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Your Mouth: Keeping It Healthy

Have you ever thought about how much you use your mouth? Without it, you couldn't talk with your friends, enjoy your food, or even laugh at a joke. Do you care for your hardworking mouth as well as you should? If not, tooth decay and gum disease could be putting your smile in danger. Take control now to keep your mouth healthy.

Benefits of a Healthy Mouth
Taking care of your teeth and gums can help you feel confident about your smile.

Why bother caring for your teeth and gums? For one thing, what goes on in your mouth can affect the rest of your body. Poor oral health is linked to problems such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. But that's not all. If you're pregnant, caring for your teeth and gums can help ensure your baby is born on time and healthy. Good oral health can also:

  • Help you chew and digest your food.

  • Keep your mouth comfortable and pain free.

  • Help you speak clearly.

  • Keep your breath fresh.

  • Keep you looking and feeling good. And when you feel good about your mouth, you're more likely to smile!

Your Oral Health

At dental visits, you will be asked about signs of problems. Before your visit, think about the answers to these questions: 

  • Are your teeth sensitive to heat or cold?

  • Do your teeth hurt if you have sweet foods or drinks?

  • Has the way you bite down changed?

  • Do you feel pain when you bite down?

  • Do any of your teeth feel loose?

  • Do you have bad breath?

  • Are your gums swollen, puffy, or sore?

  • Do your gums bleed when you floss or brush?

  • Has the color of your gums changed?

  • Have your gums pulled back from your teeth?

  • Are you happy with your smile?

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Meet Your Dental Team

Comfortable, relaxed and pampering dental care awaits you at University Family Dental. Since 2006, we have served the Las Cruces, NM area and its nearby communities. Our highly skilled and experienced dental professionals are known for their affable personality and great chairside manners. Look to them for a unique, personalized dental care that promises splendid results.

Our patients say it best...

  • I was greeted by a friendly face immediately and was seen 2 minutes after I walked through the door. The staff is extremely professional, and always makes sure you're comfortable, including offering hand treatments with every cleaning. I would never go anywhere else for my dental services and surprisingly enough, I look forward to my visits at University Family Dental.

    -Antonio L.

  • I'd like to think Dr Martin and her wonderful staff they were delightful and very warm and the atmosphere was beautiful considering it's Christmas I really appreciate that it was so so spirited thank you guys for being such a great stuff I look forward to seeing you again Happy holidays to all.

    -Rachel S.

  • My experience with them was very pleasant. They were very professional and friendly and honest. They explain everything very well and I would definitely recommend them to all my friends and family.

    -Patsy R.

  • I have had dental and gum problems for years. At last I found a dentist who stopped the pain, gave me a "bite", a smile and great whitening solution for my teeth. Wonderful dentist and staff! Thankful I found Dr. Kim and her crew! Plus, they have a wax treatment for your hands!!!! It's like a dental spa!

    -Karen D.

  • Great staff, awesome service and always with a big smile....

    -Johnny G.

  • Very friendly fun and professional all wrapped up in one

    -Susie C.

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