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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Taking care of your teeth is about more than having a pretty smile—it’s about preventing serious illnesses, too. You probably know that improper oral hygiene can lead to gum disease, but you may not know that gum disease is linked to serious health issues like heart disease, COPD and dementia. It’s a scary, but with…

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…

Effective Treatments for Head, Neck and Jaw Pain Do you experience chronic head, neck or facial pain? You may have a condition called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), also referred to as TMJ disorder. This condition results when the temporomandibular joint that connects your jaw to your skull becomes misaligned. It is at least twice as…

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…

Tips From a Family Dentist in Albuquerque, NM When you’re expecting a baby, you imagine what your child will look like, where he’ll go to school and what his interests will be. What you may not have imagined is how you will take care of his teeth! Usually, it is not until after the baby…

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