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September 25, 2015
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Dental BondingWorried that improving your smile will involve too much hassle and expense? Bonding may be the simple and affordable solution you’re looking for.

Charles E. Scholler, D.D.S., an experienced cosmetic dentist in Camarillo, has used bonding to help many satisfied patients achieve a smile they love. Bonding is one of the most commonly performed dental procedures, and it can usually be completed in a single office visit.

What is Dental Bonding?

Bonding is a cosmetic procedure used to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or slightly decayed. It may also be used to fill in small gaps between teeth or to change the overall shape of the teeth. During a bonding procedure, durable materials are attached to the tooth’s surface to improve its appearance. The materials match the color of your teeth so the completed work will look natural.

Is Bonding Right for Me?

For minor cosmetic concerns, bonding is a simple and affordable alternative to veneers, crowns, or orthodontia.

  • Common issues treated by bonding include:
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Discolored teeth that do not respond to whitening treatments
  • Slight gaps between teeth
  • “Short teeth” or worn-down surfaces
  • Minor decay

While bonding is often an ideal method for making minor alterations, it may not be the best choice for more severe or extensive issues. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Scholler in his Camarillo office to find out if bonding is the right option for you.

Caring for Your Bonded Teeth

After your bonding procedure, it’s important to take good care of your newly restored teeth. In addition to brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly, make sure to avoid chewing on hard foods or objects that may chip the bonding material.

Keep in mind that the composite material may stain more easily than the natural tooth. To avoid staining, it’s best to keep a close eye on your intake of substances such as coffee, red wine, and cigarette smoke. If you’re a frequent consumer of these substances, you may wish to consider other treatment options to prevent uneven discoloration.

The longevity of this solution depends on your oral hygiene habits, the extensiveness of the repairs, and the type of material used. Generally, you can expect your treatment to last anywhere from three to seven years, and Dr. Scholler can make any necessary touch-ups or repairs during a routine office visit.

Free Consultation With Your Camarillo Cosmetic Dentist

Serving the Camarillo area since 1988, Dr. Scholler is an experienced cosmetic dentist dedicated to providing top-notch care. During your initial visit, Dr. Scholler will answer your questions and perform a thorough dental evaluation so you can decide on the best treatment option together.

To schedule your free consultation, request an appointment online or call (805) 386-3199.​

By Charles E. Scholler, D.D.S.
November 27, 2013
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Black Tea: A Two-Way Street for Your Teeth
 
Ever heard someone say, “I got some good news and bad news, which one do you want first?” In regards to your teeth and gums, black tea has great and not-so-great effects. Check it out below! Camarillo Dentistry
 

Black Tea Fights Tooth Decay

 
Let’s start with the good news. A warm or hot (whichever you prefer) cup of black tea can have ten times the amount of antioxidants found in fruits. For many years, researchers have been focusing on the health benefits of black tea. The crushed and fermented tea leaves are rich in polyphenols (antioxidant).
 
The polyphenols in the tea leaves protect your body from free radicals; thus, studies have shown that black tea may reduce the risk of diabetes, high cholesterol, kidney stones and Parkinson’s disease. What we find very interesting is that black tea polyphenols can help prevent tooth decay. Back in May 2013, the Tea Trade Health Research Association conducted studies to determine that black tea reduced plaque accumulation. Apparently, black tea’s polyphenols cause a decrease in cavity-causing bacteria.
 
Drinking black tea doesn’t mean you should skimp on your oral health regiment. It’s important to follow all oral health instructions given by your dentist in Camarillo.
 
Black Tea Causes Tooth Discoloration
 
You might be sipping on black tea at this moment, and that is fine. Black tea may boost oral health, but it can also negatively affect the color of your teeth. Not all teas stain the teeth, but black tea does because of its rich stain-promoting tannins. When you drink black tea, it comes in contact with teeth, especially teeth located in the lower and upper front of the mouth. However, your Camarillo, CA dentist has some great tips, so you can enjoy black tea without worrying about stains.
  • After drinking black tea, rinse your mouth out with water.
  • Chew sugarfree gum to stimulate saliva, which helps fight cavities and remove excess food and beverage particles.
  • Talk to Dr. Charles Scholler about deep bleaching options available here at his practice.
To schedule an appointment with your Camarillo dentist, call our office or submit an appointment form via our website. What flavor of tea is your favorite? Share your thoughts with us!
January 22, 2010
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Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Somis, Camarillo, Moorpark, and Mission Oaks, CA areas, we're excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatment, practical dental health advice and updates from Dr. Scholler and his staff.

 

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health.

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