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At Furumoto Dentistry, we strive to provide high quality dental care throughout the Diamond Bar community and work to ensure that all patients receive customized care that addresses their needs and smile goals. Our skilled dental team offers a number of services, like: fillings, Zoom teeth whitening, root canals, and veneers. Additionally, we provide patient education and supportive answers through our dental health blog. Feel free to read along and let us know if you have any questions about your dental care or oral hygiene. Our family dentist in Diamond Bar is just a call away!

Do’s and Don’ts of Teeth Whitening
05/20/2022

Furumoto Dentistry is dedicated to helping each and every patient achieve a healthy and vibrant smile. In addition to providing general dentistry services, we can assist with this mission with cosmetic dentistry, too. One of the most common treatments patients utilize to achieve their brightest smile is teeth whitening.

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6 Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy
05/02/2022

At Furumoto Dentistry, we strive to provide quality oral care to all of our patients. Part of our practice is to educate patients on what to do outside the office, and how they can upkeep their oral health daily at home. Of course, part of having strong teeth is to have strong gums as well. Gingivitis is a common problem we dentists treat all the time; it is a mild form of gum disease that can, if not treated properly, can lead to tooth loss. To prevent gum disease, it’s important to upkeep your oral hygiene regime. Learn how you can below.

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The Benefits of Removable Dentures
04/19/2022

Have a missing tooth or teeth? Struggling with your looks and your health? At Furumoto Dentistry, our doctors and staff offer expert dental care, including ways how to replace a missing tooth or teeth. We strive to provide comprehensive and customizable care that focuses on the holistic health of the patient. Removable partial dentures may be the best option for you. Read on to learn more about removable dentures and whether they could be the solution for your tooth loss.

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Periodontal Treatment
04/19/2022

Periodontal disease, or what’s also known as gum disease, is when there is a serious gum infection that can damage the soft tissue and bones that support your teeth. Periodontitis can cause teeth to loosen or lead to tooth loss. As dentists, we always try to prevent periodontal disease from happening by telling patients to brush and floss every day. That’s why at Furumoto Dentistry, we strive to bring the best dental care that is preventative and restorative to patients’ oral health. If you do have gum disease, learn what our practice can do to help.

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Cosmetic Dental Bonding in Diamond Bar, CA
02/25/2022

Dental bonding is a faster, more affordable, and less invasive alternative to porcelain veneers. Thinly coating each tooth with a hardened resin material, dental bonding allows the dentist to carefully shape, color correct, and perfect the appearance of each tooth for a flawless smile. At Furumoto Dentistry, we strive to give our patients in Diamond Bar, CA beautiful and lasting results, so we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you keep your dental bonding in good condition for as long as possible.

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Veneers in Diamond Bar, CA
01/04/2022

Veneers are well known for being the way celebrities achieve their star-power smiles, as well as one of the most comprehensive ways to give your teeth a total makeover. At Furumoto Dentistry, we know that these things are true, but we also know that veneers can provide our patients in Diamond Bar, CA with many unexpected health benefits. Here we list a few oral issues that veneers can be used to resolve.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment in Diamond Bar, CA
01/04/2022

Sleep apnea is a common sleeping disorder that causes breathing to be interrupted or obstructed while sleeping, causing daytime fatigue, loud snoring, and sometimes very serious health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Furumoto dentistry treats many patients with sleep apnea in Diamond Bar, CA, providing advice and solutions for the often chronic symptoms of the disorder. Does sleep apnea ever go away? Usually, symptoms are managed and minimized by lifestyle changes, and sometimes they can go away.

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7 Crucial Things You Need To Know About ClearCorrect
12/17/2021

When it comes to straightening your teeth, there are the standard options like traditional braces, there are the specialized treatments like Damon braces, and then there is ClearCorrect—the safe and effective orthodontic treatment that straightens your smile without any of the wires or brackets of metal braces! Here at Furumoto Dentistry, your family dentist in Diamond Bar, we believe that everyone’s smile should live up to its full potential, which is why we recommend ClearCorrect to many of our adolescent and adult patients. Check out these 7 reasons why ClearCorrect is one of our most popular treatments as a Diamond Bar Dentist, and learn how Furumoto Dentistry can change your life by changing your smile!

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Cosmetic Dentistry in Diamond Bar, CA
12/17/2021

Cosmetic dental treatment is not confined to Hollywood movie stars anymore, and advancements in technology are making smile-perfecting treatments more affordable, effective, and popular. Whether you’re considering teeth whitening, veneers, or dental implants, Dr. Brent Furumoto of Furumoto Dentistry has helped countless patients in Diamond Bar, CA achieve amazing results with cosmetic dentistry. Here are 5 things you should consider before getting any cosmetic treatments done.

