Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Millions of Americans avoid going to the dental office to maintain or repair their dental health. Most people have anxiety and fear surrounding anything involving the dentist. Here at WinningSmiles Custom Dentistry in Fontana, CA, we offer sedation dentistry because...

Is Chewing Gum Good for Your Teeth?

Sometimes I get questions from my patients at my dental office in Fontana asking if it is okay to chew gum.  My answer is invariably, “Well, it depends.” There are different types of gum with different ingredients and these factors all have an impact on whether or not...

Healthy Thanksgiving Foods for Your Teeth

Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday food season as Americans gather with friends and family to celebrate. From turkey and ham to vegetables and desserts, holiday cooking aromas will soon be wafting in from kitchens across the Inland Empire. You may not know that candy...

The Dreaded Gag Reflex

A dental appointment with a patient who gags can be a challenge for both the patient and the dentist. The pharyngeal reflex or gag reflex is a reflex contraction often caused by touching the roof of the mouth, the back of the tongue, the area around the tonsils, or...