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…)
ClearCorrect Brings Braces to Adults
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.
FAQ About Dental Implants With Your Vista Dentist
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?
How Healthy are School Lunches?
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…)
Fun and Fascinating Dental Facts
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…)
Your Vista Dentist: Avoid that Soda, Avoid that Cavity
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
True/False Quiz: Teeth Whitening
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.
Sleep Apnea May Cause Your Migraines
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.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Dr. Sabet’s True/False Quiz: Dental Fillings
Despite our efforts to brush and floss, most of us will wind up with a cavity from time to time. At Melrose Dental Arts in Vista, Dr. Alexander Sabet uses the latest technology to provide comprehensive dentistry with a compassionate touch. He treats cavities with gentle but long-lasting dental fillings. He would like to clear up some misconceptions about cavities and dental fillings with a fun true/false quiz.
Porcelain Veneers FAQ
As we get older, our teeth age with us. They may start to shift, crack, or develop ugly grooves. With a simple restoration called porcelain veneers, you can get back to that beautiful smile you once enjoyed. Your Vista dentist, Dr. Alexander Sabet, provides stellar preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry in a friendly, comfortable office. He now answers frequently asked questions on porcelain veneers.
Q: What are the steps to receiving a porcelain veneer?
A: When you come to Dr. Sabet’s office, we will first take impressions of your upper and lower teeth. Our team will send these to a lab, and a master ceramicist will construct a porcelain veneer according to the impressions. Then, when you return to our office, Dr. Sabet may have to remove a small portion of the tooth enamel, the top layer of the tooth, in order to allow space for the veneer. He will then attach the porcelain layers to the tooth.
Q: What can a porcelain veneer be used for?
A: A porcelain veneer can conceal flaws in your teeth such as cracks in the teeth, chips, and gaps between teeth. Veneers are also a great choice for those who want to brighten their stained teeth but encountered little success with teeth whitening.
Q: How well can a porcelain veneer match the color of my natural teeth?
A: Because porcelain comes in a number of different colors, a porcelain veneer can very closely match the color of your natural teeth.
Q: Can a porcelain veneer do anything for a crooked tooth or teeth?
A: Yes, veneers are a good option for those who possess slightly crooked teeth and would like to avoid more time-consuming orthodontic treatments.
Q: How do I care for my porcelain veneer?
A: To care for your veneer, simply care for it as you would any other tooth: twice-daily brushing and once a day flossing. Dr. Sabet also strongly recommends maintaining dental cleanings every six months so that he can check on your restoration.
About Your Vista Dentist
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers or to schedule a consultation, call our Vista office at (760) 724-9117. Dr. Alexander A. Sabet proudly treats patients from Vista and the surrounding areas of Carlsbad, Ocean side, San Marcos, and Escondido.