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 »

A Fluoride Treatment Can Help with Cavity Prevention

A truly effective oral hygiene routine relies on consistently brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as remembering to thoroughly floss between your teeth and along the gumline at least once each day. This will help to remove bacterial matter and food particles from your mouth before they... Read more »

A Sensitive Tooth with a Dental Crown Needs a Dentist’s Attention

A dental crown relies on an anchoring abutment to found it in place. They are typically married to the dental post with a very strong dental grade adhesive. Yet there are times when an accidental blow to the mouth or oral health complications can weaken the once strong bond. This... Read more »

Appropriate Post-Op Care Can Boost Your Recovery After Wisdom Tooth Removal

After having your wisdom teeth removed, you will need to take some time to recover, and it’s important that you show the extraction sites proper care during this time. Follow any instructions provided by our dentist during your visit. To give you an idea of what to expect, we have... Read more »

Care for Your Smile by Learning About Tooth Hazard Prevention

  Never assume your smile is safe simply because you're doing routines that you've done for your entire life. Even if you continue to eat the same foods and drinks and they have never caused you any problems, it doesn't mean that your teeth are still safe. Your teeth will... Read more »

Why You Should Avoid These Poor Dental Habits

Even if you brush and floss your teeth daily, but these practices may not be enough to prevent tooth decay if you have a lot of poor dental habits. We offer four reasons why you should avoid these poor dental habits. High Sugar Intake Cavities often develop when you chew... Read more »

What Can Oral Hygiene Do for My Oral Health?

Oral hygiene is strongly encouraged. Little did you know, oral hygiene is vital if you want a strong and healthy smile as well as a top-notch oral health. This is why your dentist, Dr. Jack Smalley, recommends brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing daily. Doing these... Read more »

Fundamental Facts about Nitrous Oxide

Over the past several decades, dentists have begun to use nitrous oxide can be used to help relax patients who suffer from ailments like dental anxiety. For a better understanding of nitrous oxide, here are some fundamental facts: - Nitrous oxide is a combination of nitrogen and oxygen which can... Read more »

Win the Battle Against Tooth Decay With These Daily Oral Hygiene Tips

With all of the tools available for a healthy smile, cavities are still the most common chronic disease of childhood. To help you win the fight against tooth decay, our Jack O. Smalley, DDS team in Farmington, New Mexico would like to recommend the following tips to help you create... Read more »

Maintaining Your Professionally Whitened Smile

Drinking dark beverages and soft drinks each day can gradually cause dental stains to develop on your teeth. As this continues to occur, the shades of yellow, tan, or gray on your teeth will likely prove too significant to be removed by the whitening products sold in stores. In a... Read more »