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Don't Forget to Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

As the last few months wind down, you’ll want to schedule appointments with us here at Las Cruces Dental Solutions for anything you might have forgotten over the year. Most dental plans expire and start a new term on December 31st. If you don’t use up allowed benefits during the year, they won’t roll over and add up over time. Since you’ve earned the coverage you have, make the most of it before the year ends!
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What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

If you have one or more missing teeth, you might be considering dental implants to restore your smile but you may not know much about them. In fact, you may already know someone with dental implants, but not realize it because a tooth implant looks like a real tooth. Learning more about dental implants can help you decide if this state-of-the-art approach to restorative dentistry is right for you.
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5 Dental Care Tips for Seniors

Tooth loss and decay don't have to be part of getting older. While many people assume that aging brings about dental health problems, the truth is that you can protect your teeth and gums and maintain a healthy smile throughout your lifetime. Understanding the connection between aging and dental health and the importance of oral care in elderly people will help you keep your teeth and maintain excellent oral health.
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Answers to the Most Common Questions About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a fairly common sleep disorder that impacts your breathing as you sleep, causing it to start and restart. This can deprive your body of adequate levels of oxygen and can lead to all sorts of other sleep-related issues, not least of which will result in your not getting an adequate and rejuvenating night’s rest. Thankfully, there are some notable solutions that can restore your restful slumber.
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Grinding Your Teeth at Night? Find Out Why

When you're feeling annoyed, angry or stressed, a common reaction is to clench your jaw and grit your teeth. In some cases, though, grinding teeth, also called bruxism, happens involuntarily. You might not be able to control your teeth grinding or you might not even be aware it's happening, especially if it occurs during your sleep. Several factors can cause you to grind your teeth during the night.
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Why It's So Important to Visit the Dentist Twice Per Year

Having healthy teeth is critical to your well-being because they allow you to chew food to make it easy to extract nutrients. Moreover, they play an essential role in giving you your appearance. If you aren’t comfortable with how your teeth look, you are likely to try and hide them when you are around other people. This is why it’s vital that you adhere to good oral health practices. This encompasses brushing your teeth at least twice every day and regularly scheduling a dentist visit to have your teeth professionally checked for cavities and other issues. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you visit a dentist at least twice a year. You are probably wondering – why do I need to see a dentist twice a year? Here’s why…

Finally a Solution for Secure Dentures

If you are missing teeth entirely on the top or bottom row or both, you are most likely to consider a set of dentures. While the traditional dentures sit on the gums and are held in place with the help of adhesives, patients nowadays can expect to have a more secure and comfortable fit using implant-supported dentures.

Short-Term Aftercare for Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening by a professional is the best way to go if you want beautiful, brighter, whiter teeth. The purpose of teeth whitening is to remove deep, hard-set stains from the teeth. How you care for your teeth after the procedure is as crucial as the treatment, though.
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Should You Get a Bridge or a Dental Implant?

Your teeth are important, and losing a tooth can be devastating for someone’s confidence. However, if this happens, you have options available. Both dental implants and dental bridges have their advantages and disadvantages, and deciding which one is right is more than a matter of preference.
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How Oral Hygiene Affects Your Overall Health

The health of your mouth can affect the body in some surprising ways. Brushing and flossing the teeth are essential to keeping your beautiful smile. But having a good dental hygiene program does much more than keep your pearly whites in great shape; it can positively impact the entire body.

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