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Vitamins and Your Oral Health Fort Mill, SC
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The typical American diet leaves a great deal lacking in most categories. Americans settle for fast food rather than real food at home, convenience over healthy options. While fast paced lives rarely leave time for a well-balanced meal, there are many options available for adding supplements to your diet in forms of vitamins. Of course, before adding any supplements to your diet, speak with your primary care physician to ensure that you consume the correct amount.

Vitamins known for promoting oral health:

  • Calcium – The teeth and jaw bone are both primarily made out of calcium. Therefore, a calcium deficiency can lead to jaw bone deterioration and tooth loss. Increasing your consumption of dairy products (if no dietary limitations prohibit this) and adding a calcium supplement to your daily routine can help protect your entire mouth.
  • Vitamin D – If your body has a Vitamin D deficiency, then your body is inhibited from absorbing the necessary amount of calcium. Because calcium is essential to your teeth and jaw health, a deficiency in Vitamin D will also contribute to a deficiency in calcium. Symptoms of a Vitamin D deficit include dry mouth, a metallic taste, and a burning sensation in the mouth.
  • Vitamin A – Vitamin A is directly linked to gum health. The mucous membrane that surrounds and protects the gum tissues is maintained by Vitamin A. Therefore, Vitamin A not only keeps the gums healthy, but it also promotes healing when the gums are damaged or infected.
  • Vitamin B – B vitamins are important for the overall health of the mouth, and they are easily absorbed with the consumption of meat and fish. Those who are vegetarians or who rarely eat meat need to talk with their physician about taking a Vitamin B supplement. Receding gums, oral sensitivity, and regular tooth aches are often linked to a Vitamin B deficiency.
  • Vitamin C – Vitamin C is well known for its immunity boosting properties. Vitamin C helps to ward off infections that can be damaging to your oral and overall health.

Your body needs a sufficient supply of vitamins and minerals to remain healthy and perform properly each day. If your diet is lacking in Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and/or Vitamin C, speak with your physician about adding supplements to your daily diet in order to promote optimal oral health.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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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.

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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