Things that a Chronic Toothache Makes Harder

Like most things that can affect your dental health, a toothache is unique to your smile. Everything from the reason why it formed to the extent of trouble your tooth is in depends on several personal factors. However, for most patients in El Paso, TX, toothaches always have one thing in common – if left untreated, the pain will grow worse and make everyday tasks increasingly more difficult. (more…)

How Do You Know if You Have Tooth Decay?

It’s no secret that prevention is the best way to protect your smile, but most people experience tooth decay at least once in their lives, despite their best preventive efforts. The good news is that, if decay does develop, then sticking to a regular schedule of preventive dental visits will increase your chances of detecting and treating it early. If you know what to look for, then you may even notice signs of tooth decay development between your visits. If so, then you should schedule a visit to our El Paso, TX, dental office as soon as possible. (more…)

Let Veneers Create Your New Smile for the New Year

You don’t have to wait until it’s time to make New Year’s resolutions before deciding to improve your smile. However, a new smile is on the list for many people. For those who have hesitated until now because they have several different issues to address, porcelain veneers may be the answer they’ve been looking for. At our El Paso, TX, dental office, we often recommend porcelain veneers to create new smiles with highly lifelike results, and often, with minimal alterations to your healthy tooth structure. (more…)

Why Your TMJ Disorder Isn’t Like Everyone Else’s

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder is something many patients don’t recognize that they have. Yet, the symptoms of it, which can include intense discomfort, teeth-grinding, and more, can sometimes be so severe that ignoring them is impossible. At our El Paso, TX, dental office, we can diagnose your TMJ disorder and develop a highly customized treatment plan to address the unique nature of your condition. (more…)

Would Anyone Know if I Got Dental Implants?

When it comes to rebuilding your smile after tooth loss, there are several different areas of concern, each of which being just as important as the others. For example, there’s the esthetic concern of how your smile looks and the functional concern of how well your bite will function. There’re also long-term concerns of what the loss of your teeth will mean for your oral health. At our El Paso, TX, dental office, we help many patients address all of these concerns at once with the help of dental implants. (more…)

Did You Crack a Tooth? We Can Fix It

Damaging a tooth is no small matter. When the tooth cracks, or fractures, it will only grow worse the longer it remains untreated. Fortunately, we offer a variety of cosmetic and restorative treatments at our El Paso, TX, dental office that can effectively restore your tooth in the most conservative manner. With the dual goals of preserving your tooth’s healthy, natural structure as well as its cosmetic appearance, we’ll design a treatment that best fits your needs and preferences. (more…)

3 Things You Didn’t Know Tooth Bonding Could Do

Cosmetic tooth bonding is one of more conservative yet versatile cosmetic dentistry options available. It involves customizing composite resin to match your tooth’s color and shade, then applying the resin to the tooth’s surface in order to restore its structure and/or appearance. For many patients at our El Pas, TX, dental office, tooth bonding is also a highly effective alternative to a few other treatment options. For example, it may be a better option than veneers that require more tooth preparation, or metal fillings that forever change your smile’s appearance. (more…)

How Clean Are Your Teeth, Really?

Cleaning your teeth is one of the most important parts of your preventive dental care routine, and it includes what you do at home as well as what happens during your cleaning appointments. However, despite knowing the basics of good dental hygiene (i.e., brushing and flossing your teeth regularly), you may not always be perfect at cleaning your teeth. Even if you don’t see it, there may be plenty of food particles and oral bacteria lingering around to cause trouble later. At our El Paso, TX, dental office, helping you keep your teeth clean during and between your regular appointments is one of the most important preventive measures we offer. (more…)

Want Replacement Teeth that Don’t Shift? Give Them Roots

For years, dental prostheses have offered patients highly realistic results when rebuilding their smiles after losing one or more teeth. This is largely due to the materials (such as lifelike dental porcelain) and the highly precise digital images and measurements used to craft them. However, only dental implants extend their realism to include implanted anchors that mimic the supportive roots of your teeth and prevent issues such as uncomfortable shifting. Patients in El Paso, TX, who wish to avoid shifting replacement teeth can often do so with the help of one or more dental implant posts. (more…)

What’s the Best Gift You Can Give Your Smile?

The best gifts are those that keep on giving, and as a dominant factor in your self-confidence, a healthy, beautiful smile is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. For some patients, that may mean boosting their smile’s appearance with a cosmetic touchup, while for others, it may mean finally addressing that troublesome tooth. At our El Paso, TX, dental office, we offer a full-range of customizable dentistry services to give your smile the perfect gift for improving its confidence. (more…)