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Smoking is a Real Drag on Your Oral Health Fort Mill, SC

In today’s society, it is no secret that there are many negative side effects caused by tobacco. However, it is important that oral health issues be taken into account and be taken seriously.

The two main concerns when it comes to tobacco and oral health are periodontal disease and oral cancer. Both have the ability to destroy the health of your entire mouth, as well as lead to further health concerns that can compromise your overall health.

Periodontal disease is the severe disease of the gums that can progress to serious infection and cause irreversible damage. Periodontal disease attacks the bone that surrounds the teeth, causing them to loosen and eventually fall out. Once periodontal disease has set in, it will require extensive treatment in order to restore the health of the mouth. However, periodontal disease starts out with a much less serious beginning. Gingivitis is the onset of gum disease that affects the gums and soft tissues surrounding the teeth. If gingivitis is caught early and is treated, it can be averted so that periodontal disease does not compromise oral health.

Smoking, and the use of other tobacco products, has a reaction inside the mouth that makes the mouth vulnerable to destruction. Tobacco causes the soft tissues of the mouth to become irritated and weakens its immune fighting capabilities. Oral cancer is prominent among tobacco users because smoking reduces the amount of antibodies within the mouth that are there to fight against toxins.

Smoking, chewing tobacco, and all other oral uses of tobacco products are a real drag on your oral health. At Gold Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand how difficult it can be to break a nicotine habit and we are here to help you in whatever way we can. We will work with you to negate damage done by tobacco use, and will provide treatment necessary to help you achieve optimal oral health. Please call our practice today and speak with a member of our friendly staff to schedule an appointment to discuss how, together, we can overcome damage that tobacco has caused.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Kavi Sagunarthy, Gold Hill Dentistry
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2848 Pleasant Rd, Suite 104
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Phone: (803) 566-8055


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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466