Bad Oral Health Habits

At Vargas Dental Associates, our team works hard to ensure our patients have optimal oral health. Aside from treating our patients, we want to be sure that our patients of every age know how to properly care for their teeth. We see our patients so infrequently during the year, the majority of oral health care is in the hands of the patients. Unfortunately, there are some patients who have habits that may be negatively affecting the state of their oral health and can lead to serious issues in the future. We wanted to share some of the bad habits that you might want to change:

Importance Of After Care

Do you or a loved one have an upcoming treatment appointment that I recommended during your last visit? Or did I maybe recommend a treatment, but you have postponed scheduling your appointment? If so, this is your gentle reminder to schedule your appointment today. I would hate for you to experience a dental emergency. Whether you have a treatment appointment scheduled relatively soon or you are expecting to need treatment in the near future, I want to share the importance of following our post-treatment care instructions. Continue reading to learn more.

Teens And Oral Health

Each stage of parenthood seems to come with not only exciting milestones, but with challenges as well. In terms of your young loved ones’ dental health, each age comes with some challenges. Young children are learning how to properly care for their teeth and often need parental reinforcement to ensure they are removing all lingering bacteria. Teenagers come with a different set of dilemmas. Many teenagers are testing the boundaries of adulthood and have a tendency to push back on certain areas they feel are not important. Being that we were all teenagers at one point, we are sure you can remember doing the same. No matter what is going on in a teenager’s life, it is important for them to be mindful of their oral health. Decisions they make in their youth can have a big impact on the state of their oral health in the future.

What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do For ME?

Would you love to change your smile, but you have been hesitant to make a change? If so, we want to encourage you to discuss your dream smile with us the next time you visit our office. We know that many of our patients have a difficult time putting themselves first, and we are here to encourage you to think about your needs and desires and make a change to your smile if it will make you happier. We offer a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can make big changes to your smile. Read on to learn more.

Healthy Food For Healthy Teeth

We don’t know about you but we are loving the arrival of summer. There is so much to enjoy between the hot weather, longer days and nights, vacation plans, plans with family and friends, and the list can go on and on. No matter what plans you have this summer, we are sure there is going to be plenty of delicious food and drink to enjoy. Unfortunately, many of the delicious foods and drinks to enjoy at your festivities may not be the best for your oral health. We want to share some healthy foods that you should include in your diet that will help your oral health.

Take A Summer Trip — To The Dentist

Do you remember the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If you can’t remember, we would be happy to help you if you contact the office. If it has been longer than six months since you and your family visited our office, it is time to schedule an appointment. We know that life gets busy and it seems like there is always a conflict getting in the way, but the summer is the perfect time to visit our office. Read on to learn more about the importance of regular dental visits.

Your Oral Health Could Be In Jeopardy!

We feel that it is important for patients to understand the seriousness of caring for and being mindful of their oral health. Because we only see many of our patients twice a year, we want them to know and understand the signs that their oral health might be struggling. The majority of patients think that discomfort and pain is the only sign that there is a problem with their oral health. While that is a major warning sign that would indicate a problem with decay, there is another serious condition that affects approximately half of American adults, and the warning signs to this disease are less noticeable. Interested in learning more? Continue reading to learn more about this common disease and its warning signs.

Make Gum Health A Priority

When patients mention visiting the dentist, the thought on most patients’ minds is about the state of their teeth and finding out whether they have decay and need a treatment, like a filling. It is very rare that we see a patient and their first question is about the state of their gums. From the time we are young, there is such an emphasis on how to properly care for our teeth that most of us don’t realize the importance of properly caring for our gums. You may be surprised to learn that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, occurs when harmful bacteria infect and inflame the gum tissue.

Get The Smile Of Your Dreams At Any Age!

Would you love to improve your smile but feel like your age is holding you back from moving forward with treatment? Did we perhaps recommend a treatment to restore your oral health, but you feel you waited too long and the time has passed for the treatment to be effective? We are here to tell you that one of the biggest perks of dental treatment is that there is no age limit to improving your smile. We have state-of-the-art technology and treatment knowledge to improve or fix any dental issue no matter how long you have delayed treatment. We assist patients of every age every day with cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dental treatments that help them love their smile again. We can do the same for you! Read on to learn more.