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All Smile for Straws

While a toothbrush is by far the most powerful weapon you can use to maintain good dental health, there is another handy tool that will make a big difference too. A simple straw can protect your smile in many ways. Drinking colas, sports drinks, iced coffee and fruit juices may not be on the top of your dentist’s list of suggested drinks, but you can avoid a lot of risks by opting to sip through a straw. A straw can significantly minimize the exposure of such drinks on your teeth. Here are some dental problems that are commonly triggered by the exposure of certain beverages on your teeth.

Staining – It may not be your favorite way to enjoy red wine or coffee, but by using a straw to sip on these indulgent drinks, you can keep your smile brighter. Professional teeth whitening treatments last much longer when you avoid dark colored beverages that stain your teeth.

Tooth Decay – Your kids may be able to take the most benefit from this one. When drinking fruit juices and sports drinks that include high amounts of sugar, your child is at risk for cavities. Encourage your child to use a straw so that the liquid sugar is not coating and lingering on those pearly whites all day. Rinsing with water or chewing sugar-free gum afterwards is a good idea too.

Erosion and Sensitivity – Are you a soda swisher? If so, you are inviting acid erosion on the enamel of your teeth every time you do it. Tooth enamel erosion eventually leads to sensitive teeth. To protect your teeth, use a straw to drink sodas and energy drinks that contain acid.

Water is always your best drink of choice as far as your dental health is concerned. However, if you do like to treat yourself to other beverages, the simple act of using a straw goes a long way to protect your smile. Be sure to position your straw correctly to get the full benefit. Place the straw towards the back of your mouth or tongue so that exposure is truly minimized on those front teeth.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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