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Fascinating Facts About Your Mouth Marietta, GA

Fascinating Facts About Your Mouth

Woman Receiving Dental Checkup While in Dentist Chair

How much do you know about your dental health? Your mouth is a remarkable part of your body that serves unique purposes towards your overall health and well-being. Here are some fun facts about your smile and the tools we use to take care of it:

  1. Tooth enamel (the outer layer) is the strongest substance in your entire body! Unfortunately, it is not invincible. Cavities and trauma can damage the enamel if not properly protected.
  2. Tooth decay is classified as an infectious disease. Cavities are caused by a bacteria strain that can be passed from one person to the next.
  3. Nearly 25% of adults admit to not brushing twice a day. How do you measure up? You should be brushing twice per day for two minutes each time.
  4. On average, a person produces over 100,00 gallons of saliva in their lifetime. Saliva is critical to your oral health. Dry mouth is linked to increased risk of decay, gum disease, bad breath and more.
  5. Before toothbrushes, people used the ends of small branches to clean debris off of their teeth. These were called “chewsticks.”
  6. Cavities are the most common disease in children. Decay is also the most preventable! Nearly 42% of all American children suffer from cavities per year.
  7. Americans purchase over 14 million gallons of toothpaste every year.
  8. No two tongues are alike. The human tongue is as unique as a fingerprint.
  9. Toothpaste was first made from crushed seashells, salt, pulverized dried bread and even crushed bones. It was flavored using mint, juniper and other fresh-smelling herbs.
  10. Dental crowns date back nearly 4,000 years ago. Rulers and political leaders in East Asia and Ancient Italy had gold crowns (or dental caps) as a sign of wealth and power.

Modern Dental Care

The way we take care of our teeth has improved dramatically since ancient decades. Are you protecting your teeth like you should? Gilreath Family Dentistry offers comprehensive dental care for the entire family. Schedule your smile checkup today!

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

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

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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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