Category: General Dental

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Doctor and patient discussing grinding teeth

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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Las Cruces dental team with a patient

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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black and white dental x-ray

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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The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups

After your dentist appointment, you’ve probably heard them tell you to come back in six months for your next checkup. Ever wondered why you need to come back that often just for another routine visit? Well, regular dental checkups are an important part of keeping your oral health in tip-top shape. They’re a type of preventive care focused on, you guessed it, preventing problems rather than simply reacting to them once they’ve already become serious. You can think of it as an affordable way to invest in your health rather than having to spend a whole lot more time and… Read Full Post →
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3 Tips To Keep Teeth Clean Between Meals

We understand how busy life can get–between work, school, sports, and having a social and family life, it can be hard to find time for your dental health. Because we know how precious your time is, we’ve decided to compile a list of quick, easy tips to keep your teeth clean in between meals and on the go! First Of All, Snack Healthy Did you know that frequent snacking throughout the day can contribute to tooth decay? Try to keep snacking to a minimum. If you do need a pick-me-up during the day, choose tooth-friendly snacks, such as broccoli,… Read Full Post →
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