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Pointers for Adult Dental Care

Posted on Oct 17, 2018

Pointers for Adult Dental Care

  Have you ever began to notice that over time your teeth begin to become more sensitive, soft, or even a little darker? As your body grows old, your body as well as your teeth begin to change. An advance in age puts you at a higher risk at developing many dental problems including: Dry Mouth: Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a decrease in saliva flow Root Decay: Roots of teeth become exposed as the gum line recedes Gum Disease: An infection of the tissue surrounding your teeth Tooth Loss: Decrease in the number of teeth, caused by a variety of factors including gum disease, smoking, and other health issues Not all people are the same, most people who age begin to develop many dental issues, but not all. To maintain good oral health it is essential for people of all ages to: Brush teeth at least twice a day with an ADA approved fluoride tooth paste and a soft bristled toothbrush Thoroughly floss at least once a day Rinse, with an antibacterial mouthwash Visit your dentist regularly Depending on the current status of your teeth how often you visit the dentist will vary Additional tips to maintaining good oral health would be to: Avoid sugary drinks and foods: Replace sugary drinks with water andeat foods from the 5 major food groups. Avoid smoking: Smoking affects the bone and soft tissue of your teeth, leading to gum disease, oral cancer or stained teeth. Replace toothbrush: Your toothbrush should be replaced every 2 to 3 months or whenever the bristles of your brush become worn out. Chew sugar-free gum: Chewing sugar-free gum helps remove leftover debris from teeth and stimulates saliva flow. Although many adults have different dental issues continual brushing, flossing, rinsing and frequent dentist visits will help ensure good oral health for not only adults but also children of all ages. Be sure to talk to your dentist if any new issues begin to occur so that the dentist can treat and prevent these problems. Always remember, healthy teeth are the best...

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Teeth Cleaning for a Preventive Dental Disease

Posted on Sep 26, 2018

Teeth Cleaning for a Preventive Dental Disease

  There are different types of procedures that are carried out by the dentist in the office and each one of these procedure are performed to achieve a specific goal. In some cases, the dental treatments are therapeutic and corrective in nature so they are meant to resolve all kinds of dental issues; but some of the treatment procedures can be preventive in nature, so they are performed in an effort to avoid the onset of oral disease. Teeth cleaning is an example of a preventive dental procedure. This dental procedure is also known as oral prophylaxis, dental cleaning or dental scaling, and it involves the cleaning of the teeth surface to remove adherent plaque, whether hard or soft. The following are some information you need to know about teeth cleaning: Patients are encouraged to visit their dentists twice a year or every six months. During these visits, it is important that they come in for a teeth cleaning. Patients are required to see their dentists twice a year for teeth cleaning; when it is impossible, at least one teeth cleaning a year may be enough. In some cases, a patient may be asked to see the dentist every week, or after three months —- this is applicable for more complicated cases where a patient’s gum condition is compromised. Your own efforts at home should be beneficial but they can only achieve so much. Collection at the subgingival space is not always accessed and cleaned properly through brushing and flossing. The dentist makes use of scalers that are shaped in such a way so that it can scrape through the deeper areas along the curvatures of the teeth. The length of time that a teeth cleaning procedure should cover will depend on the oral health condition of the patient. Ideally routine teeth cleaning procedures should run for about 15 to 30 minutes and that involves scaling through all the teeth in both the upper and lower arches. Sometimes, the dental condition of the patient is more severe, and more thorough scaling is required. For these cases, teeth cleaning may go for as long as an hour or two hours, especially where there is heavy staining. During a teeth cleaning procedure, the dentist will be scaling through the subgingival space and may touch or sever some fibrous tissue. Bleeding may be present and this should be normal, so do not be alarmed. The condition should normalize after a while, usually as soon as the procedure is completed or a few hours after the appointment. When normal teeth cleaning is not enough to clean and restore the teeth and gums to health, more invasive procedures may be required. Deep cleaning involves a more invasive access into the subgingival area, where much of the plaque and tartar has collected. When the bone and the roots of the teeth are affected, a surgical intervention involving some gum incision may be necessary so that the dentist can plane the roots. To remove adherent plaque in the root area, the gums will have to be incised so that the infected area can be accessed....

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Why Prefer for Invisalign?

Posted on Aug 22, 2018

Why Prefer for Invisalign?

  Are you acknowledging for a orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child? Braces apply firm pressure to the teeth so they move into a more desirable position. Orthodontists have used traditional metal braces for decades to achieve this goal. Invisalign is an attractive alternative that has grown in popularity over the past several years. Invisalign treatment involves wearing a customized clear plastic retainer that you swap out for a different one approximately every two weeks. It has numerous advantages over metal braces, including the ability to disguise your orthodontic treatment with the clear plastic trays. Is Invisalign Right for You? The biggest reason that people choose Invisalign is for cosmetic purposes. It is especially popular with adults who want to straighten their teeth but don’t want to wear metal braces associated with teenagers. However, the benefits of Invisalign go far beyond the cosmetic. Additional factors for you to consider include: The aligning trays are removable. For the best treatment results, we recommend that you only take them out to eat and brush your teeth. You should also clean the trays regularly, which we will show you how to do. The average time to wear Invisalign trays is significantly shorter than traditional metal braces. According to Invisalign’s website, average treatment time is one year compared to two years with standard braces. We schedule follow-up visits approximately once every six weeks to check your progress. Appointment times are closer to four weeks apart with typical orthodontic treatment. Schedule Your Appointment Today Invisalign is appropriate for several different orthodontic problems, including crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, and underbites. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with a trusted dentist from Pearl Dental to learn whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. We will explain the entire process at this appointment as well as answer any additional questions you...

