Dental implants are one of today's best options for tooth replacement. However, harmful misinformation about these useful medical appliances continues to circulate. Here are four of the top myths concerning dental implants. We will share the truth behind each myth and explain the process of getting dental implants. Myth #1: Dental Implant Surgery is Painful […]
Dental crowns are custom-made appliances that restore broken and decayed teeth and those that have undergone root canals. Crowns are long-lasting restorations. They usually last about 8-10 years, perhaps longer if you practice excellent oral hygiene. Benefits of Dental Crowns Save Teeth From Extraction When a tooth incurs too much damage for a filling, you […]
Comprehensive dentist practices offer services from a wide range of dental specialties instead of focusing on just one. A comprehensive practice can diagnose and treat most dental issues in one convenient office. Comprehensive Dental Services General and Family Dentistry Comprehensive dental practices offer the essential services you need to help you protect and maintain your […]
Every child past the age when their first teeth erupt needs dental cleanings twice a year. A pediatric dental cleaning usually takes between 30 minutes and an hour. Why Visit a Child-Friendly Dentist? Children may be anxious or have difficulty sitting still during dental appointments. Pediatric dentists receive special training in strategies to distract, comfort, […]
Proper oral care doesn’t merely involve keeping your teeth healthy. Thorough oral care involves optimizing the health of your entire mouth. That includes your gums. That said, gum disease is relatively common. According to the CDC, nearly half of all adults over the age of 30 have periodontal disease (gum disease) in some form. Your […]
Although dental implants have been around for decades, they are still one of the most popular and effective methods for replacing missing teeth. Thanks to advances in technology, dental implants can now be placed in a single visit – in as little as one day! This is a huge advantage over other methods of tooth […]
Dental implant surgery is a delicate and intricate procedure that requires proper aftercare to ensure successful healing. One of the most critical aspects of post-operative care is following a strict diet that promotes healing and minimizes discomfort. After dental implant surgery, it is essential to avoid hard, crunchy, and chewy foods that can disrupt the […]
As parents, ensuring our children's health and well-being is always a top priority. We make sure they eat healthy, get enough sleep, and exercise regularly. However, when it comes to oral health, many parents rely solely on their children's daily brushing routine. While brushing is undoubtedly important, it's not enough to maintain optimal oral health. […]
A healthy smile is more than just a cosmetic asset, it's an essential part of overall health. And as parents, it's our responsibility to make sure our kids have healthy teeth and gums. But when should we start taking our little ones to the dentist for teeth cleanings? It's a question that many parents have, […]
Periodontal disease is a common dental problem that affects many people worldwide. It is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation and damage to the gums and the supporting structures of the teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and other serious health issues. The signs of periodontal disease can vary depending […]
Replacing missing teeth is so important for your oral health and your overall well-being. And while there are different ways you can do this, nothing surpasses the strength, durability, and longevity of dental implants. With a natural-looking appearance and a high level of functionality, dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement. But because […]
Periodontal disease threatens healthy teeth by attacking the gums and jaw bone tissue. It is a major cause of tooth loss in older adults, and its prevalence among younger adults is rising. Fortunately, dentists can treat the periodontal disease successfully, slowing its progression and lowering the chance that patients will lose their teeth. About Periodontal […]
Regular teeth cleanings are an important part of children’s dental and oral health. A lifetime of dental health begins in early childhood when the primary teeth come in. The dental care a person receives during childhood can promote healthy teeth and gums for the rest of their life. Is your child receiving regular dental care? […]
Dental implants are excellent replacements for missing or damaged teeth. These permanent dental appliances are built from safe, biocompatible materials like titanium, zirconium oxide, stainless steel, and ceramics. Materials Included in Dental Implants Titanium Implant posts are often titanium or made of one of its alloys. Titanium is a preferred material for implants because it […]
Nobody likes to experience a dental emergency, but they happen. From an infection or a cracked tooth to a knocked-out tooth, these situations can be stressful and painful. But don't panic! With the right knowledge and resources, you can handle a dental emergency in a calm and organized manner. Knowing the proper steps to take […]
Today, dentists consider implants superior replacements for damaged or missing teeth. Dental implants are strong, effective, long-lasting restorations that look and feel like healthy natural teeth. A dental implant can last a lifetime with proper care. The dental crown on top may need replacement in 10 to 15 years, but may last much longer with […]
According to a CDC report, it is estimated that 47.2% of adults 30 years of age and older have some form of periodontal disease. And this number only increases with age. When it comes to oral health, so much time is spent focusing on teeth, but the gums are just as important. Periodontal disease is […]
Dental implants are a permanent and cost-effective way to replace missing teeth. They are quickly becoming a popular choice for those looking for a solution for missing teeth, as they can be tailored to a person’s unique set of needs and offer a more natural feeling than other dental prosthetics. While the cost of a […]
There are many things that we encounter throughout life that can cause teeth to become stained and discolored, such as certain foods and beverages, medications, poor dental hygiene, genetics, and more. The good news is that cosmetic dental procedures - especially teeth whitening - can remove the staining and leave you with a beautiful white […]
