You look at the calendar, rub your eyes, and then look again. However, the calendar does not lie: today is your biannual dental checkup. It is easy for time to sneak up on you, and with work, errands and picking up the kids from school, it can be tempting to just skip the trip to the dentist altogether. You certainly would not be the first to do so: according to the Commonwealth Fund, more than 1 in 3 U.S. adults skipped a routine dental visit in 2016. However, with each passing day cavities can grow and dental problems can worsen without professional intervention. So, before you decide to ditch the routine dental checkup, consider these facts from a dentist in Las Cruces. (more…)
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July 26, 2018
July 8, 2018
Everyone, regardless of their age, is afraid of something. Unfortunately, fear is one of those emotions that doesn’t respond to logic. Dental phobia is a great example: Even though you know (on an intellectual level) that it isn’t dangerous to be in the dental chair, your body still reacts as if you’re being chased by a saber-toothed tiger! But since so much of your quality of life depends on good oral health, dental care isn’t something you can avoid. The good news is that you have multiple options for managing your fear and still getting the care you need from a dentist in Las Cruces. Keep reading to learn about some tips and tricks for dental phobia and also which sedation options are available!
June 29, 2018
After a long Friday morning meeting at work, you and your coworkers head out to eat lunch at your favorite nearby restaurant. The weekend has almost arrived, and the Las Cruces sun is shining. As the table conversation revolves around everyone’s weekend plans, you dive expectantly into your salad – but suddenly, you bite down on something hard and pain shoots through your mouth. The culprit? A hidden olive still with the pit, which has just cracked your tooth.
Accidents happen when we least expect them – and when they involve harm to our teeth, they can cause high levels of pain and should be handled immediately. If you are worried about what to do if you injure your teeth or mouth, do not panic – your emergency dentist in Las Cruces has all the information you need to know below.
June 14, 2018
In a row of bright, white teeth, the dark empty space where a tooth is missing can really stand out. If you are one of the 120 million Americans that is missing a tooth according to the American College of Prosthodontists, chances are you may feel embarrassed to smile, laugh or even speak around others. Missing teeth and incomplete smiles can do real damage to a person’s self-esteem, but thankfully there are solutions available. If you are searching for a reliable way to fill the gaps in your smile, read on to find out if dental implants in Las Cruces are right for you. (more…)
May 29, 2018
No matter how much you’ve tried to improve the way you feel about your smile, you still don’t like it. There are not enough whitening strips in the world to make you love the way that your teeth sit on top of one another rather than in a straight row. That’s right—those crooked teeth are still affecting your self-esteem.
Luckily, Invisalign in La Cruces offers a better, more modern way to straighten teeth without compromising your aesthetics like traditional orthodontics. But that’s not all—there are many other benefits to this innovative orthodontic treatment. Continue reading to learn more.
April 13, 2018
When you hear “cancer,” there are too many people that may be able to relate. Someone’s mother has had it, brother passed away from it, or even a friend of a friend might have even been diagnosed. Unfortunately, cancer is a disease that is taking a toll on today’s society—and your dentist in Las Cruces doesn’t want you to be the next victim.
In fact, this blog post is to spread awareness of an all-too-familiar orofacial disease: oral cancer. Too many patients are affected by it, even though it’s so simple to avoid and treat early on with regular cancer screenings! Learn more about the importance of oral cancer screenings in this week’s blog post.
March 10, 2018
When it comes to your teeth, you’re not the only person who’s concerned with their appearance. A recent study shows that over 30 percent of Americans say the first thing they notice about a person is his or her smile. Thus, it can be a little stressful when you know that you have aesthetic flaws, but what can you do about it? Your cosmetic dentist in Las Cruces says there are a host of methods available to deliver smile perfection, which you’ll learn more about as you continue reading.
February 6, 2018
Do you exercise daily? After all, your regular doctor told you that 30 minutes of cardio at least 3 to 4 times a week will do the heart good, right?
What if you found out that if you didn’t take care of the rest of your body—like your smile—that you could still be risking your heart health? It’s true! There have been studies that show a correlation between gum disease and heart disease.
If you would like to avoid this fate, continue reading this week’s blog post from your dentist in Las Cruces.
January 2, 2018
It’s natural for you to feel a degree of excitement as one year comes to a close, and you stand in anticipation of a new calendar cycle. Two words really come to mind: change and possibility. You think about what you want to be different in the upcoming year and all the opportunities that wait just over the horizon. Your dentist in Las Cruces reminds you, though, of a very simple goal that you should set for the year – one that will represent change and will deliver definite results. He says that when you decide to make excellent dental wellness and preventive dentistry priorities, you won’t have to just hope for results, because you will be actively working to manifest them. Learn more about how excellent oral health is one of the greatest gifts to give yourself.
December 16, 2017
Did you know that 65 percent of American adults have bad breath on a regular basis? Chronic bad breath may be embarrassing and something that you don’t want to talk about, but it affects more people than many know.
Because chronic bad breath is such an epidemic, your dentist in Las Cruces is here to discuss how to keep it away and treat it when necessary.