Welcome To Vargas Dental Associates! Learn More About Our Practice

At Vargas Dental Associates, your comfort and well-being matter to us. Dr. Vargas and his team have a unique opportunity to create a family environment while providing the very best in dental care and services to our patients. We want to help bring out the best in your smile. We encourage you to learn more about our practice and hear thoughts from our team and our beloved patients — click here to watch a short video and learn more about what makes our practice special and different from the rest.

When To Replace Your Toothbrush And Other Oral Health Tips

At Vargas Dental Associates, we continuously stress the importance of caring for your oral health. While routine care in our office is extremely important, caring for your teeth during the rest of the year is just as important. We know that sometimes your oral hygiene routine might be a little lax, especially after a long day, but we want to stress the importance of caring for your teeth properly each and every day. It will save you a lot of money in the end when you do not need additional dental care. Here are some helpful tips:

Summer Dental Care Tips

We hope you have had an amazing start to the summer. This time of year seems to fly by, and before we know it, fall will be here. While you are out and about enjoying some fun in the sun, we want to encourage you and your family to be mindful of your oral health. We want to share some information about the importance of continuing to care for your oral health throughout the summer. We would hate for you to experience dental issues during the fall and winter. Here are some helpful tips:

Are Your Lifestyle Choices Negatively Affecting Your Oral Health?

At Vargas Dental Associates, one of our top priorities is to help you look and feel great about your oral health, because a healthy smile is paramount to wellness. One of the best ways to do this is to make wise choices in your everyday life that do not negatively affect your oral health. Unfortunately, some patients make poor lifestyle choices that can negatively impact their oral health. While these habits might not be affecting their oral health now, they will most certainly lead to problems in the future. Here are some lifestyle choice that patients should avoid if possible:

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.

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.

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:

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:

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!