Sonoma Smiles Blog

Sleep Apnea Myths

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on July 3, 2017

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 12 million Americans have sleep apnea, a disorder characterized by cessations in a person’s breathing during sleep. But despite its prevalence, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding sleep apnea. Rohnert Park dentist Dr. Wayne Sutton...

The Effects of Stress on Your Mouth

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on June 19, 2017

Stress can take a toll on your mind and body in many ways, including indigestion, migraine headaches and insomnia. Some lesser known effects of stress occur in the mouth. Dr. Wayne Sutton of Sonoma Smiles discusses some of stress-related dental issues in this blog post.Read...

The Importance of Preventive Dental Care

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on June 5, 2017

Preventive dental care is the practice of caring for your teeth in order to keep them healthy. Brushing teeth twice a day, flossing once a day and visiting the dentist for a routine dental checkup are all forms of preventive dental care and can prevent...

Healthy Summer Snacks for Teeth

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on May 22, 2017

As summer approaches, it’s hard not to get excited about delicious, hot weather treats like candy and popsicles. But although tasty, these treats can wreak havoc on your teeth. If you’re searching for healthier alternatives to serve as snacks at your next summer barbecue, Dr....

How Can I Make Brushing Fun?

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on April 30, 2017

Nearly every parent has had to badger their child about brushing their teeth. While brushing may not be the most entertaining activity for kids, it is certainly a vital part of their oral health. If you’re having trouble convincing your child to brush regularly, Rohnert...

Four Common Dental Misconceptions

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on April 24, 2017

As one of Rohnert Park’s leading dentists, Dr. Wayne Sutton strives to provide his patients with accurate and up-to-date information to help them make the best decisions regarding their oral health. In this blog post, the trusted dentist wants to dispel common misconceptions regarding dental...

Study: One Third of Americans Don’t Floss

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on April 10, 2017

How often do you floss? If the answer is rarely or never, you are not alone. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took a look at Americans’ health habits and found what some dentists may consider to be alarming information...

Three Sedation Dentistry Myths

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on March 27, 2017

Each year, countless individuals avoid visiting the dentist due to fear or anxiety. Unfortunately, doing so can increase the risk of potentially serious oral health issues. Sedation dentistry is designed to help patients with dental phobia feel comfortable and relaxed during their visit so they...

Five Tooth-Friendly Tips for National Nutrition Month

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on March 13, 2017

Healthy eating is essential for your wellbeing, including your dental health. Poor eating habits have been linked to a number of oral health issues, including tooth decay and gum disease. In honor of National Nutrition Month, Dr. Wayne Sutton of Sonoma Smiles shares his top...

A Brief History Of Dental Floss

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on January 25, 2017

Today, flossing is a staple of oral hygiene and health. But have you ever wondered when we started flossing? You might be surprised by the answer.  Flossing Is An Older Concept Than You Might Think While we don’t know the exact beginnings of flossing, it...