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Holiday Teeth Habits to Avoid Marietta, GA

Holiday Teeth Habits to Avoid

We can all agree that although the holidays are a favorite time of the year, they can be quite stressful and cause us to slack on taking care of ourselves. There are some important oral health habits that we easily fall into during the holidays. Take the time to care for your teeth this month so you are not paying for it in the New Year. Here are some helpful reminders to follow when it comes to your teeth during the holidays.

Limit the nutty and sticky. Holiday parties are filled with bowls of nuts and candy to graze upon. Be careful not to crack any nutshells with your teeth, which can lead to serious tooth and gum damage. Instead get that healthy protein using an old-fashioned nutcracker. In addition, avoiding the sticky and chewy treats will not only help your waistline, but it will do your teeth a favor as well. These super sticky indulgences can cling to your teeth enamel and invite tooth decay or they may even dislodge one of your fillings!

Don’t use your teeth to cope with stress. Stress levels seem to be at an all time high during the holidays. If this is you, avoid the urge to involve your teeth in a stressful situation. Ice chomping, teeth grinding and nail biting are common stress-induced habits that can wreak havoc on your oral health and easily introduce unwanted bacteria.

Use scissors, not your teeth. We hope your holidays are filled with lots of gifts and cheer. However, when it’s time to dive into opening your package or remove a price tag from a new shirt, grab some scissors to do the cutting. Your teeth are not meant for ripping and pulling. Save them for chewing food and smiling this holiday season.

There are many things to enjoy during the holidays, but do not get so busy that you ignore your teeth. By taking care of your oral health now, you will give yourself something to smile about in the New Year!


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

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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.

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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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