Oral cancer is a menace; roughly 50,000 cases are diagnosed in the US each year, and sadly, many more cases go completely undiagnosed! But believe it or not, oral cancer is actually among the most preventable types of cancer; especially if you know what to look for and what measures to take. Here’s more from your dentist about some of the most common oral cancer risk factors and symptoms you should know about, along with why prevention and early detection is so crucial.(more…)
What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer Prevention
February 5, 2023
5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier, Brighter Smile in 2023!
January 13, 2023
With the new year approaching, it is not uncommon for people to take the last weeks of December to think about the things they would like to improve in the coming months. In fact, it’s estimated that about 50% of Americans make resolutions. Many of these goals are related to your physical well-being. But why not also include your oral health? If you would like a healthier, happier smile in 2023, here are five resolutions to help you achieve one!(more…)
Getting Veneers: How Much Enamel Needs to Be Removed?
December 16, 2022
Veneers can help make the smile of your dreams a reality, but it’s important to remember that the procedure is considered irreversible. That’s because to place veneers, a small amount of enamel needs to be removed from the teeth in question. Exactly how much enamel can you expect to be taken off? And why is it necessary to have it removed in the first place? Your dentist has the answers.(more…)
5 At-Home Natural Remedies to Help Eliminate a Toothache
November 7, 2022
Dealing with a toothache can derail your entire day. The pain is unforgivable, and you often find yourself willing to try just about anything to feel better. But before you resort to drastic measures, have you considered trying one of the many natural, at-home remedies that are available? Get rid of the pain that is dragging you down by trying one of these 5 solutions that you may already have in your home.(more…)
4 Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy During the Holidays
October 4, 2022
The holidays are a special time of celebration with your family and friends. Oftentimes, this means a season full of delicious foods and plenty of traveling. Unfortunately, these nonstop weeks can wreak havoc on your oral health if you are not being mindful of your dental habits. Here are four tips from your dentist in Albuquerque to keep your smile happy and healthy for the upcoming year!(more…)
Here’s WhyMercury-Safe Dentistry Is a Must
September 9, 2022
For generations, dentists relied on a material known as silver amalgam to fill in cavities. While amalgam can prevent decay from worsening, it has some big downsides, the most noteworthy of which is that it is composed of roughly 50% mercury, which is known to be incredibly toxic to humans. How can you protect yourself from overexposure to this harmful substance? By visiting a professional who practices mercury-safe dentistry.(more…)
What Is a Holistic Dentist? Why Visit One?
August 19, 2022
These days, it seems like dental offices are a dime a dozen. If you are searching for a skilled, reliable, and compassionate doctor to care for your oral health, you have many options. You might choose a general dentist, a family dentist, a specialist, or even a holistic dentist. While the vast majority of dental professionals have their patients’ best interests at heart, holistic dentists are unique in several ways. Let’s talk about what a holistic dentist is and how you can benefit when you visit one.(more…)
4 Natural Ways to Prevent Cavities
August 9, 2022
In discussions about preventing cavities, things like brushing and flossing are often mentioned. Certainly, such habits play a vital role in fighting the formation of dental decay. But what else can you do? Research suggests that a few simple additions to your diet might protect your teeth. Let’s talk about some things you can consume that may lower your risk of developing cavities.(more…)
Want a Healthy Mouth and Body? Drink More Water!
July 16, 2022
The Oral-Systemic Connection
A new paradigm between dentistry and medicine is now developing regarding patient care. As the oral-systemic connection is more clearly understood, dentists who are trained in diagnosing oral and periodontal disease will play a greater role in the overall health of their patients. Many times, the first signs of unnatural systemic health conditions reveal themselves in changes within the oral cavity.
Periodontal disease and chronic dental infection are associated with a doubled risk for heart attack. (39) The presence of periodontal disease before age 50 is the strongest predictor of mortality (no matter what the cause). (40) “The persistence and/or severity of periodontal disease is the strongest predictor of the presence and extent of advanced arterial disease of any risk factor yet identified.”(more…)