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Exploring Tips to Help You & Your Child Manage Anxiety at Your Pediatric Dentist Visit

Taking your child to a children’s dentist on a regular basis is important for avoiding tooth decay and helping your child to establish good dental hygiene habits that will last into adulthood. Even so, many children often experience anxiety when the time comes to visit their local dentist office. Below, we explore tips to help you and your child manage anxiety when visiting the dentist. First, keep in mind that the earlier you begin bringing your child in to see a pediatric dentist the better. Doing so will give your child a home dental office where all of his or her dental needs can be handled,...

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...

Taking the Scary Out of the Dentist Office for Children

Going to the dentist office can be one of the scariest things for children. Even adults get scared to go and they are grown! However, dental hygiene is a crucial key to good health, not just having a healthy mouth. A few tips to take the fear out of going to the dentist office will be to find a local dentist office, locate a children’s dentist, visit the office ahead of time and one that has excellent reviews for dental hygiene bedside manners. Location First of all, make the drive as short as possible. The child will be riding in the car anticipating the upcoming experience. The key here...

Is Your Child Afraid of the Dentist?

Is the sound of a drill enough to make your child flinch or cringe? Does he or she worry about the twice-yearly dental checkup at our dental offices? Trust us when we say your child is not alone! To help eliminate that distress, our team put together five steps to help your child overcome his or her dental anxiety when visiting our dental offices. Ask your child what they’remost afraid of. Is it the sound of the drill? Do you have needle phobia? Has your child been traumatized by previous dental visits? Have children write down their fears, one by one, and talk about them. Don’t wait. The...

Can Children Be At Risk Of Periodontal Disease?

Our team hears this question a lot. While many people believe periodontal disease is an adult problem, studies have indicated that periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, as well as other serious infections such as gingivitis and periodontitis, are prevalent among kids and adolescents. First, let’s identify the differences between gingivitis, periodontitis, and periodontal disease. Gingivitis Gingivitis is a type of periodontal disease in which only your child’s gums are affected. Characterized by swollen and red gums that bleed easily, gingivitis causes an inflammation of the gums,...

Gastonia Pediatric Dentists Share Why Baby Teeth Are So Important

How Important Are Baby Teeth? Your infant’s first teeth will begin to appear around six to 12 months of age. You might wonder how important these primary teeth really are. After all, baby teeth are destined to fall out within a few years and be replaced by a full set of permanent teeth. However, baby teeth have important functions, and proper care can set the stage for excellent oral and overall health. Promote Better Nutrition The appearance of your baby’s primary teeth around six to 12 months of age coincides with changes in your infant’s nutritional needs. Beginning at six months, exclusive...

National Teen Self-Esteem Month is Happening Right Now

The month of May has the unique distinction of being National Teen Self-Esteem Month. What does that mean? National Teen Self-Esteem Month was created to raise public awareness about how low self-esteem can negatively affect teens. Especially during May, parents and guardians of teens are asked to be positive role models. If teens can receive positive re-enforcement and their negative images of themselves are improved, then their self-esteem has a better chance of developing in a positive direction. Our Gastonia dentists and team at Gaston Dental Associates know there are a lot of young adults...

Celebrate Earth Day with Our Gastonia Dentist Office

During the early days of the environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public health were known as hippies. The early 1970s were a time of change, and assertions that we needed to pay more attention to the Earth’s atmosphere were generally dismissed. But within a couple decades, it had become clear that the previous generation was right; the citizens of the world needed to become more environmentally conscious. Many people feel that they can’t make a difference if they don’t do something big. But caring for the environment...

As Parents, You Need to Keep Your Children’s Teeth Healthy

Your children’s teeth and oral health are an investment. Not just an investment to help maintain a beautiful healthy smile but also in investment in their happiness and a contribution to their quality of life. We all know that kid’s eating habits can be less than healthy sometimes, but with proper dental care and regular check ups we can help our little ones minimize the negative side effects of their food choices. You don’t want someone without experience, know-how, understanding or compassion to handle your investment portfolio or aid you in purchasing a home or car. The same goes for your...

Welcome to Our New Website & Dental Blog!

Thank you for stopping by to check out our brand new website and dental blog. We have built this website with our patients and potential new patients in mind to be able to easily find information about the dentistry services we provide for your whole family. Our blog will be refreshed with great, informational content on a regular basis, so we do hope you’ll check back often and keep Gaston Dental Associates at the top of your mind when needing dental work or a checkup. From all of us here at Gaston Dental Associates, we hope you have a wonderful day and also hope to see you soon!