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Proper Cleaning of Your Teeth

Proper Cleaning of Your Teeth

    Because you only visit the dentist twice per year for professional teeth cleaning, it’s important to know exactly how to clean your teeth at home. Practicing excellent oral hygiene habits consistently is the best way to ensure that you won’t need additional dental work between your preventive check-ups. Commit to Brushing and Flossing Twice a Day Brushing your teeth after eating breakfast in the morning and before going to bed at night is the easiest way to ensure good oral health. The dentists at Smiles of Elgin recommend using a toothbrush with soft bristles and toothpaste with fluoride. Hold your toothbrush at an angle and use repetitive circular motions on each tooth for the best results. Our staff is happy to demonstrate this technique at your next routine appointment. Flossing your teeth after brushing helps to remove food particles, plaque, and tartar that your toothbrush could not reach. According to the American Dental Association, neglecting to floss regularly means that you are leaving approximately one-third of your tooth surfaces unclean. Be sure to use a fresh string of floss each time and pull it back and forth between each tooth several times. If you are new to flossing, your gums may bleed at first until the practice becomes a habit. Please inform your dentist if you continue to experience bleeding after several days. Other Important Habits That Promote Good Oral Health Lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking soda or coffee, chewing tobacco, or eating an unhealthy diet all have a major effect on your teeth as well as your overall health. If you smoke or chew tobacco,...
What is the Cost of Clear Braces?

What is the Cost of Clear Braces?

Clear braces are becoming increasingly popular among adults and teenagers alike. One reason for this is their appearance. Unlike traditional metal braces that adhere to the teeth and are extremely noticeable, clear braces give patients the opportunity to be more discreet about their orthodontic treatment. The length of treatment is typically shorter as well. Although dental insurance companies typically provide some coverage for clear braces, most patients pay some out-of-pocket costs. That is why the question “How Much is the Cost of Clear Braces ?” is such a common one. Average Orthodontic Treatment Costs Nationwide According to the Consumer Guide to Dentistry, the average nationwide cost for clear braces is $6,500. However, it’s important to keep in mind that this includes areas with a high cost of living as well as areas with more moderate costs like here in the Midwest. If you are thinking about getting clear braces, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation to learn more about treatment as well as payment options. Dental Care of Chino Hills offers several convenient ways to pay, including all major credit cards and Care Credit. You may also be eligible to pay for some of the expenses with a pre-tax Health Savings Account. Cost-Benefit Analysis On average, clear braces cost $1,300 more than traditional metal ones. Most people who have completed orthodontic treatment with clear braces feel the extra cost was worth it. Not only is the treatment time shorter, but wearing clear braces is usually more comfortable and you don’t need to come in for check-ups quite as often. Clear braces offer an entirely different treatment approach...
When is the Right Time to Have a Root Canal

When is the Right Time to Have a Root Canal

When you have a tooth decay which is from bad to worse, a typical filling is no longer good enough to resolve the issue. In this your, the tooth will have a  bacterial infection which can spread deeper on the affected tooth to affect the pulp tissue, so that putting a dental filling will only make matters worst. To relieve the patient of the pain and discomfort either the tooth will have to be extracted or a root canal should be performed. A root canal procedure will remove the pulp tissue from the tooth, this will immediately relieve the patient of the pain because the diseased pulp will be removed, but it will allow the preservation of the tooth in the mouth. You do not have to get a tooth extraction. You do not have to get dentures to replace a lost tooth. You can salvage the tooth and preserve it in the mouth with a root canal procedure. Root canals are fairly routine procedures performed by the dentist. It may be done by a general practitioner or an endodontic specialist; either way, you deal with the painful toothache. Preparing for the Root Canal If you are scheduled to have a root canal anytime soon, it is going to be useful for you to know the following: Root canal procedures are tedious and can be quite long. A typical procedure can involve multiple appointments. When the canals are not located and completely enlarged, a second or third appointment may be required but at times a single-appointment root canal treatment procedure may be possible. Expect for your appointment to be lengthy....
What is CEREC and It’s importance in Dental Treatment?

What is CEREC and It’s importance in Dental Treatment?

