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Cooler Weather and Your Mouth Fort Mill, SC
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When temperatures begin to drop, many people notice that their bodies begin giving off signals that they need to adjust to the cooler temps. While dry skin is a common issue, the mouth has its own set of problems that must be combatted in order to make it through fall and winter healthy and unscathed.

Perhaps one of the first things that you think of as cooler temperatures begin approaching is that you need to stock up on lip balm. There is a good reason for this! Chapped lips can be a miserable experience and can bother you throughout the day and even while you sleep. Exposure to wind, cold, and even the sun during fall and winter creates the perfect environment for dry lips. The skin on the lips is much thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of your body. It will become easily chapped and peel away, leaving the raw and unprotected layer beneath exposed and painful. By being conscious of wearing lip balm with an SPF of 15 or higher, you can avoid the painful experience of severely dry lips as temperatures drop.

Cold sores are also a nuisance this time of year. As cold and flu germs become more prevalent during the fall and winter months, exposure to germs is almost inevitable. This may seem a little old fashioned, but being extremely cautious of whom you kiss can greatly help avoid catching cold sores. Cold sores are caused by a virus, and viruses are easily spread through contact. Remembering to wash your hands frequently can also lessen your chance of coming down with a cold sore. Stress also has a cause and effect as it relates to cold sores. While fall and winter holidays can bring about extra stress, making sure you get plenty of sleep and taking needed breaks can help ward off cold sores.

It is also extremely important to stay hydrated throughout the cold months. Many times people do not feel as thirsty in winter as they do in the summer, but it is vital that you maintain a regular intake of water. Because there is so much less humidity in the air during cooler months, hydration can be zapped from your body very quickly. By continually taking in water, your skin, lips, and mouth can stay hydrated and ward off unwanted side effects from winter.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we care about you and want to ensure that your mouth is healthy year round. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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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