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Our Favorite Memories Of Our Dads

June 14th, 2018

DADS PUT IN SO MUCH work to keep their families afloat day in and day out. And that’s why we love them so much! Father’s Day gives us a special day to honor and celebrate all the dads we know, love, and care about. So we’ve taken the time to gather some of our favorite stories about our dads and stories about what it’s like being a dad from the dads themselves!


Our Favorite Memories Of Our Dads

My fondest memories are the driving adventures we had. We've driven through a giant redwood, visited the Monterey aquarium, fed elephants at the San Diego zoo, and stood on the steps of the state capitol (we didn't live in Sacramento at that time). This definitely fed my love for travel and photography. - Lisa


One of my favorite memories has to be graduating from with my undergrad degree which happened to fall on Father's Day. It was the best present I could ever give to us both. - Abi


I have many great memories with my dad so it's hard to choose just one. I often got to help my dad with special home improvement projects and here you see him letting me help paint the deck. - Michele


I miss sharing great memories with my dad who passed away in 2005. This is my favorite photo of he and I riding ATV's in the sand dunes at Pismo Beach, CA. - Erica


Stories From The Dads On Our Team

What I enjoy about being a Dad is: When I get home everyday and walk into the door from work and get greeted with my boys saying hey Dad I missed you today and I love you so much with great Big Smiles On they’re faces and asking me so what are we gonna do now Dad? - Anthony


My life revolves around my family. I feel like raising my children is my highest calling. Nothing is better than having fun with my kids! Here I am with my girls Emme, Ava, and Mae before a daddy-daughter event. - Dr. Sanders


Everyone Has A Story To Tell

The stories are different with each family, and as much as we love our own stories about the dads in our lives, we want to hear yours too! If you have a special memory of your dad or of being a dad or of some other dad who has made a big impact in your life, we want to hear all about it, so let us know in the comments!

Have a wonderful Father’s Day this weekend dads! You deserve it!

Are You Ready To Chalk The Doc?

June 12th, 2018

ARE YOU EXCITED to chalk the doc? We are! We like to have fun in our practice, and with your participation, we’re going to help Dr. Sanders welcome in summer with an explosion of color!

This month, when you come to our office, you’ll have a chance to help us fill up a sticker chart so we can chalk the doc! If we get the chart completed we will be chalking Dr. Sanders at the end of the month on Thursday June 28th at 3:30pm. This event will be LIVE on Facebook and any patients that participated in the contest are able to join in on the FUN and help us chalk the doc!  

During your next visit, not only will you be able to get us closer to chalking the doc, but you will be entered to win a prize! We are giving one lucky winner 4 FREE MOVIE PASSES to enjoy a feature hit this summer.

Participating Is Easy!

Step 1: Take a picture with a fun social sign and put a sticker on the campaign poster, bringing us closer to our goal.
Step 2: Post the photo to Facebook, tag our location and including our hashtag #CHALKTHEDOC
Step 3: Receive a raffle entry to win a prize!

Share Your Photo And Enter To Win 4 FREE MOVIE PASSES!

Please note: your post with a photo must be set to public in order to be counted. Entries will be counted up until Thursday June 28th at 3pm. The chalking will be directly afterwards and a winner will be selected also at that time. We will announce the winner on our Facebook LIVE post. Be sure to tune in! If we don't receive a response within 3 days from our chosen winner, a new one will be selected. WELCOME TO SUMMER!!

Visit our Facebook page for more information and updates!

The ULTIMATE Summer Adventure!

June 7th, 2018

#FlatDrMatt needs a vacation! Take him with YOU!

Begins: June 18th, 2018 Ends: August 18th, 2018

Where are your adventures taking you this summer? Are you going to surf the pipeline in Oahu? Hiking the Andes Mountains? Maybe you’ll be poolside right in your own backyard! Wherever you go, Flat Dr. Matt needs a travel buddy! Can you take him with you? This summer, when you include Flat Dr. Matt in your social posts, you enter to win our ultimate summer prize!!


1. Come in to Sunrise Orthodontics OR Placerville Orthodontics and    pick up a flat  Dr. Matt popsicle stick picture.  You can also download flat Dr. Matt here:

Flat Dr Matt

2. Take a picture with flat Dr. Matt on your adventures. Be creative, or as boring as you want, he just wants company! ⠀

3. Post your photo on our Facebook wall, or on Instagram (be sure to tag @sunriseortho + @placervilleortho). Not on Social Media? That’s ok! Please email your photo to us at contest@sunriseorthodontics.com.

4. You are now entered! But, one last rule! The most important of all… ENJOY YOUR SUMMER ADVENTURES!


Deadline for entering the contest is on 8/18/18 at 11:59 PST. Winner will be announced on Monday August 20th! HAVE FUN!





What Makes Our Smiles Unique

May 31st, 2018

EVERY PERSON IS BORN with their own unique smile. Some smile with all of their teeth, some only show the top row, and some don’t show their teeth at all, and a smile can come in all shapes and sizes and still be genuine. We can also end up with smiles that look a lot like our family members’ smiles even if we have very different faces. How does this happen? What gives our smiles their shapes and makes them shine?

The Structure Of A Smile

Part of the way we smile is of course based on our personalities. Some people laugh easily, while others maintain an unbreakable poker face. Some people’s smiles light up their whole faces, spreading from ear to ear and changing the shape of their eyes. Others are less dramatic, even if their smiles are sincere.

Another component is our genes. We inherit facial features and even the some of the shapes of our facial muscles (which control our expressions) from our parents. We also all have unique teeth, which is why people can be identified by their dental records. Nobody else has teeth shaped and aligned exactly the way yours are!

The Role Of Oral Health

Essentially, our individual smiles are one part personality, one part genetics, and one part oral health and hygiene. The color of our teeth plays a big role in the impression our smiles make, as does the health of our gums.

When we know our teeth and gums look good, it makes it easier to unleash our full smiles because we aren’t worried about how people will react. Taking good care of your teeth and gums by maintaining good oral health habits like brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will ensure that your smile always looks its best!

Gummy And Toothy Smiles

In some cases, smiles are either very “gummy” or very “toothy.” This can happen because of the way our lips pull back over our teeth and gums, which is perfectly normal. However, some gummy smiles are the result of abnormal eruption of the teeth, leaving an undesirable tooth/gum ratio.

Likewise, some toothy smiles are the result of gum recession, where the jaw bone wears away and the gum tissue draws back, exposing the roots of the teeth. There are many options for patients with gummy or toothy smiles, including same-day laser treatments, surgical lip repositioning, braces, surgical sculpting of the gum tissues, and gum grafting.

Check out this video for a few tips on getting the most out of your smile:


What Can We Do For Your Smile?

If your teeth are stopping you from sharing your smile as much as you want to, come see us. Whether the problem is overgrown or receding gums, tooth decay, or misalignment, together we can make a plan to get your smile to what you’ve always wanted it to be!

Make someone’s day by sharing your smile!


The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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