October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Daily Oral Health Habits for a Healthy Smile

Are you participating in oral health habits that are helping your smile? Did you know there are many things you can do each day to keep your smile healthy and teeth strong? Well, it’s true! Having a healthy lifestyle is a choice and often starts with little habits that can... Read more »

Oral Hygiene Success: TMJ Disorder Prevention and Treatments

Are you experiencing any pain or soreness within your jaw? If so, you may be suffering from chronic jaw and facial pain in relation to a TMJ disorder. TMJ disorders, also known as temporomandibular joint disorders, occur due to conditions within your jaw joints that have been damaged. To help... Read more »

Dental Restorations: Treating Sleep Apnea

Due to several health risks that can often arise due to sleep apnea, it is important that is treated immediately after it is found. Although sleep apnea is often commonly associated with snoring, not all people who snore are suffering from the condition. Sleep apnea occurs when breathing patterns are... Read more »

Achievements in Dentistry: Sedation Dentistry

Are you familiar with the different types of sedatives that are available for your oral health care procedure needs? Everything from a mild relaxant up to a deep level of sedation can be administered to allow for your oral health care procedures to take place as needed. To test your... Read more »

TMJ Can Be Treated

If you suffer from sore TMJ’s, then we have exciting news for you! Our dentists, Dr. Jack Smalley and Dr. Dawn Glover with Jack O. Smalley, DDS in Farmington, New Mexico, understand the pain this joint can bring into your life. That is why this information has been provided for... Read more »

Your Next Toothbrush

The time has come to part with your beloved toothbrush. The American Dental Association recommends that you replace your toothbrush about every three to four months. Our dentist and team are here to give you tips for picking your next toothbrush. The Head of Your Toothbrush Your toothbrush’s head should... Read more »