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Teeth Cleaning Leads to Fewer Heart Problems

Reuters Regular visits to the dentist for tooth cleaning may provide more than just a brighter smile. According to data compiled by researchers in Taiwan, people who had their teeth professionally scraped and cleaned had a 24 percent lower risk of heart attack and 13 percent lower risk of stroke compared to those who never had a dental cleaning. Poor oral hygiene has been associated with an increased risk of heart disease. The researcher who presented the findings of the multi-year study at the American Heart Association scientific meeting in Orlando on Sunday surmised that professional tooth cleaning appears to reduce inflammation-causing bacterial growth… Read Full Post

ATTENTION NMSU students!

Now that school is back in session, we are sure that you are taking the proper care of your teeth. This means, not eating junk food, sweets or anything that can damage your teeth, right? While college is a great period of your life full of learning, making new friend and developing who you will be as a professional, it is also a period in which a lot of bad habits can be developed. A good number of college students neglect their overall health, and unfortunately their dental care suffers during the college stage. At Las Cruces Dental Solutions, we… Read Full Post

You Know You Can Trust Las Cruces Dental Solutions!

At Las Cruces Dental Solutions we strive to provide you and all of our patients, with the greatest care and attention you deserve. We pride ourselves in giving our patients complete solutions to all of their dental needs. Dr. Mathew Petersen’s genuine concern for the oral health of his patients makes him a great choice as your next dentist. His state-of-the-art office and the modern approach the Las Cruces Dental Solutions team takes will let you know you’ve chosen the right place. We’re always accepting new patients, and look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your entire family. Dr. Mathew… Read Full Post

Dental Care for Your Baby

Q. Why so early? What dental problems could a baby have? The most important reason is to begin a thorough prevention program. Dental problems can begin early. A big concern is Early Childhood Caries (formerly known as baby bottle tooth decay or nursing caries). Once a child’s diet includes anything besides breast-milk, erupted teeth are at risk for decay. The earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental problems. Children with healthy teeth chew food easily and smile with confidence. Start your child now on a lifetime of good dental habits. Q. How can I prevent tooth… Read Full Post

Dental Emergencies: How to Deal with Them

We have all been there. You are eating your favorite meal and all the sudden…pain! What do you do next? What if your child is running around the house and suddenly falls and chips a tooth? How do you deal with these emergencies? Being in the dental profession, of course our first recommendation is for you to come see us. But what if you can’t? What if you are stuck at home with no transportation? What if you live far from your closest dentist? We hope that this blog post can help you deal with some of these issues in the mean… Read Full Post