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Don’t Neglect Your Oral Health While Sick Fort Mill, SC
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When you are sick, it is easy to let many things fall to the wayside simply because you do not feel like dealing with them. Laundry and dishes can wait, phone calls can be returned, and missed appointments can be made up. However, it is important that you do not allow your oral health to be compromised, despite how bad you feel. Germs inside the mouth can quickly fester and spread, causing your symptoms to last longer than they should and your improvement to decline. In fact, taking the means to keep your mouth clean can actually help speed up your recovery!

Tips for taking care of your oral health while you are sick include:

  • Staying hydrated – Water is the absolute best beverage to consume whether you are sick or well. Water has the ability to flush out your system and help rid your body of toxins. When you are sick, water can help to wash germs out of the mouth as well as helping the body to rid itself of infection. It is often tempting to sip on a sports drink throughout the day while being sick because it tastes good. However, it is important to remember that these drinks have a high sugar content. They could be making your oral health worse.
  • Read the ingredients on your cough meds – Cough syrups and lozenges can bring great relief to a sore throat or hacking cough, but they can do so at the cost of your oral health. Cough medicines and cough drops taste good so that you will not mind taking them – but the reason they taste good is because they are laden with sugar. Again, limit your consumption of sugar in order to protect your oral health.
  • Brush your teeth often – It is quite tempting to rest and sleep the day away while you are sick, but do not forget to brush your teeth and floss.
  • Replace your toothbrush – After you have been sick with a cold, flu, strep throat, stomach bug, or any other virus, it is important to replace your toothbrush. Germs can linger on any surface for up to 10 days. Don’t re-infect yourself by using a contaminated toothbrush!

Dr. Kavi Sagunarthy and the entire team at Gold Hill Dentistry hope that you can stay well this cold and flu season. If you or your loved one comes down with an illness, please remember to take care of your oral health.

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