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The Power Of Your Toothbrush Marietta, GA

The Power Of Your Toothbrush

Although there are still a majority of people that still use a manual toothbrush, a growing number are choosing to go with power when it comes to their daily oral hygiene routine. Power toothbrushes were first introduced to the US in 1960, and they have come a long way since. At the end of the day, it is still a matter of technique and not the toothbrush itself that matters most. However, it is important to at least be aware of some of the advantages that technology has given us in electric or sonic toothbrushes.

Power toothbrushes can be either electric or sonic. These toothbrushes come at a much higher price than a manual toothbrush. But most patients who use a power toothbrush say the extra clean is well worth the extra dollars. It is not so much that the power toothbrush does the work for you – it can actually do it better. While brushing with a manual toothbrush, you will average about 300 strokes per minute. This may sound like a lot, but it does not compare to the 30,000 strokes a sonic toothbrush can deliver per minute! An electric toothbrush averages around 5,000 strokes per minute. Not only is this rapid back and forth motion scrubbing plaque off of your teeth, but it is keeping your gums healthy too. Brushing your teeth and gums is often neglected or poorly attempted when using a manual brush. However, gum stimulation and cleaning is vital for preventing gingivitis. With such efficiency behind a power toothbrush, it is no wonder people claim their mouth feels cleaner.

Still, choosing a toothbrush is a matter of choice. There is no right or wrong toothbrush according to dentists. Your personality and especially your affinity with technology play a huge role in deciding whether a power toothbrush is right for you. For example, someone who is intimidated by technology may skip brushing or dread the experience. Remember that regardless of your toothbrush type, proper brushing technique along with flossing and regular dental checkups make the biggest difference in your oral health.

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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Marietta, GA 30060

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