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Affordable Dentistry In Farmington

Affordable Farmington Dentistry A perceived lack of affordable dentistry is one of the biggest reasons many people in our community avoid going to the dentist. However, the truth is that affordable dentistry is available in Farmington at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics.

We provide top-quality services at competitive prices. Whether you need dental implants, orthodontics, or IV sedation dentistry, we can help you.

Of course, the best way to keep your dental costs low is through preventative dentistry. We work with you to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. If problems arise, they are detected early at your six-month check-up. A small filling is always  better for your wallet (and smile!) than a root canal and dental crown.

Ask us about dental financing or other payment methods. Our friendly staff can review your dental insurance (if you have it) and discuss payment planning to help you afford your dental care.

Affordable dentistry is available to everyone in the Farmington community. Give the high-tech staff at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics a call at 505-985-5626 to learn how we can provide you and your family with affordable dentistry.

Our office is located at 6588 E Main St, in Farmington.

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Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-985-5626

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

Posted in Family Dentistry

Say Goodbye To Old Amalgam Fillings

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Remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? When you opened your mouth to laugh or yawn, the Farmington people with you could see only pearly white molar surfaces. (Unless, of course, you had been munching Oreos.)

If you are like many Farmington and Kirtland adults, you started developing cavities fairly young and started receiving the ubiquitous silver amalgam fillings that were used by Farmington family dentists. As the years went by, two fillings became three. If you didn’t drink fluoridated water, three fillings may have became four. Now when you open wide – others see a mouthful of metal.

Fortunately, Farmington people with silver amalgam fillings can regain the smile of their youth. The replacement of silver fillings with composite tooth-colored fillings is a relatively inexpensive cosmetic dental procedure available at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics that can transform a smile just as dramatically as more extensive cosmetic dental treatment.

Composite fillings available at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington are comprised of a mixture of glass or quartz and resin which creates a natural tooth-colored material. They are strong and durable when bonded to the tooth with adhesive.

Hopefully, you don’t have a new cavity. But if you do, you can start off with a white composite filling. In addition to the cosmetic advantages over silver, the preparation requires the removal of less healthy tooth structure. A conservative (as possible) restoration at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics leaves you with more of nature’s superior dental material — your own enamel and dentin.

If you would like to improve your Bloomfield smile by replacing silver-mercury fillings, schedule a Sundance Dental & Orthodontics cosmetic dental consultation today by calling 505-985-5626. We will develop a treatment plan to address all areas of concern. If you have your teeth whitened in combination with silver filling replacement, you’ll be amazed with your new unforgettable smile.

Ask us about IV sedation dentistry, orthodontics, dental implants and family dentistry. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 505-985-5626.

The Leader in Full-Service High-Tech Dentistry

 

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-985-5626

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Developing Good Dental Habits

Developing Good Dental Habits In Kirtland

Benjamin Franklin once said:

 

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.

This holds true for almost everything in life, including dental care. For parents in the Farmington area, teaching your children good oral hygiene techniques early in life will benefit their smile throughout their life.

If you wait too long to teach your child how to brush and floss, or if you don’t make sure they are doing it enough, you’re setting yourself up for a lot of work down the road.

It’s very hard to convince an older child that they should be spending two or three times longer brushing their teeth each morning and night. But, if they’ve done it for as long as they can remember, then their habits should be sufficient to avoid excessive dental decay or the need for children’s cosmetic dentistry in Farmington.

I’m dentist Michael Tornow, a dentist serving the Farmington area. I know that helping children learn proper oral hygiene is a vital indicator of future oral health, and I want to help Farmington parents teach these habits to their children.

If you are looking for quality dental care in the Kirtland, Bloomfield, or Rio Rancho area, give us a call here at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics. We are currently accepting new patients, and we would love to help you learn how to teach kids good brushing habits or answer questions you have have about cosmetic dentistry or smile makeovers.

 

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-985-5626

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

Posted in Family Dentistry

Soft, Medium, Or Buzz Lightyear?

