Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!

Put your money where your mouth is, literally.  This year when your tax refund hits the bank account why not invest in your oral health to help maintain your overall health.  The average tax return is about $3,000.  So, before you plan a trip to the National Parks or a white, sandy beach, consider making a dental appointment with your favorite Albuquerque dentist, Dr. Abeyta.

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

But My Teeth are Fine!

Though regular dental visits help keep teeth and gums healthy, your dentist does much more than polish your pearly whites during an exam.

Did you know the mouth is loaded with bacteria?  It collects everywhere, including on the teeth, checks and gums. 

Typically, the body’s natural defenses and good oral practices, like daily brushing and flossing, will reduce the number of bacteria that build up in specific spots between the teeth and along the gumline. 

Unfortunately, no bacteria are beyond the control of proper tooth brushing and flossing.

Certain medications can reduce saliva flow.  Saliva serves many purposes. It contains enzymes that aid in digestion. Saliva also helps prevent tooth decay by washing away food from the teeth and gums.

Sugars can cause the bacteria S. mutans to increase in number and secrete acids and other harmful products that attack your teeth’s enamel, resulting in tooth decay.

Two types of bacteria, most frequently associated with periodontal disease, are Treponema Denticola and Porphyromonas Gingivalis.  These bad guys disrupt oral bacteria that normally exist in harmony with one another.  When enough of the bacteria sneaks in beneath the gum line, bone and connective tissue in and around the teeth begin to breakdown. 

So, if you are considering skipping a dental checkup because of cost, remember your tax refund.  If you are considering skipping a dental checkup because of time or dental anxiety, find a dentist who practices conscious sedation and/or same day care.

Remember, dental care gets more expensive the longer you neglect a condition. Brushing, flossing, and regular checkups will help maintain both your oral and overall health.

To learn more about Dr. Abeyta’s practice, costs and dental plans call today at (505) 293-7611.

What Your Tongue Says About Your Health

What Your Tongue Says About Your Health

What your tongue says about your health and why you should be checking it regularly for signs of problems.  By examining your skin, throat and yes, your tongue, a trained doctor can assess your overall health.

What Your Tongue Says About Your Health

What a Healthy Tongue Looks Like

A healthy tongue should be pink in color with a thin white coating.  The shade of pink varies, based on the individual person.  A healthy tongue has little bumps or papillae on the sides and top. The papillae give the tongue its characteristic rough texture.

 What Tongue Colors Tell You

One of the first noticeable symptoms of an unhealthy tongue is a change in color from the normal pink shade.

The different colors can indicate conditions such as:  

  • A black tongue can signify poor oral hygiene. Some medications, dark liquids and tobacco may also be the culprit. In rare cases, diabetes and HIV have been linked to a black tongue.
  • A white tongue with patches can be signs of a fungal or yeast infection, or oral thrush.
  • A purple tongue can be a symptom of poor blood circulation or a heart condition.
  • A red tongue may mean a vitamin B Deficiency. It could also be the result of an allergic reaction.
  • A tongue grey in color with grayish-white patches can accompany Eczema.
  • Bacteria buildup can cause the tongue to turn either yellow or green.
  • A blue tongue indicates a lack of oxygen in the blood.

Acupuncture and Other Treatments

 

What Your Tongue Says About Your HealthA dentist can examine your tongue for indications of health issues. They will look at the color as well as the shape. Chinese medicine provides a map of the tongue, where issues correspond with problems to specific organs. The tongue is related to the internal organs and meridians that acupuncture is meant to address.

How to Keep the Tongue Healthy

  • Drink lots of water
  • Brush regularly
  • Rinse Well
  • Drink Green Tea
  • Have a professional examine the tongue

To learn more about how your tongue may be affecting your health, schedule an appointment with Dr. Abeyta’s in Albuquerque, NM at  (505) 293-7611. You will enjoy not only the peaceful and calm environment provided, but also customized care, from ONE doctor, which creates a unique experience for you and your entire family. Part of their commitment includes providing information that helps patients make better informed decisions about their oral health as well their overall health.

Dr. Abeyta Achieves the FAGD Award

Dr. Abeyta Achieves the FAGD Award

Dr. Abeyta is one of less than 5% of dentists nationwide to achieve the Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) award.  What does this accreditation mean in dentistry? And what does it mean for her patients?

FAGD is one of the highest awards that a dentist can receive. In fact, only about four to five dentists a year achieve this distinction!  The fellowship was instituted over 50 years ago by the Academy of General Dentistry.  It was created to honor those who recognize and accept the professional duty to remain current in the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver the highest quality of oral healthcare to their patients.

To earn the fellowship a dentist must:

  • Be an AGD member for at least three consecutive years
  • Pass a comprehensive 250 question examination
  • Earn 500 continuing dental education credits

What does all of this mean?  Patients at the best Albuquerque dentist are receiving the highest quality of comprehensive dental care available.  Dr. Abeyta and her team recognize the importance of continuing dental education.  They are committed to remaining current in the profession and to learning new techniques for the benefit of their patients and the betterment of dentistry as a whole.

Just like they are committed to ensuring the safety of their patients during COVID-19.   Did you know that dental offices are actually one of the cleanest areas that you can be in?  For a very long time, dentists have been required to adhere to very strict sanitization standards and protocols that you likely wouldn’t see other than in a hospital.  COVID-19 has only reinforced those standards even further.

Click here to view the safety measures Dr. Abeyta has put into place. 

Dr. Abeyta incorporates total health and integrative care options and empowers every patient to make the right and best decisions for their health.  She invests in education for her patients to support their commitment to excellence with the knowledge they need to achieve whatever goals they have for their health.  Her team is honored to partner with you in caring for your health.  Call today to set up your appointment (505)-293-7611. 

Meet The Best Albuquerque Dentist

Meet Dr. Abeyta, the best Albuquerque dentist and her team.  They believe that dentistry is health and trust centered.  Her office practices an integrative approach in creating a beautiful smile and healthy functioning body. Did you know that your smile can tell her how healthy you are? Healthy teeth and jaws translate to a pretty smile, healthy breathing, and healthy body.  Dr. Abeyta will sit down with you one-on-one to give you the tools to take back your own health.

Meet the best Albuquerque dentist

The Treatment Philosophy of Dr. Alicia Abeyta DDS is built on honesty and integrity. We strive to be the best choice for quality care and overall excellence. We accomplish this by delivering comprehensive care in a calm and safe environment. We incorporate total health and integrative care options and empower every patient make the right and best decisions for their health. We invest in education for ourselves and our patients to support our commitment to excellence and empower our patients with the knowledge they need to achieve whatever goals they have for their health. Our team is honored to partner with you in caring for your health.

You will enjoy not only the peaceful and calm environment provided, but also customized care, from ONE doctor, which creates a unique experience for you and your entire family. Comfort pillows, music, and aromatherapy with Essential Oils are all individualized to make your experience unique and soothing. Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs.

Dr. Abeyta’s practice offers a complete range of cosmetic dentistry and restorative procedures, including porcelain veneers, crowns, and tooth-colored fillings. Her treatment philosophy is not based on a single technique or product. Each patient receives a treatment plan based on his or her unique goals and needs. Since dentistry involves comprehensive knowledge of the face, head and neck, holistic facial and dental treatments are also offered through the Medical Facial Rejuvenation Spa.

Click here to tour the office.  We look forward to serving you and giving you a reason to smile big in Albuquerque, NM.