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.

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.

Do You Need This Common Dental Treatment?

Did we recommend a dental crown during your last appointment and you have postponed scheduling the procedure? We know it can be a little nerve-racking if you have never received this treatment before, but we assure you there is no need to be concerned. The treatment to place a dental crown is a routine procedure that can restore the function of your mouth and eliminate the need for a more involved treatment. Read on to learn more about this common dental treatment and why we may have recommended this treatment method.

Can Stress Cause Damage To Your Teeth?

Have you recently been feeling overwhelmed or anxious? If you answered yes, you are not alone. With all of the responsibilities of daily life, plus the events over the past year have led to an increase in stress in many adults. The signs of stress can be seen in the body with issues such as an increase in blood pressure, upset stomach, racing heart, and trouble sleeping. Dentists across the country are reporting that more patients than ever before are experiencing dental emergencies with the cause likely being stress related issues.

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.

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.

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.