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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...

Part II: 8 More Dental Care Tips from Our Gastonia Dentists to Create an Amazing Smile

Welcome back for Part II of getting some helpful and easy to do dental care tips from our Gastonia dentists. Let’s continue with 8 more great tips: While it can take time each day, you need to brush and floss. Dedicating a few minutes every day will pay off. This consistent maintenance is the most important part of caring for your teeth. It’s simple, cheap, and doesn’t take that much time. Taking fluoride supplements can also strengthen teeth. If you have problems with your gums, or cannot keep your teeth white, taking fluoride is something that may help. Still, be careful. One sign of too...

Part I: 7 Dental Care Tips from Our Gastonia Dentists that Create Brilliant Smiles

Deciding which dentist to visit? We know it can be a bit overwhelming, but don’t fret too much as you can do a lot of preventive dental care on your own with these simple dental care tips from our Gastonia dentists. Buy a high quality toothbrush and frequently replace it. A good toothbrush ought to be soft. If you notice blood when you brush, you should use a softer brush. Replace your toothbrush every few months to avoid bacteria. If you are worried about getting a good dentist, take the time to do some research. Pick a dentist with a nice personality who enjoys working with patients. You’ll...

Comprehensive Dentistry Information About the Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath, or “halitosis” as it’s referred to by the medical community, has a fairly wide range of causes. Contrary to popular belief, halitosis is not purely due to food intake; though food is one of the primary sources of halitosis, there are many other causes and ways to prevent bad breath. Common Oral Diseases Periodontal disease is a condition of excessive plaque buildup on the gums that causes irritation and inflammation. Improving dental hygiene is the first step to ridding yourself of halitosis. By getting your teeth regularly cleaned and examined by a general Cornelius...

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...