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Family Dental Care is the Best Care

Dr. Paul Shinto, and Dr. Kyle Low have been dentists for decades helping families understand the importance of dental care.

From the moment your child is born his or her teeth and gums are growing. Once the first tooth takes the stage, it’s time to schedule your baby’s first dental appointment in Pasadena.

First Dental Appointment

When your child reaches the age of six to twelve months the first teeth start to come in. Once you see that first tooth it’s important to make an appointment with the dentist.

The first checkup with your dentist is where your child will learn about the dental practice and enjoy a positive experience.

During your child’s checkups, your dentist will look for tooth decay or any other abnormalities.

Even a single tooth can be decayed due to prolonged exposure to sugary drinks. Baby bottle decay is real and something that every parent must be aware of.

Nipping the issue in the bud is the only way to prevent chronic issues, such as cavities and gingivitis down the road.

Preparing for Your Dental Visit

Make your first trip to your dentist in fun. It’s a new adventure with sounds and sights that he or she has never been exposed to before. Be sure to have fun the minute you set out for the dental practice so that first moment is memorable in a good way.

Even if you have had bad experiences in the past or suffer from dental anxiety, it’s important not to reflect that fear onto your child.

Start the day by telling your baby what you are doing for the day. Keep your voice and tone positive and uplifting. Help your child practice by saying, “Ahh, “while opening and closing your mouth at the same time.

Show your kids fun dental videos that will prepare them for the first visit to the dentist in Pasadena as well.

Dental Checkups Pasadena

If you have a family, you can trust Dr. Paul Shinto, and Dr. Kyle Low, to care for your family’s teeth and gums.

Call or send a direct message make appointments for your family today.

Cosmetic Dentistry for a Beautiful Future

Cosmetic dentistry changes lives and it can do the same for you. Dr. Paul Shinto and his team understand the importance of a beautiful smile and offer cosmetic dentistry solutions that suit both your smile and your pocketbook.

From same day cosmetic dentistry treatments such as CEREC® to more lengthy procedures like dental implants you are in the best hands when you become a patient of Dr. Paul Shinto, Dr. Kyle Low.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Pasadena

Restorative dentistry repairs and brings teeth and gums back to health. Cosmetic dentistry on the other hand takes things one step further. For example, if you have a space between your teeth, your Pasadena cosmetic dentist may recommend Invisalign or conventional braces. There are many procedures available from your Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena dentists.


Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Depending on your smile and your situation, Dr. Paul Shinto, or Dr. Kyle Low may recommend some of the following cosmetic dental procedures:

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Dental Bonding
  • Enamel Shaping
  • Invisalign®
  • Inlays and Onlays
  • Professional Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • CEREC®
  • Dental Implant restorations
  • Dentures
  • Complete Smile Makeover


Cosmetic Dentistry Evaluation

When you schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation in Pasadena your overall and oral health is discussed to make sure that you are healthy enough for restorative and/or cosmetic dentistry.

If you are given the green light your options are discussed before a plan or blueprint is created for your new smile.

While most procedures are suitable for most patients, there are some restrictions if you are considering dental implants. Because surgery is involved, it is imperative that the patient be in excellent health. People with systemic diseases and people who smoke may not be suitable candidates for dental implants as both impede healing.

Cosmetic Dentistry for Your Smile

Having a beautiful and healthy smile really will change your life, but best of all, it will make you healthier as well.

If you follow the Pasadena dental blog, you will recall that the connection between oral and overall health is real. That means a healthy smile equals a healthy body.

For more information regarding cosmetic dentistry or any other type of dental procedure, call or send a direct message to Dr. Paul Shinto and his team. Your smile really will thank you for it and so will your body.

Send a text and schedule an appointment today.


September 03, 2021
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It’s Never Too Late for Invisalign®

Invisalign® is the number one choice for clear braces. With Invisalign® you can love your reflection for the first time thanks to removable aligners.

Team Shinto is well equipped to handle your tipped, rotated or crowded teeth. If you have always detested that less than small gap between your teeth, Invisalign® is the answer to your crooked teeth woes.

What is Invisalign®?

If you have been checking out the dental website you’ll know that Invisalign® is a removable braces system that requires no painful adjustments.

If you know anything about conventional wires and brackets you’ll know that seeing the orthodontist or dentist every two weeks is mandatory. With Invisalign® you will only need to sit in the dentist’s chair every six weeks.

