Checkups & Cleanings
At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we believe that a healthy smile is a confident smile. We offer routine dental checkups and cleanings as part of our top quality general dental care for your family. From children to senior adults, we help patients maintain healthy teeth and gums through all stages of life. A professional dental cleaning is necessary in order to remove stubborn plaque and calculus that cannot be removed by brushing and flossing at home. This can protect your smile from serious gum disease, enamel erosion and tooth decay.
Our experienced team of dental experts understands what it takes to keep patients comfortable and relaxed throughout their dental appointment. You can trust that we provide a customized treatment plan to address your unique smile needs. Scheduling a routine dental checkup and cleaning every six months can ensure your periodontal health is closely monitored and that tooth decay is detected and treated at its earliest stage. In addition, a dental cleaning will leave your teeth polished and your breath fresher for a more confident smile.
It is our practice philosophy that prevention is a major advantage for our patients and something we take very seriously. As such, in addition to cleanings, we offer several other preventative services. We can apply dental sealants to patients of any age. Sealants are thin plastic coatings that are put on teeth to seal the grooves. The grooves are typically the most decay prone areas in our teeth and the area in which fluoride has the least affect. By sealing your teeth, we protect the teeth from decay and the need for a filling.
Fluoride treatments are often thought of by many people as a service for children. This is far from accurate. Fluoride is our first line of defense against decay in patients of all ages. Currently, most of us don’t get much fluoride… this is because we drink filtered water (which filters out fluoride as well as chlorine). We are a mobile society and often drink bottled waters (which typically don’t have fluoride in them). And American’s diets contain far more sugar (which is metabolized by bacteria and causes cavities) than generations before. Sports drinks, specialty coffee drinks and high carb meals and desserts have lead to an increase in cavities in all ages . Fluoride treatments (both home and in office treatments) provide a very beneficial and inexpensive way to supplement much needed fluoride. The American Dental Association recommends fluoride in patients of all ages.
We also use products like mints and gum to prevent decay. Yes, you read that right! Xylitol, an organic sugar, can help decrease decay in patients. We offer several inexpensive options in various flavors.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
Our practice in Marietta proudly utilizes the latest in dental technology, which allows us to provide more comfortable, more efficient and more effective dental care to our patients. During your comprehensive dental exam, we use advanced technology such as ultrasonic scalers, laser cavity detection, oral cancer screenings and low-dose radiation digital x-rays. We make every effort to ensure your dental experience is both positive and rewarding.
If your dental exam reveals specific areas of concern, you can trust that Our dentists are equipped to treat all aspects of your smile. We offer a full menu of restorative and cosmetic dental services, including crowns, veneers, tooth colored fillings, tooth whitening, dental implants and more.
Give your family the gift of a healthy smile. Contact us today to schedule your routine dental cleaning & checkup at Gilreath Family Dentistry. Our office accepts dental insurance and we offer CareCredit financing for your convenience.