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A Healthy Diet For Healthy Teeth Fort Mill, SC
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Your diet affects more than just your weight. Every food and beverage that you choose to consume enters the body through your mouth, leaving your oral health at the mercy of your dietary choices. Below are the components of a healthy diet to promote a healthy smile for life.

  • Hydration is important: Water is the most necessary component of the human body. Ideally, water should make up 60 percent of your total body composition. If you are not drinking enough water, your entire body is more susceptible to illness and disease. Your mouth is no exception. Gum disease and dry mouth are serious issues related to inadequate hydration. According to the Mayo Clinic, you should drink 2-3 liters of water per day.
  • Eat a balanced diet. Variety is important in a balanced diet. A healthy diet consists of whole foods, limiting processed foods, and limiting sugar and bad fats. Sugar is known to contribute to cavities, gingivitis, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Limiting sugar is important to your entire health, and it will benefit your smile.
  • Eat in moderation. Everything in your body is connected. Eating too much leads to obesity, while eating too little leads to malnutrition. Both of these influence the type and amount of bacteria present inside your mouth. Oral bacteria are the cause of swollen, inflamed, and irritated bums.
  • Stop all consumption of soft drinks. Water is the best choice for hydrating your body and sugar needs to be limited. Soft drinks are full of sugars and/or artificial sweeteners as well as acids. All of these mentioned ingredients lead to dehydration and tooth decay. Soft drinks leave a sticky film on the teeth that accelerates decay and gum infections.
  • Replace processed foods with real foods. If most of the foods that you consume are packaged and processed, they contain many ingredients, additives, and preservatives that are unnatural for the body. High-nutrition foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains benefit the entire body by providing the vitamins, minerals, and good fats that the body needs.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we want to encourage you to make healthy dietary choices to benefit your entire being. Everything you put into your mouth affects your teeth, gums, and entire body. Healthy choices will keep you healthy!

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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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