Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pacifiers are good and bad for kids

Weaning your child off his or her pacifier is tough; however, there are some pros and cons when it comes to pacifiers.

Although most believe that sucking on a pacifier is a no no, some researchers believe that a pacifier helps reduce the risk of SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Babies who use a pacifier don’t sleep as deep as those who nap or sleep without one. When a baby has a pacifier, he or she will not go into a deep sleep. A pacifier enables an infant to wake up instead of going into a deep sleep that could stop breathing. A pacifier will also increase satisfaction giving babies comfort.

With that being said, some problems could result from pacifier sucking. Your dentist recommends that you stop pacifiers by the age of two. Up until that age, any alignment issue is corrected within six months after pacifier use has stopped. Prolonged thumb sucking and pacifier use can cause issues with mouth growth and tooth alignment, and can change the roof of the mouth. Middle ear infections are also common in kids who use pacifiers.

Breaking the habit is difficult, however there are some things you can do to stop pacifier use. Below are some tips that may help your child break the pacifier habit.
  • Dip the pacifier in white vinegar, which will make it distasteful
  • Pierce the nipple or cut it to reduce satisfaction
  • Leave it behind when traveling
  • Restrict use
  • Look for a pacifier that has ventilation holes
  • Cold turkey
  • Limit use during feedings or as an attention substitute 

If you are having a tough time weaning your baby off the pacifier, call or click and talk to your dentist who may be ableto help, you and your infant break the pacifier habit once and for all. 



Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cosmetic Dentistry Using CEREC® Crowns

If Cosmetic Dentistry is something you have been considering, but just don’t have the time, Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists can help with same day dentistry that can give you a brand new smile in just one dental appointment.

Dental crowns can repair chipped or cracked teeth, repair and preserve large fillings and can be used for cosmetic purposes as well; however, conventional dental crowns can take two or three dental appointments to complete. Thankfully, Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists can help with CEREC®.

CEREC® is the revolutionary cosmetic dentistry system that takes a single dental appointment to complete. With CEREC® Crowns, you can walk into the office and walk out with the smile that you deserve.

The same day dental crown system uses digital technology to assist licensed and preferred CEREC® Crown dentists in the restoration process. Known as Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, CEREC® Crowns look and feel just like your natural teeth and can last a decade or more.

CEREC® Crowns VS Traditional Dental Crowns

Same Day CEREC® Dental Crowns

  • One visit, period.
  • 95.5 percent success rate after 9 years
  • Ninety four percent-success rate after 18 years
  • Comfortable
  • Less time consuming


Traditional Dental Crowns

Time consuming with several dental appointments needed
Average lifespan of metal or porcelain fused to metal crowns is only 10 years
Many types of dental crowns and ways to make the dental crown

CEREC® Crowns can fill large cavities and be used to restore old dental restorations. Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists may also recommend CEREC® to cap root canals and for cosmetic dental purposes.

CEREC® really is revolutionary and can give you the smile you have always dreamed of having in a single dental appointment. Call or click and schedule an appointment with CEREC® Crown Pasadena dentist Dr. Paul Shinto. Call or click for a no obligation CEREC® Crowns or cosmetic dentistry consultation today.


Monday, May 15, 2017

CEREC® Crowns Instead of Traditional Dental Crowns

CEREC® Crowns could be the answer if you have large fillings, cracks, or chips in your teeth, and unlike traditional crowns, eliminate the need for messy impressions and temporary dental crowns.

According to Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists, CEREC® Crowns involve the use of CAD/CAM dentistry. This amazing 21st century dental procedure is done on site and takes place in a single dental appointment. With CEREC®, you can walk in with less than perfect teeth and walk out with a new smile in less than an hour and a half.

CEREC® uses CAD/CAM dentistry. This involves digital imaging that is uploaded to the CEREC® computer software. Once uploaded, Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists will create the perfect dental crown before sending it off to the in-office milling machine for manufacture.

