Wednesday, May 25, 2016



Dr. Cherukuri and her Team at Smile Artistry Chino Valley will change the life of one very lucky Chino resident. We are searching for a Chino resident deserving of a complimentary smile makeover (up to $2,000).The nominee can be a friend, family member, or even yourself.To nominate someone please submit a photo of the person showing their teeth and full smile. You will also need to provide a brief (100 words or less) explanation on why your nominee deserves a new smile.

 You may submit your nomination to
Nominations will be accepted until June 3, 2016.
For additional details call Samantha at (909) 627-6699

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Our Raffle Winner is...

Congratulations Diane!!! 
You are the winner of our $100 VISA Gift Card Raffle! 
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Friday, May 20, 2016


All teeth in the back of the mouth have grooves in them. Many of the grooves are defects where the tooth did not develop properly. They may have openings into the inside of the tooth. They collect food debris and are the starting point of dental decay.

If the grooves are detected at the right time, which is soon after they have erupted and no decay has set in, the grooves can be sealed with a plastic resin or a sealant which can prevent decay from starting.

Various sealant materials are available to close the defects in the tooth before decay starts. Teeth sealants are either natural tooth colored or slightly off color for easy observation of their retention on the tooth.

Sealants are most indicated for the permanent first and second molars. First molars erupt around age six and second molars usually around age twelve. It is best to seal them within six months of their eruption. Premolars, the teeth in front of the molars; are not as prone to formation of grooves as the molars and may not need sealant protection on a routine basis. Occasionally, sealants can be considered for baby or deciduous teeth. It is not always easy to detect the onset on decay even with electronic gauging devices and therefore best to seal the permanent molar teeth as soon as they erupt as a preventative measure. Sealant placement cannot be successfully placed after the onset of decay in the tooth. Placement of teeth sealants is relatively simple and does not need the use of any anesthetic. Various isolation techniques are used to keep the tooth dry- a mild acid will cleanse the tooth and create microscopic pores to mechanically lock and retain the sealant material. Plastic is applied and hardened and the sealant is completed. Teeth sealants need to be observed at recare visits to ensure that the edges or thin area of the sealants are not worn out and if needed, they need to be repaired or replaced.

It is estimated that more than 50 % of the back molar teeth will have decay if not protected with sealants. Restoring teeth with fillings is usually more expensive and invasive than the simple placement of a sealant for teeth. Waiting to place a sealant for teeth that are fully erupted in the mouth has risks of starting decay that can be easily avoided.

Sealants for teeth are a simple, well-documented measure of protecting teeth from decay. They preserve tooth structure and reduce the cost of oral health care

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Invisalign  has revolutionized the world of Orthodontics by providing a virtually invisible, predictable and removable treatment option for straightening teeth.

Invisalign involves the use of a custom made series of aligners that gradually shift teeth into better positions in the jaws and mouth. There are no uncomfortable metal brackets to attach or wires to tighten. A new set of sequential aligners are changed every two weeks until the teeth have moved into the pre-planned desired position.
Advantages to Invisalign

  • Virtually invisible teeth straightening
  • Easy access to brushing and flossing
  • Less irritation to gums and cheeks
  • Minimal disruption to daily life activities and socializing
  • Attractive orthodontic option for all age groups

  • Disadvantages to Invisalign

  • Patient compliance is a huge component in the success of Invisalign treatment
  • Conventional treatment may work more effectively in some orthodontic cases

  • Discuss your best option with the dentist.

    Benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident and beautiful smile. Swollen, red gums are often a result of teeth crowding. Unfortunately, they are also signs periodontal disease.Properly aligned teeth allow the healthiest defense against potential periodontal problems and other overall health hazards.

    Most dental insurances provide coverage for Invisalign treatment just as they would other orthodontic treatment. In addition, flexible and comfortable monthly payments are also available with Care credit and other third party financing agencies. with

    Over three million individuals of all ages enjoying beautiful and confident smiles after Invisalign treatment is a positive testament of its popularity, versatility, comfort and convenience. 

    Call Janice at 909 627 6699 to schedule a complimentary consultation

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