Blog Archive

I’m Nervous About My Upcoming Root Canal Mar 16th, 2021

For many people, the words “root canal” are synonymous with pain, even when they’re not sure why. Estimates suggest that about one-quarter of all people have anxiety or even phobia about dental visits. Those nervous about facing root canal therapy are likely more common.  It’s okay to feel nervous about...

8 Symptoms of TMJ Feb 16th, 2021

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder impacts about 10 million Americans. Typically, more women than men experience TMJ. This condition occurs when the joint that allows your jaw to open and close becomes tender, causes pain or makes it difficult to move your jaw, eat, or talk. Dr. Lofti, Dr. Lawrence, and...

Help! My Teeth Are Yellow Jan 17th, 2021

Did you know the most common desire for improving your smile is to have whiter teeth? At Smile Country Dental in Santa Rosa or Napa, California, Dr. Lofti, Dr. Lawrence, and our professional dental team have the expertise to whiten your teeth and keep them that way.  Causes of teeth...

Professional Teeth Cleaning: Your Gateway to Great Dental Health Dec 14th, 2020

Cavities are one of the most common problems among children and adults, but they’re entirely preventable if you take care of your oral health. Preventive care can keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life. That’s why we recommend you schedule dental checkups with our team on a regular...

Tips for Adjusting to Life With Dentures Nov 11th, 2020

Edentulism, or tooth loss, affects about nine million Americans, which puts many in a position of needing a dental restoration. Dentures serve as an excellent option to support the structure of your mouth for chewing and talking when your teeth are missing. Whether you need full arch dentures or partial...

Veneers: The Ideal Cover-Up for a Great Smile Oct 9th, 2020

Dental veneers offer one of the best ways to give your smile a natural look. At Smile Country Dental in Santa Rosa or Napa, California, Dr. Lofti, Dr. Lawrence and the rest of our team provide expert care for your cosmetic dentistry needs with dental restorations that include veneers. Let’s...

Tips for Easing Your Child’s Dental Anxiety Sep 9th, 2020

Fear of the dentist is very prevalent in children. In fact, research has found that 42% of children experience dental anxiety. But, why? And how can we help them overcome their fear? At Smile Country Dental in Santa Rosa or Napa, California, our team of pediatric specialists understands your child’s...

Waking Up With Headaches? It Could Be TMJ Aug 13th, 2020

Approximately one out of 10 people suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which can cause pain in your jaw muscles and limit the movement of your jaw. If you have this condition, you might even hear a snapping sound when you open and close your mouth. But how do you know...

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants? Jul 24th, 2020

Do you have a missing tooth? You’re not alone. 120 million people in the United States have a similar issue. Thankfully, damaged or missing teeth can be repaired with a dental implant procedure. But how do you know if it’s right for you? When you visit us at one of...

How a Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth Jun 24th, 2020

Dentists perform approximately 15 million root canals every year in the United States. This common procedure repairs a damaged or infected tooth, without removing it. If you’re having pain in your tooth, come see us at one of our Smile Country Dental locations in Santa Rosa or Napa, California. Our team has the...

How to Extend Your Teeth-Whitening Results Apr 9th, 2020

Teeth whitening is one of the most requested cosmetic dental procedures at Smile Country Dental in Santa Rosa and Napa, California. And why not? The simple and effective dental treatment dramatically brightens your teeth and makes it hard to stop smiling.  While it typically lasts a good while, teeth whitening...