Be Thankful for Your Smile This Thanksgiving

Dr. Steven F. Driggers, DDS and our team in Avon, Indiana, know that when it comes to caring for your smile, there may be some things you should know in addition to brushing and flossing daily. Even if you brush and floss diligently, knowledge is power and we want to empower... Read more »

A Missing Filling Might Require Treatment with a Crown

Fillings are meant to repair a tooth that has a cavity. While they are meant to last a long time, it is possible for the seam of the filling to eventually yield to the bacteria living in your mouth. This is even more likely to happen if you are inconsistent... Read more »

What is Black Hairy Tongue?

Does your tongue look black or feel a little hairy? While this is uncommon, it is actually a harmless condition referred to as black hairy tongue. Luckily, while this isn’t a pleasant experience, it isn’t typically too difficult to prevent. You see, papillae—which are small projections—grow on your tongue. Typically,... Read more »

Tooth Extractions: Instructions on How to Properly Recover

As you may already know, the healing process is extremely important, especially after you’ve had a tooth extracted in Avon, Indiana. So, to help you fully recover after your tooth extraction appointment and to help you avoid complications, our dedicated Sonshine Family dental team recommends doing the following things: -Take the painkillers... Read more »

A Loose Bridge Demands Immediate Care

When Sonshine Family Dental originally installed your bridge, it was intended to stand the test of time. Unfortunately, there are times when chronic problems with gum disease, an accident, or a blow to the face can damage or weaken the cement holding your bridge to one or both of the... Read more »

When You’re Having Your Cavity Filled

Your precious smile depends on a variety of factors, everything from genetics to good daily oral hygiene, to coming in for regular dental cleanings and exams and limiting your intake of sugary, starchy foods. Yet even with all this care, our pearly whites sometimes develop dental caries. Dental caries, or... Read more »

Cheer Up Yourself With Dental Veneers

Do you ever feel you need a fresh new smile that would give you a pick-me-up? If so, you are not alone. Many people feel discouraged by their own smile. That is why thousands of people have turned to cosmetic surgery giving people the smile of their dreams. Dental veneers... Read more »

Whitening Strips are a Convenient Way to Whitening Your Teeth on the Go

The natural processes of aging along with factors like tobacco use, staining foods and drink can cause unappealing stains on your teeth. How deeply stained your teeth are will directly influence the whitening products or procedures needed to give you a bright, white smile. Make sure you talk to your... Read more »

What to Look for in a Brand of Toothpaste

Along with flossing and regular dental checkups, brushing your teeth is one of the cornerstones of an effective oral hygiene routine. Brushing your teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush helps to remove food particles and plaque from the faces and contours of your teeth before they can develop into tartar.... Read more »

Sports, Your Teeth, and a Mouthguard

Do you play any sports? Did you know that if you do, you should probably be wearing a mouthguard? But, if you don’t have a mouthguard, where do you go to get one? You may have seen stock and bite and boil mouthguards at the store. These are definitely affordable... Read more »