Addressing Daily Pain With TMJ Therapy

woman with jaw painLiving with pain every time you try to bite and chew food can be difficult to endure. Unfortunately, this is a frequent issue for someone with TMJ disorder. They can also struggle with pain or sensitivity at other times when moving their jaw, and in the mornings because of nighttime issues with bruxism. Sunny Smiles is prepared to offer TMJ therapy for those who experience difficulties with poor joint alignment and pain. With a custom oral appliance, we can ease tension on your joints so that you can stop living with discomfort. You can also receive help with ongoing teeth grinding issues that can disrupt your sleep. (more…)

Root Canal Treatment For A Severe Cavity

man who needs root canal treatmentIn time, a cavity can become a serious – and painful – problem for you. If the problem is addressed in time, your dentist can provide a dental filling before there are complications that affect your oral health and daily life. However, a cavity that remains untreated will eventually call for a root canal. This procedure deals with an infection that has formed within the tooth structure, a chamber known as the pulp. Because the pulp is where living tissues are contained, an infection can lead to alarming discomfort until you undergo treatment. Sunny Smiles is ready to provide root canal therapy, just as we are ready to help patients avoid this type of issue by providing regular preventive appointments. (more…)

Is Your Child Due For A Dental Exam?

parent and child at the dentist's officeIn time, a baby’s teeth will begin to arrive. Once they do, you should be prepared to help them stay protected against cavities. While daily care and attention obviously help with this, you should know that you are not the only person who can help protect their growing smile. When they are old enough, you can bring your child for their first pediatric dental visit. Sunny Smiles provides dental health care for patients of all ages, including younger kids. We can provide an initial appointment to introduce youngsters to the dentist’s office and dental care. We can also provide ongoing preventive care to children as they age. During these visits, we provide protective care as well as guidance on how they can protect their teeth themselves! (more…)

Scheduling A Weekend Dental Visit

patient receiving dental careYour oral health should be a priority for you, as the condition of your smile can affect your overall appearance and general health in important ways. Trouble with your dental health can lead to pain, bite problems, infection risks, and even tooth loss! Fortunately, Sunny Smiles can make office visits easier to schedule, even for those who have difficulty finding time for routine services. Our practice maintains weekend hours – by providing appointments on Saturdays, we make visits more accessible to those with inflexible schedules. If you are not in the habit of scheduling dental exams consistently, returning for a checkup can help you avoid problems, or learn about issues that already call for treatment. (more…)

What To Expect From A Smile Makeover

man who has nice smileWhat can you look forward to when your smile makeover is complete? Sunny Smiles provides a variety of services that can positively change your appearance. For people in and around the El Paso, TX area, we can pursue treatment that can address issues like dental discoloration, damage to your enamel, and problems with tooth shape and size. In other words, we can take on many different concerns that a person might have about the way they look. If you have several changes you wish to make, we can talk to you about your treatment options and what they involve. You may be surprised to hear that only one procedure is needed to give you all of the improvements that you are seeking! (more…)

Scheduling Your Next Teeth Cleaning

If you want to keep your teeth in good health, you should care for your smile each day. Brushing twice a day and flossing once protect you against plaque and tartar, and these habits also keep food particles from gathering on your smile. As important as these habits are, they are not the only forms of teeth cleaning that you should enjoy. At regular intervals, you should see your dentist for routine services, which include professional teeth cleanings. Sunny Smiles can provide this care as part of your regular preventive services. Whenever you come in, we will also provide important feedback about your smile by providing a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums. (more…)

Smile Changes We Can Make With Veneers

man with confident and attractive smileDo you see room for improvement in your smile? Even minor problems can draw significant unwanted attention, leading to feelings of self-consciousness. This can be the case if you have one tooth that looks out of place, or if general problems with the color or condition of your teeth make you unhappy. Sunny Smiles is prepared to help you take on different concerns that you might have about the way you look. Treatment with porcelain veneers can improve your smile by hiding the different flaws that might affect your teeth. We offer this and several other cosmetic procedures to our patients. By pursuing cosmetic dental work, you can put issues with smile confidence behind you! (more…)

3 Problems A Dental Crown Can Address

woman holding up three fingersWhen you see your dentist out of concern for a tooth’s health, you can find that treatment can preserve both the tooth’s health and appearance. Sunny Smiles can preserve your smile while performing treatment, as we can provide dental crowns that imitate your enamel. These restorations are used in a number of different circumstances. While treatment is commonly provided for dental decay, other problems, like physical trauma, can also call for professional care. Of course, our goal is to provide the most conservative care possible and limit changes to your tooth structure. After an examination, we can determine if a dental filling or cosmetic treatment is recommended instead of a dental crown. (more…)

Cosmetic Work Offered By Your Dentist

Would you rather continue to feel self-conscious about your smile or do something about the flaws that embarrass you? The right cosmetic procedure can provide exciting changes to the way you look. At Sunny Smiles, we can actually recommend a number of different treatments to people who want to improve their appearance. Different patients can bring up different concerns when they first inquire about cosmetic treatment. For some, the goal can be to correct problems caused by general wear and tear from years of use, or to address physical damage. For others, growing troubles with dental discoloration can be their focus. If you have several changes you wish to make, you can find that you may be able to address all concerns with just a single procedure! (more…)

How Should I Respond If I Have A Severe Toothache?

woman with toothacheIf you have a severe toothache, or pain that has not subsided after a short time, let your dentist know. The pain you feel could be a symptom of a problem that requires restorative dental work. At Sunny Smiles, we can take on your toothache on short notice. Our patients have access to emergency oral health services, which means they do not have to endure a frustrating waiting period for care. We can evaluate your tooth, determine what is affecting you, and recommend the appropriate treatment to put a stop to the matter. After addressing the problem, we can protect your tooth by capping a custom dental crown over it. (more…)