Knowledge is Power

At the office of Peter L. Thompson, DDS, patient education is one of our top priorities. We know that the better you understand your oral and overall health and how they go hand-in-hand, the better equipped you are to make small changes that will make big impacts on your health and longevity. There’s a lot of new information out there, so follow along on our blog for bi-monthly articles on all things oral health.

Protect Your Teeth for a Healthy Baby

December 13th, 2013

You might be surprised at the number of connections between infants and the oral health of their mothers, whether through cavities or gum disease, during both pregnancy and infancy. Gum Disease and Low Birth Weight Frightening new studies have shown that women who had gum disease during their pregnancy were an astounding 7 times more […]

Veneers Can Give You Back Your Smile

November 27th, 2013

Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone in Portales, NM should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper in your smile. We at […]

What Does Ten Years of Dental Neglect Look Like?

November 13th, 2013

Yikes! Okay, so ten years of neglect won’t turn a Portales, NM patient into a horse. In fact, it’s possible that your teeth may not even look that bad, but there is almost definitely something lurking under the surface that can cause huge health problems for you. Dental Hygiene Dr. Thompson does not tell you […]

Cavities – They’re Not the End of the World

October 27th, 2013

Why do I have cavities? It’s the word that people fear when they go to the dentist for their check-ups: Cavities. You brush twice a day and floss so why did your dentist give you a failing grade on the big oral health test? Here’s an interesting fact many in Portales, NM don’t know: cavities […]

Dry Mouth and Prescriptions

October 14th, 2013

If you have started taking a new medication recently, chances are your doctor told you that a side-effect would be dry mouth. This side-effect is common with many prescriptions, and it now affects nearly half of everyone over the age of 65. Dr. Thompson wants to continue recognizing National Healthy Aging Month, by educating his […]

LED Dentistry

September 27th, 2013

bayasaa / Foter / CC BY Teeth that Light Up a Room…in the Dark We’ve all seen glow-in-the-dark t-shirts, little kids shoes that light up when they walk, and even belts with flashing lights on them. But light up teeth? Two designers in Japan are doing just that to advertise a winter sale at their […]

Post-Menopausal Women Need More Dental Checkups

September 13th, 2013

moodboardphotography / Foter / CC BY This September, Dr. Thompson is celebrating National Healthy Aging Month, which was established to broaden awareness of the positive side of aging, and to motivate improved health, financial and overall wellness. He wants to make sure all post-menopausal women in Portales, NM are aware of a new study from […]

Americans Would Rather Brush than Surf

August 27th, 2013

Is your toothbrush one of your most precious possessions? Could you survive without one? In a recent survey, participants were asked to choose the invention they could not live without and 34 percent of teens and 42 percent of adults chose their toothbrush over a personal computer, automobile, microwave, or a cell phone. Would you […]

Keeping Your Mouth Clean and Healthy with Hydrogen Peroxide: Four Easy Tips

August 13th, 2013

adinaplus / Foter / CC BY Peter L. Thompson, DDS loves providing you with simple, inexpensive ways to keep your mouth healthy. In this post, we wanted to let you know about the many ways you can use hydrogen peroxide, and how your family can benefit from it. Hydrogen Peroxide is affordable, can be found all […]

Get Your Smile Back with Dental Implants

July 27th, 2013

Don’t let dentures or gaps in your teeth take away your confidence! Talk to Dr. Thompson about dental implants and get started on a path to reclaiming your smile! Thompson Smiles offers the best dental implant technology available and we love to help our Portales, NM patients regain their confidence with a beautiful, healthy mouth.

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