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Visiting the dentist allows you to leave the dental office with clean teeth and a new toothbrush. If you have ever wondered why you receive a new toothbrush at each visit, or you have ever mistakenly thought that it was silly, it is important to know why having a new toothbrush is so important. Your dentist understands that in order to properly clean your teeth, you need a clean tool to do it!

Think of everything you have put into your mouth just today. Now, try to think of all that you have put into your mouth in the last month. And now, multiply that times six. Six months between dental visits is generally the amount of time that people use a toothbrush. If you are not using proper toothbrush care during that time period, your toothbrush is probably pretty dirty – and it is not doing what it should to clean your teeth.

Millions of bacteria call your mouth their home on any given day. A toothbrush is a tool that helps brush away bacteria-laden plaque and food particles from the teeth. During use, many of those bacteria will become trapped in the bristles of your toothbrush. Taking the time to properly rinse off your toothbrush is very important so that you can rinse away as many of the bacteria as possible. Holding it under running water for at least 15 seconds will help wash away bacteria so that you are not putting them back into your mouth. It is also important that you shake excess water off your toothbrush and store it upright after rinsing. Bacteria thrive in moist environments, but by storing your toothbrush in an upright position it will eliminate moisture quickly.

Speaking of bacteria, germs also linger on your toothbrush. It is important to remember to replace your toothbrush following any illness such as a cold, the flu, strep throat, or a virus. Germs can linger for up to 10 days on any surface, and you certainly do not want to re-infect yourself once you are feeling better.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we want to encourage you to keep track of how long you use your toothbrush. Studies show that after three months, regularly used toothbrushes become less effective at cleaning the teeth because the bristles are worn down. The teeth are constructed of many angles, grooves, pits, and tight spaces that are tricky to reach. Using a new, clean toothbrush will help keep your teeth clean, your breath fresh, and your mouth healthy.

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