Category: Family Dentistry

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 »

Listen To Your Gums For Oral Health Protection! 

You are certainly correct if you’re thinking to yourself, “My gums don’t talk to me or make noises!” However, we remind you that when you figuratively “listen to” or interpret the signals you’re being provided by your smile, when it comes to your gingival tissue, you can often quickly snap into action when our care… Read more »

When The Smile Care Answer Is “Whatever You Prefer!” 

There are often some very specific, correct answers to your questions about smile care, which may lead you to believe there’s probably always a right and a wrong choice. However, our Silver City, NM team is pleased to remind you that there are certainly moments throughout your oral health care journey that will be much… Read more »

Water And Your Oral Health: When To Embrace It! 

In short, you should always embrace water! It’s pretty much always good for your oral health. With that said, however, you may be wondering if there are some specific times you’re overlooking during which water is a helpful suggestion, if not practically magical, for assisting you in keeping your oral environment clean and safe! Fortunately,… Read more »