Oral Healthcare and Dental Statistics

You brush and floss regularly. You attend routine dental visits. You value a healthy smile. Do you ever wonder how you stack up against the rest of the country when it comes to dental health? Today, our Albuquerque, NM doctors explore oral healthcare and dental statistics in the United States. At Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico, we offer a number of preventative, cosmetic, and restorative … Read More

Overbite vs. Overjet: Understanding the Difference

When the bite does not fit together correctly, it is referred to as malocclusion. Today, our team at Cosmetic Dentistry of New Mexico explores the differences between overbite vs. overjet, which are two of the most well-known types of malocclusion. Even though these two conditions are often confused with one another, there are notable differences between the two. At our Albuquerque, NM practice, we … Read More

Treatment for Patients with Dental Anxiety

Has it been awhile since you have been to the dentist? You may even be paying for dental coverage, yet something is holding you back from picking up the phone and making that appointment you know you need. Dental anxiety is a real thing and more common than you may think. Whether your fears stem from a traumatic childhood dental experience … Read More

Signs Your Dentures Need to be Replaced

For most people, a set of dentures will last for about 10 years. The normal wear and tear on the dentures will take their toll, resulting in the need for replacement. While proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits can extend the lifespan of dentures by a year or a few years, they will eventually need to be repaired and … Read More

Root Canal Therapy vs. Tooth Extraction

When the health or structure of a tooth becomes compromised, restorative dentistry treatments rebuild the strength of the tooth to restore oral functions. In most cases, restorative dentistry treatments are safe, effective, and minimally invasive. However, when damage is severe, more invasive techniques may be necessary to save the tooth.  Root canal therapy is a perfect example of this. Root canal therapy … Read More

Laser Root Canal Therapy: A More Comfortable Alternative

No one likes hearing that they need root canal therapy. However, today’s revolutionary technology allows us to perform less invasive, more comfortable treatments than ever before.  If you have an infected tooth, Dr. Byron W. Wall can repair it using advanced laser dentistry at our Albuquerque, NM dental practice. Our Biolase® WaterLase device can be utilized to perform laser root canal therapy, which replaces old-fashioned … Read More

Porcelain Veneers Improve the Appearance of a Chipped Tooth

The teeth are used to bite and chew food every day. While some foods are soft, many are hard and sticky, which can place a great deal of force on the teeth. Over time, the teeth may weaken, especially if a person practices poor dental habits, such as nail biting or teeth grinding. When a tooth has weakened, it is … Read More

Sinsational Smile Take-Home Pen: Teeth Whitening Options

Sinsational Smile is a professional teeth whitening system that uses carbamide peroxide gel to bleach the tooth structure. The solution is applied with a special mouthpiece that fits comfortably and ensures maximum coverage. A blue LED light is used to unlock the deep-penetrating whitening properties of the bleaching gel. While in-office Sinsational Smile treatment is very effective, the system does have … Read More

The Importance of Flossing

Brushing the teeth is essential for good oral health, but it can leave plaque along the gum line and between the teeth, increasing the risk of periodontal issues, like gum disease. Flossing is one of the most effective ways to remove plaque from between the teeth, where brushing alone can’t reach, and reduce the risk of gum disease. For those … Read More

Porcelain Veneers Placement

Most people have an idea in their head of what the “perfect” smile should look like. Unfortunately, that ideal image rarely matches the one reflected in the mirror. The teeth withstand a lot of wear and tear and are frequently exposed to dark-colored foods and beverages, so it is not surprising that chips, cracks, stains, and discoloration are common flaws … Read More