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Dangers of Brushing Too Hard and Too Fast Marietta, GA

Dangers of Brushing Too Hard and Too Fast

When it comes to brushing your teeth, harder is not better. While you may think that aggressive scrubbing is helping to get your teeth extra clean, you could actually be doing more harm than good, especially if you are also rushing through your routine. It is important to check yourself on your brushing habits. Are you brushing for two minutes, twice a day? Are you brushing the right way? Frequency doesn’t make up for improper methods.

Your teeth are not bathroom tiles, and plaque is not stubborn soap scum or mildew stains. Your teeth have an outer layer of enamel that needs to be protected. In addition, your teeth are surrounding by delicate, soft tissues. Not only does brushing your teeth require finesse, but plaque is a soft substance that can be easily removed with the gentle strokes of a soft-bristled brush.

If you are beginning to question your aggressive brushing habits, consider the following consequences of quick, hard brushing:

• Decay from missed food particles
• Damage to teeth from abrasion
• Weakened enamel
• Tooth sensitivity
• Gum recession
• Bleeding gums
• Damage to existing dental work
• Tartar build-up (hardened plaque)

For more tips on the right and wrong way to brush, contact Gilreath Family Dentistry. We welcome the opportunity to help patients fine tune their oral care habits at home so that they can achieve a healthy, long-lasting smile.

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

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Susan

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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