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Chew Gum and make your cavities go away!!! Marietta, GA

Chew Gum and make your cavities go away!!!

February is National Children’s Dental Health month!! The American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month each February to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Guess what? Cavities are on the rise in America. In fact, we are seeing more decay now than in any decade since the ‘70s. Why is this? Dr. Gilreath strongly believes it is due to these two factors. First, people are drinking much more bottled water than ever before. In most situations, this water doesn’t have Fluoride in it. So the benefits that you would get from the Fluoride in our public water supply are not realized. Second, many kids drinking lots of sports drinks. These products are full of sugar and this promotes tooth decay. And adults, who drink fruit juice and sodas also increase their risk of tooth decay, especially if they don’t drink tap water.

So if you or your family members are bottled water drinkers, you should consider chewing gum! Yes, that’s right… chewing gum. Gum with Xylitol. Xylitol is a sugar that has been used in products in Europe since the 1960s. However, it is only now beginning to catch on in America.

How does Xylitol decrease decay? Let’s look at how decay occurs in your teeth. Bacteria in your mouth metabolizes sugar (from things you eat and drink). When this occurs, an acid is formed. This acid literally eats into your teeth, causing decay. Xylitol cannot be used as food by bacteria and consequently, the bacteria don’t produce acid which prevents decay from starting. Also, the lower acid content on your mouth makes for an inhospitable environment for bacteria to live, so the number of decay producing bacteria decreases dramatically. And finally, Xylitol can actually be used to reverse the initial effects of Chewing four pieces a day is all you need to prevent decay.

At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we strive to help our patients with prevention. We carry Xylitol products including gum and mints. Help us help you prevent decay, consider getting some gum with Xylitol. It tastes and chews like regular gum! What could be easier? If you’d like to talk to Dr. Gilreath about the benefits of Xylitol or for any other reason, please call our office at (770) 796-7081.

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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200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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