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At Winning Smiles, we are proud to offer the highest quality dentistry, skilled providers, and an attentive team. Your entire family is welcome here, and we make it easy to get all the care you need in a familiar setting from dentists you know and trust.

We look forward to getting to know you and your family and helping you have healthy and beautiful smiles.

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Let Your Smile Shine

A healthy and attractive smile can impact nearly every area of your life. It makes everything easier, from small moments like enjoying a favorite meal to the bigger moments, like meeting new people.

At WinningSmiles in Fontana, CA, our dentists have the expertise and the experience to help you enjoy your healthy smile for years to come and treat any issues that might come up. From preventive cleanings to complex procedures like dental implants, we’ve got you covered!

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  • "Winningsmiles is the absolute best in Dentistry, not only are their skills exceptional, but they make their patients comfortable and at ease. I wish people were all this way, I recommend this dental office to everyone, you couldn't find a better place." - Melissa
  • "I always receive excellent care at Winning Smiles. They work you in if you have a concern and are so prompt in taking care of it. I am always very satisfied with the service and care I receive.” Myrel
  • "Excellent service as always. Never had a bad experience and appreciate the hospitality. Thanks" - Daniel

How Does Alcohol Affect Teeth?

One of the questions my patients often ask at my Fontana dental office is, “Doc, does drinking beer, wine or a mixed drink affect my teeth?” 

The affects of alcohol on teeth

Scientific evidence has shown that people who suffer from alcohol dependency tend to have higher plaque levels on their teeth and are three times as likely to suffer from permanent tooth loss.  Also, studies have linked excessive alcohol consumption with oral cancer.  In fact, the risk of oral cancer is six times higher in those who drink alcohol compared to non-drinkers.

Alcoholic beverages can cause dehydration.  Any one that has had a couple of drinks knows how thirsty it can make them feel.  Since saliva is protective to the teeth and helps wash away harmful bacteria, excessive use of alcohol can cause cavities. To learn more about how a dry mouth can negatively impact your oral health, read Dry Mouth and Your Teeth.

In addition, alcohol can lead to acid reflux or heart burn. Stomach acids can creep up into the mouth especially during sleep and cause the teeth to erode and decay.

Furthermore, alcohol has sugars that when broken down by the oral bacteria can lead to an acidic oral environment, making one more susceptible to cavities.

Colored alcoholic beverages, such as red wine, can also cause teeth to stain.  This does not mean gin and vodka are better choices.  Although staining does not permanently damage enamel, a discolored smile may affect one’s self confidence.  Red wine drinkers may prefer to have more frequent dental cleanings and perhaps teeth whitening trays made.

What if I want to have a drink?

I usually tell patients that it is a good idea for them to rinse their mouth with water or milk directly after consuming alcohol and not to brush their teeth for at least 30 minutes after their last drink.  This simple step will help reduce the acids in the mouth.

In conclusion, alcoholic beverages consumed in moderation (one a day) shouldn’t have any detrimental effects on teeth.

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