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Meet Dr. Gabriel Trujillo

  Dr. Gabriel Trujillo was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM and is excited to back in his home town treating members of his community. He is a tried and true NMSU Aggie, earning a biology degree from the school in 2011. Dr. Trujillo is also a graduate of the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska where he excelled in the Prosthodontic area of Dentistry and was the recipient of the Whip Mix Best of the Best Prosthodontic award. He is happily married and has two young children who he loves spending time with. Dr. Trujillo loves… Read Full Post

Can I See the Dentist if I Don’t Have Dental Insurance?

Unfortunately, many folks don’t have the benefits of dental insurance. But that doesn’t mean they should skip out on dental care! Even if you’re without dental coverage, it’s still important for you to see the dentist on a regular basis. Our practice welcome patients without insurance, and we offer alternatives like our in-house dental plan or payment plans to help our patients cut down their out-of-pocket costs. In-House Dental Plan In-house dental plans were developed to help uninsured patients afford the treatments they need. At Las Cruces Dental Solutions, we offer one such plan. All you have to do is… Read Full Post

What to Do If You Need Urgent Dental Care

If you think you need urgent dental care, it’s important not to panic. The first thing you need to do is call your dentist so he or she can see you immediately. While getting to the dentist as soon as possible is essential for maintaining your dental health, there are things you can do to prevent further damage. Here are a few scenarios with specific advice for what steps to take to safeguard the health of your teeth. Knocked out Tooth If you’ve had a tooth knocked out, you need to try to save the tooth. This is very important…. Read Full Post

What Causes Oral Cancer?

There are many different types of oral cancers, and not all present the same way. Like any type of cancer, oral cancer occurs when cells develop mutations, which tells the cells to grow without stopping. It’s not always clear what causes these mutations, but there are certain risk factors that increase the likelihood of getting cancer. Risk Factors for Oral Cancer Getting too much sun — Just like in skin cancer, too much sun can cause cancerous spots on the lips and mouth. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) — This common virus is at the base of many oral cancers diagnoses. If… Read Full Post

The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups

After your dentist appointment, you’ve probably heard them tell you to come back in six months for your next checkup. Ever wondered why you need to come back that often just for another routine visit? Well, regular dental checkups are an important part of keeping your oral health in tip-top shape. They’re a type of preventive care focused on, you guessed it, preventing problems rather than simply reacting to them once they’ve already become serious. You can think of it as an affordable way to invest in your health rather than having to spend a whole lot more time and… Read Full Post