Caring for Your Oral Health As You Age

When you think about your oral health over the years, do you have regrets and wish you could go back in time? It can be difficult as an adult to see the state of your oral health and realize the changes you could have made at an earlier age for a different outcome. While it is good to reflect, we can only make beneficial changes moving forward. One of the benefits of advancements in dental technology and treatments is that we can improve and enhance a number of dental health issues and concerns at any age. We want to stress the importance of taking care of your teeth at every age, especially as you become older.

Should I Replace My Missing Tooth?

Have you recently lost a tooth or have had a missing tooth for quite some time and are deciding whether it should be replaced? There are a number of reasons why a tooth might be missing. It might have been extracted due to extreme decay, experienced trauma or damage following an accident, or was removed due to severe gum disease. No matter the reason for the missing tooth, we believe our patients should always choose a tooth replacement.

Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

Summer is here, and we are feeling the heat! Have you been avoiding cold treats and drinks this summer because they bother your teeth? If extremely cold temperatures touching your teeth make your cringe, you are experiencing one of the common symptoms of tooth sensitivity. You may also experience tooth sensitivity when drinking something hot, brushing your teeth, or flossing them. While many of us experience this sensation from time to time, it should not be happening frequently. Continue reading to learn what tooth sensitivity could be telling you about your oral health.

Health Benefits of Dental Implants

If you have young children or think back to your youth, there is nothing quite like the excitement of losing your teeth. Wiggling the tooth back and forth until it falls out is a moment of pure joy for children. Then comes the fun of putting the tooth under the pillow for the tooth fairy and eagerly waiting to see what is left in exchange for the tooth. Unfortunately, that same excitement is not the same as you age and you are left with a tooth that needs to be extracted or falls out due to decay or injury. As an adult, a moment of panic replaces the moment of excitement that you felt as a child.

How To Keep Your Smile Healthy All Summer Long

Are you excited that summer is finally here? We certainly are! Summer seems to be a time that everyone is a bit more relaxed and able to enjoy themselves. Whether you are spending time outdoors, enjoying a vacation, or seeing family and friends, this season has something for everyone. While we hope that you have the best time this summer, we want to remind you to be mindful of your oral health. We want to share some helpful tips to ensure that you are able to enjoy your summer free from dental issues and concerns. Continue reading to learn the tips we suggest.

Why Visit Us For A Professional Cleaning?

When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If it wasn’t in the past six months, then you are due for a visit! At Vargas Dental Associates, we encourage our patients to visit our office every six months. We know that, at times, our office isn’t always your favorite place. However, you can do more harm to your oral health as well as your overall health when you postpone or delay your dental cleanings and examinations.

One Easy Way To Improve Your Smile

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile and would love to make a change? Oftentimes, patients are displeased with their smile, and a simple solution could not only improve their smile, but also make their face appear younger. We encourage our patients to express their concerns with their smile so we can work together to develop a treatment solution that will be sure to help them love their smile again. One in-office treatment is fast, effective and will leave you smiling brightly from ear to ear. Read on to learn more about this popular treatment.

Important Information To Know About Oral Cancer

Have you visited the dentist recently? At Vargas Dental Associates, we recommend that our patients visit our office every six months for a routine hygiene examination. During those appointments, we of course thoroughly clean teeth and inspect them for any signs of decay, but we also inspect for other illnesses that can affect oral and overall health. One of the illnesses we look for is oral cancer. Oral cancer is cancer that develops in any part of the mouth.