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.

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.

Healthy Drinks For Healthy Teeth

With the arrival of spring and summer right around the corner, we know that the temperatures are only going to be increasing from here on out. Remaining hydrated is important each and every day, but it is especially important during warm and hot weather. Aside from the weather, the spring and summer also bring the return of many sports and outdoor activities. During strenuous activity, it is important to hydrate and your drink of choice may be a sports beverage. While these drinks may be good at replacing electrolytes lost during vigorous activity, they are usually high in sugar. Oftentimes, we think about the sugary foods that we are consuming and don’t realize that certain beverages are just as unhealthy for your oral health.

It Pays To Be Proactive

The start of a new year is a time for reflection on experiences you had in the prior year as well as changes you may like to see in the new year. We encourage our patients to think about the state of their oral health over the past year and any changes or improvements they would like to see. We encourage our patients to be proactive with their dental health as a way to prevent dental complications from arising in the near future.

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.