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What is a Dental Bridge and When is is Needed?

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be embarrassed to smile or talk. A missing tooth can even make eating more difficult or less pleasurable, which means you may not be getting all the nutrition you need for a healthy body. If you don’t replace them, one or more missing teeth can also lead to more dental problems. Fortunately, your dentist at Las Cruces Dental Solutions can create a dental bridge to restore your dazzling smile.
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What Goes Into a Teeth Cleaning?

Provided at your routine dental appointments, regular dental cleanings help you get and maintain healthy teeth and gums. Professional dental cleanings are essential even if you take good care of your teeth at home. 
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Grinding Your Teeth at Night? Find Out Why

When you're feeling annoyed, angry or stressed, a common reaction is to clench your jaw and grit your teeth. In some cases, though, grinding teeth, also called bruxism, happens involuntarily. You might not be able to control your teeth grinding or you might not even be aware it's happening, especially if it occurs during your sleep. Several factors can cause you to grind your teeth during the night.
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Short-Term Aftercare for Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening by a professional is the best way to go if you want beautiful, brighter, whiter teeth. The purpose of teeth whitening is to remove deep, hard-set stains from the teeth. How you care for your teeth after the procedure is as crucial as the treatment, though.
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How Oral Hygiene Affects Your Overall Health

The health of your mouth can affect the body in some surprising ways. Brushing and flossing the teeth are essential to keeping your beautiful smile. But having a good dental hygiene program does much more than keep your pearly whites in great shape; it can positively impact the entire body.
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What Is Laser Dentistry?

Las Cruces Dental Solutions is a modern dental office with the latest in dental technology. Read our blog post to learn about our laser dentistry services!
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Teacher Appreciation Day with the tooth and team.


This year we wanted to do something special. We decided to reach out to those very special people in our community who help with the education of the next generation. On Saturday, July 14th the staff of Las Cruces Dental Solutions donated their time to serve teachers and employees from the Las Cruces Public Schools. In addition, the practice donated the facility, equipment, and supplies to treat that day’s patients. In total $15,103.85 worth of dentistry was donated to this very deserving group of educators and support staff. We’d like to give a big thank you to Las Cruces Public… Read Full Post →
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Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

Most likely you’ve had X-rays taken during a dental visit, but maybe you’ve wondered about how safe they really are. On our blog, we go over the safety and importance of dental X-rays. Read our post to learn more, and contact us with any additional questions!
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Doctor Trujillo

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 →
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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 →
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