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Is Swimming Bad for Your Teeth?

June 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 5:42 pm
happy family swimming in a pool

Now that another sweltering Nevada summer is here, you and your family members are looking for ways to beat the heat. One classic way to cool off is by hopping in the local swimming pool. While swimming is a great form of exercise, you may have never considered – is swimming bad for your teeth? Keep reading to learn how swimming in a pool can affect your smile’s health and how you can avoid a trip to the emergency dentist’s office this summer.

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How to Prevent Dental Emergencies from Ruining Your Summer Vacation

June 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 5:39 pm
happy couple on the beach

As the restrictions that were in place last summer begin to lift, you probably have so many fun plans lined up for the next few months. If you’re like most people, you and your family are thinking about getting out of town for a cross-country road trip or a flight to an exotic beach. The last thing you need during your adventure is a painful dental emergency. The following tips can help you prevent dental emergencies from ruining your summer vacation.

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Watch Out for These Signs That You Need Dental Fillings

May 21, 2021

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man who needs dental fillings holding his cheek in pain

Even though dental care is more effective and accessible than ever before, tooth decay is still one of the most common chronic health conditions in the United States. According to the American Dental Association, tooth decay is five times more common than asthma, and the average adult has three teeth with untreated cavities. Because cavities are so prevalent, it’s important to recognize when you might need a filling to treat them. Let’s talk about how to know when you need dental fillings and which type you should choose.

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6 Tips for Cleaning Your SureSmile Clear Aligners

May 6, 2021

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smiling man holding a SureSmile clear aligner

Do you wish your teeth weren’t so crooked? If so, there’s good news – traditional bracket-and-wire braces are no longer your only option. These days, there are plenty of choices when it comes to straightening your teeth, such as SureSmile clear aligners. This solution uses see-through plastic trays to shift your teeth into the correct positions more discreetly and comfortably than metal braces. SureSmile is incredibly effective and beneficial, but you’ll still need to put some effort into caring for clear aligners. Here are six easy tips for keeping your SureSmile aligners clean.

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5 Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatment Options to Rebuild Your Smile

April 18, 2021

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dental patient learning about full mouth reconstruction

Whether you’ve suffered dental trauma or severe oral health issues, a full mouth reconstruction can be used to restore the functionality and smile aesthetics that you’ve been missing. Depending on your specific needs, a dentist can develop an in-depth plan to leave you with a useful and attractive set of teeth. As you continue reading, learn about 5 treatment options available to you!

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Does It Hurt to Have Dental Implants Surgically Placed?

April 10, 2021

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woman smiling with dental implants

It’s time to do something about your missing teeth, and you’re seriously considering dental implants to replace them. There’s one minor barrier: the surgery. Although dental implantation only requires a minor procedure, you’re concerned about being in pain. The good news is you have nothing to worry about. Continue reading to get an overview of how the dental implant process works so you can feel comfortable about having your smile and functionality restored!

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5 Trends That Aren’t Great for Your Teeth

March 25, 2021

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Woman brushing teeth with charcoal

There are all sorts of new fads that are circulating the internet on a daily basis. Some of them have some great health benefits and amazing results, but others tend to be bad news. The issue is that it can be difficult to tell the difference between the two. There is so much misinformation out there that the truth can be hard to come by. Continue reading to learn about some of the popular trends out there and why they may not be the best for your oral health.

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How Seasonal Allergies Affect Your Oral Health

March 4, 2021

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Woman with seasonal allergies

Spring is coming around again. Even though it is great to feel the weather start to change, there is one thing that you aren’t looking forward to – seasonal allergies. You have already started stocking up on tissues and allergy medications so you can be ready when the big wave hits. However, you probably don’t know just how much dental health is affected by seasonal allergies. Continue reading to learn some of the ways your allergies can affect your oral health and what to do to prevent this.

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Does Water Quality Impact Oral Health?

February 14, 2021

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Woman with a glass showing water quality.You know drinking plenty of water is crucial for keeping your body hydrated, but that’s not the only reason it’s important. Water can also influence your oral health. Believe it or not, the quality of the H20 you’re drinking can impact your smile depending on where it lies on the acidic and alkaline scale. In addition, trace minerals can either help or hurt your smile. Here’s what you need to know about water’s effect on your oral health.

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Dental Hygienists: A Crucial Component of Any Dental Office

February 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — vistadental @ 12:41 pm
Dental hygienist cleaning a patient’s mouth

They’re compassionate, friendly and they clean your teeth, but a dental hygienist does much more than this! Their role in the dental office is much more important than many realize. Read on to find out what a dental hygienist does to help protect smiles.

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