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Surprising Dental Facts Marietta, GA

Surprising Dental Facts

Multi-generational family.

We are well-acquainted with our teeth. For most of us, we feel, use and look at our teeth multiple times per day. But how much do you really know about your dental health? At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we love sharing interesting and quite surprising facts about dentistry.

Did You Know?

  • Nearly 25% of adults do not brush their teeth twice a day.
  • Tooth enamel is the hardest substance found in the human body.
  • Like fingerprints, tooth prints are unique to each person.
  • The average person produces over 100,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime.
  • There are over 700 different types of bacteria in your mouth alone. According to Oral ecology (Wikipedia), even those that practice good oral hygiene have 1,000 to 100,000 bacteria living on each tooth surface at a time.
  • Your risk of cavities rises to 62% if you drink more than 3 or more cups of soda per day.
  • Right-handed people tend to chew food on the right side of their mouth, while left-handed people tend to chew their food on the left side of their mouth.
  • Like you tooth prints and fingerprints, your tongue is also unique. No two people share the same tongue print.
  • Your smile is powerful. 61% of adults admit that they are attracted to someone based on their smile alone.
  • Your teeth can reveal your age, what you eat and where you may have lived as well as disclose insight about your overall physical health.
  • According to Hello Products survey, 22 percent of millennials don’t go to the dentist because they hate the taste of dental products.

Want to Learn More About Your Smile?

How much did you learn about your oral health? With a better understanding of your smile, will you take steps to care for it better? If you are avoiding dental care for any reason, call Gilreath Family Dentistry. We can change the way you feel about going to the dentist!

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

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Please call us at (770) 796-7081.

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

Our Office

Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

Call to Schedule an Appointment:
(770) 796-7081

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