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Prevent Gum Disease

Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease is a painful and debilitating disease of the gums that can affect your everyday life. Your ability to eat, chew, smile, and even brush your teeth can be seriously dampened if you don’t seek treatment or prevention. At Dental Care of Chino Hills, we support healthy teeth and gums for life. If you are worried about the state of your gums, check out these top 5 steps to preventing gum disease. Even if you display some of the symptoms, it’s never too early to put a stop to them before they develop into something more. 1. Schedule Regular Cleanings If you are falling behind in scheduling your regular checkups with Dental Care of Chino Hills, we can see you at any time. It’s important to schedule regular cleanings for a variety of different reasons. But one of the most important reasons is because you can get a buildup of tartar and plaque off your teeth using our professional methods. This tartar and plaque are what lead to the development of gum disease through bacterial infections which can break down the gums. 2. Use More Fluoride Does your current toothpaste have fluoride in it? If not, you might want to consider switching. Fluoride toothpaste is the only toothpaste that has the ADA seal of approval. This is because this chemical can really work to reduce the symptoms of gingivitis. This toothpaste also often helps to freshen up your breath and keep your teeth pearly white, as an added bonus! 3. Stop Your Bad Habits Did you know that smoking is one of the most common contributors to gum disease?...

Different restorative treatments

Restorative dentistry is a field in dentistry which specializes with the diagnosis and treatment of disease of teeth and its surrounding structures such as the gums and jaws. As the name implies, restorative dentistry focuses on the restoration of the teeth natural appearance and its function. There are different treatments under restorative dentistry and the most common include: dental fillings, dental crowns, dental bridges, dental implants and dentures. A dental filling is used to fill the hole or the decayed part of the teeth. This is the first line of treatment in managing dental cavities. This helps in restoring the tooth’s structures back to normal. When the tooth damage is extensive exposing another tooth structure – the dentin, a dental crown is used to protect the entire tooth. A dental crown is a cap shaped like a tooth used to cover the entire tooth in order to restore its natural shape and function back to normal. When you lost a tooth due to extensive damage, you can fill the gap left with a false teeth such as dental bridges. A dental bridge is consist of two dental crowns located at both ends of the dental appliance. The crowns are used to anchor the bridge in place. The middle part of the bridge is called a pontic- the false teeth. To prevent bone loss in your jaw and preserve the original structure of your face, dental implants are used as dental roots when you lose your teeth. They are made from biocompatible materials such as titanium to replace missing teeth. After implants are put into place, a dental crown is...