Restoring a Badly Chipped Tooth With a Porcelain Crown

The outer layer of each one of your teeth is made from a very durable material called enamel. Even though tooth enamel is very hard, it is possible for a fall or blow to the face to chip the enamel on one of the teeth in your smile. This is even more likely if you… Read more »

How Can I Treat My Gum Disease?

If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease—red, swollen, bleeding gums; persistent bad breath; or loose teeth—you should always contact for an appointment as soon as possible. Gum disease is easiest to treat when detected early. To fight the effects of gum disease, our team at may suggest one or more of the following treatments:… Read more »

Amalgam and Composite Dental Fillings

Welcome to Gil Fernandez, D.D.S. Family Dentistry in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the dental office of Dr. Gilbert Fernandez and his dedicated team. The most common dental fillings used in today’s fillings are amalgam and composite resin fillings. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so we are going to compare a few just for these two… Read more »

Which Type of Toothpaste Should I Use?

According to the American Dental Association, a truly effective daily oral hygiene routine starts by brushing and flossing your teeth twice each day. When brushing your teeth, you should use a soft bristled toothbrush and toothpaste. Toothpaste not only improves the brush’s ability to remove food particles and plaque from the surfaces of your teeth,… Read more »

Smile Care: The Proper Ways to Brush and Floss

Did you know that there are right and wrong ways to brush and floss your teeth? Well, it’s true, and our team asks you to properly brush and floss your teeth each day so you can completely care for your smile and avoid dental issues. To help you know exactly how to brush and floss,… Read more »

The Advantages of Root Canal Retreatment

If you’ve ever had root canal therapy, you probably know that going through the treatment is better than coping with a damaged root canal. In fact, you probably understand why most people who’ve had root canal therapy claim it’s no worse than having a cavity filled. Similarly, you may know that if an injured root… Read more »

Managing Issues with Chronic Gingivitis

It’s estimated by the CDC that 47% of people over age 30 have gum disease to some degree. The earliest stage of gum disease, is known as gingivitis. Initial symptoms include: inflamed gums that might also bleed easily when you brush and floss. Many people with gingivitis also struggle with chronic bad breath. If gingivitis… Read more »

Dealing with an Injured Tongue

An injury or emergency can happen in your mouth, just like any other part of your body. It’s not unheard of for a blow to the face or fall to injure your tongue or cause you to bite down hard on it. This can cause pain and bleeding. If the injury is severe you should… Read more »

The Reason Your Gums Are Bleeding

You probably know how important it is to remove plaque and you’ve probably heard that you should brush and floss every day—but do you know why? Sadly, plaque can lead to a variety of problems. Not removing plaque well enough could lead to gum disease, irritated gums, sensitive teeth, and damage to the jawbone. Unfortunately,… Read more »

We Make Your Dental Checkups A Comfortable Experience

Do you need dental work but you are too afraid to go to the dentist? If so, you might have dental phobia. But there is no need to worry—you are not alone! Estimates say that between 5 to 8 percent of Americans are plagued with dental phobia. Here at , we cater to everyone and… Read more »