Sports Drinks Can Harm Your Smile

sports drinkAs you are already aware, soft drinks can cause quite a lot of damage to your teeth. This isn’t to say you should avoid sodas entirely if you enjoy them. Rather, it is important to be aware that they can harm your enamel and maybe limit your intake. Similarly, sports drinks can cause just as much damage. This might come as a surprise because they are marketed to seem healthier, but in reality, they often contain a lot of sugar and harmful acids. Of course, they do have benefits for those who are active and frequently exert themselves, but you should be aware of their downsides. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist talks about what causes sports drinks to hurt your smile and why you need to be extra vigilant with your preventative care when you consume them regularly. (more…)

How Does Teeth Grinding Affect You?

splint therapy are to eliminate TMJ and muscle pain, to improve jaw function, and to recapture the displaced discTaking care of your smile often involves more work than many people are willing to put in. After all, there are what seem to be countless factors out there that can pose a significant threat to your oral health, and the unfortunate truth of the matter is that there are significantly fewer factors that serve as protectors. As such, your dentist recommends practicing a well-rounded preventive routine, but what exactly does this mean for uncommon concerns? In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist explores the potential dangers that arise from unconscious teeth grinding, as well as what your treatment options may look like.

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How Flossing Can Protect Against Gum Disease

Daily health care. Young man cleaning flossing his white teeth with dental floss, black & white photoA bright and shiny smile is a goal many people strive to achieve. It communicates a heightened level of self-confidence as well as a person’s happiness. Indeed, cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to address noticeable stains or blemishes that may contribute to a lackluster appearance, but bear in mind that your oral health is the most important factor to consider overall. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist explores why it is important to maintain an effective preventive dental routine, as well as why you should consider best practices for periodontal care.

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Brightening Your Grin This Year

bouche et grain de beauté 3It goes without saying that taking care of your smile is a lifelong endeavor and one that requires multiple steps to initiate. Indeed, an effective preventive dental routine is necessary for maintaining a lifelong bill of health, but sometimes issues lead to bigger concerns and before you know it, you are in dire need of restorative treatment. Still, sometimes the biggest concern does not directly impact your health, but rather, the appearance of your smile. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist discusses the role of cosmetic dentistry in appreciating your smile, and how teeth whitening can help.

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Schedule Your Next Dental Filling

3d render of teeth with dental composite filling in gumsBy now, you are likely familiar with the importance of maintaining a consistent preventive dental routine. After all, there are a variety of factors out there that can cause harm to your teeth, and a thorough routine helps keep your structures strong and protected. Still, however, we may fall short in our at-home routine when we become too comfortable in the process, allowing concerns such as tooth decay and more to wreak havoc on our grins. In cases such as these, having a contingency plan is essential, and restorative treatment is an excellent option. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist takes a look at the way tooth decay impacts your teeth and how dental fillings can help.

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Attend Your Visit Before The New Year

Beautiful female patient with curly hair in pink shirt sitting in dental clinic and waiting for teeth examination, smiling and looking at camera. Concept of medicine and treatmentTaking care of your smile often requires a consistent effort on your part, and this is true for people of all ages. Indeed, the sooner you begin proper preventive care, the better off your smile will be. Bear in mind, however, that a lifelong bill of health also requires effort on your end to maintain, and nothing is better suited than a well-rounded preventive dental routine. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist encourages our patients to schedule their routine checkups and examinations before the new year, as well as why now is the prime time to do so.

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Keeping Younger Smiles Healthy With Prevention

Portrait of happy girl shows thumb up gesture at dental clinicIt goes without saying that losing one or even multiple oral structures can have a significant effect on a person’s esteem, oral function, and more. Further, it is clearly nobody’s first choice, but sometimes it may be the only viable option if a person’s oral health is at stake. For this reason, your dentist recommends beginning preventive dental care early, but just how early is necessary? In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist takes a look at why we emphasize an excellent routine at an early age, as well as how this helps contribute to a lifelong smile.

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Ways Implants Optimize Oral Function

Open mouth of woman with dentist mirror during checking teethLosing a tooth can be troubling for many people, especially if it is due to serious infections such as decay or periodontal disease. Sometimes, however, a person may have no other option if it comes down to having a tooth extracted for the sake of preserving your overall oral health. Even still, however, once you have a compromised structure extracted, that does not necessarily mean that your problems are completely resolved. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist discusses the benefits dental implants offer compared to other forms of replacement teeth, and how our team can help.

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Why You Should Replace A Lost Tooth

Healthy white teeth and implants are smiling on blue background and dentist tools mirror, hook. Copy space for textIt goes without saying that the last thing a person wants to consider is the possibility of losing a permanent tooth, especially since it will not come back after the fact. Indeed, advances in dental technology have made it possible to circumvent many situations, however, one factor still takes precedence, and that is the factor of time. As a matter of fact, the longer you wait to seek treatment, the more difficult it is to guarantee successful treatment. This is why we recommend seeking treatment sooner rather than later. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist shares what steps you should take following a tooth extraction, as well as why it is important to replace a lost tooth.

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When Does A Tooth Need To Be Removed?

Infected tooth in mouth. 3D rendered illustration.There are various factors and components that contribute to your overall oral health. From the foods and beverages you consume to the level of preventive care you practice at home and everything in-between, there is not much that your smile is immune to. As such, your dentist recommends attending a routine appointment at least twice a year in order to maintain a healthy smile. But what happens when an infection spreads farther than you anticipated? In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist takes a look at when it is beneficial to extract a tooth and why that may be the best option for dealing with significant infection.

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