Assisting A Friend Or Family Member With A Dental Emergency

By helping a friend or family member secure emergency dental services, you can help them save an injured or aching tooth from being lost. While assistance is not always needed during a dental emergency, it can make the experience easier, as urgent problems can leave someone in pain while also causing them alarm over a potentially severe smile change. Our Vista, CA dentist’s office is able to provide emergency dental services to patients. When injuries occur, or when patients start to struggle with significant pain, we want them to be comforted by the knowledge that treatment is accessible on short notice. You can make emergency care even easier to secure by providing support and encouragement, and (when necessary) by helping them bring a lost tooth in to be restored. (more…)

Make Consistent Flossing Part Of Your Oral Hygiene Routine

How consistent is your oral hygiene routine, and how thorough is it? We face persistent threats from oral bacteria, and those threats become harder to prevent without an effective approach to dental care. Unfortunately, many people fail to realize that they are making preventive care more difficult for themselves because they are not flossing. When you are not in the habit of flossing on a daily basis, you become more vulnerable to tartar buildup between teeth. This can lead to a higher risk for tooth decay, and it can also make gum disease an area of concern. Your Vista, CA dentist’s office can remove tartar buildup on and between teeth during a routine teeth cleaning. (more…)

Reliant On Caffeine For Energy? It May Affect Your Smile

If your days feel especially long, or if your ability to sleep is being interrupted, it may feel hard to complete your day without some assistance from caffeine. People enjoy caffeine in many different forms – some love to enjoy a cup of black coffee, while others enjoy tea. It is also common for people to turn to soft drinks and energy drinks for an energy jolt. While this substance is available in different forms, it can be hard to find a source for caffeine that carries no concerns for your smile. Some beverages are high in sugar, while others can cause dry mouth. It is also possible for your caffeine habit to affect the quality of your smile by staining your teeth. Our Vista, CA dentist’s office is prepared to help patients who are trying to maintain healthy smiles. In addition to providing preventive services in the office, we can help you identify habits that are making you more vulnerable to oral health troubles! (more…)

Receiving A Lifelike Dental Filling For A Cavity

What can be done to help a patient when they have a cavity? Issues with tooth decay are common, even among people who take their oral health care seriously. If a cavity forms on your tooth, your dentist will carefully remove the area of decay before providing a permanent dental restoration to support it. At our Vista, CA dentist’s office, we have experience providing restorative dental care for our patients without creating issues for their smile. One way we are able to do this is by offering dental fillings made from a lifelike composite resin material. When this resin substance is applied, it is able to protect the tooth against physical harm or infection while preserving its natural appearance! (more…)

Choosing To Delay Cavity Treatment Can Lead To Complications

man confident about the success of upcoming cavity treatmentIf you have an important task to take care of, crossing it off of your to-do list can feel satisfying. If you continue to put it off, you can start to feel it looming over you. Problems with your dental health can be more than just another thing cluttering your list of responsibilities – if you need restorative dental work, the problem affecting you will worsen in time until that work is provided. Our Vista, CA dentist’s office is ready to take care of dental decay through the appropriate restorative dental work. When treatment occurs shortly after a cavity forms, your smile can be restored through the placement of a dental filling. However, if more time has passed, decay may call for more involved care if your tooth is to be completely restored. (more…)

Can A Person’s Risk For Cavities Change Over Time?

young woman thinking about a questionHave you struggled to avoid problems with tooth decay in the past, or have you remained free of cavities? Hopefully, you have been fortunate enough to avoid problems with tooth decay. This can be a sign that you have healthy teeth as well as an effective preventive care routine in place. What you should know is that if you are not committed to staying on top of your oral care routine, you may find it more difficult to continue avoiding problems that require restorative dental work. Your relative risk for decay can change because of enamel erosion, issues with your diet, or because of slips in your routine that you have not noticed. In addition to treating issues with dental decay, our Vista, CA dentist’s office can help patients avoid future problems through regular dental checkups and cleanings. (more…)

What Should You Do About A Chipped Or Cracked Tooth?

Thoughtful student pondering a questionA serious tooth injury that causes pain is something you should address as soon as possible. While some experiences with dental trauma are difficult to ignore, people sometimes have questions regarding what to do about relatively minor chips or cracks. Even if your injury seems slight, it is possible that your tooth could be in worse shape than you realize. There is also a chance that it could be damaged more seriously in time, or develop an infection. Our Vista, CA dentist’s office has experience caring for individuals who required work for a chipped or cracked tooth. If the tooth starts to feel painful, or if you are worried about its long-term health, we do offer emergency dental appointments! (more…)

Bad Brushing Habits That You Should Break

If you put time and effort into protecting your smile from problems like tooth decay and gum disease, you should expect to remain safe from these issues. Unfortunately, people sometimes overlook certain issues with the way they go about caring for their teeth, and that can make it more difficult for them to remain protected against oral health threats. Are there any bad habits that you need to take on if you want to brush your teeth more effectively? Your Vista, CA dentist’s office can recommend smart oral care habits if you have struggled to prevent dental problems in the past. Even if you have successfully controlled your risks for dental problems, positive changes to your routine can be important if you hope to remain on top of these issues. (more…)