Making sure to take care of your smile thoroughly is more than just brushing and flossing at home. It also includes paying mind to what foods and beverages you consume and their effect on your teeth, as well as attending routine examinations and cleanings to ensure the health of your grin. While you may follow this plan religiously, the fact of the matter is that cosmetic concerns such as stains or darkening of a smile still may occur. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist will address what you can do when your only concern is a dull grin, and how in-office whitening offers a higher-quality result than over-the-counter treatments.
We are currently heading into the second week of 2021 with higher hopes than we had in most of 2020. Indeed, this year for many is going to be a year of major change, hopefully for the better, as many have set goals to stay on top of their health and happiness, including attending routine dental visits. As a major part of the standard preventive care regimen, routine checkups serve more purposes than a cavity hunt and can even help identify minor concerns before they warrant extensive treatment such as a crown or root canal. In this week’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist will look at what really goes on during your examination and cleaning, as well as how it is necessary for a healthy smile.
Oral health is often not at the forefront of many people’s minds, as concerns such as what to make for dinner, picking up the kids from soccer practice, and other immediate topics typically occupy that space. In fact, brushing in the morning and evening may come as a second nature activity to many. But what happens when you unintentionally neglect your oral health and larger concerns such as decay and tooth loss arise? In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist will look at circumstances in which a dental crown may be warranted to preserve your oral health.
In our last blog, we explained how dental veneers transform smiles in just two visits. However, your Vista, CA, dentist also offers options that provide many of the same repairs in just one visit. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the benefits of improving smile beauty with dental bonding and contouring. Now is the perfect time to make big changes to your smile, so you start 2021 off right!
There are many different imperfections that can affect your smile. They may be the symptoms of the wear that your teeth experience over time, or they may simply be due to the way your teeth grew in. Everyone’s teeth are different, but everyone deserves to have a smile they love. If some of those imperfections are holding you back from feeling confident in your smile, then maybe it’s time to explore cosmetic dentistry options. Your dentist actually has a number of different treatment options that can give you a beautiful smile. In fact, dental veneers can create a brand new smile altogether. (more…)
In our last blog we explain how fluoride treatments could help protect smiles of all ages from the onset of tooth decay. In today’s blog, we would like to continue this conversation by highlighting another unique treatment to protect smiles from cavities. Your Vista, CA, dentist is going to talk about avoiding cavities with dental sealants.
A number of factors could lead to the onset of cavities, but the main factor in all of them is the outer enamel becoming compromised. To help lower the risk of cavities in kids and adults alike, your Vista, CA, dentist may recommend a special varnish or at-home rinse that contains fluoride. In today’s blog, we’re going to explain how this mineral helps prevent cavities.
Did you know that once the year comes to an end, you will lose your remaining dental insurance benefits, and could be stuck in a waiting period before your 2021 ones become available? In today’s blog, your Vista, CA, dentist explains why now is the perfect time to schedule a visit and use the benefits you earned before they’re lost!
With the holidays finally here and Thanksgiving just around the corner, many families are preparing for their family gatherings. The holidays mean delicious comfort food, enjoying each other’s presence, and kicking back and relaxing. While it is a time for rest, one thing that you do not want to become too lax on is your oral health, and the holidays are the time of year that cavities like to make themselves known. Even though it may seem like there is little harm in delaying your routine preventive visit until after the New Year, it could actually be detrimental, which is why your Vista, CA dentist at Melrose Dental Arts wants to let you know about the importance of attending your routine checkup, and three things you can expect from it.
When you eat a lot of foods high in sugar and starch, this is a recipe for tooth decay. Unfortunately, this describes many of our Thanksgiving favorites! While the holiday will be very different this year due to the pandemic, that doesn’t mean you won’t be enjoying your usual favorites. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA, dentist will look at what you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy.