Month: March 2019

Thinking About Veneers? Here’s What to Ask Your Dentist

It’s natural to want a healthier and more attractive looking smile, but how do you know which is the best treatment to achieve the results you want? At our West El Paso, TX, dental office, we often recommend customized porcelain veneers for patients who have multiple concerns with their smile, but want to minimize the… Read more »

How to Tell if You Might Have Sleep Apnea

When you know that you have sleep apnea, the need to treat it can seem obvious. However, if you don’t know that you have sleep apnea, you may not even realize it, despite the fact that the signs can become increasingly more apparent as time goes by. At our Northeast El Paso dental office, we… Read more »

How to Really Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease is a significant concern for several reasons. On one hand, it’s the second-most common chronic oral health issue to affect adults, next to tooth decay. On the other hand, it’s the leading cause of adult tooth loss in adults, due mainly to the fact that patients often allow it to progress severely before… Read more »

A Few Signs that You Could Be Experiencing Bruxism

If you wake up with a headache more mornings than you don’t, then there could be a variety of possible reasons why. If those headaches are accompanied by sore teeth, aching jaw muscles, and more, then it’s most likely because of a dental health issue, such as bruxism. At our El Paso, TX, dental office,… Read more »

How Visiting the Dentist Helps Kids Avoid Cavities

When it comes to preventing cavities, children sometimes seem like they’re at a disadvantage. They may not be as skillful at brushing and flossing plaque from their teeth every day, and they’re less likely to control themselves if tempted with candy or other sugary treats. However, children aren’t inherently more prone to cavities than adults… Read more »

What Happens if You Skip a Checkup and Cleaning?

When you take exceptionally good care of your teeth at home, it can seem like postponing or skipping a checkup and cleaning appointment wouldn’t be a big deal. However, missing your appointment could have several negative consequences for your oral health, and many of them may not be immediately noticeable. At our El Paso, TX,… Read more »

A Few Important Facts About Tooth Decay

As the most common chronic dental health concern, there are several things about tooth decay that are well-known. For example, most people recognize that tooth decay is the cause of cavities, and that eating a bunch of sugar all the time will almost guarantee that they develop it. However, there are several important things about… Read more »

When a Toothache Just Won’t Stop

Having a toothache can impact every area of your life, depending on how severe it is. For example, if your tooth experiences excruciating pain every time you bite and chew, then you simply eating could become unbearable. If it hurts even when you don’t bite and chew, then you may not find any reprieve from… Read more »

How to Know if Dental Implants Are a Good Idea

What makes dental implants different from other dental prostheses is also what makes them one of the most beneficial options for your smile. Unlike other options, dental implants don’t just replace the visible portions of your teeth, but also the roots that rest within your jawbone. For many patients at our El Paso, TX, dental… Read more »

Why Needing Root Canal Treatment Could Be No Big Deal

Needing root canal treatment isn’t fun. Not only does it mean that your tooth has a severe case of decay, and if you’ve never had the procedure, then the prospect of cleaning out the interior of your tooth can seem daunting. However, root canal treatment itself is rarely as complex or daunting as patients often… Read more »