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Reminder: Take Advantage of Your 2014 Dental Insurance Benefits Before It’s Too Late!

Fall is here, and you only have a couple of months left to get the most out of your yearly dental insurance. Though visiting the dentist may not be your favorite item on your annual to-do list, it is key to maintaining optimal oral health. With the holidays — and all of those treats and sweets — on the horizon, now is the perfect time to prepare and protect your pearly whites so you can enjoy the celebratory season that lies ... Read more

Five Bad Habits That Affect Your Oral Health

You brush and floss your teeth twice a day, use dental rinses regularly, and visit your dentists at Vista Pacific Dental Care in Oxnard, CA twice a year for your routine checkups and cleanings. You should be acing every dental exam! Instead, your dentist is worried about worn-down enamel, weak or discolored teeth, and the overall heath of the soft tissue in your mouth. The following are five bad habits that may be contributing to your quickly declining grades. If these ... Read more
Get a straighter teeth in half the time at Vista Pacific Dental Care in Oxnard, CA

A Straighter Smile in Half the Time

Few people are blessed with perfectly aligned teeth on both their top and bottom jaws—especially those front teeth that everyone sees when you smile. Crooked front teeth are one of the most common cosmetic changes that people seek, and unfortunately, most people have no control over their teeth alignment. But this kind of misalignment, called malocclusion, is not only a cosmetic issue: many forms of malocclusion can lead to greater oral health problems. Because crooked teeth often overlap, they tend to be ... Read more
Stress free dental visits with sedation dentistry at Vista Pacific Dental Care

Vanquish Your Fear With Sedation Dentistry

If you're afraid of the dentist, you're not alone. Did you know there's a way of conquering the fears that may have kept you from visiting your dentist for necessary treatment? Using the techniques of sedation dentistry, Drs. Neumeister and Simmons can ease your apprehension, and even make the entire experience pain-free by administering a combination of anxiolytic (anxiety-relieving) and anesthetic (pain-blocking) drugs. If you're afraid of needles, there's good news: One of the most popular methods for delivering sedatives is by ... Read more
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Wonder What is in Toothpaste?

Removing bacteria that build up on teeth every 12-24 hours by brushing your teeth, helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. None of us would think of leaving the house before brushing with favorite toothpaste – but what’s in this substance we put in our mouths several times a day?  And can toothpaste really do what they claim? The American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance on dental product labels mean that the manufacturer's claims have been independently verified.  If you ... Read more

The History and Importance of Fluoride in Dentistry

Anytime the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues a statement saying that fluoride and fluoridation in dentistry is one of the 10 most important public health measures of the 20th century, you can rest assured there has been exhaustive evidence from years of research backing it up. However, discovering this fact initially was like many other scientific endeavors; it was a reactive versus proactive discovery. In the early 1900s, Dr. Fredrick McKay wondered why his patients in Colorado Springs, ... Read more

Vista Pacific Dental Care Invisalign© December Special Event

Have you always wanted straighter teeth? Think you're too old, or it could be painful? Invisalign is a great teeth straightening treatment option for adults. Vista Pacific Dental Care in Oxnard, CA is having an Invisalign Special Event in the month of December (the offer has been extended to December 27, 2013). We are also providing complimentary teeth whitening with Invisalign treatments. FREE records (x-ray, photos, impressions, etc.). Financing options are also available. Promotional discounts up to $1,000.00 off treatment! Vista Pacific Dental Care ... Read more

Take Advantage of Your Yearly Dental Insurance Plans Before It’s Too Late!

You can save money and your teeth before 2013 comes to an end. Insurance companies put maximums on the annual money they’re willing to pay for your dental care. Depending upon the policy, the maximum may be $1,000 or sometimes more, which gives the insurance company an incentive to get you regular, preventive care to avoid expensive oral-surgery procedures down the road. Even without the need for treatment, you’re paying a premium for your monthly insurance plan already. This essentially “prepurchases” checkups ... Read more
Vista Pacific Dental Care offers invisalign orthodontics in Oxnard, CA.

Orthodontics for Adults

You’re never too old to straighten your teeth. Healthy teeth can move and shift at any age, so there’s no such thing as “too old” for braces. In fact, nowadays, about one out of every five orthodontic patients is an adult. A great-looking smile is a surefire way to boost self-confidence and studies have shown that orthodontic treatment can even enhance an adult’s career opportunities and social life. There are also potential health benefits, as misaligned teeth can be harder to clean, ... Read more

Tips for Dental Emergencies while Traveling Abroad

Are you planning a vacation outside the U.S.? Don’t have your vacation ruined by a toothache. Prior to traveling abroad a thorough dental examination is important especially if traveling to developing countries or remote areas without access to safe dental care. Emergency dental care abroad may be hard to find, uncomfortable, expensive, or even dangerous. Most of us take for granted the high U.S. standards for infection control and safety. We seldom think about the fact that sterile instruments, gloves, disposable needles ... Read more