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.
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.
Do you remember the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If you can’t remember, we would be happy to help you if you contact the office. If it has been longer than six months since you and your family visited our office, it is time to schedule an appointment. We know that life gets busy and it seems like there is always a conflict getting in the way, but the summer is the perfect time to visit our office. Read on to learn more about the importance of regular dental visits.
At Vargas Dental Associates, we stress the importance of doing everything possible to prevent decay and other oral health complications. We know that most adults know they should be brushing and flossing their teeth daily, but we also know not everyone is properly following an oral hygiene routine as they should.
We feel that it is important for patients to understand the seriousness of caring for and being mindful of their oral health. Because we only see many of our patients twice a year, we want them to know and understand the signs that their oral health might be struggling. The majority of patients think that discomfort and pain is the only sign that there is a problem with their oral health. While that is a major warning sign that would indicate a problem with decay, there is another serious condition that affects approximately half of American adults, and the warning signs to this disease are less noticeable. Interested in learning more? Continue reading to learn more about this common disease and its warning signs.
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.
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.
At Vargas Dental Associates, we do everything we can to save your natural teeth. Unfortunately, even with our best efforts, it is not always possible. This is when a tooth extraction is required. A tooth extraction is when the entire tooth — the structure and the tooth root — is removed from your mouth. A tooth extraction may be recommended due to decay or injury and may also be suggested to patients who may be starting a complicated medical treatment and optimal oral health is required, including patients who are starting certain chemotherapy treatments, a stem cell replacement or transplant, or organ transplant.
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.
At Vargas Dental Associates, we do everything we can to save your natural teeth. When a tooth is damaged beyond repair, we may recommend a dental crown to save your tooth, and when your tooth root is severely damaged or infected we may recommend a root canal. Many patients are fearful of this treatment before learning about the benefits of the procedure. Movies and TV shows often depict root canals to be something they are not. We are here to ease your mind and tell you more about the root canal treatment and how it can save your tooth.