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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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Gold Hill Dentistry

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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