Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Dental Advancements Helping with Accuracy and Comfort

Isolite® Is an Advancement for Accuracy and Comfort

The technology of Isolite provides a brilliant light while the doctor performs dental work and a suction device to keep the oral cavity dry. The "vacuum" is used to ensure that during a procedure:
  • debris won't be swallowed
  • saliva does not build up
  • the jaw joint does not tire from being held open
  • no bulky rubber dam is necessary
  • the area of treatment remains very dry
The brilliant light makes the work being performed:
  • more accurate, as shadows are eliminated
  • less time consuming, with better illumination
Bridget Burris, DDS   
Jared S. Wallis, DDS
1748 South Triviz Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 522-1983
LasCrucesDentist.com

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Dental Tooth Extractions

In-House Tooth Extractions

There are times when a tooth must be taken out, such as with impacted third molars, commonly referred to as "wisdom teeth." You will not need to be referred to another practice, as our capable doctors perform almost all extractions in-house. You will be pleased to remain in our caring and competent hands rather than referred to another office.

Bridget Burris, DDS   
Jared S. Wallis, DDS
1748 South Triviz Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 522-1983
LasCrucesDentist.com

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Oral Cancer

In Canada, 3400 new cases of mouth cancer are diagnosed each year. About 50% of those diagnosed do not live longer than 5 years after diagnosis because it wasn’t detected early enough.
The most common sites for oral cancer to be found are the tongue (which has the highest prevalence), throat, floor of the mouth and lips. Regular tobacco use (both chewing and smoking), alcohol consumption and prolonged sun exposure all increase risk in addition to age.

To read the entire article , please visit plus.HealthyTeeth.org

Bridget Burris, DDS   
Jared S. Wallis, DDS
1748 South Triviz Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 522-1983
LasCrucesDentist.com

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Gingivitis

When teeth are not properly cleaned, plaque forms on the tooth’s surface. Plaque can cause irritation of the gums, making them red and slightly swollen - this is gingivitis. More serious forms of gum disease such as periodontitis start with gingivitis.
Signs & Symptoms:

  • Red, swollen or tender gums that bleed when brushed or flossed
  • Bad breath
Good management of gingivitis is a sign of good oral hygiene. This helps prevent halitosis, bleeding gums and other more serious dental diseases. Remember, there is a link between oral health and overall health.
To read the entire article , please visit plus.HealthyTeeth.org

Bridget Burris, DDS   
Jared S. Wallis, DDS
1748 South Triviz Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 522-1983
LasCrucesDentist.com

Learn more about the importance of saliva.

Learn more about the importance of saliva.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Bridget Burris, DDS   
Jared S. Wallis, DDS
1748 South Triviz Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 522-1983
LasCrucesDentist.com

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Prevention Dentistry with the CariFree Program

Are No More Cavities a Possibility?

Cavities occur because of a bacterial infection referred to as "caries." This infection is treatable but also preventable. We use the CariFree™ program at our practice to assess the risks of dental disease. We detect and diagnose the presence of the bacteria that causes cavities. We can then treat the infection with advanced medical techniques.

At your visit, we will give you a caries risk assessment to determine if you have the factors present that will produce decay. We provide instructions and the necessary products to help you and your family members remain cavity free.

Bridget Burris, DDS   
Jared S. Wallis, DDS
1748 South Triviz Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 522-1983
LasCrucesDentist.com