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Can Your Dentist Help You Sleep Better? Marietta, GA

Can Your Dentist Help You Sleep Better?

Sleep is important. If your sleep is disrupted on a persistent basis, it can not only be frustrating but also compromise your overall health. Although there are countless reasons for losing quality sleep, your dentist can help you determine the cause and remedy certain sleep problems by placing a custom appliance in your mouth.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common, yet serious, disorder in which the upper airways actually close off and interrupt your breathing while you sleep. Patients can experience several pauses in breathing throughout the night. This prevents a patient from completing adequate sleep cycles for a good night’s rest. Sleep apnea typically presents with the following symptoms:

  • Routine loud snoring
  • Waking gasping for air
  • Excessive fatigue or falling asleep during the day

If you are in fact diagnosed with sleep apnea, your dentist can help. A custom nighttime oral appliance can be worn to place your mouth in a position that keeps your airways open. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to a series of health problems and greatly impact one’s quality of life.

Another way your dentist may be able to improve your shuteye is to stop your nighttime teeth grinding habit. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can also cause poor sleep. Persistent clenching of your jaw and friction of your teeth can cause TMJ problems, morning headaches and tooth damage. Ask for a custom mouthguard to protect your smile if you suffer from the following teeth grinding symptoms:

  • Pain in your teeth, mouth or jaw
  • A clicking or popping sound in your jaw
  • Visibly worn down teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Frequent tension headaches

Regardless of whether or not your sleep problems can be treated at your dental office, always pursue treatment until you are achieve good quality sleep on a regular basis. Sleep is vitally important to your physical health, mental health and emotional health. If you suspect that obstructive sleep apnea or teeth grinding is causing your poor disturbances, let us know at your next visit. Dr. Gilreath is an experienced and knowledgeable dentist who understands how to treat these conditions with highest expertise.

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

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

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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Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Marietta, GA 30060

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