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Putting Priority On Your Kid’s Teeth Marietta, GA

Putting Priority On Your Kid’s Teeth

Since it is National Children’s Dental Health Month, it is a great time to talk about what you are doing, or not doing, to take care of your child’s teeth. Young children and toddlers are just as susceptible to tooth decay as an older child, yet they require an extra set of hands to get their teeth-cleaning job done. Therefore, when we discuss a child’s oral health, the parents are the ones in the hot seat. As parents, you have a big job to do to make sure your child’s teeth get brushed and flossed daily and that you make (and keep) those routine dental appointments. Gilreath Family Dentistry specializes in preventative dentistry, which includes sealants and fluoride treatments for children.

Understanding the staggering statistics of tooth decay in children can help parents make oral health a priority in their household. Tooth decay, although largely preventable, exists as one of the most common chronic diseases of children ages 6 to 11. In fact, tooth decay is 5 times more common than asthma, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. If parents were as diligent as they are in taking care of their asthmatic child, as they are their child’s teeth, tooth decay statistics would likely not show the current reality that more than 40% of kids have decay before they reach Kindergarten. Fortunately, today there are many ways to not only encourage children to brush but to educate them as well. Many parents use music or creative apps to help children brush the recommended 2 minutes, 2 times a day (which can seem like an eternity to a child without a fun distraction). If your child cannot tie their shoe or begin to write in cursive, then it is likely that parents will need to do the flossing job. As a parent, be ready to step in to help and take the necessary time to ensure oral health habits are well established at a young age.

We know bedtime routines and morning routines can be a challenging and rushed part of the day. However, by refusing to skip or slack on teeth brushing in your house, you will save your family lots of time, pain and money from tooth decay or other dental health problems in the future.

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

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

5.0 / 5.0

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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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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