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Is Tooth Decay Hiding in Your Medicine Cabinet? Fort Mill, SC
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People take medicines in order to help them feel better and regain their health. But what if we told you that tooth decay could be secretly hiding in your medicine cabinet? Many medications that are used today have wonderful benefits for helping fight against illnesses and infections, yet more than 600 of these same medications cause dry mouth, and many liquid medicines (especially for children), have ingredients that can damage the teeth. It is important to speak with your dentist about any medications that you are taking in order to prevent damaging tooth decay.

It is unfortunate that something that can make you feel better can also cause other damage, but sometimes that is just how life works. Many medicines greatly reduce the production of saliva in the mouth and cause people to have “dry mouth”. A mouth that remains dry for periods of time is extremely susceptible to the build up of bacteria. Saliva acts like a natural mouthwash, helping to repair our teeth from the constant assault of bacteria throughout the day. Medications that cause dry mouth are inadvertently putting teeth at risk for gum disease and decay, as well as many children’s medicine syrups that have sweeteners (even artificial ones). Keeping the mouth well moisturized with sugarless gum or dentist approved hard candies, and remembering to brush children’s teeth after taking medications can significantly decrease the risk of tooth decay.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we care about our dental patients, and we want to partner with you to keep your mouth as healthy and beautiful as possible. If you live in the Fort Mill area and are looking for a family dentist to trust for optimal oral health, call us today. We are currently accepting new patients and would be proud to serve your family.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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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