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The Buzz on Electric Toothbrushes: Are They Really Worth the Investment?

November 13th, 2019

Electric toothbrushes have been on the market for years now, and whether you’re a devout user or a critical skeptic, you may still be wondering: do they really work better, or have we all been duped? Vista Ridge Family Dentistry is here to break down some of the myths and separate fact from fiction to […]

“Buy-Up” Dental Insurance: A Little Extra Protection

October 27th, 2019

When it comes to dental insurance, it seems like there can be as many (or more) questions as there are answers. Even when you are fortunate enough to have dental insurance, navigating its use can still be very confusing. Many people don’t give their dental insurance a second thought – until the day comes when […]

Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay

October 13th, 2019

A trip to the dentist should be a pleasant experience. That’s what we want for our kids: happy associations with that twice-annual visit to Vista Ridge Family Dentistry. Nothing ruins the good feeling at a dental visit faster than the dreaded words, “I found a cavity.” A cavity in a baby tooth is bad news, […]

Dental Crowns 101

September 27th, 2019

Sometimes in life, you just need a do-over. That’s precisely what dental crowns are—a new start for your tooth. Teeth are important players in your life! They’re not only the first responders for your digestive tract, but they can make a great first impression – so you deserve a beautiful, fully-functioning set. If your teeth […]

Buds for Life: Your Tongue & Taste

September 13th, 2019

Full disclosure before the Vista Ridge Family Dentistry team starts dropping knowledge on the muscles in your mouth that are partially to thank (or blame) for the foods you love: we’re hungry as we write this and are envisioning pizza; yummy, savory pizza with cheese that stretches when you grab a slice, crust with just […]

Is Thumb Sucking Dangerous?

August 27th, 2019

Thumb sucking is normal behavior for babies and young children. But just how normal? More than 75% of little ones suck their thumbs, fingers, hands, pacifiers, or other items such as the corner of a blanket during these early years. Most kids stop this behavior on their own between the ages of three and six. […]

Dental Bridges 101

August 13th, 2019

A hole in your smile is never a positive thing. It negatively affects physical appearance, eating, speaking, and your overall sense of confidence and well-being. Let Vista Ridge Family Dentistry bridge the gap between where you are with your smile and where you want to be! A missing tooth or teeth can also cause jaw […]

Does My Child Need Early Orthodontic Treatment?

July 27th, 2019

One of the wonderful things about orthodontic treatment is that it can improve both your oral health and smile confidence at just about any age! This might lead you to believe there’s no need for children or adolescents to have to go through what might seem like a complicated intervention, but there are reasons you […]

Understanding the Importance of Loving Your Smile

July 24th, 2019

One of the biggest challenges many of our patients face is taking time for themselves. As self-care movements continue to increase in popularity, the tides are turning, and the benefits of caring for yourself become crystal clear. But, can self-care include smile improvement? Does it really matter what your smile looks like? The facts are, […]

The Importance of Dental X-Rays

July 13th, 2019

The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and much more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats […]

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