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The Importance of Brushing Fort Mill, SC
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It may be one of the most routine things that parents say to their children: brush your teeth. Perhaps you now say it to your own children, or perhaps you remember having your first cavity and wish you had listened to your parents. Brushing the teeth is essential to good oral health. There are many benefits of brushing the teeth including avoiding bad breath and stains on the teeth. However, there are some benefits that cannot be classified in the same category. Brushing the teeth helps to prevent tooth decay, and it also helps to prevent gum disease – which has been linked to heart attacks and strokes. A person’s general health can be dependent on his or her oral hygiene.

Foods that are eaten contain starches and sugars, and as the food is broken down in the mouth these starches and sugars linger. Plaque is a sticky substance that forms on the teeth and when it combines with the sugars and starches that are left behind in the mouth, an acid is produced that attacks the tooth enamel. When the tooth enamel becomes compromised, tooth decay begins. Plaque can also lead to gingivitis and serious gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss.

Brushing the teeth properly removes plaque from the surfaces of the teeth so that it cannot severely damage them. When combined with daily flossing, a significant portion of plaque can be removed every day to promote optimal oral health. The American Dental Association recommends that everyone brush his or her teeth at least twice a day for about two minutes each time.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we want to partner with you for optimal oral health. We understand the relationship between your oral health and your overall health, and we will work with you to gain a beautiful and healthy smile.

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