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The Truth About Enamel Marietta, GA

The Truth About Enamel

Your tooth enamel is the most mineralized and hardest substance in your entire body. It represents the outer protective coating of your teeth. Once your tooth enamel is gone, it will not grow back. Without a strong enamel layer, your tooth is more prone to cavities and more likely to be sensitive.

Since enamel erosion is considered an irreversible damage, how do we explain dental products that claim to “restore” or “rebuild” your enamel? These products are not actually helping your enamel grow back. Instead, they are strengthening it by repairing the weak spots. This action can be better explained by a process called remineralization. By introducing calcium and minerals that can adhere to your enamel, it creates a long-lasting patch for areas of weakness.

While they are toothpastes and mouth rinses that claim to strengthen your tooth enamel if it starts to wear, your best plan is to prevent enamel erosion in the first place. Enamel is attacked when you consume sugars, tea, soda, caffeine or other acidic foods. These disrupt the natural healing process of mineral replacement and create weak spots within your enamel. You may also suffer from enamel damage as a result of teeth grinding, acid reflux or certain medications.

If your teeth are sensitive to hot and cold or look discolored, you may need to seek treatment for enamel erosion. Extensive enamel loss may require a crown or dental bonding. At the very least, you may need to make dietary changes or begin using a strengthening toothpaste.

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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