If you’re nervous about going to visit the dentist, you’re not alone. Many people experience a little anxiety when visiting the dentist, whether it’s for a regular cleaning, or a different type of treatment. But if your nervousness goes beyond just being a little upsetting and keeps you from visiting your dentist on a regular […]
Can TMD Cause Your Teeth to Hurt?
Jaw movement is such an essential part of your life. It’s amazing how much you use your jaw throughout a typical day. Whether you’re talking, chewing, swallowing, or smiling, your jaw is central to how your mouth functions. But what happens when the muscles that control your jaw start to develop painful symptoms? How can […]
Should Children Floss Their Teeth?
We know that you do everything you can to make sure your children have healthy and bright smiles. You bring them in for regular dental check-ups, you brush their teeth, and you do your best to protect them from cavities. Most parents know that their children need to start cleaning their teeth as soon as […]
What is a New Patient Dental Exam?
If it’s your first time walking through our doors, your initial dental exam and cleaning will look a bit different than what you can expect going forward. At Sunshine Dental, we focus on patient experience and providing individualized family dentistry, which is why we’ll take a few extra steps during your first exam so we […]
What Can Happen if You Don’t Brush Your Teeth?
We’ve been told time and time again that brushing twice a day keeps our smiles healthy and bright. But what can happen if you don’t brush your teeth enough? To have good dental health, you need a mix of professional dental care and personal dental care. Visiting your dentist for a professional cleaning and exam […]
What is Considered a Dental Emergency?
Most of us know what to do in an emergency. If you hurt yourself badly enough, you know it’s important to seek immediate medical care. But what happens if the emergency you’re experiencing is an injury to your mouth? Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them, and it’s important to know what to […]
When Do You Need a Root Canal?
Do you have a toothache that just won’t go away? Or are you experiencing painful or swollen gums around a specific tooth? Well, these may be signs that you need a root canal. But what exactly is a root canal? A root canal is a highly effective treatment that can save your natural tooth and […]
What to Expect During Oral Sedation?
Many Canadians are anxious about receiving dental work. Everyone needs proper dental care, so sedation dentistry exists to help anxious patients feel comfortable during dental procedures. Oral sedation can help people with mild to moderate dental anxiety so they can get their treatment done comfortably while staying relaxed at the dentist. Continue reading to learn […]
Dental Implants Procedure: What to Expect
Dealing with missing or damaged teeth can be a frustrating and painful experience. One of the solutions to this problem is to receive dental implants. These implants are a common and effective way to replace missing roots in your gums and jawbone, and will help during the process of attaching artificial teeth. Receiving a comprehensive […]
When Should Children Start Going to the Dentist?
As a parent, you play a significant part in keeping your child healthy, but many parents don’t realize just how important dental health is. By helping your child with their oral health routine, you can help prevent cavities, tooth decay and dental complications as they grow up. The good news is, you don’t have to […]