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 »

Learn More about Dental Cleanings by Reading These FAQs

Is your next dental checkup right around the corner? If so, we are so excited to work with you! Many people have questions about dental cleanings, and if you’re one of those people, we are happy to help you by answering the following frequently asked questions. When should I get... Read more »

How Dental Fillings Can Restore Your Oral Health and Improve Your Smile

Do you have a tooth that is sensitive to hot or cold temperatures and pressure? If so, you might have a cavity, and dental fillings are here to save the day! With a dental filling, the health of your tooth will be restored and the pain and discomfort you experience... Read more »

Everything You Wanted To Know About Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that naturally occurs in water and some foods. This mineral works to fight tooth decay and strengthens enamel. Fluoride can be found in toothpastes, mouthwashes, and community water supplies. Here is a brief overview about the basics of fluoride. History of Water Fluoridation In the 1930’s,... Read more »

Treating Fever Blisters in Avon, Indiana

Do you have fever blisters or canker sores? Cold sores, fever blisters, and canker sores can all be annoying and painful, and it seems like they take forever to disappear. Summer is prime time for fever blisters to appear. If you are suffering from these bothersome lesions, we are excited... Read more »

Protect Your Teeth From Chlorine Damage

The hot summer months of June and July are the perfect time for jumping into the swimming pool to cool off and splash around. But did you know that spending a lot of time in the pool could put your teeth at risk? Here at the dental office, we all... Read more »

Don’t Forget about your Teeth when Spring Cleaning!

It has been a long winter, and we’re happy to see that spring is finally arriving and flowers are starting to bloom. With warmer weather comes the urge to start spring cleaning (or maybe it’s just us)! If you’re starting your spring cleaning and making your rounds of the house,... Read more »

Why Doesn’t Sonshine Family Dental take PPO?

Have you wondered why Dr. Driggers doesn’t take PPO plans? Maybe you’re just unsure of what the difference between a PPO and traditional plan is. We can help you know what to expect from a PPO practice vs. traditional “fee for service” practice. Traditional “fee for service” plans were the... Read more »