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 »

Great Dental Care Equals a Great Smile

By now you may have already seen the value of daily oral hygiene when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth with strong teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush combined with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing in between the teeth and... Read more »

Addressing the Risk of Pregnancy Gingivitis

If you are aware that you are pregnant, you are no doubt busy visiting the doctor for prenatal checkups, preparing to welcome your baby and keeping your body healthy with exercise and nutrition. It’s important that you care for your oral health when you are pregnant so that you can... Read more »

Bone Grafts 101

If you’ve ever had a significant infection in your jaw bone, or other issues with your jaw health, you may have been told that a bone graft could help improve things. For those lucky enough to not have had this experience, you’re probably not familiar with what a bone graft... Read more »

Dental Habits to Break for Improved Dental Health

We all know that there are dental habits that are great for improving and maintaining oral health. These habits include things like brushing and flossing your teeth daily, visiting a dentist regularly, and drinking plenty of water. But did you know that there are also bad dental habits that you... Read more »

How Do I Take Care of Dental Crowns?

If you have received dental crowns, you may be tempted to think, “They’re not my real teeth, I don’t need to brush them.” While it is true they are replacing your real teeth, they are not entirely different from your natural teeth. If you keep up with brushing, flossing, visiting... Read more »

Complete Your Oral Health With Dentures

Whether through age or accident, dentures may be needed to restore your teeth. Dentures are ideal for many people and have been used for decades with long-lasting success. To help you understand more about dentures, our dentist, Dr. Brandon Cera with Northside Dental in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has offered... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Northside Dental, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area... Read more »