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

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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...

What Is Root Canal Treatment, Its Symptoms & Benefits?

Root canal therapy, also referred to as endodontic therapy, involves removal of nerve chamber of a tooth or the bacteria infection within the pulp. You may require Root canal treatment in a wide range of dental conditions including deep tooth decay, trauma, or even chipping to tooth. It helps in eliminating the root cause of pain and makes the tooth usable. There are many benefits of Root canal treatment. Most importantly, it helps in preserving your tooth. We at Gaston Dental Associates provide root canal therapy within the comfortable and safe setting of our dental office. We have well-qualified...

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...

Need Dental Implants?

A dental implant is essentially a metal tooth root that’s anchored into the jaw bone. It becomes the base for fitting the tooth/ bridge. While bridges are also used to fill in gaps created by missing teeth; implants are different in that they don’t rely on the adjacent teeth for support. In addition, they are stable and permanent. Implants are the best solution for tooth loss and they also feel and look like natural teeth. Dental implants – the procedure The titanium root is implanted in the bone It is given time to bond with the bone Once the area has completely healed, the prosthetic tooth...

5 Great Innovations That Changed Children’s Dentistry for Dentists

Over the years, the field of pediatric dentistry has changed dramatically. This has lead to a significant improvement in the oral health of young children. Due to the number of positive changes, many children now look forward to visiting their dentist. Here are five great innovations that changed children’s dentistry for dentists. Dental Sealants The arrival dental sealants immediately reduced the number childhood cavities. These thin coatings can actually provide an extra barrier of protection that lasts for up to 10 years. This is good news for the youngsters who tend to eat a lot of sugary...

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...

7 FAQ’s About Children’s Dental Health from Our Gastonia Dentists

Establishing good dental hygiene at a young age can greatly reduce the risk of cavities. Many parents have questions about caring for their children’s teeth and we’d like to share our frequently answered questions below by our family dentists in Gastonia about their children’s dental health: 1. When Should I Take My Child To The Dentist? You should take your child to see a dentist for kids when their first tooth appears or by the time they he or she turns one year old. One of the keys to preventing dental issues is to take your child to the dentist early. Early dental appointments...