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Dental Plaque: Your Mouth’s Enemy Fort Mill, SC
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Enemy: (noun) an armed foe; something harmful.

You do whatever is necessary to protect yourself and your loved ones from enemy forces, right? You lock your doors to keep unwanted people from entering your home and vehicles. When you are sick, you go to the doctor for medication that will fight against “enemy forces” that are making you sick. Well, what are you doing to protect your mouth from its worst enemy?

Dental plaque is the most destructive enemy inside your mouth. Plaque occurs naturally on a daily basis. If you have ever run your tongue over your teeth at the end of the day and felt a “fuzzy” film coating your teeth, then you know exactly what plaque feels like. Plaque occurs when the natural bacteria inside your mouth react with the foods and beverages that you consume. This chemical reaction is the state change in which oral bacteria go from being helpful to your mouth to being harmful to your smile.

Dental plaque is a sticky substance that needs to be removed from the teeth every day. If you brush your teeth regularly yet you do not floss every single day, your teeth are nowhere near as clean as you think they are. By not flossing daily, you are allowing dental plaque to build up and assault your teeth, gums, and entire oral health. As the bacteria inside your mouth change into dental plaque, they begin producing acids. All acids are infamous for destroying whatever is in their path – and this includes the acids inside your mouth. As plaque sits on your teeth, the acids produced by the congregating bacteria will begin eating their way through your tooth enamel. This is how cavities are formed: they are small holes in the teeth caused by the acid break down of dental plaque.

Dental floss is the only tool that is specifically designed to remove plaque from the teeth. Dental floss slides underneath the plaque and scrapes it away from the teeth and out from between the teeth. Flossing is the only way to prevent plaque from building up on your teeth between dental visits. If you hate having your teeth scraped at a dental cleaning, flossing regularly is the best method of prevention!

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we encourage you to fight against your mouth’s worst enemy by flossing daily and keeping regular dental appointments. With proper care of your teeth, your smile can last a lifetime!

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