• Does flossing hurt your gums?
    Ideally, it should never hurt when you floss your teeth. But if you haven’t flossed in a long while or don’t do it regularly, you may experience sore or bleeding Read more
  • What kind of toothbrush and toothpaste should my child use?
    the doctor and our team know that as a parent, you want your child to be as healthy as possible. By now, you probably know that your son or daughter’s Read more
  • Teeth Whitening For a Bright Summer
    Summer brings sunshine and warm weather, and many of our patients begin thinking about brightening their smiles this time of year. A whiter smile is one just one visit away Read more
  • When Is a “Cavity” Not a Cavity?
    Is this a trick question? After all, you probably already know quite a lot about cavities: It all begins when bacteria-filled plaque sticks to teeth and starts to attack enamel. How? Because Read more
  • The Consequences of Sports and Energy Drinks
    They’re refreshing and tasty. They’re easy to find and pretty cheap. They help us get through a long day or a long workout. They’re everywhere. We know it’s hard to say Read more
  • The Effects of Biting Your Nails
    Also known as onchophagia, the habit of nail biting is one of the so-called “nervous habits” that can be triggered by stress, excitement, or boredom. Approximately half of all kids Read more
  • Water Features
    Heading for the beach! Hiking to the lake! Keeping cool with a tall, frosty glass of ice water in a foreign bistro, or taking a refreshing gulp from the fountain Read more
  • When should I floss during the day?
    A vital step in your oral health routine is flossing. We hope our patients at Rene Vela maintain good oral hygiene, including daily flossing between each visit to our ALICE, Read more
  • Memorial Day: Parades, remembrance, and the unofficial start of summer!
    “The purpose of all war is peace.” - Saint Augustine Fire truck sirens, baton twirlers, marching bands covering patriotic tunes, colorful floats, costumes, and millions of red, white, and blue American Read more
  • Is a Crown Necessary for My Child’s Baby Tooth?
    Part of the charm of your child’s smile is those delicate, diminutive baby teeth. We enjoy those smiles while we can, because soon enough, primary teeth make way for the Read more
  • May Marks National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!
    The merry month of May also happens to be National Fitness and Sports Month, so take advantage of the warmer days to get outside and exercise! Bringing a friend, family Read more
  • Building Blocks for a Healthy Grown-Up Smile
    Even before a baby is born, those tiny baby teeth are already forming. Expectant mothers can help ensure that their children’s baby teeth will be strong and healthy by getting Read more
  • How do I handle my child’s dental emergency?
    Kids are active, and with lots of activity comes the potential for mishaps. Before an emergency occurs, you’d be smart to stay informed about the problems your child may encounter. Here Read more
  • Every Day is Earth Day
    During the early days of the environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public health were known as hippies. The early 1970s were a Read more
  • Dental Veneers
    Are you looking to improve the appearance of your front teeth? Dental veneers are widely used to improve the appearance of front teeth and are a much more conservative option Read more
  • April is National Facial Protection Month
    The Importance of Facial Protection Americans from all walks of life should mark April as National Facial Protection Month on their calendars. The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Academy for Sports Read more

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