October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and your Vista dentist Dr. Sabet wants to highlight the connection between oral health and one’s overall health. Research over the past several years has determined that gum disease is a risk factor for many chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and even prostrate cancer. Recent data also reveals that gum disease may increase one’s risk for breast cancer. (more…)
TMJ disorder can creep into our day-to-day life, affecting our ability to focus on things we really want to focus on. It can lead to severe headaches or even ringing in the ears. The TMJ is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. Your family dentist Dr. Sabet treats patients for TMJ dysfunction in his comfortable Vista office. Take his enlightening true/false quiz to learn more about what he provides for TMJ sufferers. (more…)
No parent wants to put their child through a preventable procedure, even one as smooth and stress-free as a dental filling. Dental Sealants are an extremely effective tool to prevent childhood cavities and the need for fillings. Sealants have successfully reduced childhood cavities for 40 years. Your Vista dentist Dr. Alex Sabet gently paints sealants atop back teeth where bacteria accumulate. Take Dr. Sabet’s informative true/false quiz to test your knowledge of dental sealants. (more…)
As adults, we understand the power of first impressions. Sometimes, crooked or crowded teeth cause us to feel self-conscious about our smiles or worried about the kind of first impression we impart on others. Your Vista dentist, Dr. Sabet, provides a comfortable and effective method for straightening teeth, ClearCorrect. ClearCorrect is an ideal choice for adults who do not want noticeable, dark-colored braces. ClearCorrect uses a series of clear aligner trays that gently reposition teeth. Take Dr. Sabet’s fun true/false quiz to learn more about this amazing option for straightening teeth.
- True or False. ClearCorrect does not require any metal brackets or wires.
- True or False. Each aligner tray is worn for around two weeks.
- True or False. You will wear a retainer after completion of ClearCorrect.
- True or False. You will remove ClearCorrect when you eat.
- True or False. ClearCorrect is very easy to clean.
- True or False. If you possess crooked or misaligned teeth, you are more likely to develop bad breath and cavities.
- True or False. Straightening your teeth with ClearCorrect may help prevent future TMJ pain.
Replacing a missing tooth or teeth can do wonders for one’s self esteem and oral health. Replacing missing teeth helps to prevent facial sagging, bone loss, and shifting teeth. Your Vista dentist, Dr. Sabet, partners with an oral surgeon to provide the leading choice for teeth replacement, dental implants. Dental implants are unique from other teeth replacement options because they alone replace the tooth root with a prosthetic root. The titanium tooth root fuses with the jawbone to form a secure bond. This provides long-lasting stability to the dental implant as well as the bridgework that it may support. Dr. Sabet will answer some frequently asked questions about dental implants.
Questions on Implants
Question: What are the steps to getting a dental implant?
It’s back to school time all over the country. The American Dental Association has supported legislation passed by Congress over recent years to overhaul the lunches being offered in schools. Recognizing the connection between oral and overall health, the ADA sited tooth decay as “the single most common chronic childhood disease.” Prevention is the focus in plans to offer nutritious snack and meal choices to our school children with reduced sodium, fat, and sugar contents.
The National School Lunch Program
With the help of federal assistance, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost, or free, school lunches to more than 31 million children, every day. However, the program had not undergone revisions in 15 years, so several nutrition advocates, including the ADA, agreed it was time for some changes a couple of years ago. The ADA offered the advice that the body is “a complex machine,” and “the foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums, too.”
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
In 2010, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to re-examine and update the dietary guidelines of school lunches. An increase in whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains remains a focus. Calorie limits have also been examined and tailored to be age appropriate, broken into groups of K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grades. Specific sodium content targets were laid out for a gradual reduction between 2012 and 2023. Federal requirements for the overall nutritional components are specific, but local school food authorities are still given (more…)
The world is full of amazing facts. There are things happening around us right now that will make history, and moments from the past that will never be forgotten. Have you ever had a friend or family member who seemed just full of facts on any given subject? Next time your at a party trying to make conversation, pull these dentistry related facts from your back pocket.
Interesting Dental Trivia
Fact #1: Kids Smile More than Adults
Men, women, and children – who smiles the most? Kids of both genders tend to flash their grins more freely. This is probably at least partially due to the fact that children tend to have less worries and a more carefree lifestyle. Children smile approximately 400 times every day, while their moms average about 62 smiles in a 24 hours period. Men seem to have the weight of the world on their shoulders, only tending to smile about eight times each day. (more…)
We all want to avoid being told that we developed a cavity. Preventing cavities can be easier than we think. By being mindful of what we choose to eat or drink, we significantly lower our chances of developing a cavity. Drinking sugary drinks such as sodas and juices can lead to tooth decay. Dr. Sabet, your Vista dentist, urges patients to reconsider that soda or juice. Learn more about what your Vista dentist feels about the harmful effects of soda and juice.
Check the Label
If you have ever worried about stained or discolored teeth, Dr. Alexander Sabet performs modern whitening treatments right here in his Vista office. Dr. Sabet offers the Kor Whitening treatment which is strong enough to brighten severely discolored teeth but with little risk of tooth sensitivity. Take Dr. Sabet’s informative true/false quiz about teeth whitening.
1. True or false. Dr. Sabet gives you whitening trays that are made specifically for your mouth.
2. True or false. You can wear your whitening trays while you sleep.
3. True or false. Whitening toothpastes can also help to lighten your teeth.
4. True or false. Teeth whitening only works on natural teeth; it does not affect dental implants or crowns.
If you have ever experienced a migraine, you hope to never meet one again. A migraine is a painful headache that sometimes includes nausea, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light. In order to prevent a migraine from recurring, you and your Vista dentist, Dr. Alexander Sabet, will work together to identify the underlying causes of your migraines. If you seem to be suffering from sleep apnea, this may be the source of your migraines. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which the sufferer stops breathing several times each night. Read on to learn more about this condition and Dr. Sabet’s treatment for sleep apnea.