The materials used for CEREC® Crowns look just as natural as your own teeth and because there are so many colors to choose from to match your teeth, no one will know that your teeth have been restored. The materials used for CEREC® Crowns are strong and sturdy, and because there is no metal used, such as porcelain to metal crowns and metal crowns, your teeth will look natural.

If you are a good candidate for CEREC® Crowns, Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists will take digital pictures of the tooth or teeth that are to be restored. Once satisfied with the image results, the pictures will be sent to the milling machine. During this time, you are free to check your email, social media pages or just relax.

When your new crown or crowns are ready, Dr. Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists will place the crown before buffing and polishing.

If you don’t have the time for traditional dental crowns or would prefer non-metal dental crowns that are strong and sturdy, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Shinto today

Monday, May 1, 2017

Natural Looking CEREC® Crowns Pasadena

CEREC® Crowns in Pasadena are the best solution for dental crowns, and because CEREC® is done chairside in a single dental appointment, you can have a new dental crown made and fitted on the same day.

CEREC® Crowns are the revolutionary way to crown or cap fillings that are too large or to cover a root canal. With CEREC®, you can have a new and natural looking dental crown that will not cost you valuable time and money.

With CEREC®s CAD/CAM dentistry system, Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena dentists can fit your tooth or teeth with a natural looking dental crown that is just as strong as a conventional crown.

CEREC® Crowns don’t contain metal and if you are one of those patients who recently removed your controversial silver amalgam fillings, the last thing you want is more metal. CEREC® Crowns are made from strong dental materials that are matched to the shade of the rest of your teeth.

During your CEREC® Crowns dental appointment, Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists will use the CAD/CAM dentistry system to take digital pictures of the damaged tooth. Once the pictures are in the computer, the team of dentists in Pasadena can fashion a tooth that looks just like the rest of your smile.

After the crowns have been designed, Dr. Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists will send the images to the in office milling machine for crafting. During this time, you can relax or watch TV while your new CEREC® Crowns are being manufactured. When your new crown or crowns are ready, final placement and bonding will take place.


If you would like more information regarding CEREC® Crowns or any other type of cosmetic dentistry, call or click and schedule a no obligation CEREC® Crowns consultation with Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists today. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

CEREC Crowns for an Accurate Fit

CEREC® Crowns are the best way to give you the smile that you have always wanted, and thanks to the licensed and preferred CEREC® Crown dentists in Pasadena, you will not have to wait weeks for your new dental crowns.

If you are tired of those messy impressions needed for dental crowns, CEREC® could be the answer. Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists use CAD/CAM digital technology to make your new dental crowns in house without the need for a temporary dental crown.

When time is of the essence, CEREC® is the answer. With CEREC®, there is no need for multiple appointments. You can have a new dental crown in as little as an hour.

What is a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are custom made to fit over your entire tooth. CEREC® replaces those traditional crowns and work the same way as conventional crowns. CEREC® Crowns are used to prevent additional damage to a tooth that has been damaged or traumatized. CEREC® is also used for large fillings and to protect teeth that have had root canal therapy.

The Process

When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists computer images will be taken instead of those gooey impressions. This allows the doctors to visualize the size and shape of your tooth for an accurate fit. Once satisfied, the images will be sent to the in office milling machine for manufacture using a block of ceramic that matches the rest of your natural teeth. The high quality reinforced ceramic is good for your body, and good for your teeth as no metal is used. Highly durable, the material used for your CEREC® dental crowns is beautiful, translucent and will match the rest of your smile.

If you would like more information regarding one-day dentistry with CEREC® Crowns, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists today.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Cosmetic and Restorative Types of Dental Crowns

Placed over the top of a damaged tooth, dental crowns are used to restore the size and shape of your tooth while improving the appearance. Dental crowns are cemented into place and, if fitted properly, will fully encase your entire tooth just above your gum line.

Why Dental Crowns?

