeth and gums. Oral cancer screenings are also completed in dental exams with the purpose of early detection.

Generally, a dental exam is a short but important diagnostic process.

Two patients smiling after gum therapy
Gum Therapy
Gum disease, or periodontitis, is an inflammation of the gums. If left untreated, gum disease can be a severe illness, causing the loss of teeth and bone degeneration. Luckily, with regular attention to brushing your teeth properly and biannual cleanings at my dental practice, gum disease can be avoided.

Bacteria cause gum disease, making both brushing and flossing crucial. When brushing, you want to clean along the gumline onto the gums. Doing this will stimulate blood flow in the gums, keeping the tissues healthy. Of course, flossing between the teeth will prevent decay as well.

There is a proven link between gum disease and heart disease. As you age, it becomes increasingly important to avoid gum disease. Gum disease also can lead to tooth and bone loss in older patients. So, we encourage regular visits for visual examinations and cleanings. Gum disease can be spotted visually by a dentist, so frequent visits are essential to keep this in check.

Being aware of risk factors related to gum disease is important. If you smoke, have diabetes, or have a family history of gum disease, you may want to be extra proactive.

A young patient taking digital X-rays
Digital X-Rays
Dental X-rays help Dr. Duncan identify problems beneath the surface before they become serious issues. Your dentist can diagnose cavities and gum disease by using the information gathered from X-rays.

At Brookpointe Dental, we use digital X-ray technology that exposes patients to lower levels of radiation than standard dental X-rays and is considered very safe.

A male patient smiling after a root canal
Root Canals
A common procedure we perform is referred to as a root canal. This method eliminates infections inside a tooth. With today’s modern technologies and treatments, we do our best to make the process as painless as possible.

Technically, a root canal is called endodontic therapy. When the pulp of the tooth (or the part with blood vessels and nerves) becomes infected, it is necessary to clean out the infection and protect the remainder of the tooth. Following the procedure, the tooth is structurally sound and the root remains healthy.

To protect your smile from severe infections, keeping your teeth healthy with brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings is essential.


‘‘My family and I have been patients of Eric Duncan for over eight years. Eric and his staff are great. Every visit we are greeted with smiles and great attitudes.’’

- Frank G.

‘‘I love my Kennesaw dentist! Dr. Duncan, his assistant, and all of the staff at Brookpointe Dental are truly amazing! I can honestly say that I have never come across a more caring and comforting doctor's office.’’

- Allison C.

‘‘Dr. Duncan and his staff are excellent at creating a comfortable atmosphere and beyond gentle as well as clean and professional. I trust Dr. Duncan with ALL of my dental needs. When I leave I feel like I have received the BEST care with state of the art technology as well as being educated and informed in the process.’’

– Kim L.

‘‘Very few people actually like going to the dentist's office, but Brookpointe Dental will make you rethink your hesitation. The staff members are always friendly and helpful, the facility is modern and top-notch, and Dr. Duncan himself is highly skilled and one of the friendliest people you'll ever meet. He's got a light touch, and the work I've had done has been done quickly and done well.’’

– Jonathan A.

FAQs about Family Dentistry

  • How do I properly brush my teeth?

    To effectively clean your teeth and remove plaque, brush all surfaces of all your teeth for a full 2 minutes in small, circular motions on the outer and inner surfaces of each tooth.

    Make sure you do this twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, especially if it has the ADA Seal of Acceptance…Open a new window to the ADA website….

  • How do I floss my teeth properly?

    1. Use about 18 inches of floss and wrap one end around your middle finger, with the rest wrapped around your other middle finger.

    2. Pinch the floss tightly between your thumbs and forefingers and gently insert them between your teeth.

    3. When the floss reaches the gum line, curve the floss into a “C” shape against the side of the tooth.

    4. Rub the floss gently up and down, keeping it pressed against the tooth. Repeat the process for each side of every tooth.

  • Are you accepting new patients?

    Yes! We’d love to have you and your family join our dental family.

    Our dental office is located in Kennesaw, GA, and we love serving our surrounding communities, such as Marietta, Acworth, Woodstock, Fair Oaks, Northeast Cobb, Emerson, Cartersville, Dallas, and Powder Springs.

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