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Food and Your Teeth Fort Mill, SC
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What you eat matters to more than just the size pants you wear. The enamel of the teeth represents the “frontline defense” for protecting the teeth. The enamel is the thin layer of hard material that surrounds the tooth and forms a protective barrier for the inside of the tooth. It protects the tooth from wear and tear from frequent use (eating, drinking, and speaking), while also protecting the inner layers of the tooth from harmful bacteria. In order for the enamel of the teeth to do its job in protecting the teeth, it must be healthy. At Gold Hill Dentistry, we are a comprehensive dental practice that offers excellent preventative dental care for patients of all ages.

Foods and beverages can have a significant impact on the teeth. Soft drinks are one of he main offenders when it comes to weakening tooth enamel. Despite their name, they do not have “soft” effects on the teeth. Soft drinks contain a number of acids in order to give each drink its particular taste. Phosphoric and citric acid, which are widespread in almost all soft drinks, are highly corrosive and can cause significant damage to the tooth enamel. Fruit juices are also common culprits of damaging tooth enamel because of their high acidity content. Candy, in particular sour candy, has the ability to quickly weaken tooth enamel due to the high acidity content. Gummy candies and hard candies also have very negative effects on the enamel of the teeth. These candies tend to remain in the cavities of the teeth long after the candy has been “eaten”. This over exposure to the sugar weakens the enamel and makes it susceptible to decay.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we are committed to helping our patients become knowledgeable and wise about the foods and beverages they consume and how they relate to the health of their mouths. We make it a priority to guide patients throughout their dental care so that they make well-informed decisions regarding their dental health. We want to care for your smile through all stages of life. Call today for an appointment.

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