Are You Leaving Too Much Time Between Dental Cleanings?

Brushing and flossing thoroughly will help you fight plaque buildup and prevent the accumulation of tartar on your teeth. Unfortunately, your daily routine will not remove tartar deposits that have already built up. With regular dental cleanings, you remain protected against this problem. Unless your dentist has identified an issue that calls for a different schedule, you should be consistent about scheduling cleanings every six months. Going too long without professional cleaning services will lead to more tartar buildup, which can cause cosmetic problems and lead to more trouble with tooth decay and gum disease! Regular visits provide more than just cleanings. At these appointments, you also receive thorough reviews of your teeth and gums that can lead to early detection and treatment of oral health issues. (more…)

3 Reasons To Make Sure You Discuss Tooth Pain With Your Dentist

By ignoring active tooth pain, you could be ignoring trouble with your oral health that will worsen in time. That discomfort you ignore could be a sign that your tooth is infected. If you try to adopt a modified bite that lessens pressure on a sensitive tooth, you can put more stress on your jaw and begin to experience issues with TMJ disorder. You should feel comfortable bringing up discomfort during routine dental exams, but if the matter is serious, schedule an appointment before your next review. For severe pain, you can even arrange an emergency dental visit. Sunny Smiles is prepared to address problems that call for restorative dental work. We can even use lifelike restorations to provide treatment that will not change your smile! (more…)

Trusting Cosmetic Dentistry To Restore Your Chipped Tooth

Do you go out of your way to make sure no one can see your chipped tooth when you smile or speak? Are you worried that a recent dental injury has permanently altered your smile? Do you feel frustrated about “minor” damage that seems to draw more than its fair share of attention? Any injury that chips, cracks, or otherwise harms a tooth should be taken seriously. A problem can be more serious than you initially expect, which means your tooth’s health and appearance can worsen without the appropriate care. With that said, it is often possible to quickly and discreetly fix chips and other forms of harm with conservative cosmetic dental work. Sunny Smiles can meet with you and provide treatment options based on the condition of your tooth. If you qualify for tooth bonding and contouring work, we can have your smile and tooth restored in as little as one appointment! (more…)

Crowns Provide Important Support After Cavity Treatment

Cavity treatment removes infected and damaged portions of your tooth structure to stop decay from spreading further. While this stops the threat of more damage, it leaves your tooth weakened and vulnerable to new problems with infection. This is why permanent dental restorations are placed after treatment occurs. Dental fillings are used to restore teeth when smaller cavities are removed, but they are not always the recommended treatment. For more advanced decay, dental crowns are used. Crowns fully cover teeth above the gum line and provide more functional protection. This helps you avoid issues with damage and infection, and it will also enable you to keep biting and chewing without difficulty. (more…)

3 Issues That We Can Address At Your Next Dental Checkup

At every regular dental checkup, you receive care and attention capable of preserving your healthy smile. You also benefit from early treatment if you have active oral health issues. Unless your dentist sees a reason to ask that you follow a different schedule, you should plan on attending exams on a semiannual basis. With appointments scheduled every six months, you enjoy consistent feedback about your oral health, and you stay protected against potentially serious problems that can develop and worsen over time. Sunny Smiles is proud to provide preventive services to families in and around the El Paso, TX community. Remember that in addition to helping adults keep their smiles healthy, we provide pediatric dental care, too! (more…)

How TMJ Therapy Works As A Response To Teeth Grinding

The trouble you have with jaw movement and alignment can lead to pain and stiffness, the onset of awkward clicking or popping noises when your jaw moves, and even difficulties with headaches and other discomforts. What you should know is that these problems also make you vulnerable to persistent teeth grinding. Nighttime grinding wears down enamel, causing discomfort as well as problems with dental damage and gradual wear and tear. Without timely treatment, this issue will worsen until you require restorative dental work! Sunny Smiles is ready to help you if you struggle with this issue. By providing TMJ therapy, we can ease chronic pain, resolve troubles with grinding, and generally improve your quality of life. (more…)

Why A Weekend Dental Appointment Might Make Sense

As 2021 begins, many households have not settled back into a comfortable schedule. Maybe college students are still home, or work schedules haven’t returned to normal. It may have been months since a schedule has felt normal, and we know that regular family checkups and cleanings might not have made it to the top of the to do list. When it seems like your schedule might be getting away from you, that is an excellent time to take advantage of weekend dental appointments in El Paso, TX. It is the same great dental care, on a schedule that works for you. (more…)

What Can You Do To Make Dental Care Easier For Your Kids?

Young children have much to learn about the world. One lesson that will help them preserve their appearance and oral health is one on proper dental hygiene. Until they are around six or seven, kids typically need help with brushing and flossing in order to avoid problems. Even if they are not old enough to directly clean their teeth, children can still benefit from learning how and why they should keep their smile in good health. Sunny Smiles can assist you with their education. At pediatric dental visits, we provide kids with helpful guidance and information on oral hygiene in addition to providing the kind of preventive dental care that adults expect. Make sure that you do your part to help them by both bringing them to these visits and by giving them instructions on good dental hygiene at home! (more…)

Does The Idea Of Root Canal Therapy Make You Nervous?

While you are hardly expected to feel excited by the news you need restorative dental work, you should know that the process of caring for your tooth can be less scary than you realize. Even when you require more involved treatment, like root canal therapy, the matter can be handled carefully so that discomfort and changes to your tooth structure are minimized. Sunny Smiles can recommend treatment via root canal therapy when it is necessary. In addition to addressing an active oral health issue, we can provide a restoration for a tooth to keep it safe and preserve the way that it looks. If you ignore problems that require this kind of service, you can end up experiencing complications that include chronic pain, tooth loss, and the spread of bacteria. (more…)