Dentistry in Farmington At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, dentist Michael Tornow is often asked how to choose the most basic tool of oral hygiene, the toothbrush. Picking a toothbrush in Farmington can be as difficult as choosing a paint color, and there seems to be just as many choices.

If you have visited the dental section of your local Kirtland grocery store or Farmington drugstore lately, you know what I am talking about. There are brushes with bristles of varying lengths, brushes that massage your gums, and brushes that change color when they are used up. (If I had to rate them purely on their fun factor, I would choose the Spiderman brush.)

Some toothbrush manufacturers claim their brushes freshen your breath or remove stains from your teeth. How do you choose?

One key factor is the firmness of the bristles. Hard bristles may be more effective for cleaning burnt steak off a grill or hard water deposits off a shower floor. However, this does not hold true for your teeth. Medium and firm brushes can damage your gums. Soft and extra-soft bristles are plenty stiff enough to clean plague, food particles, and surface stains from your teeth. Soft bristles also offer more flexibility for hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.

After having dental work or oral surgery in Farmington, especially anything involving soft tissue grafts, make sure you use an extra-soft brush and be careful!

When buying a toothbrush for a child in Bloomfield, make sure the brush feels comfortable in his or her hand. If the size and angle feels awkward, the child will be less likely to use it long enough to clean all areas of the mouth. Children do not necessarily need a child-sized tooth brush. Some Farmington kids can manage an adult size brush better than a short, narrow child size brush. If you are unsure, ask your Farmington dentist at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics.

What about the electric types and water-shooters? Some Farmington residents like the feeling of vibrating bristles or a mini-squirt gun blasting away at the plaque. Farmington people with arthritis or other movement-inhibiting conditions can benefit from powered brushes which take some strain off hands and arm muscles.

Is your toothbrush doing the job? Schedule an exam with your Farmington dentist at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics.

At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, our high-tech dental hygienists instruct our Farmington pediatric patients and Farmington adult patients on proper brushing and flossing. If you haven’t experienced a dental deep cleaning at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, you don’t know how clean your teeth and gums can feel.

Schedule a thorough dental cleaning today by calling Sundance Dental & Orthodontics at 505-985-5626. An outstanding feature of Sundance Dental & Orthodontics is full-service dentistry. We offer family dentistry and a full spectrum of restorative dental procedures.

 

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-985-5626

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

Posted in Family Dentistry

Treatment For Stress-Induced Jaw Pain In Farmington

Treatment For Stress Induced Jaw Pain In Farmington

Everyday troubles cause some Farmington people to respond by clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth. For example, daily commuting in Farmington can take a physical toll. All the traffic, noise, and perpetual road construction causes some people to grind their teeth as they navigate the sea of cars on packed interstates.

Some Farmington residents who hate waiting in long lines channel their frustration to their jaw as they try, by the sheer force of will, to cause the line to move faster.

Teeth grinding and jaw clenching can cause a painful condition called TMD or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. In Farmington, TMD is often mistakenly called ‘TMJ’: the acronym for Temporomandibular Joint.

Your jaw is able to open and close thanks to many jaw muscles and the intricate temporomandibular joints. These joints allow for fluid mobility as you chew, speak, and yawn.

Damage to these critical joints can lead to extreme pain in the jaw, head, face and neck. Pain may be experienced on one or both sides of the jaw.

TMD is an often misdiagnosed condition in Farmington because facial pain can result from a variety of issues, not just damage to the temporomandibular joints. Sinus infections, tooth decay, and facial inuries can cause jaw pain. A correct diagnosis is the first step in treating TMD.

At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics we have been diagnosing and treating TMD since 2004, working with other specialists when required. If you are experiencing clicking, popping, or discomfort in your jaw, call Sundance Dental & Orthodontics today for a diagnosis and treatment plan.

I am Michael Tornow and I am enthusiastic about providing high quality dentistry to the residents of Farmington, Bloomfield and surrounding areas.

