Sunrise Dental Center Blog

3 Reasons Teeth May Not Move as Expected with Invisalign

February 23, 2023

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person holding Invisalign aligner and pointing to smile

People who have teeth that are crooked or misaligned often turn to Invisalign for a solution. These clear, plastic braces move your teeth in the same way as traditional ones to achieve a more beautiful beam within several months or years. If you’re undergoing this treatment, it’s important to closely follow your orthodontist’s instructions to ensure that your treatment stays on track. If you don’t, your teeth may not move as intended. Keep reading to learn about three potential reasons why your Invisalign treatment may get off track.


Can I Use Turmeric to Whiten My Teeth?

January 4, 2023

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a closeup of powdered turmeric

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—meaning that if you’re unhappy with your teeth due to staining, you might be wondering what your treatment options are. When it comes to teeth whitening, dentists are often capable of providing the best possible results; however, the emergence of some pretty interesting techniques and DIY whitening methods might be causing you to feel a little uncertain about the best course of action. Here’s more about how one of these DIY methods, involving turmeric, might not be the best option for whitening your smile.


Can Coffee Stain My Veneers?

December 7, 2022

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Senior woman at home drinking coffee

A new smile can mean a new beginning. If you’ve just gotten veneers, you’re probably doing everything in your life a little bit differently than you did before. That’s a good thing; these changes are usually for the better. Now that you’re starting with a clean slate, it’s a good time to rethink some of your old habits. For example, you may be wondering whether your passion for coffee could discolor your new teeth. Here’s a quick guide to help you answer that question.


Dental Sedation: Is It Safe for Pregnant Women?

November 10, 2022

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pregnant woman having dental checkup

Many people suffer from dental fear or anxiety. While it’s not necessarily an issue, it can be if it’s preventing you from getting the care you need. Luckily, you don’t have to put off visiting your dentist any longer. Sedation dentistry is an excellent way to help patients in the treatment chair feel at ease. But what if you’re pregnant? You may wonder if it’s safe for you and your baby to take advantage of dental sedation during this time. Read on to learn more about the safety of dental sedation during pregnancy.  


How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

October 4, 2022

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Unfortunately, tooth loss is not uncommon, to say the least. If you’re missing at least one tooth, you’re in the same situation as 178 million other Americans. Hope is not lost, however, since there are several tooth replacement options to choose from. A preference by many patients and dentists alike is dental implants because of their significant benefits. But how long do dental implants last? Continue reading to learn more from your dentist in Houston about implant lifespan and how you can extend it.


How Can Eating Disorders Affect Your Dental Health?

September 13, 2022

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young woman with eating disorder

It’s estimated that about eight million Americans suffer from anorexia, bulimia, and related eating disorders. Not only are these life-threatening conditions, but they can have detrimental effects on your dental health. Some eating disorders can be discovered during routine dental checkups, which is why it’s incredibly important to see your dentist regularly. In this blog post, we’ll explain how eating disorders can negatively affect your smile and what your dentist can do to help.


Did Your Dental Bridge Fall Out? Here’s What You Should Do!

August 24, 2022

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surprised woman with hand over her mouth

Even though high-quality restorations like dental bridges are durable, they’re still at risk of falling out from time to time. If you ever find yourself in that situation, you may be surprised and unsure of what to do. Luckily, we’ve got you covered! Read on to learn a few possible reasons why your dental bridge fell out, what you can do to manage the situation until your appointment, and how your dentist can get your smile back on the right track.


Mini Dental Implants: What Makes a Good Candidate?

August 10, 2022

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closeup of mini dental implants in Houston

Tooth loss. It’s a common issue that affects millions of Americans every year – and the number is only expected to grow within the next two decades, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. If you have missing teeth, you know from experience how much it can affect your overall quality of life. Fortunately, dental implants are an excellent replacement option that can help you enjoy a complete smile once again. Read on to learn about mini dental implants and which qualities make you a good candidate.  


What Foods Have Fluoride to Benefit My Teeth?

July 4, 2022

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boy eating banana

Fluoride is key for healthy teeth, but you don’t have to depend entirely on your toothpaste to get it. There are many drinks and foods that can help raise your level. If your dentist suggests you have more of this mineral, knowing these items can be valuable as you make day-to-day nutritional decisions. Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Houston about some tasty beverages and foods with fluoride that can aid your oral health!


What to Expect When Removing a Failed Dental Implant

June 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsong @ 10:09 am
3D illustration of dental implant failure

You may have heard about dental implants’ high success rate — ninety-five percent of them are successful as a long-term treatment. Still, they can fail in certain circumstances. You’ll need to see your dentist about implant removal when or if that happens.

It might feel stressful to attend a removal appointment without knowing the specifics. To help you prepare, here’s a summary of failed implants’ causes and removal methods.

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