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Preparing Your Children for Their First Dental Appointments

Whether your children’s friends scared them about the dentist or they saw a graphic image depicted on television, you’re encountering a great deal of resistance in your bid to take them to the Gastonia pediatric dentist. Instead of allowing a negative situation to continue and develop, ease them into the process. Assure them that kids dental hygiene is both safe and important. Meet the Dentist Your kids might think of the dentist as some frightening individual. Finding out if your Gastonia pediatric dentist will conduct preliminary meetings with your family is a good idea. Even if that...

Why Bedside Manner Matters

When it comes to choosing a general dentist, you may feel compelled to join one of two camps. You must either select a dentist with great bedside manner and sub par professional skills or a practitioner who knows exactly what to do with your teeth but not how to interact with individuals. In such scenarios, many choose the latter; however, beside manner is important. Instead, opt for a local dentist office with experts who boast both skill sets. Reducing Anxiety Consider how you feel when you know you have to spend time with an unfriendly individual; you probably have some anxiety about it. With...

When are Best Times to Visit the Dentist?

Although going to the dentist as children often inspires fear in individuals, at least they do not have to figure out when to go. As kids transmute into adults trying to find their way in the world, they also must know when to go to the local dentist office. If you’re in this quandary, understand that circumstances do vary from person to person. Your Regular Cleanings The main reason that most people go to the general dentist is to get a teeth cleaning. The next time that you go to the dental office, you’ll likely see plenty of other individuals who are there for such a purpose. Getting...

Dental Sealants – An Effective Line of Defense Against Tooth Decay

Dental sealants are a thin material comprised of plastic that is typically applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to act as a barrier and prevent decay by forming a protective layer over the enamel of each tooth. The sealants are often place on the premolars and molars as they are the teeth most prone to decay. Sealants work by protecting the areas of these teeth from decay that can be caused by plaque and food particles that target a tooth’s depressions and grooves. While thorough brushing twice a day and flossing daily can help maintain the health of premolars and molars, it...

Why Dental Sealants Are Recommended For Those Under 16

Dental sealants are being used more aggressively as a necessary part of preventative dentistry. Most cavities are caused by deep pits and fissures, which can affect not only adults but also children. Because the younger generation is the ones most often affected by overwhelming decay, dental sealants are advised for those under 16. What Are Pits and Fissures? The tooth’s enamel softens over time by the foods that are eaten. Acidic foods can wear down the enamel. Worn enamel forms pits. When food and bacteria become trapped into these pits, a cavity will form. A toothbrush can’t always...

Welcome to Our New Website & Dental Blog!

Thank you for stopping by to check out our brand new website and dental blog. We have built this website with our patients and potential new patients in mind to be able to easily find information about the dentistry services we provide for your whole family. Our blog will be refreshed with great, informational content on a regular basis, so we do hope you’ll check back often and keep Gaston Dental Associates at the top of your mind when needing dental work or a checkup. From all of us here at Gaston Dental Associates, we hope you have a wonderful day and also hope to see you soon!