How to take care of tooth filling

A decayed tooth can still be saved by fillings it the damage is not too deep. However, having a tooth fillings does not mean you’re already safe from it.
Proper hygiene and special care for the fillings are necessary to make it last.


You must avoid cold or hot beverages in the first few days. The tooth with the fillings will be sensitive for a while. It is advisable to refrain from taking hot or cold beverages for the meantime.


You must also refrain from eating until the anaesthesia wears off. Due to the numbness you won’t feel anything and if you take foods already you may hurt the tooth without knowing it, until the effect of anaesthesia is gone.


You can also take medication as soon as the anaesthesia wears off so you won’t be having a hard time while the tooth remains sensitive.
For more tips you can visit our clinics located in Newark and San Jose.

Dental Cleaning: How often it should be?

This is one of the most frequently asked question by patients but how often should dental cleaning really be?
In most of the dental insurances there are guaranteed two free teeth cleaning in a year.
Dental cleaning should be done at least twice a year or every six months. However, you may also visit your dentist whenever you feel that you need to get your teeth cleaned.
The following are the advantages of dental cleaning and why it is necessary.

  • Dental cleaning done by dental specialists or hygienists forestalls gum illness. Gum illness can hoist to more hazardous contaminations if not dealt with well.
  • It forestalls awful breath. The dental specialist disposes of all the tartar and plaque in each region, particularly those that are hard to clean by normal brushing and flossing
  • Visiting your dental specialist two times every year will likewise assist you with monitoring the strength of your teeth. While cleaning, the dental specialist likewise looks at the teeth to check whether there will be a required additional strategy for potential teeth issues.

What are the most common dental problems?

We’ve been writing about different oral health problems and most of what we are tackling are the common ones.
Although they are common, they are not good to have. It is still best to prevent any of those problems.
To let you have a good grasp here are the most common dental problems.
• Tooth decay or cavities
• Mouth sores
• Bad breath
• Gum disease
Each of these common dental problems are explained also in this website.
Additional to these problems are oral cancer, sensitive tooth and cracked tooth.
The good news is you can have it prevented or fix if you will just give us a call to book your appointment now.
Or you can drop by on our Luminous Smile Dental Clinics located in Newark and San Jose.
We assure to take care of your teeth despite this trying times we all are facing. Stay Safe!

Ways to achieve Luminous Smile

Smile is very important and it is the one that most people often notice.

There are ways to improve your smile and also the health of the teeth. Sparkling white and strong teeth are what we are always aiming.

Here are some of the things you should do:

Never neglect your dentist

Always make sure to visit your dentist at least twice a year or every six months. This is very common but it is very important as well. Seeing your dentist will allow you to know the status of your oral health plus you can take the necessary actions to prevent or immediately cure the disease.

Quit smoking

We, are Luminous Smile Dental are discouraging smoking cigarettes. The effects of smoking will not only hurt the oral but as well the organs inside the body.

Brush and floss daily

This is always a tandem. Let’s say they are the peanut butter and jelly in maintaining the healthiness of the mouth. Floss before going to avoid so that food particles will not remain in the teeth overnight, thus, plaque build-up may occur.

Use GLO Teeth Whitening

GLO teeth Whitening is a trusted partner of Luminous Smile Dental. We assure our patients that they will the get best out of it.

For more tips and advice you can visit our clinic located in Newark and San Jose.

Does wearing face mask can cause tooth decay?

As we continue to embrace a new normal under the current coronavirus pandemic, the threat of the disease is not the only one we should be afraid of.

Recently, dentists reported a rise of patients with tooth decay and gum disease since wearing a mask became a requirement before going outside.

How is it possible?

When wearing a mask, most people breathe using their nose making the mouth to dry out. When the mouth is dry, it means the production of saliva is lower than usual. Saliva is very essential because it neutralizes the acid entering the mouth and it prevent the tooth from decaying.

The decrease in saliva may also lead to periodontal diseases and if not taken care of immediately may result to strokes or heart attack.

While we still can’t let go of wearing mask as we may acquire the deadly coronavirus, experts advise everyone to stay hydrated and do brushing and flossing regularly.

We need to keep in mind that covid-19 is not the only enemy.

If you have more concerns, Luminous Smile Dental is willing to help. Give us a call now!

Is Mouthwash really Important?

We have been saying a lot of times that the basic protection for our oral health is to brush and floss properly and regularly. However, if you want to take that extra step in taking care of your teeth, mouthwash is very useful.

Most mouthwash has fluoride, which will help keep our teeth strong and healthy.

So is mouthwash really important? Yes. Mouthwash has a lot of benefits as long as you use it properly.

Mouthwash helps kills bacteria, reduces bad breath, and loosen up the food remains in the mouth. Gargling the right amount will surely elevate the protection of the oral health.

However, make sure not to swallow it as it may harm the internal organs.

Another thing to keep in mind is that mouthwash is only an addition to brushing and flossing, not a substitute.

What is Teledentistry?

In a simpler definition, teledentistry is the use of technology and communication for education, consultation, dental care and needs, etc.

The advancement in technology do wonders for all the aspects mentioned above as there are four methods and modalities teledentistry have.

  • Live Video (Synchronous)

This is done via audio-visual technology or commonly known as video call by the millennial. The two characters involve are the patient and the provider who is likely to give consultations.

  • Store-and-forward (Asynchronous)

This is transmitted via secured electronic communication system because information being transmitted are confidential like radiograph or digital impression of an x-ray.

  • mHealth

This is very common nowadays. Health education and promotions is being transmitted or done through the help of mobile devices like cellphones, tablets, or laptop.  

  • Remote Patient Monitoring

All health information is being collected in one location.

Teledentistry is very essential to make dentistry a little bit easier.

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