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The Water Flossing Advantage Marietta, GA

The Water Flossing Advantage

Most of us are well aware of the importance of flossing. Yet, according to the American Dental Associates, only half of Americans (49%) say they floss their teeth once a day or more often, and 10% say they never floss. For many patients, using a water flosser has helped bridge the gap between what they need to do and what they often don’t want to do when it comes to oral hygiene.

What is it?

Water flossers (such as Waterpik) are an oral irrigation device that delivers a steady stream of water and can flush out food particles, bacteria and plaque from under the gums and between teeth.

Why is it better?

Many people avoid flossing because it hurts or causes bleeding, especially for those that suffer from gingivitis or gum disease. With water flossing, you can enjoy a painless flossing experience that gently washes away bacteria and debris.

You do not have to worry that the quality of cleaning is compromised by this more comfortable method. Water flossing effectively handles the curves and grooves of your teeth and can actually reach further into your gum line than traditional floss, cleaning as deep as 7mm in patients with gum disease.

Water flossing is also ideal for patients who have dental implants, crowns, bridges and orthodontic appliances that requires thorough, yet gentle flossing techniques.

The Options

You will be pleased to know that there are various models available when it comes to water flossers. For those that think it is a messy experience, there are models that can be hooked up in your shower. In addition, you may also purchase a water flosser that has temperature setting so you can optimize your comfort.

It is time to face your flossing neglect and try an option that may help you get the job done. Remember that by not flossing, you are missing up to 35% of our tooth surface. If you don’t like stringing out a thread of floss every night, let a gentle stream of water do the work. Ask your dentist to recommend the best water flosser for you.

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

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

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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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