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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 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....

Your Teeth Love Turkey Day

Thanksgiving is that time of the year to give thanks for all the blessing we’ve received throughout the year, also enjoying quality time with our loved ones and lets be honest to indulge in a delicious feast! But I’m sure what you didn’t know…. is that your teeth love Thanksgiving too. There are so many great benefits from our Thanksgiving meal that help us in having a healthier smile. Here are some of the top 3 reasons your teeth benefit from a Thanksgiving meal: 1. Pumpkins Pumpkin pulp contains enamel-building Vitamin A, fiber and potassium. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of magnesium, a nutrient that helps strengthen teeth. 2. Protein Turkey is the main attraction of the Thanksgiving table. Turkey is loaded with protein, making it a fan favorite for both your body and smile. Protein has phosphorus in it and when phosphorus mixes with calcium and vitamin D it helps build strong bones and teeth. 3. Produce Our Thanksgiving favorites are the ones filled with nutrients and fiber like ( carbs, fats and proteins) help build strong bones and teeth, while fiber helps produce saliva , which acts as a defense against cavities. Have a wonderful holiday meal. Happy...