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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.

Lemon Juice – The Good, the Bad, & the Sour

November 27th, 2017

In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic, or alkaline. Read on to find out why people are talking about this, and what it means for your oral and overall health.

Dental Implants – A Security System for Your Smile

November 13th, 2017

Your mouth is an intelligent system made to work with every piece doing its part. When you’re missing a tooth, the empty spaces are more than unsightly; they can be dangerous. Your other teeth, your gums, and even the bones in your face rely on you having a full smile. Enter: dental implants. Thanks to […]

Is it Time to Straighten?

October 27th, 2017

When to Straighten Your Teeth There are a lot of reasons to straighten your teeth, and there are a lot of ways to do it. But you may not know that there are many unique times in your life when it might be best to straighten your teeth. In general, dentists begin considering the potential […]

Relief from Dry, Chapped & Cracked Lips

October 13th, 2017

We’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and dry weather in Portales, and our lips are proof. Most of us experience chapped lips at some point during the year; it’s not uncommon to see lips suffering from annoying, painful cracks. Here at Peter L. Thompson, DDS we keep abreast of the oral health needs of Portales, so here […]

The Ultimate Toothpaste Guide

September 27th, 2017

Fresh breath really sets the tone for every moment of your day: first thing in the morning, before an important meeting, after working out, or just before bed. Whether you prefer cool mint, invigorating cinnamon, or herbal anise, it’s your favorite trusty toothpaste that delivers that fresh clean feeling. So, what’s the scoop on toothpaste? […]

The Importance of Dental X-Rays

September 13th, 2017

The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and much more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats a […]

Did George Washington Really Have Wooden Teeth?

August 27th, 2017

When he became the first president of the United States, George Washington had only one real tooth left! You heard right…just ONE. Everyone has heard something about this great man and his dental history, but if you heard that Washington had wooden teeth, then you heard wrong. This myth is totally false, and Dr. Thompson […]

Smile: It’s Good For You!

August 13th, 2017

Your smile is more powerful than you may know. Scientists have studied many aspects of smiling, such as how it affects your brain, your health, and your overall experience of life. Even the situation you’re in and the people around you are influenced by your smile. The findings may surprise you. Or, if you’re someone […]

Can You Treat a Toothache at Home?

July 27th, 2017

When you’re suddenly struck with a toothache, floating ideas of home remedies may quickly come to mind. Whether you heard it from your great aunt or saw it on Pinterest, at-home treatments are everywhere. Portales dentist, Dr. Thompson, can explain more about how to care for a toothache and when to come in for a visit. […]

Professional Dental Cleanings Make a Big Difference

July 13th, 2017

You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Dr. Thompson twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, we at Peter L. Thompson, DDS would like to take this opportunity to let Portales residents in on some information you don’t often […]

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