You know that a healthy smile is one that is kept safe at home through the use of dental hygiene. You know that a healthy smile is also one that is kept safe at our practice through preventive care in the form of dental checkups and cleanings! With that said, our Silver City, NM team would love to review some of the important stuff we’d like you to keep in mind in regard to those checkups, so you’re always motivated to schedule them and to come on in!
You may feel a little shocked by tooth loss. You’ve had those teeth in place for all of the years of your life and now you are missing one, several, or all of them and you aren’t sure how to feel about things. Is this a very big deal, you wonder? Or, since losing teeth is certainly not uncommon, should you not give it too much thought? The truth is, this only becomes a very big deal when you ignore the open spaces. Fortunately, our Silver City, NM team provides you with a variety of ways to restore and complete your smile! So, let’s get down to the important stuff.
Of course, you aren’t necessarily jumping for joy when you are told by our Silver City, NM team that you need restorative care. We certainly think you would be jumping for joy if only you realized just how fantastic these treatments are at saving your smile and keeping you from dealing with oral health trauma and disappointment, however. So, with that said, we would like to help you better connect the dots in regard to just how beneficial restorative dentistry can be and the way you should begin embracing (rather than detesting) it!
As Easter approaches, you and your family behold the exceptional, pastel-hued beauty and allure of this annual holiday. Everything is light and pretty and, as your memories remind you, there are lots and lots of sweets that show up this time of year. While your kids may not have a care in the world regarding their sugar intake, you feel the pressure of finding a way for your family to have a lovely experience without making your oral health highly vulnerable to damage. So, take our Silver City, NM team’s fun Easter tips on board for an easy approach!
You don’t necessarily always feel like doing what it takes to prevent cavities. However, when you realize that tooth decay will cause you to require a dental filling or a crown, that overlooked decay can really damage your tooth and lead to infection, and that keeping decay from forming is actually very simple, well … your feelings may change! With that said, though, you may not necessarily know how to shift your usual actions to ensure you’re doing what you can to prevent problems. Stick with our Silver City, NM team as we explain.
It’s not just a little bit embarrassing to deal with bad breath. Instead, it can be an overwhelming problem in your life that causes you to feel that when you speak, you have to cover your mouth with your hand or that you need to try to distance yourself from others. Since this added stress is no good for your daily life (and usually points to an underlying issue with your dental care, such as your dental hygiene), it’s time to snap into action. Take some important hints from our Silver City, NM team for improvement.
Sharing little smiles is an instant mood-lifter. And even though the first set of teeth eventually fall out to make way for permanent teeth, that doesn’t mean they are expendable. Children’s teeth need the same care as adult teeth, to help them stay healthy through snack times, nap times and plenty of silly fun. Brushing and flossing recommendations remain the same, and our Silver City, NM dental team welcomes children for their twice yearly checkups. A family dentist is experienced in addressing the special needs of little teeth. (more…)
Our Silver City, NM team would like to encourage you to get a little bit excited about how soon we will be enjoying spring. Of course, from our outlook on things, this is not only a lovely time of year for general self-improvement (can you say spring cleaning?) but specifically for your dental care! Consider some ideas that just might resonate with you.
Aside from dental hygiene, of course, and making good choices for your oral health when you’re out in the world, away from our Silver City, NM dental practice, we remind you: It’s pretty much never a wise choice to take dental care into your own hands. Yes, you may see a lot of options out there for DIY (do-it-yourself) care that seems legitimate, effective, and even like it’s probably a good idea. However, we offer you this cautionary advice that you can always apply when you’re thinking about playing dentist: Don’t do it! Instead, come see us.
If you have conversations with us about teeth staining, then you hear quite frequently that just about anyone can end up experiencing it because your smile is in constant use! Like anything else, some amount of wear and tear is to be expected. While patients generally feel comfortable seeking our cosmetic care assistance for this type of discoloration, there are other stain causes that can result in some hesitation. Whether you worry we cannot help, you feel embarrassed, or any other obstacle is keeping you from coming in to our Silver City, NM practice, we remind you: We aren’t here to judge you! Only to help, so call us ASAP!