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

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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...

How to Help Your Child Enjoy the Dentist

Gaston Dental Associates gives tips on how to help your child enjoy the dentist. Not only are children some of the biggest patient ages that come into the office, but they’re also the ones that are the most scared. Due to this, patience can go a long way from the dental staff. Learn ways to help your child enjoy the dentist a bit more and help them reduce any anxiety they feel about visiting.   Tips to Help Your Child Enjoy the Dentist There are many tips out there to help your child enjoy the dentist. However, the biggest one is being able to choose the right dentist. You want to work with...

Making Brushing Fun for Kids Starts with the Parents

Gaston Dental Associates knows how important it is making brushing fun. When it comes to providing tips and tricks, the office can provide them to parents wondering more. They also know that great oral health comes from the parents and the home. This is something that they have to help the children with and instill in their minds about the best dental health that they can have.   Tips for Making Brushing Fun When it comes to making brushing fun, there are many ways that you can do this. One of the best ways is to put on music and brush for that time. Another one is offering rewards for doing...

Ways of Preventing Cavities Down the Line

There are many things that we all can do to help prevent cavities in our teeth. The most important things we need to do include brushing at least two times per day, flossing at least once per day really well, and coming in to see us here at Gaston Dental Associates every six months. Beyond those normal parts of your routine, it is also important that you know how to keep your teeth healthy on a deeper level. Here are some things we can help you with so that your teeth stay healthy and free of cavities. Sealing Your Teeth Can Really Help Getting dental sealants allows your teeth to get a protective...

What Age Are Dental Implants Realistic?

Have you been considering getting dental implants? If so, then it is important you know as much as you can about them first. They are great at helping you with filling in gaps where natural teeth used to be. However, they are not for everyone. People need to have a healthy mouth before they can get the procedure. Plus, they cannot smoke just before the surgery, or during the healing process. On top of that, people need to have a mature mouth before they can get dental implants. Getting them too young could pose problems down the line, and is not recommended. The Right Age for Dental Implants You...