Sonoma Smiles Blog

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...

Protect Your Smile With A Custom Mouthguard

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on September 28, 2016

The crisp smell of freshly cut grass on the soccer field, the gleam of the basketball court before a game, the cheering fans at the football stadium, the feeling of the baseball bat, familiar in your hands… There’s no doubt about it–playing sports can be...