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CEREC® Crowns could be just what you need if you want to impress your colleagues at your holiday party next month. With CEREC® Crowns, you can have a new smile in a single dental appointment.

Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists are preferred CEREC® providers and have everything in house from the digital equipment needed to take the necessary pictures and measurements of your tooth or teeth to the milling machine. All you have to do is schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Shinto and his Pasadena Dental team and you will be well on your way to a brand new smile.

During your dental appointment, your Pasadena Dentist will check your teeth and gums to make sure that everything is stable for a new CEREC® Crown. If you have a cavity or gum disease that will need to be addressed before your new CEREC® dental crown can be placed.

If you are a good candidate for CEREC®, Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists will take pictures using the CAD/CAM machine. Once satisfied with the results, a color will be chosen to match the rest of your smile. When everything is set, your pictures will be sent to the milling machine, which is in house.

With CEREC®, there is no need for a temporary crown or a messy dental impression as the milling machine takes less than an hour to work its magic. During that time, you can do whatever you like. You can even take a power nap.

Once your CEREC® Crown is ready to be placed, your Pasadena Dentist will check it for fit and color before permanently cementing it on to the tooth. After the crown has been fitted, it will be polished to perfection.

If you want to dress to impress, but haven’t got a smile to match that stunning new outfit, call Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists who can transform your so-so smile into a drop dead gorgeous grin. 

CEREC is the economical way to give you a beautiful new smile in a single dental appointment.

If you have been avoiding much needed cosmetic dentistry, which could really help with that promotion you are hoping for, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Shinto and his team who can give you a new smile in one afternoon, maybe even on your lunch hour.

CEREC crowns and CEREC restorations are the new way to an affordable smile, whether you have a chipped tooth that needs to be repaired or want to fill in that gap between your two front teeth.

CEREC, chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics utilizes CAD/CAM dentistry for a new smile in a single dental appointment. Created in Zurich in 1980 for dental restorations, it has become the convenient and more affordable way to a new smile.

With other types of dental restorations you need multiple appointments. With CEREC dental veneers you don’t have to wear temporary dental veneers while waiting for your permanent ones to be made. With CEREC you can walk out after an hour or two with a brand new smile.

When you schedule an appointment for CEREC, Dr. Shinto and his team will make sure that your mouth is healthy enough for CEREC. If you are given the all clear pictures will be taken eliminating the need for messy and uncomfortable impression trays. After your restorations have been designed on the CEREC system your new smile will be sent to the milling machine for manufacture all done on-site. Your veneers, crowns and other restorations are ready on the same day so you don’t have to keep coming back.

If the sound of a new smile in a single appointment sounds appealing to you, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists today. 

Say the word root canal and you can feel the energy begin to change, but not when you schedule an appointment with the best Dentist in Pasadena. Most people who have had a root canal procedure with Dr. Paul Shinto, Dr. Bert K. Funatsu, Dr. Daniel J. Iannotti, or Dr. J. Michael Jann from the best Pasadena Dental facility report that the pain they thought would occur is minimal at best. Most patients liken it to a filling. Not having a root canal is more painful than the process itself because the tooth is usually badly decayed and infected.

Root canals are your Pasadena Dentist uses treatments in order to save a tooth. Root canals are performed if the nerve of your tooth has become infected and the pulp is damaged. During root canal treatment, your Dentist in Pasadena will remove the pulp and the nerve before cleaning and sealing the inside of the tooth.

Your Dentist in Pasadena explains that the pulp chamber is a soft area inside the middle of your tooth. The actual nerves lie inside the legs or roots of your tooth. The canals of your teeth go from the pulp chamber to the top of the root. Also in the roots of your teeth are connective tissue and blood vessels that nourish your teeth. The nerves of your teeth are not important to the health of your teeth and are purely sensory providing you with a cold or hot sensation. Removing a nerve in your tooth will not affect how it functions on a daily basis.

