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Is Tooth Decay Hiding in Your Medicine Cabinet? Fort Mill, SC
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People take medicines in order to help them feel better and regain their health. But what if we told you that tooth decay could be secretly hiding in your medicine cabinet? Many medications that are used today have wonderful benefits for helping fight against illnesses and infections, yet more than 600 of these same medications cause dry mouth, and many liquid medicines (especially for children), have ingredients that can damage the teeth. It is important to speak with your dentist about any medications that you are taking in order to prevent damaging tooth decay.

It is unfortunate that something that can make you feel better can also cause other damage, but sometimes that is just how life works. Many medicines greatly reduce the production of saliva in the mouth and cause people to have “dry mouth”. A mouth that remains dry for periods of time is extremely susceptible to the build up of bacteria. Saliva acts like a natural mouthwash, helping to repair our teeth from the constant assault of bacteria throughout the day. Medications that cause dry mouth are inadvertently putting teeth at risk for gum disease and decay, as well as many children’s medicine syrups that have sweeteners (even artificial ones). Keeping the mouth well moisturized with sugarless gum or dentist approved hard candies, and remembering to brush children’s teeth after taking medications can significantly decrease the risk of tooth decay.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we care about our dental patients, and we want to partner with you to keep your mouth as healthy and beautiful as possible. If you live in the Fort Mill area and are looking for a family dentist to trust for optimal oral health, call us today. We are currently accepting new patients and would be proud to serve your family.

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