Posts Tagged "dental care"

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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Awareness about Pediatric Dentistry

Posted on Jun 13, 2018

Awareness about Pediatric Dentistry

  Since a child’s first set of teeth fall out to make room for the permanent adult teeth, some parents underestimate the importance of caring for them. That means that they don’t schedule an appointment to see a kid’s dentist until sometime in the early elementary school years. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that infants visit the dentist for the first time six months after the first teeth erupt or the first birthday, whichever comes first. This gets children off to a great start with their oral health in addition to helping them develop positive feelings towards visiting the dentist. What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Appointment You can do several things to prepare for your infant’s first dental visit that will make it easier for both of you. This starts with having an upbeat attitude about the appointment yourself so your child doesn’t pick up any feelings of anxiety. Try to schedule the appointment at a time when your child has recently eaten and isn’t due for a nap. If possible, arrange alternate care for other children and bring another adult along with you. This allows you to speak to the dentist without interruption while the other adult tends to your child if he or she becomes fussy. We designed the children’s section of our dental practice with bright, cheerful colors and placed age-appropriate books and games in the waiting area. When it’s time for your child’s appointment, we will review the health history form, address any questions you have, and ask additional questions about diet, pacifier use, and more. Our pediatric dentist then completes the evaluation with your infant facing you the entire time. We provide you with information on caring for your baby’s oral health and what to expect over the next few years as the first set of teeth erupt. Dental Care of Chino Hills understands that it can be difficult to find a good pediatric dentist. You’re welcome to schedule a consultation to learn more about our staff and services before bringing your child in for the first dental...

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Finding a Good Dentist

Posted on Apr 18, 2018

Finding a Good Dentist

Finding a new dentist can be as easy as opening the phone book or doing a quick Internet search. However, this doesn’t guarantee that you will find a quality dentist. In order to locate someone who can treat your entire family for years to come, it’s important to take your time in making this choice. We recommend that you start with learning as much as you can about the dentist’s qualifications. Pay Attention to Service Offerings Gone are the days when the neighborhood dentist only cleaned teeth and referred any other services to a specialist. Today’s dental patients are busy people who need all of their services under one roof. At Pearl Dental Care, we are pleased to offer our patients the following: • Traditional dentures • Dental implants • Endodontic treatment • Cosmetic dentistry • Restorative dentistry • Dental surgery • Orthodontics • Metal-free fillings • CEREC same-day implants and crowns If the dentist you are considering visiting does not offer all of these services, you may end up spending more time and money on dental treatment than you originally anticipated. Dr. Bhavin Changela has the qualifications to complete nearly any type of dental procedure you may need. He is happy to provide you with additional information or references upon request. Should you have questions about a specific offering at Pearl Dental Care, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. This gives you the opportunity to have all of your questions answered in a single session as well as see before and after photos of patients who have had the same procedure you are...

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Reading Dentist Reviews: Pomona Dentist Search

Posted on Aug 25, 2017

When you need dental care, one of the best ways that you can find a good dentist is to read through dentist reviews. A dentist review is a written account authored by a professional or a patient of based on their experience in the dental office. It is an unbiased view of the dentist’s professionalism, work ethic and skill — and should help patients decide on whether or not it is the right way to go. Your choice of dental office is important because it determines the kind of experience you enjoy. When you choose right, you enjoy a highly positive experience; if you choose badly, then you may have unfortunate tales to tell. Reading dentist reviews are helpful because you somehow get a closer look into the real picture. If you are in the search for a good Pomona dentist, and are reading into dentist reviews, the following are some things that you need to look into, quite closely: The author of the review. Looking into the writer is important because you want to make sure that you are relying on the words of a credible person and not someone random who anonymously published supposed facts to degrade the personality of the dental professional. The place of publication. Where did you find the review? This is important too because you want to have located it at a trusted site and not some random forum where anyone can throw whatever they wish to throw on anyone, if they want to. The consistency of said review. You should always be aware that no one is perfect. Surely a negative review can say so much about a dentist but if there is only one negative review going against a collection of praises about the work of the professional, then perhaps you should make a consideration. You look for consistency because patterns reveal truth rather than isolated The tone of the writing. While you are not exactly after scrutinizing the writing prowess of the author who penned the review, what you are looking for is some semblance of professionalism, sophistication and good nature. You want it written constructively, whichever the tone — because an ill-written review may easily be disregarded. When you have a chance you take the advantage and read dentist reviews. Pomona dental patients can learn so much from reviews because they are quite...

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The importance of oral health and your body

Posted on Jun 17, 2016

New research suggests that the health of your mouth mirrors the condition of your body as a whole. For example, when your mouth is healthy,chances are your overall health is good, too. Research also shows that good oral health may actually prevent certain diseases from occurring. In some cases, oral problems can be a symptom of other diseases, such as diabetes. Research has also linked gum disease to heart disease, premature birth and even knee arthritis. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease cause by bacterial species found in plaque below the gums. Periodontal disease is also known as gum disease. It can cause swollen gums, irritation and bleeding. Often people learn they have been living with diabetes because their dentist or periodontist told them. Then when they go and get tested they find out they have diabetes. There are distinct oral signs on the gums that dentist and periodontist can see that make it known that you may have diabetes. The diabetes and periodontal disease feed off each other. The reason the negative impact of gum disease goes beyond the mouth is gum disease is an active bacterial infection that has access to the whole body via the bloodstream. The bacteria can destroy flesh and bone tissue in the mouth, leading to severe gum problems and tooth loss. The immune system recognizes the gum disease as the rampant bacterial infection it is. One way the body defeats an infection is to increase the inflammation in the local area of the infection in an effort to increase blood flow thus increase the number of white blood cells to fight the infections. Swollen, painful gums, bleeding when brushing or flossing are clear signs of an active bacterial infection in the mouth and an early warning sign of serious gum disease (this is also a sign that many people ignore). More serious problems begin to occur when the bacteria present in the mouth from gum disease travel to other parts of the body.   At this point, it is now a system wide chronic inflammation that contributes to and sets the stage for other diseases like arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Thus, gum disease really is one of the main pathways, like a gateway disease, that helps support the conditions that allow system wide diseases to establish and flourish. Healthy smile, Healthy...

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