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Which Teeth Whiteners That Work

Posted on Jul 25, 2018

Which Teeth Whiteners That Work

There are a few products on the market nowadays which might work well to whiten your teeth. One thing to keep in mind is that teeth whiteners can only do so much for your teeth, meaning that they’re not “magic” fixes. Teeth whitening products work best when paired with a healthy mouth and gums, whether you buy them at the store, or get them at your local dentist. Most people normally experience two types of discoloration: one is natural, and age–related. The other one comes from things linked to lifestyle choices. You can think of teeth whitening as a “tooth bleach” which gets our teeth back to that glimmering shine we all love. The natural dulling of the teeth can usually be remedied with teeth whitening products, but they won’t put much of a dent in stains caused by neglect. A patient who doesn’t regularly go to the dentist may find that the whitening material will find their cavities well before the dentist does! There are some over-the-counter products which’ll do the trick, but since many are not dentist-approved, it’s anyone’s guess. One effective product you can purchase at your local big box store is Crest Whitestrips®. However, the higher-quality kits that your dentist keeps around are totally different from the store-bought stuff. They contain a much greater concentration and we actually have to pull out a gum-shield because of its power! In our opinion, the best bang -for-the-buck in teeth whitening is going to come from a home bleaching kit. It’s like this: you wear a mouthguard, and gel-based whitening materials are placed in a nice little tray. Many people usually wear this overnight while they are sleeping. Some other people may want to wear it during the day, they’re just so convenient. They’re meant for about an hour (or two) of use, and will set you back about $500.00 on average. Some over-the-counter whitening products will work, but the best results come from that which comes with the assistance and guidance of a...

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Different Types of Dental Bridges?

Posted on Feb 21, 2018

Different Types of Dental Bridges?

  If you are missing a tooth or several consecutive teeth, dental bridges help to conceal the gap and give you a more attractive smile. They also prevent nearby teeth from shifting into the open spot, which could eventually cause problems with your bite and alignment. Because dental bridges are a more conservative approach to tooth restoration, most insurance providers offer at least some coverage for them. When you come in for your dental bridge procedure at Pearl Dental Care, Dr. Bhavin Changela affixes the supporting anchors to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. This holds the new dental bridge firmly in place. He then attaches your replacement tooth to the posts of the supporting teeth. Dr. Bhavin Changela takes special care to ensure that your new tooth matches the shape and shade of your existing teeth as closely as possible. Different Types of Dental Bridges Depending on how many teeth you are missing and your overall oral health, you will receive one of these types of dental bridges: Cantilever Bridge: This type of dental bridge is most appropriate for the back teeth because it only attaches to one nearby tooth for support. However, Dr. Bhavin Changela may place it elsewhere in your mouth when you only have one healthy tooth to support a dental bridge. Fixed Bridge: A fixed bridge comes with a dental crown at either end with one or several replacement teeth between them. Dr. Bhavin Changela places the crown over the natural teeth to the immediate left and right of the gap left by the missing teeth. The false teeth attached to the bridge then rest on the gums. Since a fixed bridge is highly durable, your dentist can place it anywhere in your mouth. esin-Bonded Bridge: Also known as a Maryland bridge, this type includes artificial teeth that span a gap in the patient’s mouth. Dr. Bhavin Changela attaches the replacement teeth to nearby teeth with metal bands rather than with a dental crown. This is a good option when the supporting teeth are healthy. The metal bands go behind the teeth, making this a good choice for replacing front teeth. A pus-filled sac on the gum line Contact Pearl Dental Care to Discuss Your Tooth Replacement Options Before recommending a specific type of dental crown, Dr. Bhavin Changela must examine your existing teeth and gums to determine which type would work best. You may also wish to consider other possibilities, such as dental implants. We’re happy to discuss your treatment choices during a personal...

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Reasons To Visit The Dentist And Use Year End Benefits

Posted on Dec 12, 2017

The end of the year is fast approaching! Have you made the most of your dental benefits? If you have any benefits remaining, there is still time to use them before you lose them come January. While the holiday season can be crazy for everyone, scheduling a teeth cleaning or other dental treatment before the holidays is a must if you want to maximize your benefits, and ensure that your last appointments make it on the books. From teeth cleanings and exams, to tooth fillings, and root canal treatment, our dentists can help you maximize the dental care you are still eligible to receive based on your insurance coverage. You can even get started on a more complicated dental procedure like dental implants or dental crowns before the year ends. Why Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year? There are many reasons why we ask our patients to make dental appointments before the end of the year. • Your unused benefits won’t rollover. If you have unused benefits and haven’t met your yearly maximum the amount will renew in January. This can be concerning to patients since any insurance benefits not used within the calendar year will not rollover to the following year. • Your premium payments will go to waste. So, you’re paying your dental insurance premiums every month? Great! But shouldn’t you be using those benefits since you’re paying for them? Schedule a teeth cleaning, or get those fillings you’ve been putting off. Your bank account will be glad you did. • Your out of pocket amount can increase. Your deductible is the money you pay your dentist out of pocket before your dental insurance company will pay for services. This means that if you have already met your deductible this year, you shouldn’t risk putting off important dental procedures until the following year when the deductible starts again. • Your dental issues may get worse. If you delay dental treatment during the holidays because you are just “too busy,” you could be putting your oral health at risk and even have to pay extra money for more extensive dental treatments next year. If you have a cavity that needs placed, getting it done now will be far better than having to get a root canal next year. End of Year Dental Appointments in Pomona CA Don’t wait until it’s too late to schedule! If you need an end-of-year dental exam or other dental procedure. Contact us now to schedule your appointment before the hustle and bustle of the holidays! You can also visit our other office, Dental Care of Chino...

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