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The Dreaded Loose Denture

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Many people come to my office, WinningSmiles, in Fontana, California complaining that their dentures are loose. Most of the time, these patients have worn dentures for years.

What causes ill-fitting dentures?

Ill-fitting dentures result from different reasons. Because dentures rest on tissue and bone and over time, with chewing and swallowing, the bone tends to reabsorb or disappear and the dentures won’t fit as tight. In addition, the tongue and the surrounding tissues constantly move when one talks or chews and this tends to cause a denture to dislodge. Dentists can make most upper dentures fit fairly well because suction can be created with the palate. This is not true for lower ...

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Dental Tips for Halloween

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This blog is about Halloween and dental tips to help your children. Americans buy about 600 million pounds of candy each Halloween. That’s a lot of candy and that’s some serious potential for tooth decay. These are some things that parents can do to reduce the risks of decay.

At WinningSmiles in Fontana, we recommend the following Halloween Tips:

  •  Limit the time that your children can eat candy. As far as your teeth are concerned, it’s all about the length of time that they are exposed to the sugar in candy and not “how much” candy is eaten.
  • After they’ve eaten their candy, I recommend that they chew some sugarless gum for a couple ...

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SHOULD I BUY DENTAL INSURANCE?

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I get this question all the time at my office WinningSmiles in Fontana, California:  Doc, my employer doesn’t offer dental insurance….should I go out and buy a plan?

Should I buy dental insurance?

The short answer is “No”. The long answer is: “HELL NO!”.

Things to consider

An important thing to consider is that dental insurance is not similar to medical insurance at all.    The majority of dental insurance plans are designed with the purpose of only covering basic dental care and is not intended to provide comprehensive coverage like that of medical insurance.

Remember, like any other business, dental insurance companies are out to make a profit.  Does it make sense for them to ...

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Life of the Hockey Dentist

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Many people ask me what it’s like to be the dentist of a minor league hockey team. It’s actually pretty darn cool. But…..

I never followed hockey before being affiliated with the minor league hockey team: The Ontario Reign. The Reign is the minor league affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings and they play in the ECHL (East Coast Hockey League…go figure as we are on the left coast). My wife and I attend most games. I find the action of hockey to be much more exciting to watch live than any other sport. It is a high-speed, action packed sport. It took me about a year of watching to figure out the nuances ...

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Gum Disease linked to Heart Disease

There was a recently another report on the link between gum disease (periodontal disease) and heart disease and heart attacks. There are also scientific indications that gum disease may be linked to diabetes and strokes. Watch the special report below from ABC news:

 

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WinningSmiles serves patients in the Fontana CA area, with a focus on patient comfort and a friendly office environment. Give us a call today to learn more about us and become our newest patient! We are happy to provide great dental services to your whole family for years to come. 

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Is My Baby Stealing Calcium From My Teeth!

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We’ve heard it over and over again at our dental office in Fontana, “Every time I have a baby, I get another cavity or I lose a tooth. I heard that the baby steals calcium from teeth. What’s the deal?” Read on to learn how you can keep your teeth healthy dur­ing preg­nancy.

Can Your Baby “Steal” Cal­cium from Your Teeth Causing Cavities?

The answer is “no”. First of all, there is no way for a baby to “steal” the cal­cium or phos­phates or flu­o­ride from your teeth. I mean, how could that hap­pen? However, I noticed my own wife had more problems with her teeth after the birth of our two children ...

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