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Habits that Ruin Your Teeth Marietta, GA

Habits that Ruin Your Teeth

Tooth loss may not be on your radar as a potential problem. However, tooth loss can be a reality one day if you do not properly care for your teeth. Did you know that 25% of Americans over the age of sixty-five have lost all of their teeth? Brushing, flossing and attending your six-month dental cleanings are very important to preserve your pearly whites as you age. However, you need to be aware of some common habits you may be engaging in right now that are having a negative impact on your oral health.

Sugar – Yes, it is true what they say; sugar is bad for your teeth. Sticky sugars like candy or gummies are particularly harmful as they adhere to your tooth’s surface and will eventually destroy your tooth’s enamel. Of course if you do treat yourself periodically, make sure you brush your teeth right away so the sugar does not sit on your teeth for a long period of time.

Drinks – There are certain beverages your teeth simply do not like, especially acidic ones. Sodas, whether Diet or regular, are highly acidic and will eat away at your tooth’s enamel. Alcoholic beverages such as wine can also damage your teeth. Lastly, fruit juices often carry that high sugar content that can wreck your teeth. You do not necessarily have to avoid your favorite drinks altogether, just be sure to at least rinse with water after you indulge.

Smoking – It is a simple fact here. Smoking and chewing tobacco can wreak havoc on your dental health. Nicotine can yellow the teeth’s enamel and increases your risk for periodontal disease and oral cancer.

Sports — Are you protecting your teeth while you play contact sports? Mouthguards are becoming more and more popular, especially in young athletes. You can purchase one at a sporting goods store or have your dentist make a custom mouthguard.

Stress — If you react to stress by clenching or grinding your teeth, you are at risk for damaging your teeth. You may not even be aware of it if you grind your teeth during the night. A nighttime mouthguard from your dentist can be your answer to effectively stop your grinding habit.

If you have already experienced tooth loss, you can still save your smile. Fortunately, today there are many good options for patients with missing teeth. Gilreath Family Dentistry offers tooth replacement methods such as dentures, dental implants, partials or bridges.

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

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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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