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Flossing: Just Do It Fort Mill, SC
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You know that old, silly question that you were asked a thousand times while you were growing up: “If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island and could only take one thing with you, what would you take?” Do you know what your dentist would say? The answer may surprise you. Your dentist would tell you to take your dental floss. Wait? Not your toothbrush? That’s right.

Your toothbrush is a tool designed to clean the surfaces of your teeth to prevent bacteria from growing and damaging your tooth enamel. However, many objects can be used as a substitute toothbrush: your fingers, a wash cloth, leaves, seaweed, etc. But there is nothing that can replace dental floss.

Dental floss is designed to clean the areas in between the teeth where a toothbrush (or substitute toothbrush) cannot reach. It is the areas between the teeth that are the most vulnerable to decay and gum disease because this is where food particles remained trapped and are broken down by bacteria. If bacteria area allowed to linger on the teeth, they will eventually begin to eat away at the enamel of the teeth and infect the gums.

Floss specifically reaches the tight spots between the teeth in order to get the gunk out from between them. The American Dental Association reports that up to 80% of plaque can be eliminated through flossing. ask me That is an incredibly high percentage, especially when flossing is the most neglected form of at home dental care.

Yes, flossing takes a little effort and will add an addition 60-90 seconds to your nightly dental routine. However, this extra minute of your time can prevent serious oral health concerns, including the loss of your teeth.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we want to partner with you in order to achieve a healthy mouth. We are here to guide you through preventive dental care in order to promote optimal oral health. Call us today to schedule your appointment, and we will help you learn to floss properly and make it an easy habit to get into doing on a daily basis.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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"When I moved I tried another dental practice. Mistake. Now I drive an hour to still use Gold Hill Dentistry. Everyone from the administrative staff to the dentist are professional, kind, and good at what they do."


"This was my first appointment with Gold Hill Dentistry so I didn’t exactly know what to expect. However prior to my visit I did google their reviews which were exceptional. That being said, my first visit certainly align with their online reviews! Gold Hill Dentistry’s staff were warm, professional but personable, and they made me feel very comfortable from the moment I entered their office and throughout the entire time services were performed. My cleaning results were great and my teeth and gums felt wonderful! I look forward to a long relationship with Gold Hill Dentistry!"


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"Gold Hill Dentistry is the absolute best! From the front desk, to the hygienists, to the doctor, they were all great. They bent over backwards to accommodate my special health situation and urgent scheduling needs. And the drilling/filling they did was the quickest and most painless I've ever had. Don't think twice about making them your new go-to for dental work."


"Office Staff, dental hygienists, and the dentists are all wonderful. Always friendly, helpful, professional and excellent. With so many "doc in the box" dental centers popping up, Gold Hill is a welcome exception where personal service and attention matter. (I should mention too, that the service does not come at premium cost - they take insurance and their rates are competitive and reasonable). Highly recommend Gold Hill Dentistry."


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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466