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How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay!

January 13th, 2020

If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Vista Ridge Family Dentistry, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s […]

Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth – Wear a Mouthguard

December 27th, 2019

According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Vista Ridge Family Dentistry would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their […]

Six Months to a Straighter Smile

December 13th, 2019

Six Month Smiles® is a short-term orthodontic treatment that adds some updated twists to traditional braces—with average treatment times of only six months! No one loves the way metal wires and brackets look, and for teens and adults who are concerned about the appearance of their smile during orthodontic treatment, the clear brackets and tooth-colored […]

Get Your Beauty Sleep Back with Sleep Apnea Treatment

November 27th, 2019

Do you have a spouse or loved one that complains about your snoring? Do you wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air? Do you find that you are always exhausted during the day and just can’t seem to ever catch up on sleep? If these symptoms sound familiar, you may be […]

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. […]

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