Discover The Benefits Of Proactive Oral Healthcare

Being proactive with your oral health has tremendous advantages. Surprisingly, not all patients approach their dental care that way. Many only visit when there’s an emergency, putting off preventative care, including regular check-ups, cleanings, and X-rays. Embracing a proactive approach towards oral healthcare will set you up for long-term success and save you from unnecessary expenses. We recommend that all our patients be proactive with their dental care.

5 Reasons To Maintain Good Oral Health After The Age Of 60

As you age, maintaining your overall health becomes increasingly important, and one aspect that often gets brushed aside is oral health. The health of our teeth and gums can have a major impact on our overall well-being, especially if you’re over 60. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of good oral health as you age and how it contributes to a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle.

Importance Of Saliva

When you come to the dentist for a cleaning or dental treatment, you may notice a member of our team holding a little suction device in your mouth. This device is helpful in removing excess saliva. Saliva, also known as spit, is necessary for maintaining your oral health. The main role of saliva is to help remove lingering food and bacteria from your mouth after you eat and drink. Saliva is mainly composed of water, but it does contain high levels of calcium and fluoride to help protect tooth enamel.

Is There A Link Between Oral And Heart Health?

At Vargas Dental Associates, we are passionate about our patients receiving regular oral hygiene examinations. During these appointments, we are able to spot any problem areas in the mouth and recommend immediate treatment. Unfortunately, when problems with your oral health, such as gum disease, are left to progress and worsen, your teeth and mouth are not the only areas of your body that can be affected. One area of your body in particular that can be negatively affected by oral health issues is your heart.

Learn More About Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

November is when we celebrate Thanksgiving and spend time with loved ones, and it is also the month we recognize Mouth Cancer Awareness. This month is dedicated to the knowledge and awareness of oral and mouth cancers. Mouth cancer is any cancer cells found on the lips, tongue, cheek, and gums. We stress the importance of routine oral care not only to look for decay, but also because we check for signs of mouth cancer during your appointment.

What To Expect On Your First Visit To Vargas Dental Associates

At Vargas Dental Associates, we are always welcoming new patients. We have been proudly serving the community of Bowie, MD since 1991. During this time, we have built a reputation of trust and excellence in the community. We are dedicated to our patients and provide high-quality care. We use the latest technology and the most advanced techniques to restore and improve the function and appearance of your teeth and smile.

Are You Missing Something?

Dealing with tooth loss can be an emotional experience. A person may lose a tooth for any number of reasons, such as severe tooth decay, trauma to the mouth, or gum disease. It can also be challenging if the tooth loss was unexpected and sudden, as we all know an accident can happen at any time. Regardless of the reason for your tooth loss, we are here to help you every step of the way. No matter the location of your missing tooth, it is important to replace it as soon as you are able. Missing teeth can lead to serious complications with your oral health. Continue reading to learn more.

Hear From Patients Like You!

At Vargas Dental Associates, we believe that every patient deserves the highest level of care, no matter the state of their oral health. There is no judgment here — only compassion. We value your health and will do anything we can to make you feel welcome and comfortable while you’re with us. We strive to treat all of our patients like family, so their opinions are important to us. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with some of our patients to hear their thoughts and receive feedback about the practice. We encourage you to click the link to view the video and hear what they have to say.