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How Do Your Teeth Age? Fort Mill, SC
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When we think of aging, we often think about the way our skin shows wrinkles or our joints begin to ache. The truth is, nearly every part of our bodies will succumb to the natural aging process – even our teeth! Regardless of your gender or ethnicity, your teeth and enamel can show signs of aging over time, including those that influence the way your teeth look, feel and function.

What Happens With Enamel Over Time?

One of the biggest ways your teeth age is in regards to your enamel. The enamel on your teeth is the strongest substance in your entire body. This outer layer of your teeth is remarkably durable. However, enamel is still vulnerable to wear over time. As you age, your enamel naturally wears thin. In addition, if you regularly consume acidic and high-sugared foods and drinks, your enamel may wear down even quicker as the acids attack this outer layer over time.

Signs of an Aging Smile

Why does thinning enamel matter? There are a few things that can occur when your tooth enamel breaks down, including the following:

Sensitive Teeth: When enamel wears down, the inner dentin layer is more exposed. Unfortunately, dentin has tiny tubules or pathways that lead to your tooth pulp – where your tooth nerves reside. Therefore, without an enamel layer to barrier external elements, your teeth may become more sensitive as you age. This sensitivity is often compounded by receding gums, another oral health change that can occur as you get older.

Yellow/Dull Teeth: The enamel on your teeth is naturally white. Unfortunately, the next layer of dentin has a more yellow hue. So when enamel is thin, the yellow dentin layer can show through and make your smile appear more dull or discolored. Teeth can also become more stained over time due to the dark colored foods and drinks we consume.

Dental Damage and Frequent Cavities: Enamel serves the primary purpose of protection for your teeth. Therefore, when this line of defense becomes weak or is compromised, your teeth are more susceptible to decay as well as fractures. It becomes very important for aging adults to have routine dental cleanings and use a fluoride toothpaste.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we specialize in taking care of your teeth at all stages of life. We are keenly aware of how the natural aging process impacts your oral health. Call today to schedule your appointment with us so that we can give your aging smile the extra care it deserves.

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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Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Midge Zimmerman

I have dental anxiety. I dreaded locating a dentist after recently moving to the area. I had gone to another dentist in the area but quickly changed to Gold Hill Denistry. Dr. Sagarnathy and staff are always kind, gentle and concerned with my well being. They also do a really good dental work. Other than routine work, I have had an implant, and chipped tooth repaired, all are doing well.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466