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ClearCorrect Is The Clear Choice For Teens!
12/17/2021

Adolescents are the perfect age to get braces. Because adult teeth have come in while the jaw is still growing, orthodontists have the ideal opportunity to straighten teeth. This makes it quicker and easier for the teeth to shift. But most teens don't want to wear traditional metal braces. That’s where ClearCorrect comes in! ClearCorrect is clear, plastic aligners that are removable and invisible to the eye. At Furumoto Dentistry, we offer ClearCorrect to patients of all ages. If you’re a teen (or parent who has a teen) who is looking to start orthodontic treatment, learn how ClearCorrect can be the best option for you!

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How Long Do the Crown and Bridges Last And Why?
12/17/2021

Dental crowns and bridges can restore your smile by replacing missing teeth, fixing cracked teeth, or fixing teeth suffering from tooth decay. But what’s the difference between a crown and a bridge? Dental crowns (or what’s known as “dental caps”) cover a tooth that is damaged or decayed. Bridges, on the other hand, fill a gap that consists of missing teeth and are made from three+ dental crowns. At Furumoto Dentistry, we offer comprehensive restorative dental care. We strive to educate all of our patients on what to know about dental crowns and bridges. If you’re about to get a dental crown or bridge, learn how you can make them last a lifetime!

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Invisalign in Diamond Bar, CA
09/21/2021

Invisalign is just one of the many ways to perfect a crooked smile, but because of its convenience, comfort, and aesthetic appearance, it is the most popular. Furumoto Dentistry is proud to provide Invisalign treatment to patients in Diamond Bar, CA, as a part of our comprehensive general and cosmetic dental practice! We have helped countless patients correct their smile with Invisalign, so if you’re wondering how long it takes, or whether it’s the right option for you, look no further!

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How Long do Crown & Bridges Last & Why?
07/19/2021

At Furumoto Dentistry, we work hard to provide preventive and restorative dentistry to all of our patients in the Diamond Bar community. In order to keep your teeth functioning properly, some restorative dentistry work may be necessary, specifically crowns and bridges. We like to educate our patients on how long their crowns and bridges will last and how to appropriately care for their dental work so they can last as long as possible.

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Time to Consider Dental Implants
06/29/2021

Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best. At Furumoto Dentistry, our Chino Hills cosmetic dentist believes no tooth replacement option will give you a longer-lasting result than a dental implant. If you have a missing tooth or missing teeth and wish to replace them, get in touch with our Diamond Bar dentist! We will share all of the benefits of dental implants with you and discuss how now might be the perfect time to consider a dental implant procedure.

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Healthy Smile
Tips for a Healthier Smile
04/01/2021

You can achieve a beautiful and healthy smile, but you have to put some time and effort into your teeth and gums. If you are looking to improve your smile, Furumoto includes steps you can take to make it happen.

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Covid Safety Steps
Coronavirus: Our Precautionary Steps
03/01/2021

The team at Furumoto is committed to the highest standards of safety and cleanliness, so you can feel safe and comfortable when you visit our office. So we've changed the way we do dentistry. Learn more!

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Taking Proper Care of Toothbrushes
How Often Do You Need To Replace Your Toothbrush?
01/04/2021

When you look in your fridge and see milk that is past its expiration date, you throw it out because it could be gross or even dangerous to consume expired dairy products. Believe it or not, toothbrushes expire as well, and it's important to know how often to change brush so you can keep your teeth clean and healthy.

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Laser Dentistry
Benefits Of Laser Dentistry
10/05/2020

Furumoto Dentistry provides Laser Dentistry for our patients as a form of dental treatment as well. We recommend using laser dentistry to improve their oral health. Read on below to learn more!

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Invisalign Facts
Facts About Invisalign
10/05/2020

Consistently one of the most popular choices for straightening your teeth, there’s no denying that Invisalign is a crowd pleaser—but why? Allow our amazing doctors Dr. Michael K. Furumoto and Dr. Brent M. Furumoto to explain why this type of treatment is such a success among young teens as well as adults.

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Obesity and Gum Disease
The Link Between Obesity and Gum Disease
12/22/2019

Gum disease, or Periodontitis, is one of the most common dental problems facing Americans today with over three million people diagnosed every year. While it is a common disease, it is also largely a preventable one, with many factors at play. New studies suggest that one of these factors, maybe obesity.

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Laser Dentistry
Announcing Laser Dentistry at Furumoto Dentistry
11/27/2019

Your smile serves to give you confidence and compliment your appearance. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, 1/3 of adult Americans are not satisfied with their smile according to the ADA. Most people are reluctant to get cosmetic dentistry because of their busy schedule and possible huge dental bill.

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Veneers
Discussing Veneers with Your Cosmetic Dentist
10/23/2019

Dental veneers are not something new. In fact, the first veneers were not surprisingly invented within the movie industry during the 1920s, to change the look of the actor's teeth. Naturally, veneers have changed a lot since then, with more modern methods becoming popular toward the 1980s moving forward.

