expert type icon EXPERT

Dr. Sheena Bhatia

Dentist

Dr. Sheena Bhatia is a Dentist practicing in Brea, California. Dr. Bhatia specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many other responsibilities.
Dr. Sheena Bhatia
Specializes in:
  • Dental Exam
  • Dental Health
  • Teeth, And Gum Care
  • Brea, California
  • VS Dental College and Hospital
  • Accepting new patients

Do cavities ever need to be refilled?

Hello there, Yes, there is a possibility of them needing to be redone after a year depending on how deep it was from the get go and your diet and hygiene. Nothing can give you READ MORE
Hello there,

Yes, there is a possibility of them needing to be redone after a year depending on how deep it was from the get go and your diet and hygiene. Nothing can give you a 100% seal, so there is always some micro leakage happening. If you do take a lot of acidic food/drink like sodas, carbs, etc., they can cause decay below the filling, too. If you don’t take care of your oral hygiene, then that would be an issue, too. It’s all dealing with bacteria. Sometimes it can just be genetics. So, do your part and visit your dentist regularly so these can be checked and keep smiling :)

How often can I use a mouthwash in a day?

Bad breath is caused due to bacteria that often reside in the back of the tongue and depend on what we eat. Just using a mouthwash could help feel good temporarily, but cleaning READ MORE
Bad breath is caused due to bacteria that often reside in the back of the tongue and depend on what we eat. Just using a mouthwash could help feel good temporarily, but cleaning the coating on your tongue at least once a day (using a tongue cleaner, not a toothbrush) really helps. If you have a dry mouth, change to Biotene toothpaste and rinse, which helps, too. There are other causes, too, like systemic diseases (diabetes, etc.) that need slightly different approaches, but for the most part, adding a tongue cleaner to your daily home care
is a good start. If that does not help, then there are things like breath Rx; that can be used after consulting your dentist.

Hope this helps :)

My son grinds his teeth. What can you do to help him?

Grinding teeth is very common nowadays, especially if the kids are very active. When they are young and growing, you can try over-the-counter night guards as a temporary solution READ MORE
Grinding teeth is very common nowadays, especially if the kids are very active. When they are young and growing, you can try over-the-counter night guards as a temporary solution (the kind that they can use as they grow with the pads in the back to keep the teeth separated and that you don’t mould to fit your teeth).

Is the yellow tinge on my teeth caused by smoking permanent?

Hello, The yellow discoloration can most of the times be cleaned by the dentist. Smoking does cause major gum issues (of course with other systemic issues), so your regular dental READ MORE
Hello,
The yellow discoloration can most of the times be cleaned by the dentist. Smoking does cause major gum issues (of course with other systemic issues), so your regular dental visits are imperative for keeping your teeth white and gums healthy.

Sheena Bhatia, DDS Inc.

Do I have to be numb?

It depends on the depth of the filling. If it is in the first layer, or enamel, you might able to get by without a shot, otherwise numbing is highly recommended for your comfort. READ MORE
It depends on the depth of the filling. If it is in the first layer, or enamel, you might able to get by without a shot, otherwise numbing is highly recommended for your comfort.