DIY teeth whitening tips and tricks have been passed around for years. And now, with the help of social media, they seem to be growing in popularity. Since very few people have a naturally bright white smile, yet everyone wants one - more and more people are giving DIY teeth whitening a try. Whether it […]
Although most people do not have a smile full of pearly whites, they do have the option of a teeth whitening treatment. This will allow many stains and discolorations to be easily removed from the teeth, returning them to a beautiful, bright shade of white. Most patients find themselves confused about which type of treatment […]
Teeth whitening is safe and effective, and a terrific cosmetic treatment to brighten your smile. But, it can cause some sensitivity after treatment. While this is only temporary, it can cause a bit of discomfort at least for the first days following the whitening procedure. So, with that in mind, there are ways to navigate […]
Developing good oral hygiene as early as you can in life is important, especially during the tumultuous period where teeth are still settling in your child’s mouth. Improper oral hygiene can cause baby teeth to fall out prematurely, or cause adult teeth to develop in the wrong direction. For these reasons, it is very important […]
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When it comes to artificial tooth replacements, dental implants are the gold standard. They are natural in their appearance and function much like a real tooth. While they have been around for decades, only in more recent years have they become a go-to option for many dental patients. According to the National Institute of Health, […]
Dental emergencies can unexpectedly strike at any time. Some emergencies require immediate care, others can wait for a promptly scheduled appointment, but in all situations, it's always best to contact your dental team as soon as you can! Lost Tooth Whether due to sports play, a fall, or car accident, getting a tooth knocked out […]
In 2020, take four practical steps to improve your family’s oral and overall health. By doing so, you’ll protect the smiles you love most.
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Learn why you need an oral cancer screening now! Davis Gribble Hollowwa joins the Oral Cancer Foundation to offer a free screening event.
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Think mouthguards are only for contact sports? Learn how mouthguards protect kids’ teeth in non-contact sports and the pros and cons of mouthguards types.
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Do you minimize dental pain? This quick description of common dental emergencies can help you decide when it’s time to call for help.
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Do you know what to do and not do if your child has a dental emergency like getting a tooth knocked out? Here are first aid pro tips for parents.
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Keeping your kids’ teeth healthy in the summer comes down to keeping bedtime routines and limiting what they drink. Keep it simple and doable with these 3 tips.
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Your child’s general health is directly affected by the health of their mouth, teeth, and gums. Here’s why your child should have a dental checkup this summer.
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Jaw pain? Here’s what the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is, what can cause problems with the TMJ, symptoms of TMJ Disorders, and simple treatments.
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Each American consumes an average of 57 lbs. of added sugar yearly. Here’s what that sugar does to your teeth and health, plus tips on kicking the habit.
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Holiday joy often arrives with stress. After all, you’ve searched for and wrapped “just the right gift” for each family member. The house is drop-in-guest spotless and decorated so tastefully that Martha Stewart would want a selfie in your living room. Guests! Your in-laws arrive Thursday to be followed by your brother and his new […]
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Vampires, pirates, and even T-Rexes will soon roam Albuquerque’s streets. As frightening as that prospect sounds, it’s what’s in their bags that’s truly scary. On average, each bag packs around 3 cups of sugar. A high achiever with a variety store plastic pumpkin could conceivably fill a 10-quart container with as much as 9 pounds […]
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August 17, 2018 ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Dr. Steve Grant, a longtime dentist of Grant Davis & Gribble, announced this week that he will retire after 30 years of service to the Albuquerque area. “We thank Dr. Grant for his years of dedicated service to the families of Albuquerque and wish him well as he focuses […]
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Parents, you’ve organized a fun Albuquerque summer for the family. You’ve set a limit on video games, late nights, and have a summer chore list on the refrigerator. You have planned tons of family activities: Isotopes home games and Zoo Concerts. Everyone is looking forward to summer. But your teen is balking at a scheduled […]
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Must you choose between teeth-staining foods and a radiant smile? Grandma and the ancients used to say moderation in all things. We say moderation and mitigation. Here are five tips to whiten your teeth if your past indulgences are dimming your smile. 1. Rinse and then brush more We get it. Your morning latte is […]
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A common New Year’s resolution story Vowing my 2018 New Year’s resolutions would stick, I pursued a healthier lifestyle. Daily flossing. Exercise. Healthy foods. More sleep. I charged into my new routine with a new pack of floss and a Fit Bit. Like Khaleesi claiming her right to the Iron Throne, nothing would stop me! […]
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Thanksgiving brings friends and family together, which often means accommodating a variety of food tastes, diets, and cultures. Celebrate diversity and gratitude this year by adding some Southwest spice to the holiday that is good for your oral health. Consider Calories On average, Americans consume 4,500 calories at the Thanksgiving feast. When you consider that […]
