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Protecting Your Child’s Teeth During Sports Fort Mill, SC
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A new school year is about to get underway, and with that comes the start of school athletics. Football season practices have already started and games are right around the corner, and basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, baseball, and golf seasons will be here before you know it. Gearing up for any sporting season is full of excitement and anticipation, and while it is fun to look forward to receiving a new jersey and getting all of your child’s equipment ready, it is vitally important to remember that your child’s teeth need to be protected during any physical contact sport.

During the 2016-2017 school year, there will be upwards of 15 million children who participate in a contact sport. Of these 15 million children, approximately ten percent will suffer from a mouth-related injury. Protecting your child’s teeth is extremely important because of the lasting, permanent damage that can be caused by any type of blow to the face. A protective mouth guard is a piece of equipment that parents and their children should never overlook. A protective mouth guard protects the teeth from trauma and injury if contact with the mouth were to occur.

While there are over-the-counter options available for people to take home and “boil and bite” a mouth guard, this is never an ideal option. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all mouth guard because every single mouth is different. An ill-fitting mouth guard is uncomfortable, ineffective, and can cause distractions to the participant. Custom mouth guards made at the dentist are the most ideal option for protecting your child’s teeth during sports. Custom mouth guards will comfortably fit every groove and curvature of the mouth so that they fit properly, allowing your child to breathe easily, speak, and not be distracted by wearing them.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we want to partner with parents to help protect their children’s smiles. Taking the proper measure of having a custom mouth guard fabricated for your child can protect his or her teeth from permanent damage. Call us today to schedule an appointment for a custom mouth guard. We gladly accept dental insurance and offer in-house financing and CareCredit.

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

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