How Smiling Affects Your Mental Health & Social Life

Ever since you were a kid, people have probably been telling you to smile. Maybe it was your parents saying it while dropping you off on the first day of school. Or maybe it happened during a play or musical performance or while taking a school photo. But did you know that smiling really does make a difference, and can affect your mental health and social life in really incredible ways? Here are just a few ways that smiling can greatly improve your everyday life. 1. Smiles are contagious! If you see someone smile, you are more likely to smile… Read Full Post

Halloween Candy FAQ

The most frightening thing about Halloween to us isn’t the scary décor, creepy costumes, or nightmare-inducing horror stories, but the potential damage that consuming lots of candy can do for you and your kids’ teeth! Here are all of the top questions that we hear around this time of year. Why is candy bad for my teeth? One word: sugar! Sugar is highly acidic, and acidic foods and drinks are what eat away at the enamel that protects your teeth. When enamel breaks down, your teeth will develop cavities that can cause decay if left untreated. Other effects of eating… Read Full Post

What Is Fluorosis?

You probably know you’re supposed to get fluoride from your water and your toothpaste. But did you know there’s such thing as too much fluoride? It’s called fluorosis, and it’s no joke. Let’s break down the facts about this harmful condition. What Exactly Is Fluorosis? Fluorosis is a cosmetic condition caused by getting too much fluoride during childhood, when permanent teeth are being formed. After kids lose their baby teeth and their permanent teeth come in, the permanent teeth are discolored and marked with white lines. In more serious cases, though, they can be stained yellow or brown, have irregular… Read Full Post

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