Did you know that an estimated 75% of Americans have some form of gum disease? With so many people affected, it may seem as though gum disease isn’t a big deal, but in reality, gum disease is linked with dangerous illnesses like heart disease, breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. If you notice any symptoms…

Are you a parent who has been having many sleepless nights lately? If your child is under 14 months of age, there is a good chance that teething is what’s keeping your child—and you—awake. Let’s look what symptoms of teething are and are not, and also give a few tips to help soothe your baby…

The Cost and Benefits of Dental Implants in Albuquerque, NM Missing or broken teeth can make you feel self-conscious, but research shows that in the U.S., more than 30 million people are missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws. Missing teeth can make it difficult to speak or chew, and can eventually…

Study Shows Poor Oral Health Causes Heart Disease Get Treatment in Albuquerque, New Mexico If you have painful, swollen and bleeding gums, you are not alone. In the United States, between 30% to 50% of the adult population has a mild form of gum disease, and about 5 to 15% suffers from a severe form…

Could You Have a Sleep Disorder? If you had a sleep disorder, you would know it, right? Actually, many patients diagnosed with sleep disorders at our Albuquerque, NM sleep dental office are surprised to learn that they have sleep apnea. They only know that they snore and haven’t felt fully rested in years. If you…

The human body changes as it ages, and your teeth and mouth are no exception. Older adults suffer higher rates of gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss, but there are many things that you can do to keep your smile healthy and beautiful during your golden years. Dr. Jeff S. Luffey, DDS, is a…

Remember when braces were just for teenagers? That’s changing thanks to Invisalign, the best clear braces available today. More than 1.2 million adults had braces in 2012, an increase of 39% from 1996. Since more adults are getting braces, Invisalign dentists like Dr. Jeff S. Luffey, DDS, are fitting adults with clear braces to give…

Are you experiencing tooth pain? Tooth pain is caused by a reaction in your tooth’s pulp chamber. Depending on the reason for your tooth pain, the pain you’re feeling could range from minor sensitivity to severe pain. Often, you’ll feel the most pain while chewing or coming into contact hot or cold beverages. Albuquerque dentist…

Could your frequent headaches be caused by TMJ disorder? If you’ve been suffering from frequent headaches you may have TMJ disorder, a misalignment of the jaw that causes pain and swelling in your face, neck and jaw. Dr. Jeff S. Luffey, DDS, is a TMJ dentist in Albuquerque, NM. Through neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Luffey can…

With today’s advances in cosmetic dentistry, there’s no reason to put off getting the smile you’ve always wanted. As a cosmetic dentist in Albuquerque, NM, Dr. Jeff S. Luffey, DDS, provides a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments to restore the health and beauty of your smile. Below are some quick facts about the cosmetic…

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