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Happy Teeth Don’t Just Happen

Your New Mexico Dentist And Cleaning Your TeethKeeping your teeth clean is a critical factor in maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the benefits of visiting Sundance Dental & Orthodotnics in Farmington NM for regular checkups is a thorough teeth cleaning and a review of your brushing practices.

Your Partner in Oral Health

Our dental hygienist can professionally clean and polish your teeth at yoursemiannual dental check-up. The hygienist also helps you keep your teeth clean by assessing the condition of your teeth and recommending improvements to your daily teeth cleaning habits.

Having a professional dental cleaning is the only way to get rid of plaque (a sticky substance in which bacteria thrives) and tartar (a calcium deposit that forms on teeth and contributes to tooth decay).

Don’t Forget Basic Dental Hygiene

At home, your dental health strategy should include:

  • Daily brushing and flossing. You should brush and floss twice a day. Just before bedtime is especially important, because it cleans out the germs and plaque that build up during the course of the day.
  • Proper brushing. It’s important not only to brush, but to brush properly. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush in a gentle, circular motion along the gum line. Take your time; a minimum of two minutes is recommended. Don’t forget to brush your tongue!
  • Using fluoridated toothpaste. There are dozens of choices when it comes to toothpaste. Whether you prefer mint flavored or bubble gum, fluoride is the most important consideration. It is your best defense against cavities.
  • Limiting sugary and acidic foods. Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee contributes to enamel erosion. Sugar converts into acid when it’s in your mouth. You don’t have to avoid these foods entirely, but choose carefully and minimize.

To this at-home list, we add: seeing the dentist twice a year. (You saw that one coming, right?) Your daily dental health care habits are essential, but so is the attention and care of a dentist. A professional teeth cleaning alone is worth the trip, but we can also identify issues before they become serious, and treat them.

Happy teeth don’t just happen. Call Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington NM for an appointment. Services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup today!

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-326-6800

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

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Posted in Beautiful smiles, Dental Health, Family Dentistry, Oral Health

Implant Dentures: Fixed Or Removable?

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For anyone who has lost all of their teeth, implant-supported dentures from Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington NM may sound like a dream come true: dentures that are attached to the jaw, and surpass traditional dentures in appearance and functionality.

You know what they say: if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But set aside any skepticism. Implant-supported dentures have clear advantages over traditional dentures.

  • Secure in the mouth—no slipping
  • Offers up to 100% natural chewing function
  • Upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate
  • Comfortable
  • Little or no gum irritation
  • Doesn’t reduce speaking power
  • Strong and durable
  • Allows user to eat any type of food—even steak
  • No adhesive required
  • Minimally invasive oral surgery for implant placement

What Are The Differences Between Fixed and Removable?

As you may know, a dental implant is a titanium post that is placed in the jaw, where it fuses with the bone. A single post can support a single artificial tooth. Multiple posts, strategically placed, can support a set of dentures.

In most cases, implant-supported dentures are made for the patient’s lower jaw. That’s because lower dentures tend to be the most problematic; the uppers are more stable and don’t need the extra support that implants provide.

That said, implant-supported dentures can be made for the upper and lower.

Prevent Bone Recession

Another major advantage of implant-supported entures is that they Prevent bone recession. With traditional dentures, the bone around missing tooth roots begin to deteriorate. The titanium posts replace some of the tooth roots, so the bone is preserved. This prevents the shunken facial appearance common with traditional dentures.

Implant-supported dentures can transform your life, and they are  available at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington NM. We also offer single dental implants, and many other services. We also have offices in Bloomfield, Rio Rancho, Gallup, and Grants. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-326-6800

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

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Posted in Dental Health, Dental Implants, Implant dentures

Sundance Dental & Orthodontics Takes Care Of Plaque, Calculus, And Cavities

Farmington Guide To Plaque, Calculus, And Cavities

Along with daily brushing and flossing, six-month cleanings and checkups at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics are the best way to ensure you have good dental health. That means clean teeth with no cavities, and pink healthy gums.

Most dental appointments begin with a cleaning from the hygienist, but not always. During the cleaning we’ll scrape any calculus (tartar) from your teeth. Calculus is hardened plaque, and you can’t get it off with a toothbrush and floss. That’s one of the reasons brushing twice a day is so important! Scraping tartar off of your teeth is known as scaling.

Once your teeth are scaled, we’ll polish them with a gritty toothpaste. This is pretty harsh stuff, and it removes any surface stains on your teeth. Sometimes patients wonder if they can get something like it for use at home. The trouble with that is that it’s just too abrasive to use every day.

After scaling and brushing, the last step is flossing. Then, it’s the dentist’s turn.

During the checkup we look for any new cavities that may have appeared since your last visit. We might take X-rays, although this is not done at every visit. We’ll examine your gums, too, for any signs of gum disease.

Finally, we’ll look at your tongue, throat, face and and head, and your neck. We’re checking for swelling or redness, or any signs of cancer.

