How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

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 of Sonoma Smiles explains how often you should replace your…

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Dental Health for Teens

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 of all ages at his Rohnert Park dental practice. He…

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The Importance of Preventive Dental Care

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 dental issues like cavities and gum disease from occurring. There…

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How Can I Make Brushing Fun?

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 Park dentist Dr. Wayne Sutton of Sonoma Smiles offers a…

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Four Common Dental Misconceptions

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 health.

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Study: One Third of Americans Don’t Floss

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 on flossing. In this blog post, trusted dentist Dr. Wayne…

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Five Tooth-Friendly Tips for National Nutrition Month

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 nutrition tips for a healthier mouth.

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A Brief History Of Dental Floss

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 looks like as long as food has been getting stuck…

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Protect Your Smile With A Custom Mouthguard

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 a magical thing. We love when our patients are having…

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