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Should You Brush Your Teeth or Floss Them First?
added on: February 22, 2024

Maintaining good oral hygiene is a key aspect of overall health, and the best way to protect your oral health is to brush and floss your teeth regularly. However, the age-old question of whether to brush or floss first has sparked numerous debates. While both brushing and flossing play pivotal… Read More…


Should You Be Scared of a Root Canal?
added on: January 11, 2024

So you’ve been told that you need a root canal and you’re feeling nervous and perhaps a little bit scared. The truth is that the fear surrounding this dental procedure is outdated, with many people associating it with intense pain and discomfort. However, your dentist in El Paso wants you… Read More…


5 Dental Resolutions for a Healthier Smiler in 2024
added on: January 2, 2024

As the calendar turns its pages to a new year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on our habits and make resolutions for positive changes. While many resolutions focus on fitness, wellness, and health, let’s not forget about the importance of oral health. After all, a healthy smile can contribute… Read More…


Common Causes of Bad Breath and How to Tackle Them
added on: December 29, 2023

Bad breath, or halitosis, can be a cause of concern. While it’s not uncommon for people to experience occasional bad breath, persistent issues may indicate an underlying problem and require a visit to your dentist in El Paso. But what exactly causes bad breath and how can you address it?… Read More…


How Colds and The Flu Impact Oral Health
added on: December 13, 2023

The changing seasons often bring with them an unwelcome guest – the cold and flu viruses. While the physical toll is widely known, what many may not realize is that these common illnesses can also have a significant impact on oral health. Join your dentist in El Paso as we explore… Read More…


Celebrating Flossing Day for a Healthier Smile
added on: November 20, 2023

Every year on the fourth Friday in November, your dentist in El Paso, dental hygiene enthusiasts, and health-conscious individuals around the United States come together to celebrate Flossing Day. The seemingly mundane act of flossing might not have the same flair as other holidays, but it’s a day that plays… Read More…


Does Purple Toothpaste Really Work? 
added on: October 25, 2023

As if there weren’t already enough toothpaste options to choose from, there’s now a relatively new addition to consider. In recent years, thanks to the help of social media, a new player has entered the dental hygiene scene – purple toothpaste. Claiming to offer a host of benefits, most notably… Read More…


The Best and Worst Candy for Your Teeth
added on: October 10, 2023

It’s that time again when our grocery aisles are taken over by ghoulish and ghostly goodies. From mini candy bars to oh-so-good gooey treats, the zombie and skeleton wrapping can only mean one thing — Halloween season is here. This also means another holiday that tempts us all with sugary… Read More…


Gum Recession: Causes, Treatment & Prevention
added on: September 14, 2023

Maintaining good oral health is essential for a confident smile and overall well-being. But that doesn’t mean dental problems can’t happen. One common dental concern that many individuals face is gum recession. Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth wears away, exposing the tooth’s roots. This can… Read More…


Why Do I Keep Biting My Cheeks?
added on: September 1, 2023

We’ve all experienced that familiar and uncomfortable sensation of a sudden sharp pain when you accidentally bite down on the inside of your cheek. It’s an annoyance we often dismiss as a mere accident, but if you find yourself frequently biting your cheeks, there might be more to it than… Read More…


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May19

Exploring Adult Orthodontics: Your Guide to Straighter Teeth in Adulthood

You’re not alone if you’re considering straightening your teeth as an adult. Adult orthodontics has become increasingly popular, offering numerous options for a healthier, more aligned smile. Whether your need for orthodontic treatment stems from aesthetic desires or dental health concerns, it’s never too late to enhance your smile. Here’s... Read More...

May5

How Diet Influences Oral Health

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums goes beyond regular brushing and flossing; it also involves making smart dietary choices. Our El Paso dental office encourages patients to consider how their diet affects their dental health. This guide will help you understand the relationship between what you eat and your oral health... Read More...