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

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Teaching Kids How to Brush

When you wake up in the morning and before you go to bed at night, you take out the toothbrush and the toothpaste. However, since your kids are still quite small, you haven’t been as good about these healthy teeth cleaning habits with them. Maybe you don’t realize it, but this inaction could cause them serious problems in the future. Dentist Appointment In order to find out what state your kids teeth are really in, you need to schedule an appointment with the general dentist. By doing so, you can form a strong foundation for your kids’ brushing skills. During the appointment,...

Why Your Child Needs a Dentist – Now!

Most people know that their children need routine well-baby checkups with a pediatrician. What they may not know is that, starting at one to two years of age, their little one should also see a children’s dentist. There are several ways that regular visits with a dentist can benefit your child. Prevention of Tooth Decay and Cavities Even though children may only have baby teeth, which will be replaced in time by their adult teeth, those baby teeth are still vulnerable to decay. A local dentist’s office can provide regular cleanings and preventative screenings. If a cavity does occur,...

Specialized Care for Children at Our Pediatric Dentistry Practice

A children’s dentist can offer specialized care for infants, toddlers and adolescents. There are good reasons to take your child to a pediatric facility instead of a general dentist. Dental facilities that cater to children have specialty equipment such as smaller tools and chairs that make undergoing examinations and treatments more comfortable. Protect Teeth with Dental Sealants A local dentist office may have a children’s dentist on its staff to provide treatments that help to prevent tooth decay. A type of treatment that some experts recommend for children’s teeth is an application...

Our Nearby Gastonia Dentists are Easier to Visit for Your Children

If you are a parent, then having a local dentist office for children is imperative. You do not want to spend several hours traveling to or from dental appointments with a child who is in pain caused by an injury to a tooth. Pediatric dentistry is a specialty area designed for infants through teenagers. There are good reasons to choose a children’s dentist instead of a general dentist for your child. A pediatric dental facility has staff such as a hygienist who has an understanding of the special needs of children who may have primary teeth in their mouth instead of permanent teeth. Tips for...

4 Reasons to Seek Pediatric Dental Care from Gaston Dental Associates

Life-long Healthy Dental Hygiene Habits Building life-long healthy dental habits begins at a young age. You’ll appreciate the benefits your child obtains by receiving regular pediatric dental care. Children who visit the dentist on a frequent basis will learn how to care for their teeth as youngsters. This skill will assist them throughout their lives. Three Excellent Reasons to Consult Your Children’s Dentist Parents should consider consulting with a pediatric dentist for several reasons. Four of the most important include: 1. Teach your child about regular dental care; 2. Discover...

The Importance of Caring for Baby Teeth

Many parents mistakenly believe that baby teeth do not matter since they will eventually fall out. Yet, your children’s dentist will tell you that these first teeth play a vital role in a child’s development. From teaching good dental hygiene habits to making sure your child’s mouth is developing normally, here is what you need to know about the importance of properly caring for baby teeth. Vital Functions of Baby Teeth While that first tiny tooth is adorable, it is important to understand that it is important to provide early dental care due to the many functions that baby teeth perform...

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...

Dental Sealants Help with Preventing Tooth Issues in Children

A dental sealant refers to a thin plastic coating that is painted on your teeth’s chewing surfaces (molars and premolars). Dental sealants prevent you from getting tooth decay. A tooth sealant bonds into the grooves and depressions of your teeth and forms a protective layer over each tooth. Regularly flossing and brushing of teeth gets rid of plaque and food particles on the surface of your teeth. However, these measures are not guaranteed to remove all the particles or plaque in the depths of your back teeth. Sealants are a form of preventative dentistry aimed at protecting the vulnerable...

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...