At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics we work hard to keep your teeth free of plaque, tartar, and cavities. We want you to have great dental health! Our services include family and restorative dentistry. We have office in Farmington, Bloomfield, Rio Rancho, Gallup, and
Grants. Call us to schedule your next appointment today!

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-326-6800

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

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Posted in Dental Health, Family Dentistry, Oral Health

Can You Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces?

Spring Retainers Can Correct Alignment Without Braces

Many people could improve their smile with braces, yet only a few of them are currently undergoing treatment. A common reason people use for not getting orthodontic treatment is because they think you need to wear metal braces. The team at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington can help set you (and your mouth) straight.

You don’t need metal braces for every tooth alignment issue, however. An orthodontic appliance known as a spring retainer is often a great solution for people who need minimal adjustment to correct alignment (and don’t have an overbite or underbite).

Spring retainers are removable, less noticeable, and less costly than conventional braces. Spring retainers can move teeth 1-2 mm in the desired direction, unlike traditional retainers. We often recommend them for orthodontic patients who didn’t wear their retainer after having orthodontic treatment in their teens.

Creating a spring retainer is not complicated: an orthodontics lab forms a mold of the teeth based on the desired end result. We use spring retainers  most frequently on the front teeth but sometimes use them for teeth farther back in the mouth

At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics our passion is helping each patient achieve and maintain a healthy, attractive smile. We offer family dentistry along with the following services:

These are just some of the dental procedures we offer at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington NM. Schedule an appointment to see what we can do for your 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 Orthodontics

For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This

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The team at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics would like to discuss how to have a healthy smile. Here is a list of what NOT to do.

Chewing sugared gum all day.
Cavities, a sore jaw, or issues with your bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.

Drinking soda and energy drinks.
These sugary, acidic beverages erode enamel and bathe your mouth in sugar, which leads to cavities.

Chewing ice or hard candy.
Your enamel is quite hard. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, occasionally they win, resulting in a broken tooth.

Skipping flossing.
Maybe you think brushing is enough. Following brushing with a careful flossing job cleans away particles of food and plaque between teeth.

Using a firm bristled toothbrush.
A soft bristled brush is the best suited tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.

Delaying dental checkups.
Don’t wait until you have a problem. Call us  to book a thorough exam and the best deep dental cleaning you can get anywhere. Our excellent hygienists really are the best!

Sundance Dental & Orthodontics has been providing first rate family dental care and orthodontics since 2004. At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, we serve patients throughout the New Mexico area, including the communities of Farmington, Rio Rancho, Gallup, and Cortez CO. Call us today for an appointment and see how we can make you 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 Dental Health

Inlays And Onlays For Custom Same-Day Tooth Restorations

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At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, we complete many tooth restorations for urgent care patients. We’ve been restoring teeth since 2004 for our valued patients.

We fill cavities, repair broken teeth and also place dental implants after a tooth extraction. Regardless of the extent of the tooth damage—or if the tooth has to be extracted—we create custom restorations.

In today’s post, we are going to talk about two types of restorations: inlays and onlays.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN INLAY AND AN ONLAY?

Both inlays and onlays are smaller than full crowns. They can be made of metal, composite resin, or porcelain.

Inlays and onlays are very strong and shaped to precisely fit a hole in a damaged tooth. The choice of an inlay or onlay depends on how much decay and tooth loss has taken place.

An inlay resembles a filling and fills a small part of the tooth, while an onlay covers one or more cusps, or bumps, on the top of the tooth.

  • An inlay fills a hole without changing the shape of the tooth
  • An onlay builds up the tooth surface to restore its initial dimension

MATCHED PERFECTLY TO YOUR TOOTH COLOR

Inlays and onlays are durable and inconspicuous. We match them to the specific shade of your tooth. No silver amalgam.

Inlays and onlays protect the tooth from further deterioration. They provide natural function.

At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics our passion is helping each patient achieve and maintain a healthy, attractive smile. We offer family dentistry along with the following services:

These are just some of the dental procedures we offer at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington NM. Schedule an appointment to see what we can do for your smile!

 

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-326-6800

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Ouch! Are Your Teeth Sensitive?

Are Your Teeth Sensitive In Farmington?

For those of you in the Farmington area who feel pain when you sip your morning coffee or who cringe each time you brush or floss, Sundance Dental & Orthodontics is here for you.

The first line of defense against tooth sensitivity is proper oral hygiene. Incorrect brushing and over-brushing can result in receding gums, which leads to the exposure of microscopic tubules in the dentin. When these tubules are exposed, acidic, hot, cold, and sticky foods can then reach the nerve cells in the teeth causing discomfort.

Here in our Farmington dentistry practice, our friendly staff can determine if your brushing style is contributing to your tooth sensitivity troubles and get you on your way to proper oral care habits.

We usually recommend an over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste that lessens tooth pain after several applications. Most drugstores carry it. However, some  patients may need in-office procedures such as fluoride gel treatments available at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics.

Don’t worry if you have sensitive teeth and want to have your teeth whitened. Here atSundance Dental & Orthodontics, our team can determine which professional tooth whitening or at-home whitening procedures will work for you.

