Why You Should Never Delay Even Routine Dental Care

We don’t know about you, but we are thrilled to have warm weather and the start of the official start of summer around the corner. We know that many of our patients have busy schedules, so hopefully, you will get some time to relax during the summer. If we recommended a dental treatment for you or a loved one during your last visit, now is the perfect time to schedule your appointment. Delaying or avoiding treatment can cause serious problems with your oral health. Read on to learn more.

To Floss Or Not To Floss? That Is The Question

At Vargas Dental Associates, we are passionate about the state of our patients’ oral health. During routine examinations, we thoroughly inspect and clean your teeth. We act a bit like detectives because we can tell what kinds of foods you might eat and how well you brush your teeth. We still have a number of patients who are diligent in brushing their teeth but fail to understand the importance of flossing every day. Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing your teeth.

Curious About Dental Implants?

Are you struggling to choose a dental replacement option? While there are different choices depending on your lifestyle, needs, and budget, there is one that provides a number of benefits to patients: dental implants. Dental implants have become extremely popular over the years, and we often get asked the same questions about treatment. We wanted to share four of the most common questions we are asked about dental implants. Read on to learn the questions and answers.

Healthy Drinks For Healthy Teeth

With the arrival of spring and summer right around the corner, we know that the temperatures are only going to be increasing from here on out. Remaining hydrated is important each and every day, but it is especially important during warm and hot weather. Aside from the weather, the spring and summer also bring the return of many sports and outdoor activities. During strenuous activity, it is important to hydrate and your drink of choice may be a sports beverage. While these drinks may be good at replacing electrolytes lost during vigorous activity, they are usually high in sugar. Oftentimes, we think about the sugary foods that we are consuming and don’t realize that certain beverages are just as unhealthy for your oral health.

Bridging The Gap

Dealing with tooth loss can not only be upsetting and difficult to experience, but it can come with challenges in your daily life as well. A missing tooth can affect your appearance if it is a visible tooth and it can cause changes in your bite and the way you chew if it is a rear tooth. No matter the location of your missing tooth, we recommend replacing it as soon as possible. We offer a tooth replacement option that can restore one tooth or multiple teeth at one time. Read on to learn more about a dental bridge and why we may recommend this treatment.

Can Medications Affect Oral Health?

When we are prescribed a medication for our overall health, we are mainly thinking about the relief it will provide or how it will improve a medical condition. When we learn about side effects from a medical professional, we are typically concerned with how they affect overall health. Very little is ever mentioned about how medications may affect your oral health. We want to bring awareness to the fact that many medications, whether prescribed or over-the-counter, can have lasting effects on your teeth and mouth that can significantly impact the future of your oral health. We want to share some of the common side effects and tips to help your oral health:

Is A Cracked Tooth A Problem?

We don’t know how you feel, but it always seems like an emergency happens at the worst time. One of the best ways to prevent a dental emergency is to maintain regular hygiene examination appointments in our office. If you or a loved one experience a dental emergency between visits, it is important to remain calm and contact our office for instructions and to see if a visit is needed. One dental problem that will always require a visit to our office is a cracked tooth. Read on to learn more about why a cracked tooth should never be ignored.

Nervous About Your Next Visit? Try These Relaxation Tips

Is there an upcoming dental treatment or hygiene examination, and you feel nervous or uneasy about your visit? If so, you are not alone. There are many people who experience some degree of anxiety before they visit the dentist. We never want your nervous feelings to keep you from getting the dental care you need and deserve. Dr. Vargas and the entire team at Vargas Dental Associates, want you to feel comfortable and relaxed while in our care. We want to share some tips to help you relax before and during your next appointment:

Learn About The Best Tooth Replacement Available

Are you in need of a tooth replacement and would you like to see if you are a candidate for dental implant treatment? Even if you don’t need a tooth replacement now, it is always wise to learn about treatments you or a loved one may need in the future. Dental implants are typically our first recommendation when a patient comes to us asking about tooth replacement options. Due to advancements in dental treatments and technology, more patients than ever before are eligible to receive dental implants. Unfortunately, there are still some patients who may not qualify. Continue reading to learn more about implants and whether you would be a good candidate.

Oral Health Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

Thankfully, we are often given warning signs in our daily lives before something goes wrong. For example, your car will alert you if there is a problem with the vehicle or will give a notification before you run out of gas. In a similar manner, there are warning signs given by your mouth to indicate a problem with your oral health. The longer the signs are ignored, the greater your chance of experiencing a dental emergency. Would you know what warning signs to look for that can tell you there is a problem with your oral health? We are here to help!