Is It Time For You To Schedule Your Next Dental Checkup?

During your last routine dental exam, were you warned about problems with tartar buildup or treated for tooth decay? With the right daily habits in place, you can go through a checkup without needing restorative dental work, and with few concerns about tartar formation or issues with gingivitis. However, this does not mean good behaviors serve as a substitute for professional preventive dental care. Routine checkups provide important feedback as well as treatment to keep your smile healthy. Sunny Smiles is ready to help individuals stay on top of their smile care needs. If you have not had a routine checkup in the past six months, you should make your next appointment a priority to keep your smile protected! (more…)

What Can I Do After Losing A Dental Crown Or Filling?

Your dental restoration provides permanent protection after an injury, or after cavity treatment. When you have a permanent dental crown or dental filling, you should feel comfortable biting and chewing even after undergoing a procedure. With the right materials, you can even maintain a confident smile, as your restoration can imitate healthy tooth structure. Unfortunately, problems with fillings and crowns can occur. This may not be too surprising – after all, if you can have problems with teeth, you can have problems with restorations! If you lose a restoration, make treatment a priority. If you keep putting off treatment, you spend more time with your tooth in a vulnerable state. (more…)

How Cosmetic Dentistry Takes On Dental Discoloration

Dental discoloration can make people perceive you as older, less attractive, and even less healthy. Visible flaws can make you unhappy with your smile, even if you have taken care to protect yourself against problems that call for restorative dental work. At Sunny Smiles, we provide multiple cosmetic dental procedures that can brighten teeth. You may be surprised to hear that more than one procedure is offered for patients affected by dull or discolored teeth. While a professional teeth whitening treatment is effective at helping those with teeth stains, some patients need help to treat internal tooth problems that affect their smile color. For these individuals, we can recommend other services, such as treatment with porcelain veneers, to improve their appearance. (more…)

Can I Really See My Dentist On A Saturday?

If you want to maintain a confident, healthy, and attractive, smile, you should take advantage of the preventive services that your dentist offers. Unfortunately, people sometimes skip these appointments and lose out on the care available to them. Why would someone stop taking advantage of preventive dental care that protects them against tooth decay and gum disease? For some, it can be difficult to actually find available time to meet with their dentist. Sunny Smiles actually makes care easier to access, as we maintain office hours on Saturdays. Because of this, it can be easier for people to make time for services like routine dental exams and cleanings(more…)

How Can I Be Sure That My Kids Are Safe From Cavities?

From an early age, kids need help from their parents to avoid problems with tooth decay. How soon can tooth decay become a concern? Once their teeth start to arrive, a child can experience trouble with this particular oral health problem. Parents can provide important protection by gently and thoroughly cleaning their kids’ teeth until their children are old enough to perform these tasks on their own. With that said, parents are not the only ones who can help with cavity prevention! At Sunny Smiles, we provide important support for kids during their pediatric dental visits. During these appointments, we can provide helpful guidance and information on oral hygiene matters as well as the kind of preventive dental care that patients of all ages can enjoy. (more…)

Are You Experiencing Lingering Dental Pain After An Injury?

A tooth injury can be painful, and it can also be scary. Checking the mirror and not seeing any chips, cracks, or other types of damage can give you a sense of relief after the injury, but that relief can disappear when pain becomes a lingering issue. You may not be able to see the damage done to your tooth structure, or you can be in continued pain because of internal damage. In some cases, people will start to feel persistent pain without an obvious cause! At Sunny Smiles, we can evaluate you to determine why dental pain continues to affect you, and we can perform the appropriate restorative dental procedure to put this problem behind you. If necessary, we can bring you in for emergency dental work to stop ongoing discomfort and prevent a problem from worsening. (more…)

Should Restorative Dental Work Be Part Of A Smile Makeover?

When you look at your smile, you seem several areas of improvement. With the right approach to cosmetic dentistry, you can begin to show off a brighter, more attractive smile that increases your confidence. For many who want to enjoy a smile makeover, cosmetic work can take less time, and require fewer changes, than they realize. In some cases, it may be necessary for us to include restorative dental work in makeover plans. The good news is that a restorative procedure can lead to exciting smile improvements, so you can still see the overall changes that have you interested in cosmetic treatment. Sunny Smiles provides multiple services that are capable of changing your smile, and we can identify any problems that might require restorative work instead of a cosmetic treatment. (more…)

Why A Root Canal Might Be Needed To Address Your Cavity

During a restorative dental procedure, your dentist may need to do work on your tooth’s inner chamber, known as the pulp. This is not true in every case – if a cavity is caught in time, it can be treated before it makes its way through your enamel. Unfortunately, when too much time passes without treatment, you can experience an infection that calls for root canal therapy. At Sunny Smiles, we can make sure your root canal fully addresses the problems that result when an infection forms. After we take care of bacteria and decayed tissues, we can seal the pulp to protect it and restore your tooth with a custom dental crown. (more…)

What To Expect If Your Dentist Recommends TMJ Therapy

Ideally, your jaw joints will stay in good alignment when you bite and chew, and while you are in a relaxed state. By maintaining good alignment and avoiding problems that put more stress on your joint and muscles, you can avoid difficulties with pain and stiffness, lower your risk for developing problems with teeth grinding, and even have fewer headaches. Unfortunately, different issues like stress, poor bite movement, and others can lead to difficulties often referred to as TMJ disorder. If your dentist observes problems with your jaw alignment or movement, they can recommend starting TMJ therapy to help improve your bite and deal with ongoing pain and stiffness. One approach we can take is to design a custom oral appliance which you can use to correct problems with poor alignment and improve your bite. (more…)

We Can Answer Your Questions About Tooth-Colored Fillings

When tooth decay is serious enough to require restorative dental work, the damage to your enamel is permanent. Fortunately, a dental filling or dental crown can be made to imitate your tooth structure and prevent issues with the way you look! Sunny Smiles can provide restorations that do a good job protecting a tooth while also preserving your appearance. The tooth-colored resin substance we use to make lifelike fillings bonds directly to your enamel, creating a lasting form of support that provides you with confidence in both your bite function and appearance. Fillings are the more conservative treatment option when someone comes to us for cavity treatment. You can avoid problems with larger cavities by visiting your dentist for regular oral health checkups! (more…)