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Acute vs. Chronic Toothache: When to See Your Dentist

Posted March 01, 2019 in Extraction, Night Guards, Periodontal Services, Root Canal, TMJ/Bruxism, Toothaches

The nagging pain of a toothache can affect your daily routine from chewing to overall comfort. Without the necessary treatment, a toothache can worsen and potentially develop into a more severe condition. If you are experiencing tooth pain, you may need to schedule an appointment with your dentist to alleviate the discomfort and treat the […]

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How to Score an A+ at the Dentist

Posted February 21, 2019 in Oral Hygiene

Going to the dentist can make some people feel nervous or worried because they may have neglected to keep their teeth and gums in tip-top condition since their last appointment. When your dentist asks you if you have been flossing, he or she already knows the answer to that question. Plaque or tartar buildup between […]

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Gentle Care Dentistry Welcomes Dr. Drew and Jené Marketto

Posted February 09, 2019 in Gentle Care Dentistry News

Gentle Care Dentistry is excited to announce the full-time addition of Dr. Drew Marketto, DDS and his wife Jené Marketto, RDH to our office! Dr. Drew Marketto is a native of Las Cruces and graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska in 2016–the exact same dental school attended by his brother Dr. Dominic […]

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The Best Solution for Missing Teeth

Posted February 08, 2019 in Dental Bridge, Dental Implant

Tooth loss usually occurs as a result of tooth decay, trauma, or periodontal disease. When one or more permanent teeth are missing, it can produce a displeasing appearance and compromise the integrity of the jawbone. Left untreated, missing teeth can also cause the remaining teeth to shift and affect the functionality of a patient’s bite. […]

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Gum Disease: Do Genetics Contribute?

Posted December 03, 2018 in Periodontal Services

Gum disease, also called periodontitis or periodontal disease, is a chronic inflammatory process that affects the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth. Many people are surprised to learn that even if they consistently brush their teeth twice a day, floss daily, use mouthwash, and maybe even deep clean with a water pick, they still […]

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