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Could a Salt Water Rinse Boost Your Dental Health? Marietta, GA

Could a Salt Water Rinse Boost Your Dental Health?

You may have heard someone tell you to gargle with warm salt water to relieve a sore throat. However, did you know that it can improve your dental health too? A salt rinse is easy and cheap to make, simply add table salt to a cup of warm water. Take a sip, swish it around your mouth, spit it out and repeat. In doing so, you will gain the following benefits towards your smile health:

Wound Healer: Salt has natural healing capabilities. Therefore, if you’ve had any type or dental trauma or oral surgery, a salt water rinse can aid in recovery and healing. In addition, it has been known to soothe overused vocal cords and sore throats. Open wounds may be extra sensitive, so be careful swishing it around if you have a new mouth sore.

Bacteria Fighter: Salt creates an alkaline environment in your mouth, which inhibits bacterial survival and growth.

Natural Cleanser: Never use a salt water rinse to replace your brushing or flossing. However, a simple salt water rinse can be an excellent addition to your oral cleaning regime, as it will help remove food debris stuck between your teeth so that decay and gum disease are warded off.

Breath Freshener: Not only does salt water help eliminate the bacteria that causes bad breath, but it is a natural odor eliminator. For patients who suffer from irritation from the alcohol in mouthwash, a salt water rinse can be a great alternative.

Salt is a readily available and very inexpensive mineral to add to your oral hygiene routine. However, be sure to spit it out instead of swallowing or ingesting it. Rinsing with warm salt water should be done no more than 2 to 3 times per week, as it can affect your tooth enamel if used too much.

For more helpful tips on how to keep your oral health in top condition, contact Gilreath Family Dentistry. We love helping patients achieve their best smile possible.

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

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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.

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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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