Smile Therapy: Brushing Your Teeth

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Brushing effectively depends on brushing properly. You may think you’re brushing correctly, but the truth is that we often rush it and don’t fully clean all areas of our teeth. Even a small amount of surface left behind with plaque can give rise to dental erosion. To keep all areas of your teeth safe, you… Read more »

Maintain Optimum Oral Health with Aging Treatments

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It is essential to care for your smile as you age. Although we often do not think about our teeth getting older, they do. Furthermore, the wear and tear of a lifetime of heavy use can leave you with a severely damaged mouth later in life, in which case you may be forced to rely… Read more »

Toothbrush Maintenance

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When was the last time you gave serious thought to your toothbrush? If you are like most of us, you probably haven’t thought much about it at all. To be honest, there isn’t much to your toothbrush. You don’t need a great deal of training to use it, and there are no moving parts. Be… Read more »

What to Pack on Your Family’s next Trip

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At Gil Fernandez, D.D.S. Family Dentistry in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we know summer is a time when many of us travel. Whether your family is exploring our state by motor vehicle or jumping on a plane to fly to new destinations (or to places you’ve loved before), preparation is key. To maximize your family’s enjoyment,… Read more »

The Reason Your Gums Are Bleeding

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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 »

Choosing the Right Toothbrush

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5,000 years ago, people used bones, sticks, and even ivory to clean their teeth. Fortunately, toothbrushes have improved since then. Unfortunately, there are now dozens of toothbrushes to choose from, making it more difficult to choose the one that is best for you. With all of the options available, do you know which toothbrush is… Read more »