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Why You Should Consider Using Mouthwash in a Water Flosser

Many people are making the switch from normal dental floss to a water flosser. Did you know, many are using mouthwash in a water flosser to get cleaner, healthier tooth and gums? There is a lot of information that lets you know more about the mouthwash and all that comes with it when you use it to floss your teeth with the waterpik machine. Learn more about this and then speak with a recommended dentist in Gastonia to learn more. Using Mouthwash in a Water Flosser You can use mouthwash in the water flosser to get a cleaner feel when flossing your teeth. However, you should never add just straight...

Stop Rinsing with Water After Brushing – Here’s Why

The professional dentists of Gastonia, NC want to let you know that when it comes to brushing, rinsing with water after you do so is not necessary. A lot of people will wash their mouths out with water once they’re through brushing to remove any of the toothpaste or anything else left behind. This is not recommended and the professionals want to let you know why.   Rinsing with Water is Not Necessary After a Brush When you brush your teeth, you’re allowing the toothpaste to work in the hidden places, provide the scrubbing that is needed and cleaning the outside of your teeth, gums and...

What to Know About Flying Immediately After Dental Work?

Dental work can leave anyone feeling a bit tired and needing to rest. Those that have upcoming dental procedures that have to jump right on a plane after dental work might have some more questions to ask. Our professionals at Gaston Dental Associates make sure that everyone knows the risks and other information needed following their dental procedure. However, to clear up whether or not flying is something that should be done, here is more information on it. Flying After Dental Work Plane Flying at Sunset Flying after having dental work done depends on the procedure that is being done and the state...

What All Do We Examine While Checking Out Your Teeth?

When it comes to a dental examination, a lot of people wonder what the dentist looks at. Here at Gaston Dental Associates, our dentists look at a variety of things when checking out your teeth. We want to make sure that there are no problem areas that have to be addressed. Learn more about the exam that we provide and how it pertains to your own oral health. Checking Out Your Teeth and What it Entails Going to the dentist at least twice a year for dental exams is big. You need to make sure that you have cleanings and no work that needs to be done. Here are some of the things that our dentists make...

What to Do When Teeth Shift Out of Place

Gaston Dental Associates know how important proper dental care is when teeth shift. When this happens, knowing what to expect and what is done is always important. This might require more extensive treatment from an orthodontist, or other methods can help the teeth realign back to their normal pattern. What is Done When Teeth Shift? Shifting teeth are common with patients that have had braces previously. This is because the patient stops using the mouth guard that continues to hold the teeth in place. When this happens, the orthodontic patient may have to obtain braces again. Shifting teeth might...

How Your Bite Changes with Untreated Cavities

Cavities are a problem and untreated cavities are an even bigger issue that can quickly escalate given some time. The professionals here at Gaston Dental Associates know all too well that when cavities are not treated in time, they can turn into bigger problems for the patient. Your bite can change, your mouth can become infected and pain generally follows when the tooth is not taken care of. Knowing more information about untreated cavities can help many choose their dentist over suffering with the cavity. Treating Those Untreated Cavities It is always important to seek out dental help when there...

Why Baby Teeth Need Cavities to Be Filled, Too

If your child has a cavity in one of his or her baby teeth, the temptation can be to ignore it. “After all,” you may think, “those teeth will fall out shortly and be replaced, so why spend money getting them fixed?” The reality is that the baby teeth are an important part of your child’s health. Any cavities in them should be promptly repaired, because failing to do so could eventually have repercussions on your child’s adult teeth. The Baby Teeth and the Adult Teeth Baby teeth serve as placeholders for the adult teeth. If your child’s baby teeth are damaged—or missing altogether—then...

How Your Jaw Can Hurt from Misaligned Teeth

Having misaligned teeth can give rise to a number of problems. For example, you may end up with excessive wear and tear due to the large number of places where the teeth come down unevenly. In addition to excessive wear, you may experience minor fracturing, chipping, or cracking. In extreme cases, you could even break a tooth. As problematic as these sound, they are not the only issues that can arise from misaligned teeth. Depending on the way the teeth line up, they could also end up giving you problems with your jaw. At Gaston Dental Associates, we are dedicated to the health and well-being of...

The Point of Getting Baby Dental Crowns

You lose your baby teeth when you are still quite young. Given that you won’t keep them for too long, why would you bother getting baby dental crowns? Wouldn’t it make more sense to just wait for the tooth to fall out and let a new one grow in? Here at Gaston Dental Associates, we care about your dental health. And we want you to understand why it is that we make the suggestions we do. With this in mind, here is why you would want to get baby dental crowns put on your child’s teeth. The Baby Teeth Affect the Adult Teeth The baby teeth guide the spacing and placement of the adult teeth. Thus,...

Benefits of Getting Invisalign

When you are considering your options with regard to orthodontic corrective treatment, it’s best to look at all the benefits and drawbacks of each option. Everyone knows that Invisalign aligner trays are clear and thus can be worn without dealing with the appearance of traditional braces. However, many people don’t realize just how convenient Invisalign is. If you are thinking of getting Invisalign, here are some benefits you may not have considered. Convenience The Invisalign system uses aligner trays that are removable. This means you can take them out before enjoying a certain food or drink...