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Did You Know This About Your Dental Health? Marietta, GA

Did You Know This About Your Dental Health?

Healthy Teeth Picture Marietta GA

Think you know all there is to know about your teeth and how to care for them? While we spend most of our time educating patients about their oral health and the dental procedures we offer, we also like to share some fun facts about dentistry. Here are some interesting facts about several elements of your oral health:

Your Tongue

Your tongue is as unique as your thumbprint. It also needs brushing, as millions of bacteria live and breed within the deep, moist grooves of your tongue every day. Brushing your tongue is the biggest weapon against bad breath!

Your Teeth

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your entire body – it is stronger than your bones! However, it is not invincible. Don’t use your teeth to open bottles or packaging – teeth can still chip, fracture or break.

Your Brushing Routine

How long are you brushing your teeth? It is recommended that you brush at least 2 minutes twice a day. However, the average patient only spends 48 seconds. Set your timer next time you brush to make sure you are doing the job to the fullest. Your smile will thank you!

Your Spit

The average person produces up to 25,000 quarts of saliva in their lifetime. That’s enough to fill 2 swimming pools! Saliva is critical for the health of your teeth, as it neutralizes acids and helps wash away harmful

Your Flossing Habits

If you fail to floss your teeth, you are missing up to 35% of your tooth surfaces. A toothbrush simply can’t reach in those tight spaces in between your teeth. Unfortunately, plaque, bacteria and food debris can – so don’t neglect your daily flossing habit.

At Gilreath Dentistry, we love dental care. We are happy to tell you more surprising facts about your teeth at your next visit. Contact us today.

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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