Sonoma Smiles Blog

Why You Shouldn’t Skip a Dental Exam

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on January 1, 2018

At Sonoma Smiles, Dr. Wayne Sutton and our team understand that life can get busy and schedules can fill up with important obligations. It can be tempting to cancel or put off a scheduled dental exam and cleaning because your list of other responsibilities is...

Am I Too Old for Braces?

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on December 18, 2017

No one is ever too old to attain a beautiful, straight smile! According to Dr. Wayne Sutton, there is no upper age limit for braces. In fact, adults make up a significant portion of his orthodontic patients, and they achieve exceptional results. Nowadays, adults seeking...

How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on December 4, 2017

Just like replacing a worn pair of shoes or clothes that have faded, it’s important to replace a toothbrush or electric toothbrush head that is past its prime. Failing to do so could put your oral health at risk. Read on as Dr. Wayne Sutton...

Safe Foods to Eat after Dental Surgery

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on November 20, 2017

Patients of Dr. Wayne Sutton that have wisdom teeth extracted, dental implants placed or undergo another type of dental surgery usually ask at some point, “What can I eat after surgery?” It can be difficult to find foods that are both satiating and easy to...

Transform Your Smile Instantly With Porcelain Veneers

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on November 6, 2017

It’s hard to project confidence when you are self-conscious about your smile. Stubborn stains, small gaps and even chips in your teeth can prevent you from smiling, or even cause you to hide behind your hands when talking. Luckily, mild cosmetic problems can be addressed...

Why Soda is Bad for Your Teeth (and What to Drink Instead)

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on October 23, 2017

We have been warned from a young age that drinking too much soda leads to tooth decay. The negative impact soda has on your teeth is no secret, and in the post below, Dr. Wayne Sutton, a general and cosmetic dentistry expert in Rohnert Park,...

Dental Bridges vs. Dental Implants

Submited by Sonoma Smiles on October 9, 2017

If you have a missing tooth, you have two primary options for tooth replacement. You can choose between a dental implant or a dental bridge, and each is associated with its own set of pros and cons. In this blog post, Rohnert Park dentist Dr....

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...