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Gaston Dental Associates
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Gastonia, North Carolina 28054

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Why Pick A Pediatric Dentist?

After going to your own dentist for a number of years, you may feel that the next logical step is to set up appointments for your kids at the same practice. However, instead of assuming that your children have the same oral needs as you, find the time to book an appointment at a local dentist office that specializes in pediatric dental hygiene. Problems that Face Children One of the main reasons to select a pediatric dentist is because these professionals know about the issues that often affect children. The issues that influence adult dental hygiene are not always the same ones that have an impact...

Why Bedside Manner Matters

When it comes to choosing a general dentist, you may feel compelled to join one of two camps. You must either select a dentist with great bedside manner and sub par professional skills or a practitioner who knows exactly what to do with your teeth but not how to interact with individuals. In such scenarios, many choose the latter; however, beside manner is important. Instead, opt for a local dentist office with experts who boast both skill sets. Reducing Anxiety Consider how you feel when you know you have to spend time with an unfriendly individual; you probably have some anxiety about it. With...

When are Best Times to Visit the Dentist?

Although going to the dentist as children often inspires fear in individuals, at least they do not have to figure out when to go. As kids transmute into adults trying to find their way in the world, they also must know when to go to the local dentist office. If you’re in this quandary, understand that circumstances do vary from person to person. Your Regular Cleanings The main reason that most people go to the general dentist is to get a teeth cleaning. The next time that you go to the dental office, you’ll likely see plenty of other individuals who are there for such a purpose. Getting...

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,...

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...

Dental Sealants – An Effective Line of Defense Against Tooth Decay

Dental sealants are a thin material comprised of plastic that is typically applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to act as a barrier and prevent decay by forming a protective layer over the enamel of each tooth. The sealants are often place on the premolars and molars as they are the teeth most prone to decay. Sealants work by protecting the areas of these teeth from decay that can be caused by plaque and food particles that target a tooth’s depressions and grooves. While thorough brushing twice a day and flossing daily can help maintain the health of premolars and molars, it...

Daily Oral Hygiene Tips You Can’t Live Without

If you truly care about your teeth, then you need to take steps to protect them. You can use dental hygiene tips to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Plaque is a tooth’s worst nightmare, and it’s a sticky substance that accumulates on your teeth. Unfortunately, plaque can even build up in areas of your mouth that you cannot reach with a toothbrush. Plaque is filled with bacteria and can even cause gum irritation. When your gums are irritated, they become susceptible to bleeding, sensitive and red. Dental exams from a general dentist at one of our local dentist offices can help you fight serious...

Why Dental Sealants Are Recommended For Those Under 16

Dental sealants are being used more aggressively as a necessary part of preventative dentistry. Most cavities are caused by deep pits and fissures, which can affect not only adults but also children. Because the younger generation is the ones most often affected by overwhelming decay, dental sealants are advised for those under 16. What Are Pits and Fissures? The tooth’s enamel softens over time by the foods that are eaten. Acidic foods can wear down the enamel. Worn enamel forms pits. When food and bacteria become trapped into these pits, a cavity will form. A toothbrush can’t always...

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...