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 »

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 »