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Acid Erosion Fort Mill, SC
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Your teeth are susceptible to damage due to choices that you make on a day to day basis. What you choose to put into your mouth in terms of tobacco, foods, beverages, and candies will either protect your teeth or harm them. Tobacco should be an obvious choice that provides no benefit to any part of the body, but there are other choices that are not as obvious, yet they still have a tremendous impact on the health of your teeth and gums. While the teeth are vulnerable to the development of cavities based upon the foods and beverages you choose to consume, they are also prone to acid erosion.

Acid erosion occurs when tooth loss structure is lost due to the chemical dissolution by acids. Certain foods and beverages are significantly more acidic than others. Coffee, alcohol, tomatoes, pickled vegetables, citrus fruits, and carbonated beverages are the biggest culprits.

Carbonated beverages are among the worst of all erosion-causing culprits. It is important to know that carbonated beverages are often used at car accident sites to clean blood off of asphalt. Mechanics have been known to use carbonated beverages to clean battery acid off a car battery. And Pinterest will suggest using carbonated beverages to clean your toilet. The high acidic content of these beverages can eat away at grime. If they are that potent, imagine what all of that acid is doing to your teeth if you consume carbonated beverages on a regular basis.

Coffee, alcohol, tomatoes, pickled vegetables, and citrus fruits are also higher in acidic content than grains, meats, and dairy. When teeth come into frequent content of acid, the tooth enamel reacts to the acid, weakening it and making it more susceptible to cracking, chipping, becoming sensitive, translucent, and prone to cavities. In order to protect your teeth from acid erosion:

  • Limit consumption of highly acid foods and beverages
  • Drink carbonated beverages with a straw
  • Rinse the mouth with water after eating/drinking highly acidic substances
  • Receive regular fluoride applications from your dentist
  • Do not brush your teeth immediately following consumption of acidic foods and beverages as the teeth are most vulnerable to erosion at this time

Gold Hill Dentistry wants to help you achieve a healthy smile. Regular dental visits can prevent and treat acid erosion.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Midge Zimmerman

I have dental anxiety. I dreaded locating a dentist after recently moving to the area. I had gone to another dentist in the area but quickly changed to Gold Hill Denistry. Dr. Sagarnathy and staff are always kind, gentle and concerned with my well being. They also do a really good dental work. Other than routine work, I have had an implant, and chipped tooth repaired, all are doing well.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466