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Got A Dry Mouth? Marietta, GA

Got A Dry Mouth?

If you have ever suffered from dry mouth, you know the desperation you feel to have some moisture in your mouth. A dry mouth can make it difficult to swallow food and even speak. It is a common oral condition. In fact, 1 in 4 adults experiences some degree of dry mouth. Although you may long for water, your mouth is really demanding more spit. An adequate level of saliva in your mouth will not only keep you uncomfortable while swallowing or talking, but it is essential to keeping your teeth healthy as well. Saliva helps wash away food or bacteria in your mouth and neutralizes oral acids. Because low saliva production puts you at up to 3 times a greater risk for cavities, you need to always seek treatment for a chronically dry mouth. Dry mouth can also result in chronic bad breath, and no one wants that.

There are a number of reasons that could be causing your mouth to be dry. Prescription medications, especially multiple medications, are among the most popular dry mouth culprit. Chemotherapy and radiation often cause severe cases of dry mouth as well. Certain diseases like diabetes, anxiety, autoimmune disease, stroke, depression, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s can also trigger dry mouth.

Regardless of your cause, dry mouth is a condition that needs to be addressed. Leaving your dry mouth untreated can lead to more serious and costly oral health problems. Your dentist can help you determine a treatment plan to combat your ongoing battle with dry mouth and ensure your teeth and gums maintained properly. Your dentist can recommend products such as special mouth sprays, dry mouth moisturizing lubricants, oral rinse and toothpastes to help your condition. There is even dry mouth gum to help stimulate the production of saliva. When water is not enough to keep your mouth moisturized, contact your dentist to get the help you need.


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

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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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