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Early dental care determines a child’s dental and overall health for the rest of their life. Part of your job as a parent is to pay attention to developmental milestones and keep up with regular dental visits for your child. Here’s what you can expect and when as they are growing up. Ages 0-1: First […]
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When your teeth are discolored, it makes you want to hide your smile. It can affect your confidence in all areas of your life, from dating to job interviews to everyday social situations. The good news is that there are many simple ways to achieve a brighter smile. 1. Be Cognizant of What You’re […]
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1. Schedule Dental Checkup A regular checkup and cleaning scheduled about month before school starts helps you maintain a consistent schedule and gives you time to schedule follow-up appointments should any problems arise. Right before school is a good time to talk to your dentist about sealants and mouthguards for sports. Check one off your […]
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When you have a dental emergency, every moment before you get into the dentist’s chair can feel like an eternity. Whether you got into an accident and knocked your teeth out or your crown broke unexpectedly, it’s important to know what steps to take. 1. Ease the Pain As soon as a dental injury occurs, […]
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No one likes to make an emergency trip to the dentist. It can be scary, expensive, and time-consuming. While even those who take care of their teeth can encounter an unexpected dental problem, there are some precautions you can take to prevent a dental emergency–or at least minimize the likelihood of one. 1. Regular […]
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You’ve finally gotten up the nerve to sit in the big chair, and for no clear reason, you’re terrified. We don’t blame you for being scared of dentists. Chances are you have no idea what any of the devices we use are called or what they’re for. Having dental treatment done is less intimidating when you […]
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Did you know that it is surprisingly tough to find a dentist office with an in-house lab? Davis Gribble Hollowwa has one of the only in-house dental labs in all of Albuquerque. And that’s not marketing jargon; an in-house lab can dramatically enhance your experience at the dentist. Here’s how: 1. Higher Quality We conduct […]
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Having good dental health is an important part of having good health overall. In order to maintain your dental health, it’s imperative to have a dental insurance policy that meets your unique needs. But where do you start? Insurance can be confusing, and if you don’t know what to look for in a dental policy, […]
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Whether your dental insurance is offered through your employer or the Health Insurance Marketplace, it’s important to know the ins and outs of what your plan offers in order to avoid unexpected costs. Reading over an insurance policy, however, can be overwhelming if you’re not familiar with the language and terminology. So, we’ve created a […]
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Temporomandibular joint disorder is, aside from a mouthful to pronounce, a condition defined by pain or discomfort in the joint area of the jaw. More specifically, TMJ disorder involves pain in the hinges that connect your jaw to your skull. These joints allow your jaw to move up and down or side to side, enabling […]
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So, you’re afraid of us? We understand, and we don’t take it personally. It’s because we’re dentists. We know. From years of experience, we’ve noticed a few themes that explain why so many people are afraid of going to the dentist. If you have a fear of dentists, we’d be willing to bet that it’s […]
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A trip to the dentist today is much different than it was thousands of years ago, to say the least! Here are 7 fun facts about the history of dentistry that will make you appreciate all the technology in dentists’ offices these days. 1. Tooth Decay Used to Be Blamed On “Tooth Worms” The first […]
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Your smile is often the first thing another person notices about you and the last thing they remember. Whether you embrace Steve Buscemi-esque choppers or you desire the most polished, Courteney Cox-like pearly whites possible, it’s our job as dentists to make sure you leave our office feeling ready to take on the world with […]
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Red wine and coffee. It’s unfortunate that two of life’s simplest pleasures are known to cause teeth stains. Many of our favorite foods are culprits, too, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to avoid them altogether. Read on for a few easy tips to minimize teeth stains. Drink White Wine, Not Red You may […]
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What is the most common chronic disease for children? Dental decay! What is Disease What does it mean for your child to have a chronic disease? A disease, by definition, refers to any condition that impairs the normal functioning of the body. If your child has asthma, they have a disease. Their normal body function […]
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Parents always want what is best for their children. When it comes to your child’s health, it is all about creating good habits that stick with your child into adulthood. In many families, the hope is that children will be better off than the parents were. This applies to everything from finances to health. Make […]
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Are you happy with your smile? Do you feel your smile represents who you are as a person? In social interactions, the mouth is one of the first body features other people notice. Make sure your smile represents you and accurately reflects your personal health. Missing Teeth The most common reasons for people to […]
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