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Do You Have a Loose Tooth as an Adult? Here’s What You Should Do

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 9:18 pm
Man with tooth pain

If you’re an adult, you probably have memories of losing your teeth when you were in elementary school and assume that’s the last you would ever have to worry about it. That said, it can come as a shock to realize that one of your teeth is loose as an adult. While it certainly requires dental attention, it is not the end of the world. Here’s what you should know about having a loose tooth as an adult and what you can do about it.


Does Teeth Whitening Work On Dental Implants?

July 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 6:46 am
Dental implant in someone’s mouth

If you’re someone who cares a lot about how your teeth look and feel, you probably know that dental implants are one of the most powerful methods of tooth replacement. Their realism and stability have made them one of the most popular ways to replace a tooth among both dentists and patients.

You may also know that teeth whitening is an excellent way to brighten your teeth incredibly quickly, producing a smile up to eight shades whiter than it was before. However, if you’re interested in getting both dental implants and teeth whitening, there are some factors that can make that complicated. Here’s what you should know.


How to Get Fit Without Affecting Your Oral Health

July 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 6:40 am
Portrait of a smiling runner

People tend to think about medicine in little chunks, where the health of the body is one thing and the health of the teeth is another. However, if you’re trying to get fit, that could potentially cause problems for your oral health if you do it improperly.

Just about everyone could stand to think a little bit more about how their general lifestyle choices affect their teeth. Here are a few things you ought to consider if you’re trying to keep your oral health in good condition while working out.


What to Ask About at a Regular Dental Checkup

June 30, 2023

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dentist talking to a patient

Most dental organizations recommend seeing your dentist for preventive care at least twice a year. This gives patients an opportunity to figure out if they have any outstanding oral health problems and to ask any questions about how to better their dental hygiene.

If you haven’t been to the dentist for a while, you might not really know what to say at a checkup. If you’re curious, here are a few things you may want to ask about.


The Most Annoying Foods to Get Caught in Your Teeth

June 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 1:43 am
picture of someone flossing

In general, no one really likes the feeling of having something caught between their teeth. That said, there are some foods that are more likely to get gummed up in your smile than others. In some cases, getting something lodged there may even cause a dental emergency, requiring professional attention.

Using a little bit of caution when you eat can go a long way, so here are a few foods that can be especially annoying to get caught in your teeth.


5 Health Problems Caused by Poor Oral Health

May 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 12:15 pm
person with oral health problems covering mouth

From our early years, we were taught the significance of maintaining a healthy smile through daily brushing, nightly flossing, balanced nutrition, and regular dental checkups. While oral health problems can undoubtedly impact your smile, they can also have far-reaching consequences on your overall well-being. Join us as we explore five health issues that can be triggered by an unhealthy smile.


6 Ways to Banish Bad Breath

May 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 7:04 am
a woman checking to see if she has bad breath

One thing that wearing masks during Covid revealed was how your breath smelled. You may have been shocked to discover it wasn’t so pleasant. If so, you are not alone. It’s estimated that approximately 80 million Americans suffer from chronic halitosis (bad breath). The good news is that this oral health condition is completely treatable! Read on to learn six ways you can freshen your breath.


How Makeup Impacts the Brightness of Your Smile

April 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 5:43 pm
a woman wearing blue-red lipstick which shows off her white teeth

Makeup has been used for thousands of years to enhance facial features. It’s truly a testament to the power of color! Certain hues can either downplay or illuminate your eyes, cheekbones, and even your smile. By carefully choosing certain colors, you can highlight a bright smile, especially if you have recently gotten professional teeth whitening. Read on to learn about how makeup can either enhance or dim your teeth and how your dentist can help.


Why Summer Is The Best Time to Start Clear Aligner Treatment

April 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 5:23 am
Young woman holding her clear aligners

Summer is here, which is a great time to try and look your best, whatever that means for you. For some people that means starting a diet or buying a new swimsuit. But have you considered that part of looking your best may involve straightening your teeth?

If you want to look your best, clear aligners may be for you. They can subtly and conveniently straighten out your teeth, without the need for wires or brackets. Here’s how clear aligner treatment can make this summer everything you’d want it to be!


The Right and Wrong Ways to Whiten your Teeth

March 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 1:36 am
young adult with a perfectly white smile

Whether it’s  due to coffee stains, aging, or just a genetic predisposition, millions of people are unhappy with the color of their smile. Naturally, there are also plenty of people who advertise easy solutions to deal with tooth stains.

If you look up how to whiten teeth at home, there are dozens of over-the-counter treatments available to you, and many more home remedies. Unfortunately, these alternatives to professional whitening treatment can be problematic. Here’s why. 

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