Our Las Cruces dental office is pleased to offer a full range of dental care services and dental treatments. Our dental services include: children's, cosmetic, family, general, implant, laser, preventive, restorative and sedation dentistry.
The habit: Your teeth were made for eating, not to stand in as a pair of scissors or hold things when your hands are full. When you do this, you put yourself at a higher risk of cracking your teeth, injuring your jaw or accidentally swallowing something you shouldn’t. The solution: Stop and find something or someone to give you a hand. Your mouth will thank you. To read the entire article please visit MouthHealthy.org
Sometimes a tooth can't be saved and needs to be extracted. For a replacement, a dental implant is the best solution. Not all patients are suitable candidates for implants, having insufficient bone density in the jaw. As bone loss starts immediately after extraction, it is important to retain the bone mass. We remedy this problem by filling the extraction site with a bone graft to preserve strong bone for any future needs of dental work.
You may have problems with your teeth and gums and not be aware of how they are affecting your health and energy level. Chronic problems in the mouth can cause migraines, bodily aches and pains, bad breath, and an unattractive appearance. Tooth grinding (bruxism), TMJ disorder, malocclusion (improper bite), and periodontitis (gum disease) may be causing your discomfort and other health problems.
Our doctors can return you to better health with a full-mouth assessment. With photos, X-rays, and impressions of your bite, they present a treatment plan to help relieve you of these problems and add to your quality of life. We also help in financial planning to make these improvements a reality.
The habit: This nervous habit can chip teeth and impact your jaw. “Placing your jaw for long periods of time in a protruding position can place pressure on it, which is associated with jaw dysfunction,” says Dr. Ruchi Sahota. The solution: Bitter-tasting nail polishes, stress reduction and setting small, realistic goals can help. If certain situations are triggers, hold something to keep your fingers busy. To read the entire article please visit MouthHealthy.org
The habit: Brushing for two minutes twice a day is one of the best habits you can get into. Just make sure you’re not trying too hard. “Brushing with a hard toothbrush, or brushing too hard, can damage teeth and irritate gums,” says Dr. Matthew Messina. The solution: Use a soft toothbrush with the ADA Seal of Acceptance at the proper pressure. “Don’t think ‘scrub.’ Think ‘massage,’” he says. “Save the hard toothbrush for cleaning the grout in the bathroom tile.” To read the entire article please visit MouthHealthy.org
We design dentures to fit as they should to prevent future problems with slipping and tilting. With modern technologies, we can secure the denture plate so you can eat whatever you like without the worry of the problems of poorly fitting dentures. Let us give you dentures that have a great fit and a natural look. Bridget Burris, DDS Jared S. Wallis, DDS 1748 South Triviz Drive Las Cruces, NM 88001 (575) 522-1983 LasCrucesDentist.com