Gaston Dental Associates
816 East Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054


Category Archives: Dental Anxiety

What to Do When Dental Anxiety Kicks In

If you’re like most Americans, you probably have some type of fear of going to the dentist. Dental anxiety is very common and its okay to be scared. Here at Gaston Dental Associates in Gastonia, North Carolina want you to know that we are here for you in any way that you need us to. In this article we are going to be discussing ways to overcome your dental anxiety while you’re in the office. Ways to Overcome Dental Anxiety Talk to us – We are always here for our patients and strive to give them the best care possible. We take pride in our work, and we treat each of our patients as if they...

3 Ways to Help Alleviate Your Child’s Dental Anxiety from Our Gastonia Pediatric Dentists

It is no secret that the dentist’s office can be quite intimidating for many Americans. This is especially true for children as many are exposed to the stigma of dental care at an early age. Gastonia dentists are very enthusiastic about improving dental health in children, however, sometimes they aren’t so enthusiastic about dentist visits. A child’s experience at the dentist office can greatly impact their outlook on oral health, so it is very important to dentists that children are able to visit them comfortably. Parents can definitely help ease children’s dental anxiety in the following...

Our Children’s Dentist Helps Outline the Importance of Good Oral Hygiene for Your Kids

Child health experts recommend that kids visit a dentist early in their developmental years so that they learn the importance of dental hygiene as part of their overall health care. A children’s dentist can provide the calm and reassuring environment that will provide the groundwork for good dental care throughout their lives. Teaching the Basics Both children and their parents benefit from early dental visits where they can learn the best ways to care for developing teeth. Home dental care for children should always include: Brushing twice each day with a fluoride toothpaste suitable for...

Exploring Tips to Help You & Your Child Manage Anxiety at Your Pediatric Dentist Visit

Taking your child to a children’s dentist on a regular basis is important for avoiding tooth decay and helping your child to establish good dental hygiene habits that will last into adulthood. Even so, many children often experience anxiety when the time comes to visit their local dentist office. Below, we explore tips to help you and your child manage anxiety when visiting the dentist. First, keep in mind that the earlier you begin bringing your child in to see a pediatric dentist the better. Doing so will give your child a home dental office where all of his or her dental needs can be handled,...

Is Your Child Afraid of the Dentist?

Is the sound of a drill enough to make your child flinch or cringe? Does he or she worry about the twice-yearly dental checkup at our dental offices? Trust us when we say your child is not alone! To help eliminate that distress, our team put together five steps to help your child overcome his or her dental anxiety when visiting our dental offices. Ask your child what they’remost afraid of. Is it the sound of the drill? Do you have needle phobia? Has your child been traumatized by previous dental visits? Have children write down their fears, one by one, and talk about them. Don’t wait. The...