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Water: The best drink for your oral health

There are many benefits from drinking water other than improving your physical health. Water just may be the best beverage for your teeth. Just like saliva, water helps wash away sugars and acids from your teeth. It also contains fluoride, a mineral that protects against tooth erosion and is found in toothpaste and some mouthwashes. Fluoride occurs naturally in water (including some bottled spring water) and can be found in most tap water in the United States. The benefits from having fluoride in your water is that it battles against dental cavities, it strengthens tooth enamel and remineralizes teeth damaged by acid. Thus promoting a stronger, healthier teeth and less cavities. Unfortunately, the majority of bottled water contains little to no fluoride. In fact, fluoride may even be removed from water during the filtration process. Bottling companies and home filtration systems remove sediments and impurities from the water as well. So if you prefer bottled or filtered water there is a simple solution, you can always buy fluoride drops or tablets that infuse your water with the right amount of fluoride. So just remember the next time you reach for that soft drink, your teeth would be much more grateful if you opted for some water. Prevents Staining Some foods and drinks are capable of staining your teeth. Foods like berries, candy, deep-colored sauces and drinks such as coffee can stain your teeth. If you allow these foods or drinks to remain in your teeth for long, they are capable of staining your teeth. Swishing water in your mouth several times will be helpful in flushing away the staining elements of these foods or...

Tooth erosion

Tooth erosion can be very painful and eventually be very harmful to your teeth. There are many factors that play into this. Here is some more information on the causes, effects , and how erosion can be treated. Tooth erosion happens when acids wear away the enamel on teeth. Enamel erosion can be caused by the following: Improper brushing ( using too much force/ using a medium or firm tooth brush Excessive soft drink consumption (high levels of phosphoric and citric acids) Fruit drinks (some acids in fruit drinks are more erosive than battery acid) Dry Mouth or low salivary flow (xerostomia) Diet (high in sugar and starches) Acid reflux disease Gastrointestinal problems Medicine (antihistamines, aspirin) Genetics Environmental factors (friction, wear and tear, stress, and corrosion) The signs of enamel erosion can vary, depending on the stage. Some signs may include: Sensitivity. Certain foods (sweets) and temperatures of foods (hot or cold) may cause a twinge of pain in the early stage of enamel erosion. Discoloration. As the enamel erodes and more dentin is exposed, the teeth may appear yellow. Cracks and chips. The edges of teeth become more rough, irregular, and jagged as enamel erodes. Severe, painful sensitivity. In later stages of enamel erosion, teeth become extremely sensitive to temperatures and sweets. You may feel a painful jolt. Cupping. Indentations appear on the surface of the teeth. When enamel erodes, the tooth is more susceptible to cavities or tooth decay. To prevent enamel loss and keep teeth healthy, be sure to brush, floss, and rinse with a fluoride and antiseptic mouthwash daily. See your dentist every six months...

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

The health of your gums and teeth can have a big affect on the overall health of your body. There are many health risks that are linked to poor oral hygiene. Adults that suffer from periodontal disease (swollen, bleeding gums) are at risk of developing cardiovascular problems such as heart disease, blockages of blood vessels and strokes. Poor oral hygiene has also been linked to the development of infection in other parts of the body. Research has linked gum disease to rheumatoid arthritis (causes inflammation of the joints). Also people that suffer from diabetes often have gum disease. A healthy mouth that’s free of gum disease and cavities leads to a healthy body. Your quality of life is bound to be better, there’s no need to worry about aching teeth or infections in your mouth to distract you. Remember to teach your children good oral hygiene habits, its never to early to start. Good habits to practice are brushing twice a day, floss at least once a day before bed and remember to see your dentist regularly for check- ups and cleanings. The choice for a better life is in your...

How dental implants can help you smile your very best

Are you missing a tooth? Have you lost multiple teeth? And are you not sure what your best option is to replace those teeth? Well if you’re seeking for the best treatment and results, a dental implant may just be it. A dental implant is the next best thing to natural, healthy looking teeth. Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to loss and deterioration of some of your jawbone when it is not being used to support a natural tooth, losing its strength and firmness. Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss. Other options interfere with your speech, eating, smiling and can lead to bone deterioration. Dental implants go directly in place of the missing tooth without impacting other healthy teeth in your mouth. They also help prevent healthy, adjacent teeth from shifting as they would if an empty space were left for an extended period of time. Cavities can not occur in an implant-restored crown, however, you will need to visit your dentist for scheduled cleanings and care for the implant. You also need to care for your gums and mouth every day, the same as you would if it were a natural tooth. Dental implant treatment has a track record of reliable, long-term successful outcome. One last thing to remember is that not everyone is a candidate for dental implants , so make sure to have a proper evaluation and consultation with Dr Changela, trusted Chino Hills dentist. Please call us at...

New Patient Specials

  New Patient Specials from Dental Care of Chino Hills To welcome new patients, we offer special promos and discounts to help them get back on track to great oral health.    Call us today at (909) 606-9907 to schedule an appointment and start having healthy smiles for a healthy...

Why early kids dental visits are important

Many parents ask themselves when is it the appropriate age to bring in their children to the dentist? The answer to that question is as soon as they reach the age of one. The first dental visit is more about getting kids used to going to the dentist and educating them about how to care for their child’s teeth. Parents should make sure to prepare their child, go over what will be done and what to expect after the visit in order to help put them at ease before they meet their dentist. We want them to have the best experience possible. The first dental visit On the first visit we go over proper oral hygiene techniques (brushing and flossing) and what foods and drinks to limit to keep a strong and healthy smile. As a young child the enamel (outer layer of the tooth) is much more soft and weak, which makes the teeth more susceptible to cavities. This is why we urge parents to bring their children in at an early age. When your child is between the ages of 4 and 6, expect your kids’ dentist to take the first set of X-rays to check for cavities that may be hidden in between the teeth. Around the ages of 6 and 12, when baby teeth begin to fall out and make room for the permanent teeth (adult teeth). Your dentist in Chino Hills will probably recommend a sealant, a plastic resin material that bonds to tooth’s chewing surfaces. This is usually placed on the first permanent molars, this helps keep cavity-causing bacteria from getting into the grooves and...

What our patients say…

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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.

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.

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