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3 Things You Should Know About Dating with Clear Aligners

February 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 7:23 pm
Young couple out on a date

Valentine’s day is almost here, which means it’s a good time to think about how you appear to potential romantic partners. If you’re wearing clear aligners, you might be wondering how that could affect your love life this year.

You may have to do a little bit of planning, but you should still be able to enjoy your night and make a good impression while wearing your SureSmile aligners. Here are a few things you can keep in mind.


How Gum Disease and Heart Disease Are Related

February 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 7:10 pm
Graphic with a heart on a blue background

February is American Heart Month, which is an opportunity to remind people of the importance of a healthy heart. Heart disease is the most common cause of death among adults in the U.S., so it’s important that people understand the risk factors involved with this condition.

Believe it or not, dentists can play a pretty important role here. If recent scientific research is to be believed, then gum disease can increase your chances of contracting this condition. If you want to know more about the link between the two, here’s a guide that should tell you what you want to know.                      


Can Medications Cause Cavities?

January 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 7:16 pm

Woman holding medication and glass of waterWhether you require daily medications or you’re battling a cold with OTC remedies, they can leave a lasting mark on your smile. Believe it or not, many can lead to tooth decay and other oral health issues. Although your teeth are protected by the hardest substance in your body, your enamel isn’t any match for certain medications. Don’t worry, here are the tips you need to protect your smile.


Four Ways to Stick with Brushing and Flossing

January 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 5:45 pm
A family brushing in the mirror

A lot of the time, it can be hard to even get started with simple things, especially if you’ve been putting them off. Life is busy, forming habits is difficult, and so little things might fall through the cracks.

Maybe that’s why a recent study found that 30% of millennials are only brushing their teeth once a day, and that’s to say nothing about flossing. It can be easy to let dental hygiene fall by the wayside, but brushing and flossing are the most important things you can do to prevent oral health problems. If you find yourself struggling to keep up the habit, here are a few tips that might help you.


2 Drinks That Can Actually Prevent Cavities

December 30, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 5:33 pm
A delicious-looking mug of green tea

There are a lot of steps you can take to protect your oral health. Brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, using antibacterial mouthwash every time you brush—it can start to feel a little bit overwhelming. What if there was a nice, warm, comforting drink that could make your oral health just a little bit better?

As it turns out there isn’t a drink that can do this for you… there are two! Studies suggest that both coffee and green tea can protect teeth from cavities. Here’s what you should know about how these two drinks can contribute to your oral health.


5 Health Problems Caused by Poor Oral Health Smile

December 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 4:29 am
person with oral health problems covering mouth

Maintaining good oral health is way more important than many people think it is. The mouth is the primary entrance into the body. This means that failing to take care of it properly will negatively affect your whole body. In fact, not practicing proper oral hygiene and developing oral health issues can lead to a range of overall health problems. Continue reading to learn about five health conditions that can be caused by poor oral health.


How to Floss with SureSmile

November 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 4:11 am
young woman flossing teeth

It’s no wonder that clear aligners have become so popular in recent years. After all, they can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted without the hassle of having metal wires and brackets in your mouth. Plus, there are no dietary restrictions during the process of straightening your teeth. All you have to do is remove them before eating or drinking anything other than water. That does mean food particles can get trapped between teeth, so good oral hygiene like flossing is mandatory. Read on to learn more about flossing with SureSmile from your dentist in Sparks so you maximize your treatment benefits!


What Makes the Holidays So Dangerous for Your Smile?

November 11, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 1:47 pm
Gingerbread cookies surrounded by holiday decorations

From Halloween to New Year’s, many people consider the end-of-year holiday season to be the worst time of year for teeth. This is because the holidays make it all too easy to get into some bad habits that can eventually lead to cavities and other issues. To help you protect your oral health in Sparks, the following post explores some common holiday dental hazards as well as some tips for protecting your smile.


Really Great Tips for Reducing Coffee Breath

October 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 9:16 am
A woman smelling a man’s coffee breath

So, let’s say you have a regular coffee habit. Namely, you drink a few cups of joe every day of the week. While this practice perks you up, though, it also gives you coffee breath that leaves your mouth smelling bad. Does this mean you’ll need to give up your java? Not at all — you can solve the problem with the right oral hygiene practices. To prove it, your local Sparks dentist is here with the details. Read on to learn the source of coffee breath and some great ways to get rid of it.


Why Does a Dentist Take X-Rays?

October 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 8:20 am
A close-up of dental x-rays

If you have them often enough, you likely know the basics of dental checkups. Namely, they involve an oral exam, a teeth cleaning, and some treatment options for diagnosed issues. However, you may not know why a dentist takes dental X-rays of your mouth during this process. You might think the human eye is enough to see what’s going on with your teeth. Well, your local dental practice is here to explain. Read on to learn the reasons why X-rays are taken at dental checkups.

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