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TMJ Disorder

Young woman with a Jaw pain caused by tmj

When patients are experiencing symptoms such as tooth sensitivity, jaw pain, clicking, or increased ear infections, they may be dealing with TMJ disorder. Patients in the San Marcos area who have TMJ disorder can get a proper diagnosis from their dentist at Sun Smile Dental Group. The condition affects many Americans but can be treated appropriately once properly diagnosed. What is TMJ disorder? TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. This is the jaw joint that allows the mouth to open and close. When it is dysfunctional, it is called TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder can be diagnosed by a dentist when patients … Continue reading


Smiling senior woman

The loss of natural teeth can be devastating. However, it is important for patients to understand that there are several ways to repair the smile. One of those methods, often chosen by patients in the San Marcos area is dentures. What are dentures? Dentures are metal-free restorations that are made to replace one or more teeth. They may be partial or full, and are resin, acrylic, or flex-based depending on the needs of the patient. By creating the right texture, the dentist at Sun Smile Dental Group can ensure optimum fit and function, creating the most comfortable, natural-looking denture available. … Continue reading

Partial dentures made from advanced flexible materials in San Marcos CA are indistinguishable from natural teeth

Flexible Partial Dentures San Marcos CA from Dr Shishir Shah

Dentures have advanced to the point the Sun Smile Dental Group is proud to use them to replace some, many, or all teeth. If you still have some teeth, a flexible partial denture in San Marcos CA is a comfortable, lasting way to restore your appearance, chewing, speaking, and confidence. Not your grandparent’s dentures   Flexible partial dentures may be fixed or removed, and can be a temporary or permanent solution to tooth loss. Conventional partial dentures are typically attached and stabilized to remaining teeth with metal clasps. The Sun Smile Dental Group team’s use of metal components is minimal, … Continue reading

San Marcos CA tooth implant procedure patients have a reason to smile

Tooth implant procedure San Marcos CA from Dr. Shishir Shah

Dental implants have never been more popular. Missing a single tooth or many teeth? Implants designed to replace the tooth’s root offer the ultimate in form meets function. The tooth implant procedure in San Marcos CA at Sun Smile Dental Group stands out as pleasant, comfortable, and convenient, due to onsite capabilities and technologies. All you need for tooth replacement in one place   Most dental practices depend on specialists to place implants. These dentists can only offer so much care before referring you to an oral surgeon to place the implant in the jawbone. As a Sun Smile Dental … Continue reading

Cosmetic dental surgery in San Marcos, CA can give patients back their smile

Cosmetic Dental Surgery from Dr. Shishir N. Shah, Sun Smile Dental

Losing a tooth as an adult is not exciting like it is for children. Instead of being a milestone, it becomes a flaw in your smile. Many adults deal with tooth loss, whether from disease or trauma. When faced with cosmetic dental restoration, patients have choices. Crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants are all viable options for patients wishing to restore functionality and the appearance of their smiles. For those who want the option that most closely functions and looks like natural teeth, we recommend dental implants. Dental implants involve a cosmetic dental surgery that replaces the missing tooth root. … Continue reading

Reasons you may need crowns from a gentle family dentistry in San Marcos, CA

Gentle Family Dentistry from Dr. Shishir N. Shah, Sun Smile Dental

At Sun Smile Dental Group, we understand that there are many different instances in which our patients may need dental crowns to restore their teeth. By visiting us in our San Marcos, CA practice, we can determine if they are the appropriate restoration to improve the appearance and functionality of your mouth. A dental crown is a porcelain cap that is placed over a natural tooth. They are bonded in place to improve aesthetics, form, and functionality as well as protect the tooth from further damage. Patients may need a crown in the following situations: Decay Plaque is a clear, … Continue reading

Oral health care is important when patients in the San Marcos area have cosmetic covers for their teeth with veneers

porcelain teeth nurse holding

When imperfections are affecting the appearance of the teeth, it is important to speak to a team of professionals in San Marcos about cosmetic solutions. Many patients consider a cover for the teeth known as porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers require patients to focus on oral health care to maintain their restorations and keep their smile healthy. What are veneers? Veneers are restorations that are fabricated from porcelain and are made to bond over the front of teeth to cover problem areas. Many patients use veneers to cover teeth that are broken, permanently stained, misaligned, or unusually shaped. More than one … Continue reading

San Marcos dentist focuses on early dental care for children’s oral health

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Children who receive early dental care are actively building a foundation for optimal oral health that will follow them into their later years. San Marcos dentists, Drs. Shishir Shah and John Murphy, are dedicated to providing children with early dental care solutions and the education they need to maintain a healthy smile for life. At Sun Smile Dental Group, our dentists assist both children and adults in improving oral health. Services Sun Smile Dental Group believes that patients of all ages should have access to quality, affordable dental care. Children have focused attention on prevention and monitoring the smile during … Continue reading

The importance of regular teeth cleaning in San Marcos, CA

The importance of regular teeth cleaning

Many patients only think of visiting the dentist when a problem arises, but Drs. Shishir Shah and John Murphy strongly encourage patients to be proactive about prevention. Our team of professionals suggest regular teeth cleaning to those in the San Marcos, CA area.   The importance of teeth cleaning   While our patients are well-versed in the importance of brushing and flossing after every meal, it can be difficult to remove all the plaque from the surfaces of the teeth – especially in hard to reach areas. Patients should schedule regular teeth cleanings. At Sun Smile Dental Group, we provide … Continue reading

Whitening teeth with the help of San Marcos, CA area dentist

women with beautiful smile

Patients who want a whiter, brighter smile are welcome to contact Sun Smile Dental Group in San Marcos, CA to learn about our teeth whitening services. Instead of using take-home kits from the drugstore that provide subpar results, we encourage patients to consider the advantages of professional-grade products from the dentist. Take-Home Whitening While we do offer take-home whitening kits, they are far more concentrated and much stronger than anything available over-the-counter. These whitening kits have custom trays. The trays are made using impressions of the smile to ensure precision fit and function. Our take-home kit allows patients to use … Continue reading