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Importance of Saliva to a Healthy Mouth
09/30/2019

Did you know that saliva is one of your mouth's most important defenses against gum disease and tooth decay? Furthermore, saliva aids in the digestive process, and helps to lubricate the moving parts in the mouth and throat during the chewing and swallowing process. What exactly is saliva? How can it help your teeth to stay healthy? What can you do to promote the production of sufficient levels of saliva? This article will answer these questions.

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Does the pH of Your Mouth Matter?
Does the pH of Your Mouth Matter?
07/31/2019

Did you know that the pH level of your mouth affects the health of your teeth and gums? While it is likely that you’ve heard about the pH level of your body affecting your health, it’s likely you may have never considered that the pH levels of your mouth have an affect on your health as well. Studies show that lower, or more acidic, pH levels are associated with being at greater risk for serious health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Similarly, higher pH levels, or more alkaline, are connected to improvements in memory and cognition, reduced pain, and lower risk of hypertension (high blood pressure) and stroke.

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Will My Teeth Hurt After A Root Canal
Will My Teeth Hurt After A Root Canal
05/27/2019

Many people are fearful of getting a root canal, but at Furumoto Dentistry, we’re committed to showing our patients that they have nothing to fear when trusting us to care for their smiles. We’ve helped countless patients across Diamond Bar, Brea, and Chino Hills achieve healthy teeth and gums for many years, through our expert dental services and compassionate patient care. Keep reading to learn what to expect from your root canal treatment.

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How Do You Know When to See the Dentist?
03/15/2019

At Furumoto Dentistry, we're proud to provide premium dental treatment to patients throughout Diamond Bar, Chino Hills, Brea, and the surrounding areas. Our practice places a strong focus on preventive dentistry, and as you probably know, that means it's vital to schedule a dental checkup once every 6 months for a dental exam and teeth cleaning. But how do you know if you need to see the dentist in between routine appointments? As your dedicated family dental practice, here are a few signs that it might be time to schedule a checkup.

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Top Dental New Year's Resolutions for 2019
01/02/2019

2019 is here, and we know people all over Diamond Bar, Brea, and Chino Hills are getting ready to start the new year on the right foot by drafting their list of New Year's resolutions. But as you're making the call to restart that gym membership and spending more time in the produce section of the grocery store, there's one thing you may be forgetting on your New Year's resolution list: your smile! The new year is the perfect opportunity to reinvigorate your smile, and as your comprehensive Chino Hills dentist, Furumoto Dentistry is here to help. Here's our list of the top New Year's resolutions for a better smile in 2019!

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What Do The Numbers My Dentist Calls Out Mean?
11/05/2018

At Furumoto Dentistry, we are committed to providing the best dental care with friendly and compassionate service. We do this through our wide selection of dental services, including periodontal treatment, for patients throughout Brea, Diamond Bar, and the surrounding areas. Drs. Michael and Brent and their dedicated staff work hard to ensure that our patients are comfortable in every part of the dental process. That’s why we’ve provided the following information on probing numbers to help you understand your examinations more fully.

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Foods That Naturally Help Whiten Your Teeth
09/10/2018

It’s no secret that white teeth make beautiful smiles, and that’s something we all want. Here at Furumoto Dentistry, in Diamond Bar, our doctors and professional dentistry team specialize in general and cosmetic dental services like teeth whitening. Our goal is to give each Diamond Bar patient the smile of their dreams! Did you know that there are several foods out there that can help you whiten your teeth naturally? Here are a few foods to start incorporating into your diet if you want whiter teeth:

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How To Maintain After Your Last Invisalign Treatment
07/08/2018

You and your cosmetic dentist Drs. Michel and Brent Furumoto In Diamond Bar spent a lot of time, and effort into shaping your smile into the beautiful, straight and radiant entity that it is today. For this reason and many more, you need to take great care with your teeth in the months and years after your final treatment. Our family dentist can help you care for your teeth in the coming years, but there are a few things that you can do at home to help.

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What is a Smile Makeover?
05/14/2018

Have you ever looked at the smiles of celebrities and thought how great it would be to have a drop-dead gorgeous smile? While you may think that your favorite A-listers were simply born with perfect teeth, the truth is that many have undergone smile makeovers to improve how their smiles look.

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Foods That Can Help Whiten Teeth
03/05/2018

We all want a whiter smile, and professional teeth whitening is a great way to achieve one. Professional teeth whitening is not the only way to whiten your smile, though: some foods can act as natural teeth whiteners. At Furumoto Dentistry, our mission is to help you achieve a better smile through quality dental care – so whether you want to keep your teeth white after a professional treatment or just give your smile a boost, try these five foods for whiter teeth.

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Schedule Your Next Dental Appointment with Furumoto Dentistry

For comprehensive dental care in a friendly, welcoming environment, contact Furumoto Dentistry. Our Diamond Bar dentist will make sure you feel right at home and receive the dental treatment that you deserve. Schedule your next appointment online today! We look forward to hearing from you soon!