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Dental Care For Seniors Marietta, GA

Dental Care For Seniors

Marietta GA Senior Dentistry

Dental care is certainly not a one-size-fits-all approach. In fact, your oral care needs will change throughout different stages of your life. If you’re in your golden years, or consider yourself an “aging adult,” you’re likely to face a number of different dental health challenges that you may have avoided in your younger years. It is important to not only recognize these needs but to also find a dentist that is equipped to provide dentistry for seniors. At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we proudly serve patients of all ages with top-quality dental care services, which include specialized treatments for the aging adult population.

Restorative Dentistry for the Aging Adult

You’ve lived a good portion of your life. Whether it is years of teeth grinding, smoking or other factors, your teeth have likely experienced a significant amount of wear and tear. In addition, your enamel (outer tooth layer) naturally thins and weakens as you get older. This can set you up for tooth fractures, decay, and other problems. Therefore, it is not surprising that many seniors require restorative dentistry during this stage in life. This may include dental crowns, bridges, implants, or dentures.

Never dismiss the importance of replacing a missing tooth, even if you think you’re too old to reap the benefits. Tooth loss can lead to a variety of threats to your dental health, your nutritional health as well as your overall well-being or quality of life. Dental implants offer remarkable success for patients over the age of 65 and beyond.

When Your Medication Threatens Your Oral Health

Many seniors are on daily medications. While these pills may help keep your body healthy, they may have a negative impact on your oral health. For example, certain blood pressure medications, pain killers and diuretics contribute to dry mouth. This can be a problem. Without enough saliva in your mouth, you become vulnerable to gum disease, tooth decay, mouth sores and bad breath. While it may not be possible to stop taking these medications, it is important to work with your dentist to find an effective remedy for your dry mouth so that your oral health doesn’t suffer. Dry mouth is one of the most common dental health issues for seniors, and one that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later.

Protecting Your Oral Health as You Age

At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we are able to cater to the unique dental needs of seniors. Your golden years are certainly not a time to skip your routine dental appointments, as we can provide important preventative care for your smile so that you can avoid disruptive and costly oral health problems as you age. Contact our Marietta office today to schedule your visit.

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

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