Protect Young Smiles From Childhood Tooth Decay

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We get it. Parents have a lot to worry about when it comes to their child’s health and safety. That includes denteal health, of course. At Gastonia Dental Group we offer pediatric dentistry, and love having the little ones in for a checkup.

Committing to daily oral hygiene will prevent the pain, inconvenience, and expense of dealing with decay in children. We have a few tips for you:

Set An Example

It’s important to make a commitment to proper oral hygiene for yourself. If you have negligent oral hygiene, now is the time to change your ways so you can set an example for your child. You will both be better off.

Start (Very) Early

Caring for your infant’s teeth should commence even before they erupt. To prohibit bacteria growth, parents should wash their baby’s gums with a wet washcloth after feedings.

Make The Crib A Bottle-Free Zone

Youngsters should never be put to bed with a bottle. The sugars in milk or juice that stay on teeth for hours can damage the enamel. When your child gets his first tooth, it is time to brush.

Fluoride Warning

Most young children ingest toothpaste, so use only a tiny dab of non-fluoride paste until the child turns two. If a child swallows too much fluoride, it can stain teeth.

Go Over Teeth Again After Child Brushes

When kids are old enough to brush on their own, instruct them to brush gently but thoroughly for at least two minutes. You can set a timer so your child understands how long they should keep at it.

For young children, it is important that an adult reviews their teeth when they finish. Many kids thoroughly clean the chewing surfaces but fail to clean the backsides and gumline.

Schedule Snacks

Monitor your child’s meals and snacks. Scheduling snacks and beverages (not including water) to set times during the day can also safeguard against cavities.

At Gastonia Dental Group, we want to see the littles ones as soon as their teeth start coming in. We offer pediatric dentistry, and general and cosmetic dentistry for the older set. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 

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Protect Those Nooks And Crannies

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At Gastonia Dental Group, our dentists are passionate about the prevention of cavities, which is the foundation for a healthy and beautiful smile. We encourage our young patients to develop good brushing and flossing skills, to put them on the road to a lifetime of good dental health.

There are some places, however, where a toothbrush and even floss can miss. Enamel degeneration can occur even with dedicated oral hygiene.

The very back of the mouth, where the premolars and molars are, is the most difficult area to brush and floss. Deep pits in molars and spaces between teeth are the perfect environment for cavities to flourish. Food and bacteria that is lodged in pits of molars and spaces between teeth create acid that has direct contact with tooth enamel and immediately goes to work.

While brushing frequently is essential, an additional safeguard against cavities is the application of dental sealants. Sealants protect the teeth and prevent cavities by filling in the crevasses where food particles can get caught and breed harmful bacteria They are especially effective in the back teeth, where most cavities occur.

The application process takes only one short visit. The teeth are cleaned, dried, and then liquid sealant is applied to teeth and hardened: it’s quick and painless. Your child will be able to eat right after the appointment. We usually recommend having sealants applied as early as possible.

If properly cared for, sealants can last for many years, protecting your child during the most cavity-prone ages.

Sealants, brushing and flossing, a balanced diet, and twice-yearly cleanings and checkups at Gastonia Dental Group are essential for good dental health. Our services include pediatric dentistry. Schedule a cleaning and checkup with us today.

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 

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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits Of A Smile Makeover

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A cosmetic dentistry smile redesign from Gastonia Dental Group is transformative. But it’s not just about looking younger and more attractive—though it most certainly will do that. It can improve your life in ways that many people do not understand.

How can a smile makeover transform your life?

1. It alters the way you are perceived by others.

A man or woman who smiles often and easily is typically regarded as a forward-thinking problem solver.

2. It brightens the mood in social situations.

When you openly smile, it is contagious. It enhances the mood in any setting and eases tension when needed.

3. You will feel more confident.

When you quit being preoccupied by making sure you hide your teeth, you have the initiative to concentrate on ways to realize success in personal and professional pursuits.

A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover is an investment in yourself that you will be thrilled with every day. To find out more, call us at Gastonia Dental Group. We also offer pediatric dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 

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Protect Teeth From Cracks

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No one wants the pain and inconvenience of a cracked tooth. In  this post from Gastonia Dental Group we are going to focus on how to avoid this preventable problem.

The first thing to remember is that avoiding a cracked tooth is not rocket science. You should steer clear of chewing on hard things if you don’t want a cracked tooth! The usual suspects include ice, hard candy, and (sorry movie lovers) popcorn.

Also, protect your teeth when you play sports. That includes supposedly non-contact sports, like basketball. One simple mishap like an elbow to the jaw can do damage, so always wear a mouthguard. You can find one in any sporting goods store.

Teeth grinding is never a good thing, and it can even lead to a cracked tooth or temporomandibular conditions.

Be sure to keep your regular check-ups at Gastonia Dental Group. Our dentists can spot possible problems that could predispose you to a cracked tooth such as an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth.

At Gastonia Dental Group, we want all our patients to have intact smiles, and good dental health. We can treat teeth grinding, and offer a full range general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 

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Less Is More In Dentistry

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There are meaningful new developments in dentistry: stronger, natural-looking materials; improved techniques; more effective diagnostic methods; and more precise instruments. Combine these with the experience and expertise of the Gastonia Dental Group team and you’re left with less of what used to make people dread going to the dentist.

Less Pain
Improved painkillers, lasers, and industry-leading techniques take the pain out of dental procedures.

Less Inconvenience
Laser dentistry, which employs powerful beams of light, has significantly shortened the time required to complete dental treatment.

Less Time Needed To Heal
Laser dentistry helps alleviate recovery times for procedures such as dental implants, root canals, smile redesigns, and other types of oral surgery.

