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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drortiz @ 6:33 pm

Cancerous growth in mouth

Did you know cavities and gum disease aren’t the only dangers that can be hidden in your mouth? Although tooth decay and gum disease are common, 54,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Unfortunately, it will also lead to 12,000 deaths. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to increasing public education about the importance of regular screenings. Here’s how you can invest in the power of early detection by having an oral cancer screening during your next cleaning and checkup.


Improve Your Smile with Your Tax Refund

April 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drortiz @ 1:53 am

Man's hands counting cashMany Americans have already received their tax refund. If you have extra cash in your bank account, don’t blow your refund on a shopping spree or a big-ticket item. Instead, use it to invest in your smile. Many Americans are looking for ways to save money, which can cause dental care to be put on hold to avoid added expenses. If you’ve been skipping your semi-annual appointments or delaying dental work, put your refund to good use. Here are 3 ways to invest the money in healthy teeth and gums.


How Long Can You Expect Your Dental Filling to Last?

April 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drortiz @ 11:14 am
a digital image of a dental filling

Tooth decay is among the world’s most common health issues. Getting a cavity is very common, especially for children, teenagers, and older adults. And, unfortunately, if you don’t get it treated as soon as possible, tooth decay can spread deeper into the tooth, wreaking havoc on your oral health. Luckily, it can be easily handled with a dental filling! Your tooth will be restored and back on a healthy track. But how long can you expect it to last? Here’s what to know about the lifespan of a dental filling.


5 Easy Ways to Get Your Smile Ready for Spring!

March 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drortiz @ 2:12 pm
a woman with a beautiful smile holding spring flowers

Bursting blooms of flowers. Warm sunshine. Buzzing bees. Spring has officially sprung! As nature renews itself, many people do the same to their homes by deep cleaning. However, you don’t just have to limit spring cleaning to just your living space…you can also include your oral health. There’s no better time than now to refresh your smile. Here are five easy ways to get your pearly whites ready to shine during spring.


How A Healthy Smile Encourages a Healthy Heart

February 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drortiz @ 2:41 pm
person smiling and holding large paper heart

February is the time to celebrate American Heart Month! This time of the year is dedicated to learning about the best ways to care for your heart and why this is important. Though you may not think that your smile has anything to do with your heart, did you know that poor oral health can increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease? Keep reading to learn how to keep your smile healthy and your heart safe from harm.


4 Health Benefits of Smiling

February 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drortiz @ 2:34 pm
group of people smiling at work

If you recently underwent cosmetic dentistry to achieve a more beautiful beam, then you are likely well aware of how nice it feels to love your smile. Along with the obvious benefits, your smile can impact the way other people see you. It can tell people a lot about how much you care about your oral and overall health and can make or break first impressions. Additionally, your pearly whites can affect your overall health in several ways. Continue reading to learn about four of the benefits associated with flashing a smile.


What Questions Should You Ask Before a Smile Makeover?

January 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drortiz @ 6:52 pm
woman talking to her dentist

A smile makeover can deliver a major upgrade when someone has multiple cosmetic flaws in their smile to address. Since it usually involves one or more treatments and procedures with an investment of money, time, and perhaps some slight discomfort, it’s a big decision. In a case like that, you need to get as much information as possible to make an informed choice. Do you need help determining whether this is the right solution for you? Here are five questions you could ask during a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Las Cruces to help you make a confident and informed decision.


5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

January 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drortiz @ 10:36 pm
a patient visiting her dentist for preventive care

A new year is finally upon us, and whether you’re trying to lose a few pounds, cut a bad habit from your life, or pick up a new hobby, you might be hoping that you’re able to maintain your resolutions for the long run. One additional resolution that you should strive to achieve is maintaining excellent oral health, and it’s actually not as difficult as you might think! Here are some tips from your dentist to help you achieve the brightest and healthiest smile possible moving forward into the new year.


4 Stocking Stuffers That Are Smile-Friendly

December 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drortiz @ 8:50 pm
Christmas scene with tree and stockings

The holiday season is undoubtedly one of the most hectic times of the year. Cooking for friends and family visiting from out of town, buying gifts, and making travel arrangements are all time-consuming tasks and may cause you to forget one of the most noteworthy parts of the season: the stocking stuffers. To give you one last thing to worry about this holiday season, continue reading for ideas on stocking stuffers that will promote healthy, beautiful smiles.


4 Tips to Get Your Invisalign Treatment Back on Track

December 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drortiz @ 9:16 pm
person holding Invisalign aligner tray and smiling

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses several clear aligner trays to move your smile into a more ideal position. It works in the same way as braces but is preferred by many patients since it’s removable, there are virtually zero dietary restrictions, and the aligners are virtually invisible. The success of Invisalign depends on following your treatment plan closely. So, if you have fallen off with your Invisalign treatment plan, continue reading for tips that will help you get back on the right track.

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