Why We Discuss Periodontal Health At Dental Checkups

Your dental checkups are important for many reasons, not just because they provide help with possible cavity problems. During a review of your oral health, your dentist will look out for any signs of trouble. One particular concern is gum disease. If symptoms of gingivitis are present during your appointment, we can arrange a periodontal cleaning. This service removes bacteria that are present on the roots of your teeth below your gum line. Your periodontal tissues can recover from infection when this removal occurs, so you will not have to worry about complications from gum disease. While Sunny Smiles is ready to help you preserve healthy gums, you should also take care to protect these tissues between visits! (more…)

Using A Whitening Kit Provided By Your Dentist

People who turn to store bought whitening treatments can have high hopes for their smile. Unfortunately, at the end of using these treatments many can feel let down by a lack of change in their enamel color. Does this mean there is just no way to make their teeth as white as they might like? Whitening kits that are available at your local store or pharmacy can help with discoloration, but they can fail to produce the results you really want. At Sunny Smiles, you can take home a customized whitening kit provided by your dentist. Kits that we provide to patients include more potent bleaching agents as well as customized trays to make daily applications easier. (more…)

Is Everyone In Your Family Receiving The Right Dental Care?

While dental care remains important throughout your life, the approach to care taken by your dentist should change through the years. In other words, younger patients who come in for pediatric dental care should have different experiences in the dentist’s chair than adults who require routine dental checkups and cleanings. Sunny Smiles wants you to know that our practice is ready to provide quality care for patients of all ages. For both adults and children, we can offer preventive services that make maintaining healthy smiles easier. When necessary, we are ready to provide the appropriate restorative dental work to address problems before they can worsen. (more…)

Take Advantage Of Our Convenient Saturday Office Hours!

Fitting regular dental appointments into your life will help you avoid problems with tooth decay and gum disease. Your routine dental exams and cleanings reduce your risk for difficulties that call for restorative dental work, and they give your dentist opportunities to identify problems that can interfere with your quality of life. Sunny Smiles makes it easier for patients to find time in their schedule for preventive care by offering office hours on Saturdays! For those individuals who find it hard to make time for appointments during the week, these hours can make beneficial dental care easier to access. If your dentist identifies a problem during your appointment, we can discuss restorative dental treatment to maintain your appearance and oral health. (more…)

We Offer TMJ Therapy And Treatment For Teeth Grinding

Jaw pain and discomfort after a night of teeth grinding are both frustrating problems to endure. Individuals with uneven jaw movement or problems with joint alignment can grow unhappy as their aches and pains make biting and chewing difficult, and even lead to more frequent headaches. For someone who grinds their teeth at night, mornings can start with jaw and facial pain as well as problems with tooth pain and sensitivity. What you should know is that TMJ disorder, which refers to problems with jaw positioning and movement, and bruxism, habitual teeth grinding, are often connected. If you currently only deal with one of these issues, the one that you struggle with can cause the onset of the other! Fortunately, Sunny Smiles is prepared to help by offering TMJ therapy, and by providing oral appliance therapy to protect against nightly teeth grinding. (more…)

3 Problems General Dental Care Can Help You Avoid

There are many reasons to commit to a thorough and consistent preventive dental care routine. Cavities are a common threat, but one that you should not take lightly. Regular dental exams help you avoid trouble with tooth decay, and they also prevent problems from growing worse. Your visits also help you maintain better overall hygiene, and keep you safe against problems with gum disease. At Sunny Smiles, we are ready to help people of all ages keep their teeth in good health. While we are proud to make preventive dental services accessible to families in and around El Paso, TX, we should note that we are also here to provide treatment when problems requiring restorative dental work do occur. (more…)

3 Questions You Might Have About Restorative Dentistry

If you take care of your smile at home and schedule regular dental exams, you can reduce your risk for cavities and other problems. In other words, you can have an easier time avoiding restorative dental work. While your goal should be to avoid oral health issues that call for dental work, it can be a good idea to feel familiar with what your dentist can do for you when cavities and other problems occur. Sunny Smiles is prepared to restore your smile and oral health when our patients require care. We can use dental fillings and dental crowns that provide lasting support and preserve the way you look. While we can provide more involved care, our goal is to find the most conservative solution during care in order to maintain as much of your tooth structure as possible. (more…)

How A Root Canal Resolves Potentially Serious Dental Issues

Is treatment for your poor dental health really going to call for a root canal? For some patients, the idea of root canal therapy can be off-putting, even though they are lacking details on what this procedure involves and why it might be recommended. Simply put, a root canal addresses internal tooth issues. When the inner chamber of your tooth (the pulp) becomes infected or injured, the health of your tooth can deteriorate over time and leave you vulnerable to oral health complications. Sunny Smiles can bring you in for root canal therapy and address trouble within the tooth structure so that it does not worsen, and so that your tooth can be saved. (more…)

How Dental Cleanings Fit Into Your Oral Hygiene Efforts

What does your smile care routine look like on a typical day? In addition to thinking about your oral health when picking your meals and snacks, you should have a committed practice in place for cleaning your teeth. Both brushing and flossing protect your enamel and gums against bacteria buildup and prevent the formation of tartar. While these practices matter, remember to accompany them with regular dental exams and cleanings. Sunny Smiles provides consistent preventive dental care for people of all ages in and around El Paso, TX. Dental cleanings remove both plaque and tartar, which will help you avoid difficulties over time that can make restorative dental work necessary. (more…)

Will A Dental Filling Change The Way I Bite And Chew?

Because a cavity does permanent damage to your tooth structure, you may worry that you will need to change how you bite and chew. The good news is that with your custom dental restoration, you can trust that you can still count on your tooth for functional support. At Sunny Smiles, we are prepared to address dental decay without changing your smile or bite. With our tooth-colored fillings, we can protect a tooth after we remove decay while minimizing changes to its structure and appearance. You can leave your appointment feeling confident in the way you look. You can also remain confident in your ability to bite, chew, and speak. (more…)