Quiz: How Do I Stop Snoring?

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Do you suffer from chronic snoring? This issue can make sleep difficult for both you and your significant other. In fact, people with this common issue may actually be experiencing the symptoms of a serious sleep disorder. Fortunately, your dentist in Vista, CA can assess your sleep problems and recommend comfortable and minimally invasive treatment options.

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Gum Disease May Affect Rates of Breast Cancer

shutterstock_161260460October 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…)

Your Vista Dentist Treats TMJ Pain

shutterstock_139302251TMJ 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…)

Sedation Dentistry 101 with Your Vista Dentist

sedationdentistryYour family and cosmetic dentist Dr. Sabet does not want dental anxiety to stop anyone from receiving quality dental care. That is why he provides professional sedation dentistry right here in Vista. Learn more as Dr. Sabet answers a few frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry. (more…)

Your Vista Dentist Quizzes You on Sealants

dental educationNo 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…)

ClearCorrect Brings Braces to Adults

Tooth FillingsAs 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/False Quiz

  1. True or False. ClearCorrect does not require any metal brackets or wires.
  2. True or False. Each aligner tray is worn for around two weeks.
  3. True or False. You will wear a retainer after completion of ClearCorrect.
  4. True or False. You will remove ClearCorrect when you eat.
  5. True or False. ClearCorrect is very easy to clean.
  6. True or False. If you possess crooked or misaligned teeth, you are more likely to develop bad breath and cavities.
  7. True or False. Straightening your teeth with ClearCorrect may help prevent future TMJ pain.

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FAQ About Dental Implants With Your Vista Dentist

restorativedentistryReplacing 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?

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How Healthy are School Lunches?

SchoolLunchLineIt’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…)