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Signs You May Have an Oral Infection

How do you know if you have an oral infection? Here at Gaston Dental Associates in Gastonia, North Carolina, we take toothaches very seriously. Your teeth are filled with tons of nerves and having a toothache is no small matter. The pain from a toothache can be madding and normally it’s the result of a more deeper issue. Your tooth may be infected and that can cause soreness in your gums, sensitivity, throbbing and sharp stabbing pains in your mouth. If you suspect that you have an oral infection we suggest you come in the office, so we can take care of this problem quickly. In this article we...

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...

The Basics of Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene/dental hygiene means the overall maintenance of the mouth, gums and teeth. It includes daily maintenance at home as well as regular dental checkups and professional teeth-cleaning treatments. Just as it is important for you to brush and floss your teeth regularly, it is equally important that you get professional cleanings done from your dentist/dental hygienist. This is the best way of keeping your natural teeth for years to come. The Oral Hygiene Process Regardless of how religiously and meticulously you brush & floss every day, over time there will be a build-up of calculus...

5 Reasons to Consider Adult Orthodontic Solutions from Our Dentists

Orthodontics can help people of all ages preserve their teeth and enjoy greater dental health. Increasingly, adults are choosing to have orthodontic work done up through their sixties and seventies due to the growing research that emphasizes the importance of healthy teeth for a long and vibrant life. Here are five reasons for adults to consider orthodontic treatment. 1. Adults Appreciate Orthodontics Unlike kids who sometimes deplore the idea of getting braces, adults are often eager to work with a Gastonia dentist, for example, in getting orthodontic treatments as they anticipate the exciting...

The Holidays are for Smiling and Eating, So Keep Your Teeth Clean & Healthy for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the beginning of the season of holiday feasts. With all of the meats, side dishes and deserts lined up to devour, it is especially important to consider your dental hygiene during this season. Many people prolonged dentist appointments during the majority of the year. The complication arises when there is a lingering or developing concern that is not attended to and it develops into a painful dilemma. If this is you, identifying and correcting these issues is best when done before the holidays begin, not afterwards. Thanksgiving is traditionally the time when most people enjoy the...

Our Gastonia Dentists Explain the Importance to Start Early with Dental Hygiene

Did you know that tooth decay is the most common childhood disease? According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, tooth decay, or cavities, is an epidemic. Tooth decay can begin early, so it is important to teach your child proper dental hygiene even sooner. You can begin proper dental hygiene as soon as your child is born. • From Birth to around age 2, use a soft cloth to clean your child’s gums. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, you should also take your child to see a pediatric, or children’s dentist, before their first birthday. A local dentist...

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...

Why It Might Be a Good Idea to Have Your Child Go To a Pediatric Dentist

Going to the dentist is something that everyone should be doing at least twice a year. Unfortunately, the dentist can also be quite a scary place for anyone to have to go to, especially children. Having your child go to a special children’s dentist, like our local Gastonia dentist office, can help them to establish good dental hygiene in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere that is specifically meant for them. The children’s dentist will be suited for kids of all ages, and is different than an adult dental office because of the people working there and the environment in general. Create...

Can Children Be At Risk Of Periodontal Disease?

Our team hears this question a lot. While many people believe periodontal disease is an adult problem, studies have indicated that periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, as well as other serious infections such as gingivitis and periodontitis, are prevalent among kids and adolescents. First, let’s identify the differences between gingivitis, periodontitis, and periodontal disease. Gingivitis Gingivitis is a type of periodontal disease in which only your child’s gums are affected. Characterized by swollen and red gums that bleed easily, gingivitis causes an inflammation of the gums,...