Did You Know That Sugarless Gum Can Be Good for Your Smile?

Did you know that chewing sugar-free gum can actually be good for your smile? We already know that brushing and flossing after meals help keep plaque–that sticky bacterial film that tends to coat the teeth and gums unless removed daily and which leads to tooth decay and gum disease–at bay. But studies have shown that… Read more »

Restore Broken Smiles with Dental Bridges

Is your smile broken due to lost or missing teeth? Restore broken smiles with dental bridges. Dental bridges are an excellent tooth replacement service that seeks to improve your oral health by replacing teeth that have gone away. With a full smile, your mouth will be much healthier and look better too. Dental bridges are… Read more »

What Is Fluoride and What Does It Do?

What is fluoride and what does it do? They call fluoride nature’s cavity fighter because it is a naturally occurring mineral that can strengthen and enhance tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the thin layer on the surface of your teeth the protects your teeth from damage caused by bacteria and harmful acids that result in… Read more »

Temporary Remedies for Oral Emergencies

If you or someone you know has a dental emergency, the first thing to do is stay calm. Then pick up the phone and call Sonrisa Dental in Santa Fe, New Mexico at 505-455-2176 immediately. Here are some things to do at home in the short interim between your call and our prompt professional attention:… Read more »

Simple Tips When Shopping for a New Toothpaste

Toothpaste is intended to make your soft-bristled toothbrush more effective at removing plaque and residual food material from the faces of your teeth. At the same time, there are also some brands of toothpaste that are specially formulated to address another dental issue. Abrasive toothpaste is very popular because it helps remove plaque and residual… Read more »

Want Whiter Teeth? Try our Powerful Whitening Treatment!

Our powerful whitening treatment that we offer you can be completed in only one visit. The whitening treatment is quick, simple, and best of all, painless. You’ll leave our office with a perfect smile! Here’s what you can expect from your treatment when you come into our office: Step 1: Our friendly staff will greet… Read more »

You May Need a Root Canal Treatment if You have a Damaged or Infected Tooth

The mouth is a complex interaction of a lot of different parts, you have the tongue, the cavity, the uvula, and most importantly: the teeth and gums. There are many things happening in your mouth that you may not be aware of. The teeth are the most common parts to have problems arise in. Beneath… Read more »

A Crown Can Be Used for Different Restorations

On a basic level, a dental crown is a replica of the tooth’s enamel layer that is cast from an artificial material like porcelain, gold, or an alloy of base metals. Here at our office, Dr. Jorge Ferreira uses them for several different dental restorations. Dental crowns are most often used to repair a tooth… Read more »

All You Need to Know About Preparing for a Tooth Extraction

If you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth, chances are that you’ll need to pull the tooth to fully restore your oral health. So, to help you prepare for tooth extraction when you visit your dentist, Dr. Jorge Ferreira, our team has some tips for you. The worst thing you can do on the… Read more »

How Fluoride Helps Your Smile

At Sonrisa Dental, our experienced team works hard to help our patients in Santa Fe, New Mexico achieve good oral health and maintain healthy habits. Today we want to help you understand more about how fluoride helps your smile by protecting your pearly whites. Why Fluoride? Because dental caries (cavities) are the most common disease… Read more »