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Your Oral Health: Beyond Your Teeth Marietta, GA

Your Oral Health: Beyond Your Teeth

Without looking at your teeth, what can other parts of your mouth tell you about your oral health? Most health professionals agree that your mouth can be the gateway to your overall health. Therefore, it is highly important that you are educated on the ways that you can keep an accurate pulse on your oral health. You may be well aware of warning signs of poor dental health when it comes to your teeth, but there are other ways that our mouth signals that something needs attention. Here is what you need to know when it comes to your tongue, saliva and gums. Changes in texture or color can be your warning sign to take action.

  • Your Tongue: Is it pale? A pale tongue could mean you have an iron deficiency. Iron helps produce energy and hemoglobin. A diagnostic blood test can confirm anemia. You may need a supplement or to include more leafy greens, beans and meat in your diet.
  • Your Saliva: Is your spit thick and stringy? You may suffer from dry mouth. There are several contributing factors to dry mouth, including certain medications. But be sure to get a handle on it fast, as dry mouth often leads to tooth decay, oral yeast infections and gum disease. Besides drinking extra water, try chewing sugarless gum, which can increase your saliva production.
  • Your Gums: Do Catching gum disease early is critical for the outcome and success of treatment. Don’t wait until your next dental checkup, go see your dentist and make sure you are following proper oral hygiene steps at home to take control of periodontal disease at its early stages.

Gilreath Family Dentistry takes the time to not only thoroughly examine your entire mouth for signs of problems, but they also educate patients on what to look for when maintaining a healthy smile at home. You should feel happy and confident with how your teeth look and feel, as well as be equipped with the tools to learn more about your oral health through all stages of life.

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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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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