Did you know that 44% of people worldwide have untreated tooth decay? However, the shocking statistics don’t stop there. Roughly 30% of seniors have no natural teeth, up to 90% of schoolchildren have tooth decay, and 91% of Americans have had at least one cavity by their 21st birthday. With these statistics in mind, it is safe to say that our dental hygiene routine needs an upgrade. Therefore, a dentist is sharing six good oral health habits to start today!(more…)
Vista Dental Care Blog
August 20, 2020
August 6, 2020
Did you know roughly 48% of American adults don’t visit the dentist at least once a year? Between busy schedules, dental phobias, and the current pandemic, many patients find themselves consistently postponing their routine checkups. However, your bi-yearly appointments serve an important purpose for your oral and overall health! Read on for four reasons to schedule a visit to your dentist today.(more…)
July 22, 2020
It has been drilled into your head since you were a child that flossing is an important part of keeping your teeth clean. This isn’t just because it can help you remove food debris that is stuck in between. There is a multitude of benefits of taking a minute to floss every day when you brush your teeth. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the benefits of flossing.(more…)
July 7, 2020
Do you have insecurities about your smile? Fortunately, dentistry has come a long way and offers a multitude of different procedures and treatments for both aesthetic and restorative purposes. Certain treatments are becoming increasingly popular throughout the years because of their incredible results. Continue reading to learn more from your cosmetic dentist about the most popular dental trends throughout 2020. Maybe you will find one that’s right for you!(more…)
June 29, 2020
Did you know the Adult’s Oral Health & Well-Being Survey found that 42% of Americans don’t visit the dentist at least once a year? Between a demanding work schedule and following the stay-at-home orders, your next visit for a checkup and cleaning with your dentist can seem unnecessary. After all, you practice good dental hygiene, and forgoing this one visit won’t hurt, right?
Actually, your bi-yearly visits are crucial for both your oral and overall health. If you find yourself considering skipping your upcoming visit, here are four benefits you should consider:
June 8, 2020
Do you find yourself covering your mouth when you laugh or smile to hide your teeth? You’re not alone. In fact, 57% of Americans do the same thing. If misaligned or crooked teeth make you feel self-conscious, then it is time to speak with your dentist about Invisalign or traditional braces! Both are extremely effective at straightening teeth, but there are some fundamental differences in their approach. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of each to help you decide which is right for you.
May 23, 2020
You went through the long process of having metal braces when you were younger and liked the outcome, but over the years your bite has changed. With your busy life you can’t imagine going through braces again, but you want to feel confident about your smile. You’ve heard of Invisalign but don’t know if it’s a viable option because of the braces you wore previously. Fortunately, they are! Invisalign can give you the results you want in as little as six months and is practically invisible. Your dentist can answer your questions and help you determine if Invisalign is applicable for your unique smile.
May 9, 2020
Adjusting to life during the COVID-19 pandemic can be a challenge. Limiting your physical contact with friends and family, working from home, and watching the virus take over all the news channels has been draining. On top of this, people all over the country are being asked to wear face coverings to reduce the spread of the virus. You want to follow the new recommendations as well as possible, but how do you know that you are doing it correctly? Your dentist can tell you the do’s and don’ts of wearing face masks to protect yourself and the people around you.
May 4, 2020
Advancements in science over the last fifty years have provided people with new tools to take care of their teeth at home. However, there are some things that still need the expertise and oversight of a trained dentist to be carried out successfully. The process of moving your teeth is often intricate and will have lasting consequences, so an experienced dentist is necessary to ensure that nothing goes wrong. Unfortunately, many people are seeking out do-it-yourself solutions over the internet to try and adjust their teeth without visiting the dentist. These quick fixes often fail and leave lasting damage in your mouth. Before you decide to try your own solutions, consider these 4 reasons to see your dentist for braces.
April 16, 2020
Are you considering getting dental implants, but are hesitant because of the rumors you’ve heard about them? Even though nearly 3 million Americans have dental implants and another 500,000 are placed every year, there are some common misconceptions about this state-of-the-art tooth replacement option. However, they may be the perfect choice for regaining your smile, oral health, and confidence. Read on as your local Sparks implant dentist busts the four most common myths about this modern way to rebuild your smile.