Sundance Dental & Orthodontics not only treats TMD, but we redesign smiles with industry-leading cosmetic dental smile makeovers. In addition, we offer full-service high-tech dentistry, family dentistry, and IV sedation dentistry.

Your smile is contagious! Make sure it is healthy and beautiful. Call Sundance Dental & Orthodontics today at 505-985-5626 to schedule a consultation or examination.

 

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-985-5626

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

Posted in Oral Health

Gummy Smile?

Gummy Smile? Many Farmington cosmetic dentistry patients with a gummy smile undergo crown lengthening surgery to bring proper balance and symmetry to their smile. Gum tissue and, in some cases, bone is removed to expose more of the visible part of a tooth. It is a safe procedure that does not affect healthy tooth structure.

A ‘gummy smile’ is a term used to describe a smile with teeth that appear too short because an unusual amount of bone and soft tissue hide part of the crown. Our Farmington cosmetic dental patients who have opted for crown lengthening love how their new perfect smile looks and feels. Some of our Rio Rancho crown lengthening patients also choose teeth whitening for an extra-dazzling smile!

Crown lengthening is not used solely for cosmetic reasons. When a tooth is injured and breaks at the gum line or if a filling or crown comes off a tooth that contains decay, crown lengthening makes additional tooth structure accessible for further restorative work. It is also used to treat some types of periodontal disease.

At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, we perform cosmetic and restorative crown lengthening for patients in the Farmington, Kirtland and Bloomfield area. The surgery can be performed by a general dentist, periodontist or oral surgeon.

If you are interested in crown lengthening or other cosmetic dental procedures and live in the Farmington, area, schedule an exam by calling 505-985-5626. We are conveniently located at 6588 E Main St in Farmington. When you come in, we can show you before and after photos of New Mexico cosmetic dentistry patients who are enjoying their new smile.

 

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-985-5626

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Professional Teeth Whitening In Farmington

Professional Teeth Whitening at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics A brilliant smile leaves a lasting impression. Professional whitening of teeth can dramatically improve your overall appearance and give you a boost in self-confidence.

Our teeth often turn yellow or gray as we age. The things we eat and drink continually such as colored sodas, coffee and red wine contribute to the staining. Most of us are aware that smoking is not only bad for our lungs, but can also discolor our teeth. There are even some medications that can affect tooth color.

If you are considering having your teeth whitened, you must first decide which method to use. At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, we enjoy discussing treatment options with our patients. To schedule a consultation to talk about teeth whitening or any other dental procedure, call 505-985-5626.

At-home whitening treatments usually consist of trays filled with whitening solution. It generally takes 7-14 days to achieve 3-6 shades lighter. Brush-on teeth gels and whitening strips take up to 30 days to achieve results. Whitening toothpaste may lighten superficial stains but often provides no change in appearance of teeth.

Professional teeth whitening procedures performed by a dental professional achieve dramatic results that can last longer than other treatments.

All of the whitening methods may cause tooth pain or sensitivity, but this usually goes away in a few days. If you have crowns, porcelain veneers or dental bonding, it is important to talk to your dentist before choosing a whitening method.

The Leader in Full-Service High-Tech Dentistry

 

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-985-5626

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Crooked Teeth And Cavities

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Many dental patients in and around Farmington hold the belief that orthodontists only change the look of your teeth. Consequently, they think that the only reason to find an orthodontist is if you are interested in cosmetic dentistry.

The fact is that your ability to clean your teeth is enhanced when your teeth are straight and uncrowded.

When uneven teeth begin to crowd together, it becomes difficult to make important daily cleanings effective. And, when your teeth aren’t cleaned properly, problems with plaque build-up, cavities, and gum disease commonly ensue.

If you are curious if your teeth are crowding or if your bite is not aligned, then you need to schedule a visit to our office.

Also, if you feel that the appearance of your teeth is an issue, ask about a smile makeover. There are numerous unprecedented cosmetic dentistry procedures completed daily. These include teeth whitening, veneers, dental implants, crowns, and more!

