• WHY are you grinding your teeth?

    Have you ever been surprised when your dentist informs you that you may be grinding your teeth while asleep? This is known as noctural burxism, an unconscious habit that can have severe long term damaging effects to the teeth and related structures. As I evaluate the oral health condition of each patient, I also examine […]

  • A new smile for 2017!

    Have you already been thinking about your 2017 new year’s resolution? Do you have any big changes coming up? With just a few weeks left before the 2017 new years ball drops there is still time to begin with a bright new smile! With modern technology and innovative procedures cosmetic dentistry has become popular and […]

  • East Austin Studio Tour

    Have you ever really explored the East Side of Austin, Texas? If not, November 12th marks the beginning of Austin’s annual “East Austin Studio Tour.” This is an entirely free event that provides locals the opportunity to display their fantastic creations to the whole city. East Austin Studio Tour collaborates with Big Museum, a non-profit […]

  • Dr. Pamee Shah on “Why Fluoride?”

    Why Fluoride? Simple answer for a simple question : because we live in a world of sugar! Fluoride, along with tri-calcium phosphate, are the only two substances that can even attempt to counter-act our constant, ever elevating daily oral exposure to sugars and acids. While fluoride, calcium and phosphate are found naturally in our saliva, […]

  • Use it or lose it!

    You have always heard about individual maximums, deductibles, waiting periods, percentages, limitations, clauses and more! Insurance is quite a tricky subject to take on yourself. At Sunny Days Dental we want to ensure you are “maximizing your benefits.” This may be another phrase you’ve always heard but what does it really mean? Now that it […]

  • The Importance of the Individual

    Have you ever been to the doctor or dentist and felt like you were just another patient passing through? One of the most frustrating aspects of the healthcare industry is feeling as if your concerns are not heard. ” A customer is the most important visitor on our premises; he is not dependent on us. […]

  • Why does teeth grinding occur in children?

    MANY PARENTS HAVE heard their children (loudly) grinding their teeth while they sleep at night, or even during waking hours. You may worry about the health of your child’s teeth or what their tooth grinding habit means and what has caused it. We hope this blog post answers your questions! Why Does Teeth Grinding Occur? […]

  • A whole new smile in just six months!

    Misalignment of teeth can range from mild to severe. In mild cases, back teeth can have normal occlusion while front teeth may be a little off. If anterior teeth are slightly out of alignment, the idea of braces may seem akin to killing a mosquito with a shotgun. When the straightening of your teeth has […]

  • Not All Snacks Are Created Equal

    GOOD NUTRITION IS ESSENTIAL for a child’s healthy growth and development. It’s also important for their dental health! A good diet can help your child build strong, healthy teeth, while poor eating habits puts your child at a higher risk of tooth decay. You may understand how important nutritious meals are, but one thing some […]

  • Common Causes of Dry Mouth

    SALIVA IS ESSENTIAL not only for our oral health, but for our overall comfort. We all experience a dry mouth every once in awhile and know how bothersome it can be. But what does it mean? And what should we do if it persists? Saliva Has An Important Role In Our Oral Health Our bodies […]