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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.

Wondering How To Get White Teeth? 5 Common Brushing Mistakes

April 27th, 2014

We all learned how to brush our teeth when we were about 3 or 4, so you’d think we have it mastered by now. Right? Unfortunately, probably not. We all make mistakes sometimes. And that’s okay! All that matters is that you’re dedicated to having the healthiest mouth possible. These five tips for how to […]

What to do when you need an Emergency Dentist

April 13th, 2014

Sometimes we forget how much peril everyday life puts our teeth in. Taking a bite out of a fresh apple, playing pretty much any sport, chewing ice, or just a healthy dose of clumsiness can result in a chipped, broken, knocked out, or loose tooth.  Dr. Thompson is a trained emergency dentist and we at […]

Men’s Teeth – Why they should see a dentist today!

March 27th, 2014

We get it. Oral hygiene is probably not something that you find yourself talking to your buddies about on the weekends. You probably don’t watch YouTube videos of teeth cleanings. That’s why the office of Peter L. Thompson, DDS is here to offer you only the information that you really need to know to keep both […]

Does Inflation Affect the Tooth Fairy?

March 13th, 2014

When the Chicago Dental Society surveyed its members in 2003, more than half thought the tooth fairy should pay $1 for a child’s tooth. The members were surveyed again in 2009 and this time almost a quarter thought the children should get $2 and another quarter thought they should receive a whopping $5. Not to […]

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive? Ask Dr. Thompson!

February 27th, 2014

There are a ton of specialized toothpastes, mouthwashes, and toothbrushes available to Portales, NM residents suffering from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you ever wondered why it exists? Today, we at the office of Peter L. Thompson, DDS would like to explain […]

Chewing Ice a Sign of Serious Health Problems

February 13th, 2014

Some people (whether or not they admit it) just love to chew on ice. They can get it from their freezer at home or fill up a cup at the cafeteria or just about anywhere, as long as they can fulfill their craving for that crunchy frozen water. If you’ve ever done this, you probably […]

Side Effects and Your Teeth

January 27th, 2014

We at the office of Peter L. Thompson, DDS love to share dental health information. That’s a positive side effect of being dental health professionals. However, the side effects of some medications are anything but positive. It surprises Dr. Thompson on a daily basis how few Portales, NM residents know that the side effects of […]

Broken, Loose Teeth: What to Do

January 13th, 2014

Have you or any of your family members injured a tooth these past few months? Maybe you got a little overzealous with some corn on the cob, maybe your daughter tripped during a game of tag and chipped her tooth, or maybe your mother chipped her tooth on a walnut, we can help fix these […]

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

December 27th, 2013

There are a number of things that dentists can do to protect and improve the health and beauty of your smile. Fillings, crowns, veneers, and implants are just some of the ways that Portales, NM patients seek to augment their oral health. However, Dr. Thompson’s full mouth rehabilitation programs can accomplish much more. We at […]

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 […]

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