Hello, my name is dentist Michael Tornow. My high-tech local dental practice, Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, is located at 6588 E Main St in Farmington. I am committed to healthy, brilliant smiles. We are currently accepting new patients, so if you are in or around Farmington, give us a call at 505-985-5626.

Our high-tech team can answer any questions you have about our top services, which are:

dental implants
orthodontics
IV sedation dentistry
family dentistry
cosmetic dentistry

We hope to see you soon!

 

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-985-5626

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

Posted in Orthodontics

Bright Purple Mouth?

Farmington Orthodontics Remember when Farmington adolescents undergoing orthodontic treatment were mortified by their metal mouth? Thankfully, for most young men and women, those days are over. Many Farmington teens of today wear their braces proudly and make no effort to hide them. They know they don’t need to wait until their teeth are aligned to flaunt a striking smile; they enjoy flashing their brightly-colored braces in all their glory.

Another plus? Just as they mix and match their clothes and shoes, teens can change their wires and bands every time they visit their Kirtland dentist or orthodontist. Braces have become another fun way for fashion-forward Bloomfield and Rio Rancho teens to express their personality.

Of course, there are still some kids (and many adults!) that are not thrilled about having metallic fuchsia bands and neon yellow wires adorning their teeth. Discrete Invisalign aligners are virtually undetectable and can straighten teeth just as quickly and effectively as metal braces. Another benefit of the Invisalign system is that the aligners are not permanently attached to the teeth. Invisalign aligners are easily slipped out for brushing, flossing, meals, and sports. If your Farmington child plays a musical instrument that defies traditional braces, removable aligners may be the best option.

If you or one of your children need orthodontic treatment in the Farmington area, call Sundance Dental & Orthodontics at 505-985-5626 to schedule a consultation with Michael Tornow. Sundance Dental & Orthodontics is located at 6588 E Main St in Farmington.

We provide comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry including IV sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. If you need affordable state-of-the-art dental care in Farmington, let us tell you about our financing options.

Whatever your age, if you want to straighten your teeth while making a fashion statement, don’t hesitate to get bands to match every outfit in your closet!

 

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-985-5626

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

Posted in Orthodontics

7 Surprising Causes Of Bad Breath

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Farmington men and women who have chronic bad breath understand the embarrassment and frustration associated with this condition. There are several possible causes, some that are often overlooked by our Farmington patients.

  1. Poor oral hygiene
  2. Digestive problems
  3. Systemic infection
  4. Bacteria on dentures
  5. Gum disease
  6. Food particles on tonsils
  7. Dry mouth

At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, we can help you with this unpleasant problem. If your bad breath is the result of poor oral hygiene, you’re in luck – this is one of the easiest types to treat. If you have visited our Farmington dental blog before, you know step one: make sure you brush for a full three minutes and floss before you climb into bed.

People who have no idea how long they brush can set a timer (there is probably one on your smartphone). In addition to cleaning tooth surfaces, scrub your tongue! Then take the time to carefully floss around each tooth to remove the plaque between your teeth and keep your gums healthy.

Oral hygiene pros brush after each meal to prevent bacteria-causing food particles from sitting on their teeth during the day. In addition to freshening your breath, practicing proper oral hygiene will improve your health.

Schedule an examination and deep dental cleaning at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington. Our dental hygienist will get all the plaque and calculus off your teeth. During your examination, dentist Michael Tornow will determine whether you have a dental problem that is contributing to your breath.

Possible dental causes are: a cavity, a broken crown, or gum disease. If dentist Tornow suspects that your bad breath is caused by a non-dental problem, such as a respiratory infection, you will be referred to an appropriate Farmington area medical professional.

Treating bad breath in Farmington starts with a visit to Sundance Dental & Orthodontics. In addition to general dental care, we provide a complete menu of cosmetic dental services including dental implants, family dentistry, and orthodontics. Call 505-985-5626 today!

 

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-985-5626

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

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