You may have heard stories from friends and family members who have had dental implants about how long the whole procedure takes. In some cases, it may take up to a year from the time a dentist extracts teeth to the time he or she finally attaches permanent dentures to the implants. That is because the gums and jaw need a chance to heal from having the titanium rods implanted. Having heard all of this, you probably wonder how it’s possible to complete the entire procedure in just one day. At Dental Care of Chino Hills are glad to answer that question for you. The Impossible Becomes Possible with CEREC Normally when you have a tooth extracted or you lose it in an accident, you have to visit the dentist multiple times over the course of several months to receive a dental implant. With the CEREC technology available at Dental Care of Chino Hills, you receive your new implants in a single appointment. CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, comes complete with 3D and CAM/CAD technology that allows for indirect ceramic restorations using a computer. Before the procedure, Dr. Bhavin Changela first takes a photograph of the area to receive the implant and then stores it on the computer as a 3D image. Our proprietary software approximates your new restoration by making biogenic comparisons to surrounding teeth. Dr. Bhavin Changela then finalizes the model using the 3D and CAD software. At the conclusion of the design phase, CEREC transmits all of the data to a milling machine that fabricates your new replacement teeth. When they...
Frequent Questions about Dental Crown Procedures

Frequent Questions about Dental Crown Procedures

A dental crown procedure is a prosthetic option that may be registered with a lot of cases. A dentist advise a dental crown to a patient to resolve an aesthetic issue, such as stains, discolorations, fractures, chips, breaks or malformations; or it may be recommend to restore and support a potentially weakened tooth. When linked together, dental crowns create a bridgework that should replace a lost tooth. Its fabrication requires some tooth reduction; about 1 to 2 millimeters of the tooth will be removed so that this tooth can receive a crown. If you are about to receive a dental crown, it will be fitting for you to have some questions about the procedure. As a patient, you are entitled to ask questions about the treatment you are about to receive, so that you can prepare yourself for what is to happen: – Is the procedure going to be painful? The fabrication of dental crowns require some tooth reduction and the drilling can make the tooth a little sensitive. About 1 to 2 millimeters of the tooth will have to be removed and this can make the tooth sensitive so the procedure is performed with anesthesia. The area is anesthetized so that the procedure can proceed comfortably and relatively painless. – Am I not compromising the vitality of my tooth to be able to receive a dental crown? At first glance, the required tooth reduction greatly compromises health, especially when the tooth is completely sound, but when you begin to think about the results that you can obtain from the treatment, you can see things in a different light....
What are the Dental Replacement Selection for Missing Teeth?

What are the Dental Replacement Selection for Missing Teeth?

Having a tooth knocked out in an accident or having it extracted due to a dental disease is difficult enough without the added embarrassment of a gap in your smile. Missing teeth can also cause additional oral health problems because the remaining teeth naturally shift towards the open spot. This can lead to problems with proper alignment and the inability to bite normally. Replacing the missing teeth as soon as possible is essential for your oral health. Most Common Teeth Replacement Options Dentures are one of the most common dental options for missing teeth. They are most appropriate when you are missing all of your teeth or several consecutive teeth on the same arch. Our dental laboratory attaches the replacement teeth to wires, which in turn is attached to a plastic plate. Although dentures restore your mouth to full functionality, you may need to avoid sticky or hard food so you don’t break them. You should wear dentures during all waking hours except when you remove them for cleaning. Many patients who are missing several or all of their teeth prefer the look and convenience of dental implants. They remain in your mouth permanently and match the color of any remaining teeth that you have. To start the dental implant procedure, Dr. Bhavin Changela first places titanium rods in your jawbone called abutments. These act as the roots for your new teeth. After allowing up to several months for your jaw and gums to heal, your dentist then attaches the replacement teeth to the abutments to give you a more natural smile. A dental bridge is a good single...

How is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Performed?

Our wisdom tooth is the third molar and it is called “wisdom tooth” because it erupts when the person is over 17 years old and supposedly wise enough. And because of this late eruption there is often no space left for the wisdom tooth to come out properly making it impacted.

What our patients say…

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Great place, excellent service

Great place, excellent service from receptionist, dental assistant, and dentist! Will be going back for more work!
- Philip C.
2014-09-15T04:46:30+00:00
Great place, excellent service from receptionist, dental assistant, and dentist! Will be going back for more work! - Philip C.

Staff is friendly and helpful

I am so thankful that I found Dr. Changela. I have "challenging" teeth, and it is not easy to find a dentist as conscientious and caring as he. It has been easy to schedule appointments, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the office is beautifully maintained & clean.
- Donna G.
2014-09-15T04:44:25+00:00
I am so thankful that I found Dr. Changela. I have "challenging" teeth, and it is not easy to find a dentist as conscientious and caring as he. It has been easy to schedule appointments, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the office is beautifully maintained & clean. - Donna G.

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