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What is Dental Botox®?

May 13, 2017

Filed under: Blog,Dental Health,Dental News,Dental Services,Peter Thompson DDS News — Dr Peter Thompson @ 9:30 am

As specialists in facial anatomy and esthetics, an increasing number of dentists are taking their skills into the world of Botox®. Often associated just with appearances, Botox® can be equally as therapeutic as cosmetic.

Botox® is a purified protein that irons out wrinkles by attaching to a muscle and preventing it from contracting. (Muscle contracting away from skin is what causes wrinkles). This has thus far been its most popular use in cosmetic facial treatments. (more…)

Adult Dentistry: It’s Never Too Late

March 13, 2017

Filed under: Blog,Dental Services,Peter Thompson DDS News — Dr Peter Thompson @ 9:30 am

Good News for Grown Ups

“Adulting” can be hard. Between rent, bills, kids, a career, and other responsibilities, it can be hard to make time for yourself. But independence, parenting, fulfilling work, and the wisdom that comes with age can be pretty fantastic, too. So how does your oral healthcare fit into a grown up lifestyle? (more…)

Gum Disease – More Than Just Gums

February 13, 2017

Filed under: Blog,Peter Thompson DDS News — Dr Peter Thompson @ 9:30 am

Your Mouth: A Picture of Health

Did you know, when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true; your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Dr. Thompson at Thompson Smiles should know. We’ve seen mouths from all over Portales in our office! (more…)

Replace Missing Teeth – Dentures & Dental Implants

December 27, 2016

Filed under: Blog,Peter Thompson DDS News — Dr Peter Thompson @ 6:10 am

So you’re missing a tooth—or a few!

An apple a day will not take care of this one, unfortunately. It’s time to consider dentures or dental implants. A variety of personal and practical factors will determine which solution is best for your new smile. Don’t feel lost among all the pros and cons of choosing a tooth-replacement plan. Thompson Smiles in Portales is an experienced practice you can trust to  help guide you on your journey from missing teeth toward a complete, natural, and healthy smile.

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The Story of Caries Prevention

November 13, 2016

Filed under: Blog,Peter Thompson DDS News — Dr Peter Thompson @ 9:30 am

If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that Portales teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Thompson is going to take this opportunity to shed some light on what it is, how to stop it, and what Thompson Smiles can do to help.

Dental Caries, Tooth Decay, and Cavities (more…)

Caring for Your Dentures

October 27, 2016

Filed under: Blog,Peter Thompson DDS News — Dr Peter Thompson @ 9:30 am

The image of a glass full of false teeth on the nightstand is plastered all throughout popular culture. You would think that soaking your dentures in water and cleaner is sufficient, but Dr. Thompson reminds us that proper denture care requires more than just that. In fact, denture maintenance is an important part of oral health. For Portales residents who have dentures or are considering them, it is important to know exactly how they function and how to care for them. If you have any questions, please give us a call at Thompson Smiles.

How do Dentures Work? (more…)

Crack Down on Cracked Tooth Syndrome

October 13, 2016

Filed under: Blog,Peter Thompson DDS News — Dr Peter Thompson @ 9:30 am

Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root. If you have a nasty toothache and remember biting down on something hard, it’s time to call Dr. Thompson. Don’t worry though, because the dental professionals at Thompson Smiles are committed to giving you the best oral care that Portales has to offer. To find out more about cracked tooth syndrome, read on.

Symptoms of Cracked Tooth Syndrome (more…)

Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?

September 27, 2016

Filed under: Blog,Peter Thompson DDS News — Dr Peter Thompson @ 9:30 am

Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu all together. In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of cocoa, may actually be beneficial to your dental health. Dr. Thompson at Thompson Smiles wants Portales residents to know the facts so they can satisfy their sweet-tooth safely.

How does it work? (more…)

How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay!

September 13, 2016

Filed under: Blog,Peter Thompson DDS News — Dr Peter Thompson @ 9:30 am

If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get Portales children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Thompson Smiles, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s some information on how Dr. Thompson can help protect your kids from tooth decay. If you have any questions or would like schedule a consultation, please give us a call. (more…)

Updating your Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

August 27, 2016

Filed under: Blog,Peter Thompson DDS News — Dr Peter Thompson @ 9:30 am

Although you might think of your general health and your dental health as two separate categories, they are much more connected than the average Portalese resident would suspect. Just like the information you provide to your doctor helps him/her keep your health in good shape, Dr. Thompson depends on your input for optimum dental health. We at Thompson Smiles like to go above and beyond for our Portales patients, but we need your help to make sure you get the quality dental care you deserve. Here are a few reasons why: (more…)

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