How To Keep Your Teeth Healthy For The Holidays

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is over and the holiday season is upon us. This is a busy season for many that is full of events with the family and holiday parties and get-togethers. One aspect of the holidays that most people love is the treats that are only available during this time of year. While special treats are nostalgic and enjoyable, it is important not to overindulge. Overdoing the food and sweet treats during this time of year can wreak havoc on your teeth in the new year. Read on to learn some helpful tips to keep your teeth healthy during the holiday season.

The Importance Of Keeping Your Mouth Healthy When You Feel Under the Weather

We don’t know about you, but we cannot believe that Thanksgiving is almost here and then the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will be upon us. While we hope all of our patients remain healthy during this time, occasional illnesses are always possible. If you should happen to fall ill, there are certain changes you should be making to protect your oral health and help improve your overall health.

Treat Yourself…Or Someone You Love

We hate to be the bearers of this news, but the holiday season will be here before you know it! The retail stores have been ready for the holiday season since the start of fall, but many of us are just starting to prepare for Thanksgiving, with the winter holidays quickly following. If you struggle with gift ideas for your family, we want to help you start your shopping early! Why not give the gift of a beautiful, white smile? Continue reading to learn more.

Are Bleeding Gums A Problem?

At Vargas Dental Associates, we want to help our patients have excellent oral health. Since we only see patients infrequently during the year, we have to rely on them to tell us about any changes or warning signs they see with their oral health. One issue that you may notice on occasion is bleeding gums. This is typically seen when you are brushing and rinsing your mouth. It is not unusual for bleeding gums to occur from time to time; however, if you notice this being a frequent issue, it is best to visit our office to be sure no problems have developed. Some possible causes of bleeding gums can include:

Teeth Are Strong But Not Indestructible

When you think of the strongest substance in your body you might guess one of your bones, perhaps the tibia. The actual strongest substance in the body is your tooth enamel, which is the outer covering of your teeth. Your tooth enamel is even stronger than your bones and is designed to protect the inside of your tooth. Although your tooth enamel is strong and can withstand you chewing multiple times each day, it is not indestructible and can become damaged. Read on to learn more about what can damage your enamel.

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.