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Yes, Baby Teeth Do Matter! Marietta, GA

Yes, Baby Teeth Do Matter!

As you wrestle with your busy toddler to brush and floss their teeth twice a day, you may be wondering if it really matters. After all, baby teeth will soon fall out anyways, right? Wrong! Although you may get tired of trying to brush your babies’ teeth or reminding your first grader time and time again to brush before bed, skipping a child’s oral hygiene routine is never a good idea. There are many very important reasons why baby teeth really do matter. Beyond brushing and flossing daily, your child should start seeing a dentist for regular check ups by the time they reach their first birthday, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.

Primary teeth, or baby teeth, have a critical role in your child’s early physical, social and emotional development.

Healthy baby teeth:

• Foster good nutrition through proper chewing

• Aid in speech development

• Build self-esteem by providing a beautiful smile

• Enable a child to pay attention and learn in school without the distraction of dental pain

• Save space in the jaw that is needed for proper development of permanent teeth

One of the most surprising facts about baby teeth for parents is that the cavity-causing bacteria, strep mutans, that can build up in a child’s mouth with baby teeth may still remain once the baby teeth fall out. Which means that when those beautiful new adult teeth come in, the bacteria is there ready to attack the enamel and cause cavities. By making sure your child is brushing regularly and avoiding sugary snacks and drinks, you can successfully keep the bacteria away. It is important for parents to realize that every time you allow your child to take a bottle to bed or skip teeth brushing, you are inviting stubborn cavity-causing bacteria into your little one’s mouth.

Many dentists, such as Gilreath Family Dentistry, can provide comprehensive dental care to your entire family. Ask your dentist about how sealants, fluoride and other preventative pediatric dental procedures can help keep your child’s teeth healthy.

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

Our Client Reviews

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 103 reviews

Susan

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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