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What is Bruxism?

Do you suffer from migraine headaches? When you wake up, do you feel fabulous? (or is a sore, stiff jaw and sensitive teeth keeping you from feeling great?) Bruxism is a term that refers to teeth clenching or grinding.  This can occur both during daytime as well as during sleep, and most people are not aware that they do it.  More than half of all adults have this condition.  Symptoms include jaw pain, headaches (especially in the morning), tension of the facial muscles, sensitive teeth, worn teeth and front teeth getting shorter over time, as well as chipped or cracked… Read Full Post

Have Dental Insurance Questions?

Here’s a fantastic glossary from the American Dental Association that helps you better understand your dental insurance plan. ADA- Understanding Your Dental Insurance For specific insurance questions, contact your carrier, or call our office.  We are always happy to help make sense of your coverage and we are contracted providers with most dental insurance plans. Your Las Cruces Dental Solutions Team 575-524-7645

Improve Your Oral Health This Year!

Resolve to take better care of your teeth and gums this year! Maintaining good oral health, as we all know, includes diligent twice-daily brushing and daily flossing habits as well as visiting your dentist regularly.  Did you know there are other important steps to take to ensure your oral health? First, if you smoke, there’s no better time to stop than now.  Talk to your dentist about starting a smoking cessation program.  Negative consequences of smoking include an increased risk of tooth decay, gum disease, increased tartar buildup, bad breath, and an increased risk of oral cancers. Eating healthy not… Read Full Post

Teens & Gum Disease

Do you think gum disease is something that only happens to people your grandparents’ age? Think again! Teens can get gum disease too, and it can cause problems from the simply embarrassing (like bad breath) to the serious — like pain and tooth loss (which is both embarrassing and serious!). What Is Gum Disease? Gum disease is also known as periodontal (pronounced: per-ee-oh-don-tul) disease. Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues and bone that support the teeth. Untreated gum disease can become very serious, causing teeth to become loose or fall out. Gum disease is usually caused by a buildup of plaque, an… Read Full Post

Teeth Whitening, Explained…

Overview Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with a fluoride-containing toothpaste, cleaning between their teeth once a day and the regular cleanings at your dentist’s office. If you decide you would like to go beyond this to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your options. You can take several approaches to whiten your smile: In-office bleaching; At-home bleaching; Whitening toothpastes Frequently Asked Questions What should… Read Full Post