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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,...
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...
Characteristics of a good family dentist

Characteristics of a good family dentist

A family dentist is responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of oral health problems present in each family member assigned to his/ her care. Sometimes, family dentists are also referred to as general dentist because they cater to the dental needs of people from different age groups. Moreover, family dentists or general dentists offer primary services such as dental examinations, dental extractions, professional teeth cleanings, dental fillings and simple root canals. For their young patients, they do fluoride treatments and dental sealants. There are a lot of family dentist out there to choose from. It is the responsibility of patients to correctly asses which family dentist can provide the dental needs his/her family seeks. Here are some of the basic criteria you should consider on what to look for in a family dentist: First and foremost, it is important that your dentist had passed the National Board Dental Examinations (NBDE) and acquire his/her professional license. This license should be up to date and on the country where he/she practices. The dentist should be a current member of a professional dental association such as the American Dental Association. If your family dentist also specializes in a different dental field like cosmetic dentistry, it is a must that he/she is a member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Your dentist should be committed to continuing education to become updated to the different advancements in the dental technology. Look for certifications of the different trainings he/she had attended to better his/her profession. It is important that your family dentist is well experienced in dealing with different oral health problems from...