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Gum Health and Diabetes Fort Mill, SC
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If you have any type of health condition, it is important that you understand how correlates to the health of your mouth. Diabetes is one condition that can be directly affected by your gum health, and any negative effects can significantly impact your health and your life. There is an increased occurrence of gum disease among those who suffer from diabetes, making it essential that those who have diabetes take special care to protect the health of their mouths.

Those who suffer from diabetes are more vulnerable to developing gum disease because they are more susceptible to bacterial infection due to having a decreased ability to fight off the natural bacteria that develop inside the mouth each day. It is this daily buildup of plaque that can cause more trouble for those with diabetes than those without.

Plaque is the sticky white substance that forms on the surfaces of the teeth each day. It is made up of millions of acid-producing bacteria that work to break down left over particles from the foods and beverages that you consume. As these bacteria work to help the mouth, they produce more and more acids to do their job – eventually attacking the teeth and gums. Those who suffer from diabetes must always understand the importance of extremely good oral hygiene. Flossing daily and brushing at least twice a day is a must in order to remove plaque buildup from the teeth. People with diabetes have a higher glucose level in their saliva, which actually increases the growth of bacteria inside the mouth. And because these bacteria are mostly attracted to sugar, those with diabetes have to be extra diligent about fighting off gum disease. For those with diabetes, any of the following oral symptoms need to be addressed by your dentist right away:

  • Swollen, tender, red gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Gum recession
  • Frequent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
  • Loose teeth
  • Change in the way that your teeth fit together

Maintaining optimal oral health is extremely important for those who have diabetes. At Gold Hill Dentistry, we want to partner with all of our patients in order to help them achieve and maintain a healthy mouth for life. Call us today.

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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"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!"


"As soon as you walk in you are greeted like family. Very clean, homie feeling office. Staff and Dr. Setty super friendly, kind and professional."


"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."


"I really like Gold Hill Dentistry. Everyone is very very friendly and helpful. They are really concerned about your care."

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466