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Flossing: The Perfect New Year’s Resolution Marietta, GA

Flossing: The Perfect New Year’s Resolution

As the New Year kicks off, you’ve probably considered a list of things you’d like to do better in 2017. It is common to see goals for more exercise, better eating habits and other steps towards improved health. However, what are you planning to do to protect your oral health? If you aren’t diligent in your daily flossing habits, this is the perfect place to start.

By making daily flossing one of your new year’s resolutions, you’ll gain significant benefits towards your smile and your body. Simply threading a string of floss through your pearly whites each night can boost your overall health too. Here’s how.

Flossing is designed to clean the tight areas between your teeth that a toothbrush cannot reach. In fact, flossing is responsible for cleaning up to 35% of your tooth surface! When flossing correctly, you’ll remove food debris, bacteria and sticky plaque from between the teeth as well as at the gumline. This makes flossing an essential weapon to prevent gum disease.

Unfortunately, your gums are not sealed off from what you eat throughout the day. Bacteria and food particles can collect in tiny spaces just below the gum line. If not cleaned out properly (with flossing), an infection can set in. This presents itself as puffy or bleeding gums. Without treatment, gum disease can cause the gums to pull away from the tooth root, eventually leading to tooth loss and bone loss. If that’s not bad enough, the gum infection can enter your bloodstream and affect your overall health.

Gum disease is one of the most serious and destructive oral health conditions. One of your best weapons to preventing periodontal disease is flossing. Why not make this simple task a part of your oral hygiene routine this year? Find a floss or flossing tool that suits you best and equip yourself for a healthier smile in 2017!

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

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

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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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