Less Risk
The overall success rate of many dental procedures, including dental implants, has increased.

Less Loss of Healthy Tooth Structure
Dental procedures such as decay removal, inlays, porcelain veneers, and crown restoration can be performed with less loss of healthy tooth structure.

At Gastonia Dental Group we use advanced technology in our general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 

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Your Smile Doesn’t Have To Show Your Age

Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Show Your Age in GastoniaIt’s been said that everyone wants a long life, but no one wants to get old. How true! As we grow older, we may welcome many changes. Most of us do not welcome wrinkles, gray hair and dental problems. In this post from gastonia Dental Group, we examine how your smile can be attractive and healthy throughout your golden years.

Even if your teeth are showing visible signs of wear such as enamel loss, staining, and chips, it is not too late to restore your youthful smile. And though tooth loss is fairly common for Gastonia residents over sixty, in most cases it is preventable.

At Gastonia Dental Group, we treat patients of all ages and offer a full range of dental services, including general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today.

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 

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Super Smiles For Life

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At Gastonia Dental Group, we believe your child should be naturally proud of his or her smile. It expresses joy, laughter, and fun! To make sure your child has a healthy and attractive smile, start early with a skilled children’s dentist.

We recommend a child’s first dental visit when their first tooth erupts. An early check is the first step in preventing issues and setting the stage for lifelong dental health. We will keep the visit short, but complete a thorough visual examination to make sure there are no concerns.

We will advise you on good dental procedures at home, such as correct brushing and flossing. You will also be guided regarding healthy eating choices and the effects of poor choices. It is especially essential to keep your toddler from eating sticky or hard candies that lodge in molars and spaces between teeth. It is also important to monitor the amount of juice they drink and keep it in a cup instead of a bottle.

Any time sugary foods or drinks are in contact with teeth, the enamel is weakened from the acid those substances contain. Prolonged exposure begins to wear the enamel away, setting the stage for tooth decay. Unlike broken bones that regenerate, once enamel is gone, it’s gone – though fluoride can remineralize weakened enamel to a small degree.

Promoting a healthy, low sugar diet is always optimal for your toddler’s teeth. If your baby or toddler needs a bottle to calm down and go to sleep, make sure that the bottle contains only water.

Before coming to Gastonia Dental Group, talk to your child about the appointment and let them know that their teeth are going to be checked. Our children’s dentist will help your child feel proud of their effort and help them have a pleasing visit, the first of many to come. Our services include pediatric dentistry and general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your child’s appointment, or one for yourself, today!

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 

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Excellence In Family Dentistry At Gastonia Dental Group

Excellence In Family Dentistry At Gastonia Dental Group

At Gastonia Dental Group in Gastonia, we are proud of our legacy of dental excellence. If you are interviewing family dentists, we invite you to visit our office.

Our dental service menu includes general, cosmetic, and orthodontic services for every member of the family.

We create a pleasant dental experience for our youngest patients at Gastonia Dental Group. We want to make sure they look forward to visits and never develop dental anxiety.

If you have toddlers and young children, we can guide you in pediatric oral care, sealants, and fluoride treatments.

If you have older children and teens, in addition to general dentistry, we provide orthodontic services, custom sports mouth guards, and teeth extractions.

Hundreds of our patients have dramatically improved their smiles with the marvels of cosmetic dentistry including smile redesigns.

Cosmetic dentistry techniques and materials are better than ever and some procedures can be completed in just one visit!

At Gastonia Dental Group, we treat you like family. To schedule an exam and cleaning, call our office today.

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 

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Raise Your Dental IQ

Raise Your Dental IQ

Small things can raise your Dental IQ and benefit your smile. One simple lesson from Gastonia Dental Group involves bacteria, and everyone’s mouth has a lot of it.

But, don’t worry, bacteria per se isn’t the problem. It’s the balance of bacteria that’s important. This is where brushing and flushing come into play. Brush and floss properly each day and you will have a better chance of keeping the appropriate balance.

This is yucky to think about, but it’s a good idea to store your toothpaste as far away from the toilet as you can. Also, close the lid of the toilet before you flush.

Make sure to wash your hands before you brush and floss. No exceptions!

When it comes to a good toothbrush, don’t get sentimental. The American Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months. If you can avoid the unhealthy balance of bacteria in your mouth, you can avoid gum disease, cavities, as well as bad breath.

If you have sensitive teeth, don’t rinse your mouth out after you brush your teeth at night. The fluoride in the toothpaste can help remineralize your enamel. If you go to bed with some toothpaste left on your teeth, it has a chance to go to work.

At Gastonia Dental Group, we want our patients to have the best possible dental health. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 

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See Gastonia Dental Group For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Gastonia Dental Group For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

A lot of people think about the different options they have to slow down the aging process. Whether it is a surgical procedure, botox, hair implants, or a chemical peel, there are lots of choices to help you look more youthful. One excellent choice is porcelain veneers, a cosmetic dentistry procedure from Gastonia Dental Group.

Porcelain veneers will produce a smile that will have people asking you if you have lost weight or started going to the gym because the effect is stunning.

Haven’t you noticed that when you talk with someone who has sparkling, straight white teeth, their smile catches your eye? An engaging smile draws attention away from wrinkles or a flabby belly because a dazzling smile is the first impression others have of you – and it is impossible to ignore!

Our porcelain veneers will improve the color of your teeth, cover chips, cracks, or misshapen teeth. Veneers can lengthen teeth that look too short, fill in gaps between teeth and cover any irregularity your teeth may have. Porcelain veneers reflect light the same way natural teeth do making them a great choice for a smile makeover.

Porcelain veneers are just one of the cosmetic dentistry options available at Gastonia Dental Group. Call our office to schedule a consultation today!

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 

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