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What Are Your Expectations for Dentures?

Lusk Family Dentistry | Dentures | Farmington NM
Finding out that you need dentures can be difficult to accept. When most people think of dentures, they imagine the sad-looking set of teeth sitting in a glass on their grandparents’ nightstand, and it isn’t a very attractive option.What many people aren’t aware of is that today’s modern dentures are nothing like the dentures your grandparents were forced to wear. Dentures today look better, they function better, and they feel better because of advanced dental technology.If you are facing tooth loss and dentures as a replacement for your teeth, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that your expectations will more than likely be exceeded. Call your Farmington, NM dentist to ...

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What You Should Know About TMJ Disorders

TMJ Disorder | Farmington NM
If you suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, it has probably already impacted your quality of life. Many people who have TMJ problems report uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms such as earaches, dizziness, and ringing in their ears. These symptoms likely have a negative impact on overall well-being.There is no reason to suffer. TMJ disorder treatment is available from your Farmington, NM, dentist, Dr. Jared Lusk. Call today to find out more!What Is the TMJ?The TMJ connects the lower jaw to the skull and is what enables us to open and close our mouth. Inflammation of the joint causes pain and limits mobility. Everyday tasks such as yawning, speaking, and ...

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3 Breakthroughs That Changed Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Advancements | Farmington NM
Cosmetic dentistry has become more and more popular in recent years. So much so, in fact, that procedures such as teeth whitening are extremely common.But most of the cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments we almost take for granted today haven’t been around all that long. Three procedures in particular—porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants—have come far in the past three decades.If you want to learn more about these or any other treatments, be sure to contact your Farmington, NM dentist Dr. Jared Lusk to talk about cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry.Tooth WhiteningNow one of the most popular—and affordable—cosmetic dentistry procedures, the perception of tooth whitening has changed over the ...

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Our Office Environment and You

Our Office Environment and You | Our Office Environment and You
If you are not a fan of going to the dentist, you are certainly not alone.At Lusk Family Dental, we realize that when you walk through our doors, there are probably other places you’d rather be. And it is for that exact reason that we have worked very hard to make sure our office environment is warm and welcoming.When you visit our dentist's office in Farmington, NM, you can rest assured that from the first member of our team who greets you all the way through your examination and treatment with Dr. Jared Lusk, we have considered all the details involved in making sure your time with us is as ...

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Benefits of Dental Implants

Benefits of Dental Implants | Benefits of Dental Implants
If you are missing teeth, it is important that you take manage the problem and not let it go.The fact is, when you are missing teeth, trouble chewing might be the least of your problems. Your other teeth can shift, and your bite can change. Soon you may find that you are missing even more teeth.A dental implant is undoubtedly the best way to replace a missing tooth or teeth, and there are a number of reasons for this. Let’s talk about some of the benefits of getting dental implants at our Farmington, NM dental office.The Benefits of Dental ImplantsDental implants are permanent structures that actually fuse to your jaw ...

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Benefits/Functions of Inlays and Onlays

Benefits/Functions of Inlays and Onlays | Benefits/Functions of Inlays and Onlays
If you have a damaged tooth, one of the options available to you for repairing the tooth is an inlay or an onlay. Both of these are dental prosthetics that can be applied to a damaged tooth to restore it to its natural shape.You might need an inlay or an onlay can if your tooth is damaged from decay, physical injury, or gum disease. Inlays and onlays can be made from a variety of materials, including ceramic, porcelain, gold, or composite resin. The advantage to using ceramic or resin in fabricating the inlay or onlay is that they can be tinted to match the color of your surrounding teeth, making ...

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Brushing Tips for a Beautiful Smile

At Lusk Family Dentistry, we want you to have a beautiful, healthy smile. Knowing how to properly brush your teeth is a huge part of making that happen.Here are some brushing tips to help:Use a soft-bristled toothbrushUse a fluoride-enriched toothpasteBrush your teeth for at least two minutes, both morning and nightAngle your toothbrush toward your gums and use short, gentle strokesPay special attention to the hard to reach teeth in the back, and areas around fillings, crowns, and bridgesClean each section of your teeth including the outer surfaces, inner surfaces and chewing surfacesBrush your tongue for cleaner, fresher breathFor many, a powered toothbrush is a good alternative. It can do ...

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