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Tooth decay is the single most common chronic health ailment of children throughout the United States. The most disheartening thing about this statistic is that tooth decay is almost entirely preventable. Every person, no matter how hold or young, needs to brush his or her teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. For most adults, it is not difficult to remember to brush the teeth, yet children need to be reminded of this important habit. Children are often tired in the early evenings, and if they fall asleep before brushing their teeth, then they go for a very long time with bacteria-laden plaque attacking their teeth. Flossing is the most neglected oral health habit, and it is often difficult for children’s fingers to learn the technique. Parents must take an active role in their children’s oral health to ensure that their teeth and gums stay healthy.

Tips to Boost Your Child’s Oral Health:

  • Offer water. Sodas, juice, sports drinks, and even milk are full of sugar. By offering water as a source of hydration you can help prevent decay.
  • Set a timer for brushing. Children need to learn how well and how long to brush their teeth. By setting a timer for your children, they can have a goal to work towards. Fun apps are available on iTunes for this specific purpose!
  • Reward flossing. As mentioned earlier, flossing is often difficult for children. Consider offering a creative reward for a week’s worth of flossing. Puzzles, getting to pick a movie for “family movie night,” and getting to stay up 15 minutes later are all simple rewards that can encourage daily flossing.
  • Be selective with treats. While it is not always easy to eliminate all treats, choosing the best kinds of treats is important. Opt for small treats! Also, opt for chocolate or ice cream over sticky candy that is easily trapped in the teeth.
  • Be a good example. Parents are their children’s first teachers. By flossing daily and brushing your teeth twice a day, you are setting the example that oral health care is important. Your children are great imitators – give them something great to imitate!

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we want to encourage all families to do what is necessary to achieve and maintain a healthy smile. We love caring for young smiles, old smiles, and all those smiles in between. Call today to schedule an appointment for your family.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

Our Client Reviews

Gold Hill Dentistry

4.4 / 5.0

Based on 97 reviews

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