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

Doctor 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