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Diabetes and Dental Care Marietta, GA

Diabetes and Dental Care

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Diabetes is a common medical condition, but one that is closely linked to your oral health. In fact, the relationship between diabetes and dental health is a two-way street. Research shows if you have uncontrolled diabetes, you have a higher risk of dental problems. However, if you have oral health problems such as advanced gum disease, you may have a more difficult time managing your diabetes.

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, it becomes even more critical that you take steps to protect your teeth and gums. Most dental problems, such as decay and gum disease, develop when plaque accumulates in along the teeth and gums. Unfortunately, high blood glucose encourages plaque to grow. Therefore, diabetic patients who struggle with a higher blood glucose, are at an increased risk for or health issues. Being proactive about your dental health is imperative!

Follow These Step if You Have Diabetes

Here is a brief list of action steps you can take if you have diabetes and want to protect your smile health:

  • Share your diabetes condition with your family dentist.
  • Stay diligent to maintain and manage your blood glucose levels at a normal level.
  • Practice good oral hygiene at home, brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once each day.
  • Visit your dentist for a professional cleaning and check-up twice a year, but be prepared to be seen more frequently as a diabetic.
  • Ask your hygienist to show you the best brushing and flossing techniques and products.
  • Call your dentist immediately if you notice any changes with your dental health (especially swollen or bleeding gums).
  • Ask your primary physician and family dentist if switching your diabetes medication can better help you maintain healthy gums and teeth.

At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we understand the close link between overall health and oral health. When it comes to medical conditions like diabetes, you’ll find that we go above and beyond to make sure your smile doesn’t suffer due to poor blood glucose levels. If you are struggling to maintain your dental health as a diabetic, please call our office today so that we can develop a successful treatment plan.

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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