Blog Archive

Signs and Symptoms of Teething May 27th, 2016

How do you know if your baby is actually teething? What signs should you watch for? If your baby is teething, what can you do for your little one? How can you, as their parent and guardian, help them with this painful process? Here are a few ideas on how...

Scaling and Root Planing: After Care Tips May 17th, 2016

Scaling and root planing is a beneficial treatment that can help you eliminate gum disease from your smile. However, the treatment can cause pain and sensitivity, which is why it’s important to heal properly after the appointment.We recommend doing the following things:-Use the pain medication or mouth rinse that your...

Mouthwash vs Mints Apr 29th, 2016

Do you ever wonder why there are so many types of mouthwash available? Do you ever wonder if you need to add mouthwash to your daily routine—and if you did, would you know what type of mouthwash you should use? If you’re interested in the answers to questions like these,...

Beautify Your Smile with Zoom! Apr 21st, 2016

The first thing that people notice about you is your smile. Most adults think a bright, healthy smile makes them more attractive to the opposite gender. Many believe that an unattractive smile can hurt an individual’s chances of success in a career. Are you confident about your pearly whites? If...

Which Type of Floss is Best? Mar 31st, 2016

Forming proper oral hygiene habits is very important to the health of your smile. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day to care for your smile. Some people wonder what type of floss is the best choice. The best type of floss for you...

Cavities and Your Teeth Mar 15th, 2016

You know that cavities are bad news, but did you know that it can be difficult to detect a cavity while it’s forming? And while you could know that having a cavity is a problem, did you know that not treating a cavity could lead to a wide array of...

What Are Cold Sores and Fever Blisters? Feb 24th, 2016

Do you ever get blisters on the outside of your mouth when you are going through a particularly stressful time? If you tend to be blister prone when you are stressed or extra tired, you may be experiencing cold sores or fever blisters. These lesions on the outside of the mouth are...

All You Need to Know About the Two Stages of Periodontal Disease Feb 9th, 2016

Did you know that there are two stages of gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease? Well, it’s true! Gum disease is a complex and dangerous dental issue that can destroy your smile, and it advances through the following stages:GingivitisGingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and...

Questions About Crowns? Jan 27th, 2016

Do you need a dental crown? Learn more about crowns by taking a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about them and their answers.What Is A Crown?A dental crown is a restoration used to encase the visible structure of a tooth. Also known as a dental cap,...

Causes of Dry Mouth Jan 15th, 2016

Chronic dry mouth is a recognized medical condition with several possible sources and can also lead to an array of different oral health problems. Saliva plays an important role in your mouth. It helps to wash away food particles and bacteria while also creating a medium that reduces bacterial presence....

Dental Emergencies and Timeframes Dec 22nd, 2015

What would you do during a dental emergency? In fact, do you know what technically qualifies as a dental emergency? To help answer these questions, we’re happy to discuss how you should respond to a few of the more common dental emergencies.At Sunshine Dental, we understand that a dental emergency...

Regular use of Tobacco has a Serious Negative Impact on Oral Health Dec 15th, 2015

As you might imagine tobacco use can be just as harmful to your oral health as it is your circulatory system and the rest of your body.On a cosmetic level, tobacco products cause deep stains on your teeth. It can also lead to pervasive and chronic bad breath. Trying to...

Gum Disease Influencing Other Medical Conditions Nov 25th, 2015

Your attention to your daily oral hygiene can go a long way to preventing not only tooth decay, but gum disease as well. Both are vital to a healthy smile. But what happens if you do develop gum disease? What does this mean for your overall health?Advanced gum disease, also...

An Effective Oral Hygiene Routine Nov 6th, 2015

Your technique for brushing and flossing is just as important to your oral hygiene routine as the products you choose. The ADA recommends that you brush your teeth twice a day with a soft bristled toothbrush.Ideally, you should hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum line. You...

What Does Your Breath Say About You? Oct 19th, 2015

If you are experiencing bad breath, there are things you can do to help smell sweeter! Daily brushing and flossing are key to keeping your breath clean, but sometimes they just aren’t enough. Here are some things you can do to prevent bad breath, or halitosis.What foods are you eating?...

ZOOM!: Accomplishing a White and Bright Smile Sep 30th, 2015

Are you ready for the holidays? If not, we have something that could help: ZOOM! whitening treatment. This treatment is unique and can be applied directly to your teeth by your dentist. It includes the use of an LED light, which enhances the whitening effects in just one treatment. However,...

Restore Your Smile with Dental Veneers Sep 28th, 2015

If you suffer from a chipped or discolored tooth, you may be wondering what your options are when it comes to restoring your smile. There are countless dental cosmetic procedures out there, but dental veneers can be an excellent way to restore your smile for years to come.Dental veneers are...

Are Dental Implants Right For You? Aug 20th, 2015

Is your smile suffering from a missing tooth? If so, you might be wondering what your options are. Well, today we will give you some information about dental implants to help in your decision for smile restoration.If you’re new to dental implants, you may be expecting the worst. So to help...

Dental Rockstars Jul 31st, 2015

Though they didn’t get up on stage, receive fan mail, or have the paparazzi follow them, these dentists throughout history were rockstars in their own right. Here are some famous dentists who have changed the dental world.The Surgeon DentistA French surgeon named Pierre Fauchard described a comprehensive dentistry system when...

The Simplest, Least Invasive Cosmetic Dental Treatment Jul 29th, 2015

What is perhaps the most prevalent cosmetic dental procedure is also the simplest and least invasive: If you’d like to enhance your smile, you have to take advantage of Sunshine Dental’s teeth whitening in Houston, Texas.Dr. Chau offers Zoom!® teeth-whitening, which only takes about an hour. And our office also...

Smile More Proudly With Invisalign Jul 6th, 2015

Many people believe that having straight teeth is merely a cosmetic consideration, but the fact of the matter is, crooked teeth are more difficult to clean properly and can, therefore, lead to cavities and gum disease.But here at Sunshine Dental, Dr. Chau and his team provide a wonderful new orthodontic...