How To Handle a Dental Emergency

If you look around your workplace, chances are you will find a first aid kit. Many homes have first aid kits on hand, for treating thing like cuts, bumps, and scrapes. Many people take first aid classes to learn how to deal with situations involving serious trauma until medical help... Read more »

Diabetes and Your Smile

Your oral health is of prime importance when you have other illnesses, as diseases such as gum disease and tooth decay can negatively impact your overall health. If you are currently being treated for diabetes, we want to encourage you to take extra care of your teeth and gums to... Read more »

Summer Smile Essentials: Mouth Guards

One of the most popular forms of safety equipment for athletes is mouth guards. However, even if you are not an athlete or do not participate in contact sports, mouth guards can still be effective for other similar high-risk activities. Mouth guards are designed to fit over the top of... Read more »

School Is Just Around the Corner, Is Your Child’s Smile Ready?

Regular dental checkups and cleanings are vital to your child's success at school, as much as receiving immunizations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay affects more children in the U.S. than any other chronic infectious disease. To that end, today we would like to help... Read more »

A Back Tooth Damaged by Bruxism Might Be Repaired with an Amalgam Filling

Chronic stress can cause you to grind your teeth while you sleep at night. Over time, this can cause minor chips and fractures on your back teeth. Once the tooth enamel has been compromised, the tooth is at a heightened risk of suffering a severe cavity. To prevent this from... Read more »

An Education on Flossing

Flossing is an important habit to have if you care for your teeth and smile. However, many people seem to neglect their nightly floss and suffer painful and costly consequences. That is why our team here at Sonshine Family Dental is happy to give you this basic education on flossing... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Toothbrush

Did you know, if you take care of your toothbrush you are taking care of your oral health? Well, it’s true! Here at Sonshine Family Dental in Avon, IN, we are happy to talk to you about the importance of toothbrush care, so your teeth can stay healthy for years... Read more »

Dental Exams 101

What do you know about dental exams? Did you know dental exams can help you avoid painful and costly treatments down the road? Well, it’s true! To help you understand more about the importance of dental exams, our team here at Sonshine Family Dental in Avon, Indiana is happy to... Read more »

Enamel Erosion: What You Should Know

Have you heard that enamel is extremely hard? In fact, did you known that this protective layer of your teeth is one of the hardest substances in your body? Still, there are several things that can damage your enamel—and once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. To make matters worse,... Read more »

A Crown Might Be Needed to Restore a Badly Chipped Tooth

Even though tooth enamel is a very hard substance, there are still things that can chip or fracture it. When a tooth suffers a small chip, Dr. Steven Driggers can often repair the tooth with a standard dental filling. A tooth suffering a large chip might not be viable for... Read more »