According to CEREC Dental Crown provider, Dr. Paul Shinto, dental crowns are used to protect weak teeth from tooth decay. If part of your tooth is cracked or broken, Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists may recommend dental crowns if you have severely worn teeth or need to cover or support a tooth with a large filling. If you don’t have much of your natural tooth left, a dental crown would most likely be the preferred procedure. Teeth with natural bridges, dental implants, severely discolored or misshaped teeth can also be transformed with dental crowns. Sometimes your dentist may recommend dental crowns for your kid’s baby teeth.

What Type of Dental Crown is Right for Me?

Stainless Steel Crowns-Stainless steel crowns are used as a temporary crown while your crown is being made. Stainless steel crowns are also used on children’s teeth, as multiple dental visits are not needed. The crown is used to cover the whole tooth preventing further decay. When the baby tooth comes out to make way for the adult tooth, the crown will come with it.

Metal Crowns-The metals used in metal crowns include nickel, gold, chromium, and other base-metal alloys. Metal crowns are great for back teeth. However, the metallic color is one of the biggest drawbacks when it comes to metal crowns.

Porcelain Fused to Metal-Matched to your natural or restored teeth, these types of crowns are not as sturdy as metal crowns and can actually chip or break. Be aware that over time, the metal underlying on the porcelain part of your crown may begin to show through, especially if your gums are starting to recede. These are great for back or front teeth and long dental bridges.

Resin-Less expensive than other dental crowns, resin crowns are best suited for front teeth. Resin should be avoided on molars as your crowns will wear down and be more prone to cracks and breaks.

All Ceramic All Porcelain-These types of dental crowns can be matched to your natural or restored teeth and are best for front teeth. All Ceramic and Porcelain crowns can break or chip and are not the best option when it comes to dental crowns.

CEREC-Eliminating multiple dental visits, CEREC Crowns offer patients an alternative to conventional crowns, and best of all, you can walk out of the office in a single dental visit with your new CEREC Dental Crown. CEREC is matched to the rest of your teeth using CAD/CAM Dentistry. This revolutionary system is available from Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists and is a strong and natural looking solution if you are in need of a dental crown.

If you would like more information regarding CEREC Crowns or just need a check up, call or clickand schedule and appointment with Dr. Paul Shinto today.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Natural Looking Metal Free CEREC® Crowns

CEREC® Crowns could be the answer if you are tired of seeing metal fused to porcelain crowns every time you smile. Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists have the expertise and the experience to fit you with CEREC® Crowns, and best of all, your new dental crown or crowns can be fitted, made, and placed in a single dental appointment.

CEREC® is a CAD/CAM dental restoration procedure that eliminates those messy impressions. Unlike conventional dental crowns, CEREC® doesn’t require dental molds as the pictures are taken digitally before being send to the computer for modification. Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists have the skills to create your new CEREC® Crowns in as little as an hour and half.

Another advantage to the CEREC® system is time. Conventional dental crowns require at least two visits. CEREC® can be completed in a single dental appointment. That means no more dental appointments, and no temporary crowns.

Dr. Paul Shinto has his own CEREC® Crowns lab where the team customizes and mills your dental restorations. Everything is done with the CAD/CAM system including the scanning, designing, and the milling. The in house lab makes it easy to sit back and relax while your new CEREC® dental restorations are being made. During that time, you can catch up on the phone, watch a DVD, or check your email.

With CEREC®, you are guaranteed a precise and comfortable fit thanks to the intuitive design software that Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists use to customize your CEREC® Crown.


Because the doctors work, so closely together you can be assured of a comfortable and natural looking fit. CEREC® uses metal free materials and is biocompatible with your own body. Because there isn’t any metal used, your new crowns will be mercury free.

Because CEREC® fits so well, your new dental crowns will function just as your natural teeth do. With CEREC®, you don’t have to worry about cracks or chips from heavy chewing.

If you would like more information regarding CEREC® or any other restorative or cosmetic dental procedure, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists today.