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Brush Your Teeth After You Eat Fort Mill, SC
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When you truly understand why you brush your teeth, you will be willing to do it more often. Brushing your teeth removes left over food particles and plaque from the surface of the teeth and gums. While most people have been told their entire lives to simply brush their teeth twice a day, it is actually important for people to take the extra step to brush after they eat. Preventive care is the best oral health practice. At Gold Hill Dentistry, we provide family dental care to help patients achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.

After eating a meal, sugars in the foods begin to break down. When food particles are left between the teeth or in the grooves of the molars, bacteria begin to attack the teeth and gums. Have you ever run your tongue over your teeth and felt a “film” on them? That is the beginning formation of damaging plaque, and after brushing that film should be gone from the teeth. What many people do not know is that this bacteria laden film forms in the mouth all day long. If you only brush your teeth first thing in the morning and as the last thing you do before bed, you are allowing your teeth to be subjected to damaging plaque for 12 or more consecutive hours during the day. This is an incredibly long time to allow bacteria free range in your mouth! By simply making it a habit to brush your teeth after you eat, you can protect your teeth throughout the day.

Your teeth are meant to last for a lifetime, and there are no natural solutions for permanent teeth that are lost. Prevention is key to health, and that rule applies to your oral health just as it does to the health of the rest of your body. Flossing your teeth daily, eating a well-balanced and healthy diet, brushing your teeth after you eat, and seeing your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups are the best steps in promoting optimal oral health.

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