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Could Your Routine Dental Visits Help Keep You Well? Marietta, GA

Could Your Routine Dental Visits Help Keep You Well?

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Preventive dental care involves routine dental checkups and cleanings from your dentist every six months. These visits are more important than you may think. Not only do professional dental cleanings help keep your teeth and gums healthy, they also keep your body healthy too. In fact, numerous studies have linked your oral health to your overall health. While you may have heard of the relationship between gum disease and heart disease, a more recent study demonstrated a possible link between regular dental visits and sicknesses like pneumonia. The VCU study reported that, “people who don’t visit the dentist for preventive care have an 86 percent greater risk of contracting pneumonia than those who visit two or more times a year.

Professional Teeth Cleanings Lower Risk For Pneumonia

Billions of microbes live inside your body. While most of these microbes (or bacteria) are harmless, there are some that can compromise your dental health as well as your body health. When the following types of bacteria enter your mouth and travel to the lungs, pneumonia can result:

  • Strepococcus
  • Haemophilus
  • Staphylococcus
  • Anaerobic Bacteria

The study found that more of the pneumonia-causing bacteria listed above existed in those who did not visit their dentist for routine dental cleanings. Your professional cleaning does far more than what your toothbrush can do at home. A dentist’s tools and professional-grade products are designed to provide a thorough cleaning, which include a range of benefits from polishing off stubborn stains across your smile to eradicating any harmful bacteria that may be harboring in tight spaces.

Schedule Your Dental Cleaning Today

How long has it been since you saw a dentist? At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we welcome patients of all ages and all walks of life. You’ll find that we love the opportunity to care for your smile, regardless of whether it has been six months or six years since your last teeth cleaning. This short and painless dental visit could brighten your smile and protect your overall health!

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

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

Call to Schedule an Appointment:
(770) 796-7081

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