If you have a badly decayed or infected tooth, the pulp or nerve tissue is damaged breaking down the bacteria inside your tooth. Once the decay begins to multiply it will become infected or abscessed. An abscess forms at the end of the roots of your teeth and is a pocket that is filled with pus. Once an abscess has started the swelling could spread to your head, neck, or face and according to your Dentist in Pasadena is extremely dangerous.

Once the nerves in the infected area have died, you may not experience the pain that you had before, but that does not mean the infection has gone away. If you have had a bad toothache that disappears suddenly it is imperative that you schedule an appointment with your Dentist in Pasadena today as abscesses can have a dramatic affect on your overall health and can even be deadly.

Call the offices of Dr. Paul Shinto today and schedule an appointment with the Best Dentist in Pasadena. Remember, prevention is always worth a pound of cure.

If you have noticed people, backing away when you talk it could have something to do with your bad breath. You may brush, floss, use a mouthwash, and see your dentist, but there may be some habits, or other issues, that are making your breath less than pleasant.


Garlic, onions, coffee, certain types of sauces, such as curry and bolognaise, and other foods can cause chronic bad breath, especially if you make it a habit to enjoy on a daily basis. Choose your foods wisely, and if you must indulge, have an apple or a piece of fruit, and remember, garlic and onions will stay in your system for 72 hours after digestion.

Dry Mouth

Chronic dry mouth could be caused from medications. Over the counter drugs and prescriptions could be causing your dry mouth. Dry mouth can lead to bad breath. Talk to your doctor if you believe your medication is causing your dry mouth. If you have any respiratory issues or suffer from allergies talk to your dentist about a mouth rinse.


No amount of breath mints will cure the rancid smell of tobacco from your breath. Chewing tobacco gets caught between your teeth causing a stench that will make others run for the hills. The same can be said for smoking. Even if you smoke flavored tobacco, your breath will still smell.

Your Tongue

According to your dentist, more than 90 percent of bad oral bacteria come from your tongue. Include regular tongue brushing in your daily routine along with twice daily brushing and flossing. Invest in a tongue scraper for fresher breath.

Gum Disease

Whether you like it or not, ignoring the floss could have dire consequences on your oral health. Floss before you brush and before you go to bed to get rid of food particles. Plaque is a sticky film that forms on your teeth and will eventually develop into impossible to remove tartar. If pockets develop between your teeth, you will have chronic halitosis.

Good oral hygiene starts with brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups. Call or click and schedule yours today. 

Summer is winding down and if you have barely had a spare moment to yourself, you are probably enjoying the quiet time now that your kids are back at school. Autumn is the time when we put away the outdoor cushions, close up the pool for the season and take stock of what needs to be done before the holidays, and if you can’t remember the last time you scheduled a checkup with your dentist, you could be overdo for a dental appointment.

According to the American Dental Association, your teeth should be cleaned every six months, even more so if you are on any type of medication, as some prescriptions, and even over the counter drugs, can weaken the enamel on your teeth.

Dental checkups are also important regardless of how habitual you are about dental habits. You may brush twice, floss once each day, and use a good mouthwash, but also included in your oral regime should be a good healthy diet and regular cleanings with your dentist.

Plaque, that sticky film that is left behind after you eat, drink, and when you wake up in the morning, converts to acid and bacteria. Without proper cleaning that plaque will eat away at the enamel on your teeth. Once it has progressed to tartar, which is the hard substance the can sit between your teeth and at your gum line, it can only be removed by your dentist. If that happens, you may need to be treated with a Root Planing and Scaling treatment to get rid of the plaque and tartar, which may have already developed into gingivitis or the more serious periodontal disease.

Stick to the plan and get ready for autumn with a thorough checkup with your dentist, and don’t forget to make sure than an oral cancer screening is included in your checkup. Also, ask about dental cleanings, which should also be taken care of when you visit with your dentist. Call and schedule an appointment today.  

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