Category: Family Dentistry

How Do You Deal with Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease, which is one of the most frequent chronic oral health concerns for adults. It’s also one of the most important reasons why your daily dental hygiene routine matters so much. Gingivitis results from an excessive buildup of oral bacteria along your gum line, which allows some of… Read more »

Saving Your Teeth when You Have Bruxism

The constant and consistent grinding of your teeth that marks bruxism doesn’t always seem like a problem at first. However, one of the biggest challenges with addressing bruxism is defining your teeth-grinding habit as a problem in the first place. Until you do, the grinding will continue, and the damage that it can cause to… Read more »

When Is Scaling and Root Planing Necessary?

Most dental health treatments are only recommended when they’re necessary, though dental cleanings are somewhat of an exception. Even when your teeth and gums are healthy, attending regular dental checkups and cleanings is always necessary to keep them healthy. However, dental cleaning can come in a variety of forms. On a more involved level, it… Read more »

Can Fluoride Really Protect Your Child’s Teeth?

When it comes to protecting your child’s teeth and oral health, there are many different tips and pieces of advice that hold merit. However, the most important thing to remember about caring for your child’s teeth is that the key is keeping their teeth strong and resilient, as well as consistently clean. Today, we examine… Read more »

Why Having Gum Disease Should Worry You

The specific way in which gum disease develops isn’t typically complicated. It starts with an infection in your gums (known as gingivitis) that grows progressively worse until it becomes a systemic threat to the health and integrity of your gum tissues. However, the specific reasons why gum disease is such a threat, and why it… Read more »

Potential Causes of Tooth Loss to Protect Your Smile From

The thing about tooth loss is that it can have many different potential causes, and sometimes, that can make preventing it seem much more complicated. Fortunately, many of the common reasons for tooth loss are more easily preventable than you might expect. They’re also highly treatable, and often, can be successfully addressed before the tooth… Read more »

How to Know When Gingivitis Has Become a Problem

For many people, gum disease doesn’t seem like a real and present danger to their smiles. They may recognize that it can pose a threat, but unless you’ve already developed gum disease, that threat can seem abstract and far away. However, the problem is that many people don’t realize when gingivitis has developed because they… Read more »

How to Beat a Cavity If One Shows Up

The good thing about cavities is that their pretty easily preventable with the right level of care and maintenance. However, they can also develop just as easily, and often before you realize it, which is partly why cavities are the most frequent tooth problem to develop. Fortunately, failing to prevent a cavity from forming doesn’t… Read more »

The Important Points About Scaling and Root Planing

The concept of keeping your smile clean and, therefore, healthy is a common one. So common, in fact, that we can often overlook its importance without realizing it. In many cases, that oversight can lead to heightened risks of several potentially disastrous oral health conditions, including gum disease (the leading cause of tooth loss). At… Read more »

Holiday Gifts For Your Sensitive Smile! 

Do you have what you generally refer to as a sensitive smile and it’s just part of who you are (as verified by our Silver City, NM team)? Or, is this dental sensitivity a new thing for you and you’re starting to realize it’s probably something that requires your (immediate) attention because it definitely doesn’t… Read more »