Invisalign® is custom designed for your smile. After pictures and digital images are taken, Dr. Shinto or Dr. Low will send them to the lab.

Most patients receive between 10 and 40 sets of aligners. These clear plastic braces are swapped out every seven to 14 days depending on your Invisalign® customized plan.

You will wear your set of aligners for 22 hours every day. You must adhere to the protocol or it will impede your treatment. A successful procedure means following the instructions to the letter.

Is Invisalign® Right for Me?

Invisalign® works best for people who have mild to moderate problems.

If you have a bite that is massively out of alignment, a large space between your teeth or an out of control over or under bite, Dr. Shinto or Dr. Low may recommend conventional wires and brackets.




July 19, 2021
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Don’t Let Bruxism Get Out of Control

If you are grinding and clenching your teeth it could have something to do with stress. While anxiety isn’t the only reason people suffer from a condition known as bruxism, it could be a contributing factor.

Your Pasadena Dentist, Dr. Paul Shinto, explains that bruxism leads to worn teeth and jaw problems, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.

Bruxism an Issue Best Left Treated

If you don’t address your clenching and tooth grinding you will eventually run into problems.

Tooth clenching and grinding cause worn down teeth and TMJ problems. Your TMJ or temporormandibular joint is what connects your upper to lower jaw. It can be affected if you are a tooth grinder.

If you clench and grind you might deal with:

Chronic Headaches and Earaches

Facial Pain

TMJ Disorder

Household Sleep Disruptions

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth Loss

Worn Down Teeth

Broken Fillings and Dental Crowns

While tooth damage can occur with severe bruxism, it will eventually happen to people who are chronic jaw clenchers and tooth grinders.

Oral Appliance Therapy in Pasadena

Oral appliance therapy is customized for your needs. In some cases, an oral splint may be recommended while in other cases, a custom made mouth guard may be needed. Because everyone is different, your customized bruxism solution is tailor made just for you.

Customized splints and mouth guards prevent further tooth damage and wear. They also help your muscles relax so you can get a better night’s sleep.

Why You Suffer from Bruxism

Sadly, there is no one reason why people clench and grind. Stress is a huge factor as are certain medications, but what it really boils down to is that no one knows for sure.

Sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, and jaw and teeth problems can also be a factor when it comes to diagnosing and treating bruxism.

If you would like more information regarding oral appliance therapy for tooth clenching and grinding, call or send a direct message to a team member from Dr. Paul Shinto’s Dental Practice in Pasadena today. 

Schedule Your Overdue Dental Checkup Today

If your smile hasn’t been to the dentist in some time it’s time to call and schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Paul Shinto, or Dr. Kyle Low.

We are ready to deal with any issues you might have whether you are dealing with gum disease or tooth decay, or would like straighter teeth.

Regardless of the problem it is easily taken care of when you become a patient of Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena dentists.

With a dental checkup you can discover what procedures you and your teeth and gums should undergo. For example, if you are dealing with gingivitis, your Pasadena dentist will probably recommend root planing and scaling (deep cleaning).

This procedure scales the roots of your teeth to get rid of plaque and tartar. Once removed, the roots or planed to make sure they are smooth enough to keep the bacteria and plaque at bay.

The Advantages of Cosmetic Dentistry

Other procedures your dentist might recommend include cosmetic dentistry. Some of the cosmetic dentistry treatments Dr. Shinto and his team of dentists may tell you about include:

Dental Implants

Porcelain Veneers

Cosmetic Dental Crowns

Oral Appliance Therapy

Tooth Colored Fillings

Malocclusion Issues

Clear Braces

Of course, the only way you will know what treatments your teeth and gums will need is by setting up a dental checkup up Pasadena.

A Dental Checkup for Overall Health

Another great reason to schedule regular dental appointments in Pasadena is for overall health.

During a comprehensive dental exam, you will also be checked for other issues with an oral cancer screening. If you follow Dr. Shinto’s Blog you have a better chance of survival if you catch tongue, throat or any other type of oral cancer in its earliest stages.

Dental Health in Pasadena

If you haven’t seen your dentist in Pasadena do it today. Your teeth and gums and your smile will never argue with you again.

Call; send a text or a direct message to a team member from Dr. Shinto’s office today.


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