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…

If you’re like most people, you don’t think about how important your gums are on a daily basis, but your gums protect and support your teeth and hold them to the jaw bone. When the gums are unhealthy, you risk losing your teeth, and you also put yourself at a higher risk for serious illnesses…

When you learned you are pregnant, we’re willing to bet that gum disease was the last thing on your mind! The truth is, hormonal changes increase your risk for developing oral health problems like gingivitis and gum disease while you are pregnant. This not only impacts your health—it can also impact the health of your…

Getting braces is about more than a beautiful smile! Braces can improve your oral health. If you’re considering getting braces in Albuquerque, NM, you probably have many questions about the treatment. Below are a few frequently asked questions about braces compiled by Dr. Jeff S. Luffey, DDS, an Albuquerque dentist. How Do Braces Work? Dr….

Preventing Dental Anxiety If you are among the 75% of adults who have some degree of dental anxiety, you’re likely searching for ways to prevent passing your dental phobia on to your child. That’s a good thing too, because studies show that folks who fear the dentist are less likely to get the dental treatments…

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…

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