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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.

Could Hybridge® Save Your Smile?

January 13th, 2020

Dental implants are the #1-recommended tooth replacement solution for patients and dentists alike—permanent, secure, aesthetically pleasing, and able to regenerate an artificial tooth root. Advancements in science and technology enable the dental industry to offer not only single-tooth implants, but implant-supported bridges, partials, and dentures. Hybridge® is an industry leader in dental implant solutions and […]

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…Invisalign®!

December 27th, 2019

If you have a crooked tooth, odd spaces between your teeth or a poor bite, you might be considering all of your orthodontic options. Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry that realigns your bite and teeth for the best possible look and function. Did you know that our ancestors actually had naturally larger jaws? This […]

The Oral-Systemic Link: Risk Factors for Tooth Decay

December 13th, 2019

Did you know the same plaque that decays your teeth can cause major heart problems? What if you could fight plaque and heart failure both by improving your oral health? Portales dentist Dr. Peter Thompson is here to tell you more! Someone dies from a heart attack every minute, according to the American Heart Association, […]

“Lasers”: A Groovy Tool for Dentists

November 27th, 2019

At Peter L. Thompson, DDS, we take pride in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest and greatest in dental treatments and technologies. That’s why we think dental “lasers” are truly smashing. And if you’re worried about paying one million dollars, rest assured laser treatments are more accessible and affordable than […]

Stop Brushing After You Eat – Do This Instead

November 13th, 2019

For a long time, we’ve been told to brush our teeth right after we eat, but conventional wisdom might be changing on that. Thanks to your mouth’s powerful and natural ability to clean itself, rinsing with water might actually be the best way to freshen your breath and prevent cavities after you eat. In addition […]

Bacteria: The Good, the Bad & the Neutral

October 27th, 2019

Living in a land of antibacterial gels, soaps, plastics, and even fabrics, it might surprise you to hear that tons of bacteria live in your mouth every day, and they aren’t all bad! In fact, some play an important role in keeping up your overall health. Some oral bacteria, however, can cause serious problems and […]

Forget Your Fears with Sedation Dentistry

October 13th, 2019

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dentist! Portales dentist Dr. Peter Thompson knows that some folks avoid the dentist’s chair like the plague. According to studies at the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, as many as 8% of Americans are too afraid to go to dentists and 20% are too anxious to […]

Veneers – Not Just for the Silver Screen

September 27th, 2019

There’s a lot of hair and makeup that goes into making your favorite stars sparkle on the screen. And while we can’t all hire a professional artist to make us look perfect every day, there is a lasting solution to giving you that perfect Hollywood smile – veneers! Portales dentist Peter L. Thompson, DDS is […]

Dental Crowns 101

September 13th, 2019

Sometimes in life, you just need a do-over. That’s precisely what dental crowns are—a new start for your tooth. Teeth are important players in your life! They’re not only the first responders for your digestive tract, but they can make a great first impression – so you deserve a beautiful, fully-functioning set. If your teeth […]

Top 5 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

August 27th, 2019

If you’re one of the 40 million Americans with sensitive teeth, you must be familiar with the painful zing that follows a hot drink, a bite of ice cream, or just a deep breath of cold air. These and other elements can cause a sudden discomfort if you have sensitive teeth, also called dentin hypersensitivity. […]

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