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Food and Your Teeth Fort Mill, SC
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What you eat matters to more than just the size pants you wear. The enamel of the teeth represents the “frontline defense” for protecting the teeth. The enamel is the thin layer of hard material that surrounds the tooth and forms a protective barrier for the inside of the tooth. It protects the tooth from wear and tear from frequent use (eating, drinking, and speaking), while also protecting the inner layers of the tooth from harmful bacteria. In order for the enamel of the teeth to do its job in protecting the teeth, it must be healthy. At Gold Hill Dentistry, we are a comprehensive dental practice that offers excellent preventative dental care for patients of all ages.

Foods and beverages can have a significant impact on the teeth. Soft drinks are one of he main offenders when it comes to weakening tooth enamel. Despite their name, they do not have “soft” effects on the teeth. Soft drinks contain a number of acids in order to give each drink its particular taste. Phosphoric and citric acid, which are widespread in almost all soft drinks, are highly corrosive and can cause significant damage to the tooth enamel. Fruit juices are also common culprits of damaging tooth enamel because of their high acidity content. Candy, in particular sour candy, has the ability to quickly weaken tooth enamel due to the high acidity content. Gummy candies and hard candies also have very negative effects on the enamel of the teeth. These candies tend to remain in the cavities of the teeth long after the candy has been “eaten”. This over exposure to the sugar weakens the enamel and makes it susceptible to decay.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we are committed to helping our patients become knowledgeable and wise about the foods and beverages they consume and how they relate to the health of their mouths. We make it a priority to guide patients throughout their dental care so that they make well-informed decisions regarding their dental health. We want to care for your smile through all stages of life. Call today for an appointment.

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