Blog Archive

Sealing to save Mar 3rd, 2021

Sealants in dentistry have long certified the popular phrase “ Prevention is better than cure”. A sealant on a tooth, helps protect the tooth from food sticking into the groves and most importantly prevent tooth decay. Sealants are recommended as early as 6-8 years old because that is the approximate...

Implant Dentistry Apr 27th, 2020

Dentistry has been evolving and advancing with some of the most amazing restorative and cosmetic solutions in recent years. Among them, dental implants are, perhaps, the most reliable and sought after restorations. They not only replace a missing tooth but also allow patients to bite and chew food like they...

Wisdom teeth: To keep or remove? Mar 4th, 2020

Wisdom teeth are usually the last set of teeth to emerge. They can be found at the end of the oral ridges behind all the other sets of teeth. In most cases, the eruption of wisdom teeth happens without any hassle. But, in certain complicated cases, wisdom teeth tend to...

Why should I get my cavities fixed even if they don't hurt? Feb 17th, 2020

When patients visit our dental practice, the most commonly seen oral condition is cavities. Cavities occur due to the activity of microbes in the mouth. So, if you have a cavity, will you get it treated at the earliest by your dentist? Or, would you ignore it for the moment...

Connection Between Gum Diseases and Heart Conditions Feb 2nd, 2020

Gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis are known to be severe oral conditions. They put one's entire oral health at risk and lead to issues such as oral infections, swelling, and inflammation of the gums, root canal infections, bleeding, halitosis, gradual bone deterioration, etc. But, gum diseases are also...

Caring for Your Infant's Dental Health Jan 13th, 2020

Your infant’s first teeth would start to appear around six to twelve months of age. Primary teeth are essential even though they fall out within a few years and get replaced by a full set of permanent teeth. If baby teeth are taken proper care of, then they can set...

Sedation Dentistry For Children Jan 2nd, 2020

Coping with the fear of visiting the dentist is observed more amongst children as compared to adults who are patients. Such patients are good candidates for oral or dental sedation. At Sunshine Dental, we take ample measures to help your child ease during procedures, also ensuring that their time with...

Dental Extractions: When Do You Need It? Dec 24th, 2019

Tooth extraction is the surgical procedure of removing a tooth in its entirety from the oral cavity. Dental extractions are necessary in the case of certain dental conditions such as cavities, gum diseases, malocclusion, external trauma to the teeth, etc. It is a common misconception that extractions would be too...

Living with dental implants Nov 4th, 2019

Dental implants are known to be the best tooth restoratives to replace missing teeth. Patients who have got dental implants to replace their lost teeth express a lot of relief after getting them. This is because both oral aesthetics and functionality will be restored, and the patient wouldn’t have to...

Straighten Your Teeth With Invisalign Oct 24th, 2019

Invisalign® is helping people across the world acquire the smile of their dreams. With its translucent and non-metallic nature, invisible aligners can offer supreme comfort during treatment. Your San Ramon dentist, Dr. Balakrishna, is a certified provider of Invisalign® and can help your way through your orthodontic treatment. What is...

Implants to Restore Functionality and Esthetics Oct 15th, 2019

As you set out to replace your missing teeth, your dentist would walk you through a series of steps that would help you achieve a naturally aesthetic smile. Your restorative dentist highlights the importance of certain aesthetic conditions that most patients aren't well-aware of. For example, would it just be...