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Posts for: November, 2018

Your teeth and gums are affected when you embark on a weight loss program. Although the diets that your dentist in Pasadena is going to talk about may reduce your waistline, they can cause serious problems for your teeth and gums. Below are some diets that could cause problems for your teeth and gums.

Low Fat Diet

Embarking on a diet that is low in fat interferes with fat-soluble vitamin absorption. Vitamins A, D, E, and K are vital for oral health as they help you absorb much needed calcium. If your body isn’t able to absorb calcium, bones and teeth will begin to break down.

Dopamine is also produced by your brain when you consume fat and helps your mood. A diet that is low in omega-3 fats also causes an increase in anxiety and stress. According to Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena dentists, stress could cause teeth grinding and problems with your TMJ.

Ketogenic Diets and Low Carb Diets

If you have been following a low carb or no carb diet, your breath will begin to smell like acetone or nail polish remover. Sometimes it can smell like rotten fruit. If this is the case, your body is in ketosis and burning fat, not carbs, for fuel.

Get rid of Keto breath by chewing on mint and parsley. The best way to get rid of bad breath is to start eating carbs again. Without carbs, your body may begin to burn muscle, not fat.

Diets Low in Calories

Cutting calories will help you lose weight, but reducing your intake of food can also cause problems for your overall health as you are depleting your body of vitamins and minerals. Malnutrition can cause the enamel on your teeth to soften and even weaken your jawbone causing eventual tooth loss.

Fruit Detox Diet

Although it may seem perfectly ok to live on fruit for a week or two, having such a sparse diet will affect your teeth and gums and your body. Besides malnutrition, the acid and sugar in most fruits will damage the enamel. This leaves you vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease.

Be mindful of your teeth and gums and talk to your Pasadena dentist about a good diet for teeth and gums. Call for an appointment today.


Most people have had something come up, say a special event, where looks are everything. It could be a class reunion, a wedding or a special date with your old high school flame. Whatever the reason having a beautiful smile is part of the picture.

Your smile is everything. People notice your smile the first time you approach them. If yours isn’t up to par it destroys your self-confidence and changes your personal energy. Being self-assured gives you the confidence to show the world you are happy.

CEREC® Crowns for Instant Results

Back in the day you had to prepare months in advance for cosmetic dentistry. Thankfully that isn’t the case anymore as modern day dentistry is equipped to give you a new smile in as little as a single dental appointment. Your crooked, chipped, or cracked teeth are restored with CEREC® Crowns.

How Do CEREC® Crowns Work?

Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena dentists have everything in house. From the special CAD/CAM dentistry to the CEREC® milling machine. Because your crown is being prepared while you wait, you are saving time and money.

With CEREC® Crowns you won’t have to come back to your Pasadena dentist for another appointment unless you are requiring additional CEREC® Crowns.

What Can CEREC® Crowns Do For Me?

CEREC® Crowns are used to restore chipped, cracked and broken teeth. Dr. Shinto and his team of Pasadena cosmetic dentists may also recommend CEREC® Crowns  for stained teeth. CEREC® Crowns are just like regular cosmetic dental crowns, without the wait.

Are CEREC® Crowns Strong?

With proper oral hygiene, CEREC® Crowns are just as sturdy as other cosmetic dental crowns. Of course, you must be careful. Don’t chew on pencils, ice or your nails. Just like porcelain veneers and dental bonding it is easy to chip when you munch on something that shouldn’t be in your mouth.

If you would like more information regarding CEREC® Crowns, call or click and schedule an no obligation cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena dentists.

Your smile is waiting, and will reward you. Call or click today.