Dentistry for Children & Adults of All Ages
Dr. Jeff S. Luffey is an Albuquerque, NM family dentist who can provide dental care for your entire family. Through regular teeth cleanings and dental checkups, Dr. Luffey can prevent most dental problems from occurring before they begin. He provides dental care that gives your child a healthy, beautiful smile for life.
Our office is a warm, inviting environment that minimizes any fear your child may have about going to the dentist. If your child requires dental treatments like tooth-colored fillings or gum disease treatment, we do our best to provide a comfortable experience with only good memories.
Teeth Cleanings & Dental Checkups
By scheduling teeth cleanings and dental checkups every six months for your child, you encourage healthy dental hygiene habits that last a lifetime. Dental checkups at our office include x-rays, gum disease evaluation, teeth cleaning and examination of existing dental restorations.
Your child’s first dental appointment should be scheduled around his or her first birthday. Primary teeth are just as important as adult teeth. A healthy smile allows your child to develop clear pronunciation and speech habits. Primary teeth guide the eruption of permanent teeth. Through regular check-ups, Dr. Luffey ensures your child’s teeth are progressing in a healthy way and prevents any problems from occurring before they start.
Protect Your Child’s Teeth from Baby Bottle Decay
Your child’s baby teeth are an important start to his or her adult oral health. By applying dental sealants at our Albuquerque dental office, Dr. Luffey protects your child’s teeth from plaque, acids and food particles that cause decay. Dental sealants are a tooth-colored resin coating that is painted on to the surface of the teeth. Sealants only take a few minutes to apply and can protect your child’s teeth for several years.
If your child is teething, it’s important to check for baby bottle decay. A bottle left I your child’s mouth while he or she sleeps can cause decay as the sugar in the liquid mixes with bacteria in dental plaque. This forms acids that attack the tooth enamel, causing tooth decay. Regularly examine your child’s teeth and tongue for spots or lines, which indicate decay. Dr. Luffey can also help detect tooth decay during your child’s checkup.
Schedule Your Dental Appointment With Our Albuquerque Family Dentist
Dr. Luffey provides all aspects of general and cosmetic dental care. He is also provides neuromuscular dentistry in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If your child experiences jaw, head or facial pain, it could be due to a misaligned jaw. As a TMJ treatment dentist, Dr. Luffey can help your child find the optimal placement of his or her jaw, providing pain relief.
Whether you need general, restorative or cosmetic dental care in Albuquerque, NM, Dr. Luffey provides care for adults and children of all ages. Request an appointment online or call us at 505-294-4700.