Focus Your Oral Health Care on Dental Sealants

If you are looking for a highly effective tooth restoration procedure designed for preventing future damage in the form of tooth decay and cavities, dental sealants may be your best option. Dental sealants consist of a thin coating atop of your chewing surfaces to help prevent damage that arises such as cavities. Dental sealants are… Read more »

Water Flossers and You

Water flossers have been around for a while now, and lots of our patients use them. Like floss, water flossing is a means of cleaning bacterial acids from your chompers and gums and getting rid of lodged food remnants from between your teeth. Here are a few things you should be familiar with about water… Read more »

Treatments with Mouthwash

Did you know that mouthwash comes with many features? Some mouthwashes are capable of reducing plaque and gingivitis, whereas others are designed to freshen your breath. Other forms of mouthwash are used to help whiten your teeth. Depending on your desires for improving your smile, make sure you use the right form of mouthwash. If… Read more »

See How Much You Know About Cosmetic Dentistry by Taking This Quiz

Are you well informed about cosmetic dentistry? Our dentist, Dr. Jorge Ferreira, would like to see how much you really do know. The more you, know the better! In fact, having knowledge about dental care can help you care for your smile and maintain your oral health. So, feel free to test your knowledge today… Read more »

Don’t Panic At the Words “Root Canal”

After all these years, root canals have gotten a bad reputation as one of the last dental experiences anyone would want to have. But a root canal is definitely preferable to an extraction. In years gone by, if the pulp of your tooth was damaged or infected, the only choice may have been an extraction…. Read more »

A Brief Timeline of Noteworthy Events in Ancient Dentistry

Have you ever thought about how dentistry had its beginning? Its legacy penetrates farther than the roots of your teeth – as far back as 12,000 BC. Here is a brief timeline of noteworthy events in ancient dentistry: 12,000 BC: A prehistoric infected tooth from old-world Italy was cleaned with flint tools. Thousands of years… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Dentures

Dentures are not natural teeth. Because of that, you may be tempted to let your dental care fall by the wayside. However, your dentures can accumulate food particles and bacteria just like natural teeth. Dentures need to be cleaned with dish soap or hand soap or a toothpaste that has been formulated for use on… Read more »

Teeth and Gums 101: Mouthwash

Mouthwash and mouth cleansers are used for a variety of tasks and services, but for the most part, they exist to keep your breath fresh and your mouth clean. At the most rudimentary level, a fresh mouth is usually a good indicator of excellent oral hygiene. Mouthwash can also be used to brighten smiles, strengthen… Read more »

Know the Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Sonrisa Dental conducts an oral cancer screening exam every time you come in for a dental visit. This includes a close examination for any signs of oral cancer in the throat, gums, lips, cheeks, or neck areas. Signs may include lumps of different tissue, unending sores, or strange discoloration. Dr. Jorge Ferreira and his experts… Read more »

Keep Bad Brushing Habits at Bay

Is your child’s oral health in danger of failure? Are your child’s teeth in need of brushing? The answer is that if you do not brush your child’s teeth at least twice a day, their teeth can fail. Keep bad brushing habits at bay by following these helpful tips: – For optimum oral health care… Read more »