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Getting to the Root of Your Sensitive Teeth Marietta, GA

Getting to the Root of Your Sensitive Teeth

What are your sensitive teeth trying to tell you? If you experience slight or severe pain when you eat or drink something hot or cold, you are not alone. Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem that affects approximately 1 in 3 people. Your sensitive teeth may be so severe that even walking outside in the cold air triggers tooth pain. It is always important to discuss any level of tooth sensitivity with your dentist. However, to understand how you can best treat a sensitive tooth, you must first determine its cause. Most tooth sensitivity occurs when the tooth’s enamel wears so thin that the dentin layer of the tooth is exposed. With the dentin layer exposed, there is easy access to nerve branches, thus causing sensitivity. Some common causes of tooth sensitivity include:

  • Brushing your teeth too hard. This can wear away the enamel layer.
  • Poor oral hygiene. This may allow tartar to build up at the gum line.
  • Long-term tooth wear
  • Untreated cavities
  • An old filling with a crack or leak
  • Receding gums that expose the tooth’s roots.
  • Frequently eating acidic foods or drinking acidic liquid

Depending on what is causing your tooth sensitivity, you may be able to treat it effectively at home, either by limiting acidic beverages, using a soft bristled toothbrush, or even switching to toothpaste that helps reduce sensitivity. Sensodyne Repair & Protect is an example of a toothpaste that works by actually forming a protective layer on top of the exposed dentin layer so your tooth enamel can repair itself.

If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, it is highly recommended that you consult your dentist first. Oral health problems such as untreated cavities, a leaking filling or gum disease all need professional attention and treatment. Get to the root of your sensitive teeth right away so you can enjoy the cold weather and hot chocolate this season without pain!

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

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Our Client Reviews

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 103 reviews

Susan

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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