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Boost Your Child’s Oral Health Fort Mill, SC
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Tooth decay is the single most common chronic health ailment of children throughout the United States. The most disheartening thing about this statistic is that tooth decay is almost entirely preventable. Every person, no matter how hold or young, needs to brush his or her teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. For most adults, it is not difficult to remember to brush the teeth, yet children need to be reminded of this important habit. Children are often tired in the early evenings, and if they fall asleep before brushing their teeth, then they go for a very long time with bacteria-laden plaque attacking their teeth. Flossing is the most neglected oral health habit, and it is often difficult for children’s fingers to learn the technique. Parents must take an active role in their children’s oral health to ensure that their teeth and gums stay healthy.

Tips to Boost Your Child’s Oral Health:

  • Offer water. Sodas, juice, sports drinks, and even milk are full of sugar. By offering water as a source of hydration you can help prevent decay.
  • Set a timer for brushing. Children need to learn how well and how long to brush their teeth. By setting a timer for your children, they can have a goal to work towards. Fun apps are available on iTunes for this specific purpose!
  • Reward flossing. As mentioned earlier, flossing is often difficult for children. Consider offering a creative reward for a week’s worth of flossing. Puzzles, getting to pick a movie for “family movie night,” and getting to stay up 15 minutes later are all simple rewards that can encourage daily flossing.
  • Be selective with treats. While it is not always easy to eliminate all treats, choosing the best kinds of treats is important. Opt for small treats! Also, opt for chocolate or ice cream over sticky candy that is easily trapped in the teeth.
  • Be a good example. Parents are their children’s first teachers. By flossing daily and brushing your teeth twice a day, you are setting the example that oral health care is important. Your children are great imitators – give them something great to imitate!

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we want to encourage all families to do what is necessary to achieve and maintain a healthy smile. We love caring for young smiles, old smiles, and all those smiles in between. Call today to schedule an appointment for 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


"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