Jan 18

The Life Span of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Posted by Phillip Gallegos

A dental cavity is a fairly common oral health problem that can easily be treated in order to restore the structure and strength of the affected tooth. Although dental cavities have been in use for decades, it is only in recent years that patients have had so many restorative dentistry treatment options for repairing these damaged teeth. While patients in the past had to rely on noticeable metal fillings, an increasing number of patients are now turning to tooth-colored fillings. Tooth-colored fillings restore and protect the tooth without compromising its aesthetics. In addition, tooth-colored fillings strengthen the teeth and are extremely durable. In fact, the lifespan of tooth-colored fillings provides our Albuquerque patients with years of protection. Read More »

Mar 09

Causes and Treatment for Bad Breath

Posted by Phillip Gallegos

Many people think that bad breath is merely an inconvenience and something that's socially unacceptable. While both of those hold true, bad breath can actually be a major warning sign of a serious dental health issue or general health issue. The team at Gallegos Family Dentistry would like to take a moment right now to look at some of the basics concerning bad breath, what its causes are, and how it can best be treated by skilled dental care professionals.   Read More »

Jan 05

Treating Cold Weather Tooth Pain

Posted by Phillip Gallegos

Playing in the snow, bundling up in your favorite sweater, and drinking hot cocoa are all fun in the winter, but  cold weather can be brutal on your body. It can dry out skin, make lips chapped, even make your teeth hurt!   Read More »

Feb 07

Tooth Brushing with Fluoride Toothpaste

Posted by Phillip Gallegos

There is a general misconception involving tooth brushing and rinsing, and at Gallegos Family Dentistry, we have found that this issue is rarely addressed and clarified. Many may have grown up with the habit of brushing with toothpaste, then rinsing with water, and then perhaps utilizing a mouthwash. This sequence is problematic because it eliminates half the benefits of tooth brushing. While the act of tooth brushing serves to remove plaque (bacteria) accumulation that occurs throughout the day, the fluoridated toothpaste serves to remineralize teeth.  Read More »