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.

Don’t Let Summer Fun Turn Into Autumn Woes

We cannot believe that September has arrived! We hope that you had an amazing summer! Even though summer doesn’t technically end for another few weeks, the unofficial end of summer arrives around Labor Day. Before we know it, the holiday season will be upon us. If you have not visited our office within the past six months for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning, now is the time to schedule an appointment. You would be surprised at the effect your summer snacking and sweets can have on your oral health. Read on to learn about the importance of routine dental care, especially after the summer.

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.