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Your Diet and Your Teeth Fort Mill, SC
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Perhaps you have chosen to begin a healthier diet as your 2016 New Year’s resolution in order to lose weight and get in better shape. We commend you for your decision, and we are also very supportive of this goal because we know that eating a balanced, nutritious diet does more than just help your waste line. It also benefits your entire mouth.

Eating patterns and food choices play an important role in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Your teeth, gums, tongue, cheeks, and roof of your mouth are all formed with living tissues that are highly sensitive to the foods that you eat. Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients, vitamins, chemicals, and processed ingredients that you consume. Therefore, what you put in your mouth impacts not only your general health, but it also affects the health of your teeth and gums. In fact, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs of a bad diet often show up in your oral health.

Yes, you should avoid excess sugar, period. A high sugar intake has been directly linked to many diseases including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. A high sugar intake can also be directly linked to cavities and gum disease. Acids within the mouth live off sugars that linger on the teeth. Unless you brush your teeth, floss your teeth, and rinse your mouth every single time you eat a meal or put a piece of gum or candy in your mouth, your teeth and gums are left with sugar making a negative impact.

Eat your fruits and vegetables! These natural foods have many vitamins and nutrients that are essential to building strong bones and teeth and for keeping the entire body healthy.

Drink water. Water hydrates the body and flushes out toxins. Water also helps to loosen plaque from the teeth and gums so that the damage from sugars and bacteria is limited. Sodas are particularly harmful because sipping them causes a constant sugar bath over the teeth. This “sugar bath” promotes tooth decay because the bacteria in the mouth are working extra hard to eat away the sugar, and are inevitably eating away at the tooth enamel.

Making good choices in the foods that you eat and the drinks that you consume can have a huge impact on your oral health. With good oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and a healthy diet, you can promote optimal oral health for a lifetime. Contact Gold Hill Dentistry today.

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

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"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