Sonoma Smiles Blog

How Gum Disease Can Affect Your Overall Health

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on September 25, 2017

Millions of American adults currently have some form of gum disease. Not only does gum disease put them at risk of tooth loss and other dental complications, but science now suggests that it may also increase the risk that they develop major systemic health issues. ...

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on September 11, 2017

Dr. Wayne Sutton, an esteemed dentist in Rohnert Park, receives numerous inquiries about teeth whitening treatment from people that want to get rid of surface stains and brighten up their teeth. Some prospective patients are concerned that teeth whitening treatment will be an uncomfortable or...

Back-to-School Dental Tips

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on August 28, 2017

In the flurry of the back-to-school season, don’t let your family’s oral health slide. Dr. Wayne Sutton, a trusted dentist in Rohnert Park , has you covered. Here, he shares his best dental health tips to remember as your family goes back to school.Read More...

The Benefits of Laser Gum Recontouring

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on August 14, 2017

At Sonoma Smiles, Dr. Wayne Sutton offers a comprehensive selection of cosmetic dentistry treatments in Rohnert Park to make over his patients’ smiles. Some patients are bothered not by the condition of their teeth, but by the shape or prominence of their gums. For those...

Dental Health for Teens

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on July 31, 2017

The teenage years are a pivotal time for establishing good oral hygiene habits and adapting teeth-healthy lifestyle practices. Teens also must be careful to avoid dental problems like cavities and tooth wear due to their diet or habits. Dr. Wayne Sutton welcomes teenagers and patients...

Frequently Asked Questions about ClearCorrect

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on July 17, 2017

Would you like to learn more about the treatment that has helped thousands of people enjoy straighter, more attractive teeth? Dr. Wayne Sutton, a dentist in Rohnert Park, answers the most frequently asked questions about  ClearCorrect here.Read More →

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....