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Gingivitis Fort Mill, SC
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Gingivitis is a common oral health issue that affects millions of people here in the United States. Gums that are red, irritated, swollen, tender, and/or bleed easily are most often affected by gingivitis. It is important to understand that gingivitis is treatable – but only in its earliest stages. Once gingivitis turns into more serious periodontitis, it will cause irreversible damage. It is essential that you take gingivitis seriously because it can lead to serious consequences, including tooth loss.

The most important thing to know about gingivitis is that it is entirely preventable. The main cause of gingivitis is poor oral hygiene – something only you have control over. While brushing your teeth at least twice a day is crucial to keeping your mouth healthy, flossing is the most important oral hygiene habit – yet it is the most neglected. Floss is the only tool designed to remove plaque at the gum line and from between the teeth. When plaque builds up at the gum line, the bacteria that form plaque begin producing a large amount of acids that eat away at the tooth enamel and gum tissues. This irritation will lead to an infection that causes the gums to become damaged.

Your dentist can easily help treat gingivitis in its earliest stages. A deep cleaning to remove the bacteria laden plaque will give the teeth and gums a fresh start, and a microbial antibiotic mouthwash can help heal the gums. However, for this treatment to truly be effective, patients must be committed to making necessary changes to their oral health routine at home. As with any habit, the more you choose to floss your teeth, the more easily the habit becomes. Flossing your teeth before you brush them each night helps to loosen food particles and bacteria from the teeth so that they are easily brushed and rinsed away. It is also important to keep regular dental appointments for cleanings and checkups. Those who are more prone to gingivitis or who have risk factors that increase their chance for developing gingivitis should see the dentist for for dental cleanings more often.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we are here to help you achieve and maintain the healthiest smile possible. If you have any signs of gingivitis, please do not ignore them. We are here to help clean your teeth and gums so that they can benefit you for your entire life. Call today to schedule an appointment.

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