Sundance Dental & Orthodontics has been providing first rate family dental care and orthodontics since 2004. At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, we serve patients throughout the New Mexico area, including the communities of Farmington, Rio Rancho, Gallup, and Cortez CO. Call us today for an appointment and see how we can make you smile.

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-326-6800

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

Posted in Dental Health

A Facelift For Your Teeth?

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Todays post from Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington focuses on an effective and versatile cosmetic dental procedure, porcelain veneers. Veneers are individual covers for the front part of teeth. They are an extraordinary way to correct a myriad of tooth imperfections such as chips, stains, yellowing, unattractive shape or minimal misalignment.

HAVE YOU EVER WISHED FOR A MINIMALLY-INVASIVE FACELIFT FOR A TOOTH WITHOUT GETTING AN ENTIRE CROWN?

Veneers are your solution! Durable, tooth-colored porcelain laminate is shaped into thin shells and custom-fitted for each patient’s unique set of teeth.

How many veneers should you get? This depends on how many teeth you want to upgrade and the overall condition of your teeth. We can advise you on the most beneficial strategy.

The thickness, enamel color, alignment, and shape of your teeth influence the final product as well as whether you have any gum recession. We match veneers to your existing teeth so they will blend seamlessly, but if you are planning to treat several teeth, you definitely want to have them produced in the same “batch” at the lab.

The first step in the veneer process is to make an impression of your teeth to work from. After that, a dental technician will use the model to engineer the veneers to the exact size, shape, color, and level of translucency.

Many patients wonder if veneers are as durable as their natural teeth. Though the veneer tooth-prep process weakens the tooth to a very tiny degree, with proper care, veneers can last up to 15 years. We will advise you in detail on proper care of porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are more durable than dental bonding, which is sometimes used to correct the same types of imperfections. Dental bonding generally has a shorter life span than veneers, so keep this in mind when comparing the price tags of the two procedures.

At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics our passion is helping each patient achieve and maintain a healthy, attractive smile. We offer family dentistry along with the following services:

These are just some of the dental procedures we offer at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington NM. Schedule an appointment to see what we can do for your smile!

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-326-6800

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening

Clear Braces - Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening for Farmington Adults

The team at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington helps many orthodontic patients every day. If you’re considering orthodontics to straighten your teeth, let’s discuss the different types. There are several varieties of braces on the market today.

Clear Or Tooth Colored Braces

These braces have brackets and wires like traditional braces. They produce equally excellent results, but the difference is that they look better. With clear or tooth colored braces, you don’t become a metal-mouth and still get the same results.

Aligner Therapy

Aligners are clear devices that can be removed and replaced at anytime. Aligners can correct all types of minor orthodontic problem

Short-Term Orthodontics

Short-term orthodontics require only 6 months to produce a perfectly straight smile. You can maximize your time and look great while doing it.

At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics we have many orthodontic patients, including adults. Sundance Dental & Orthodontics has been providing first rate family dental care and orthodontics since 2004. At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics, we serve patients throughout the New Mexico area, including the communities of Farmington, Rio Rancho, Gallup, and Cortez CO. Call us today for an appointment and see how we can make you smile.

 

Contact Sundance Dental & Orthodontics:

505-326-6800

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico
87402

 

Posted in Orthodontics

The Not-So-Obvious Benefits Of A Smile Makeover

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A cosmetic dental smile makeover is transformative for a person who has been embarrassed by their smile for years. At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington, we can help you attain that stunning smile. But it’s not just about looking younger and more attractive—though it most certainly will do that. It can improve your life in ways that many people do not understand.

How can a smile makeover transform your life?

1. It shapes the way you are perceived by others.

Someone who smiles often and easily is typically regarded as a proactive problem solver.

2. It lifts the mood in social settings.

When you candidly smile, it is contagious. It enhances the mood in any setting and eases tension when necessary.

3. You will feel more self-assured.

When you quit obsessing over making sure you hide your teeth, you have the drive to concentrate on ways to achieve success in personal and professional pursuits.

A smile redesign is an investment in yourself that you will be pleased with every day. If you have ever wondered what state-of-the art cosmetic dentistry can do for you, or have some dental issues, call us today.

At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics our passion is helping each patient achieve and maintain a healthy, attractive smile. We offer family dentistry along with the following services:

These are just some of the dental procedures we offer at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington NM. Schedule an appointment to see what we can do for your smile!

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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Sundance Dental Care of Bloomfield
100 S 1st St
Bloomfield, NM 87413
Call: 505-632-3344

Sundance Dental Care of Farmington
6588 E Main St
Farmington, NM 87402
Call: 505-326-6800

Sundance Dental Care of Gallup
1601 S 2nd St
Gallup, NM 87301
Call: 505-722-4422

Sundance Dental Care of Rio Rancho
770 Broadmoor Blvd NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Call: 505-891-0554

Sundance Dental Care of Grants
920 Lobo Canyon Rd Ste 6
Grants, NM 87020
Call: 505-972-3000

Sundance Orthodontics
3903 Beckland Dr. Suite A
Farmington, NM 87402
Call: 505-436-2727
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