New year referral program!

Happy New Year to our dental family at Gabriel Roybal DDS! The highest compliment a patient can give us is the referral of their friends, family, and co-workers. We are pleased to announce a new referral program at our office. For every new friend you refer to us you will receive $50 of credit towards your next dental visit after they have completed … [Read more…]

Oral Bacteria and Its Effect on Joint Failures

Oral bacteria can cause problems that reach far beyond the mouth. A study out of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine followed the damage caused by bacteria after it leaves the mouth and enters the bloodstream. Among the findings was data indicating that bacteria in fluid lubricating both knee and hip joints … [Read more…]

Santa Fe dentist helps out El Dentista victims

Original Story by KOB TV 4 with video Pain and infections are among the complaints from nearly a half-dozen victims who have come forward to Santa Fe police. KOB Eyewitness News 4 spoke with a woman, who asked not to be identified, who is missing her four bottom teeth after she said El Dentista, Eliver … [Read more…]

Smile: Gingivitis Bacteria Manipulate Your Immune System So They Can Thrive in Your Gums

A new research report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology shows how the bacteria known for causing gum disease–Porphyromonas gingivalis–manipulates the body’s immune system to disable normal processes that would otherwise destroy it. Specifically, the report shows that this pathogen prompts the production of the anti-inflammatory molecule Interleukin-10 (IL-10). This, in turn, inhibits the … [Read more…]

Christmas: A Time for Giving

Perhaps more than any other time of year, December is the time to be merry and bright! Christmas songs play on every radio station, family members start arriving from far corners of the country and presents are exchanged. All the festivities generate overwhelming feelings of gratitude and goodwill that we want to share with more … [Read more…]

A Winter White Smile

While people may have mixed feelings about snow—it’s difficult to drive in, it means it’s cold outside, it means it’s ski season, etc.—most people admire one thing about snow: it’s color. Snow-white is stain-free, clean…just the way you want your smile to be. If your smile is currently dingy or you have some uneven discoloration … [Read more…]

Las Posadas de Santa Fe

Christmastime is rich with traditions, some of which we share with countless others—like decorating Christmas trees, hanging stockings on the fireplace and exchanging gifts. Others are unique to our families and our communities. Santa Fe has one such tradition that ties our community to our distinctive Spanish Christian heritage: Las Posadas.

When Mouthwash Isn’t Enough

Every year, Americans spend millions of dollars on gum, mints, mouthwashes and sprays to eliminate embarrassing bad breath. When bad breath is just the result of garlicky pasta or too many onions on your green chile cheeseburger, these products are usually effective. However, persistent bad breath may be the result of something other than what you ate, … [Read more…]

We Are Thankful!

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all the blessings we have in life. One of the many blessings everyone at Dr. Gabriel Roybal, DDS and Oral Hygiene Plus+ has in common is fulfilling work. Our work provides more than a steady paycheck, although we are very thankful for that, too. Our work gives each … [Read more…]