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.

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.

Forget About Traditional Braces

July 13th, 2013

It’s no secret that regular old braces carry a certain stigma. The brackets, wires, and small, colored bands are clunky and painful, and most people shudder at the thought of having to get them. However, the dentistry of today is very different and Dr. Robinson has options for you that are less-invasive, nearly invisible, more […]

10 Gum Disease Facts for Men

June 27th, 2013

June is National Men’s Health Month and Thompson Smiles is taking this opportunity to educate our male patients and their loved ones on the facts about gum disease. Sadly, many men with gum disease either don’t know it or don’t treat their condition.  

Sedation Dentistry

June 20th, 2013

operation_janet / / CC BY-ND Are you one of those people who finds it an ordeal to visit the dentist? Do you prefer to put up with toothache rather than seek essential dental treatment? Does the mere thought of sitting in the dental chair bring you out in a cold sweat? If so you […]

“Jailbreak” Bacteria Travel to Your Heart

June 13th, 2013

June is National Men’s Health Month, and Peter L. Thompson DDS wants you to know about how your teeth can affect cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death for men in our country. We want all of our patients to have healthy mouths, as well as healthy bodies. New studies show that it may […]

Sleep Apnea: What You Didn’t Know

May 27th, 2013

In celebration of National Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day, Dr. Thompson is hoping to educate all Portales, NM men and their loved ones about the dangers of sleep apnea. This condition is sadly underdiagnosed  and, of the 12 million people who do know they have it, many often do not get the treatment they […]

Too much Fluoride May Cosmetically Alter Teeth

May 20th, 2013

Dan Lockton / / CC BY-ND By: Lauren Hapeman Fluoride, a mineral ion that is found naturally in saliva and also in many water supplies, has been proven to deposit into the enamel (the strongest, outermost structure of teeth). This mineral is generally seen as an excellent preventive measure for dental patients to use, […]

Why 90% of TMJ/TMD Sufferers Are Women

May 13th, 2013

May is National Women’s Health Month, and Dr. Thompson would like to discuss a disorder that is nine times more likely to affect a woman than a man. Twenty years ago, most people had never heard of the condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), even though some research estimates that over 10 million […]

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 27th, 2013

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and Peter L. Thompson DDS is working with health care providers around the country to educate people about the causes of this terrible disease and how everyone can lower their risk of contracting it. Approximately 35,000 people will be diagnosed with some form of oral cancer this year, and […]

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