Preventive Dentistry

Cleanings and Prevention 

Dentists know that if they can help their patients focus on proactive oral health, their smile’s beauty will remain lustrous for many years. Without good daily oral health habits and regular exams and cleanings, teeth and gums succumb to damage and decay.

ABQ Gentle Dentistry wants to keep your smile as healthy as possible for as long as possible, which is why we place a high value on preventive maintenance. Helping patients in Albuquerque and surrounding communities, Dr. Dan Lafferty and his enthusiastic team provide dental care that is foundational to your oral health.

Dr. Lafferty and His Team Provide Education on Oral Health

It takes patience and time to explain why at-home habits are integral to oral health. At ABQ Gentle Dentistry, we do not rush or overlook this part of our care because educating you is an essential part of our treatment. When you understand the causes and effects of decay and damage, you are more likely to value the importance of daily hygiene regimens. We also give patients the techniques and tools they need to accomplish their oral care efficiently.

Dental Exams for Early Detection of Oral Health Issues

Routine exams are also key to maintaining oral health. At ABQ Gentle Dentistry, we use digital x-rays to give us the clearest images available to detect conditions like tooth decay, periodontal disease, oral cancer, and temporomandibular joint disorder. Early intervention can spare you from elaborate dental treatments and catch issues before they escalate into major health threats.

Dental Hygiene is Central to Optimal Oral Health

Finally, dental hygiene visits remove festering plaque and tartar from crevices in your teeth and under the gum line that your at-home care has not effectively addressed. This prevents cavities, gum disease, and a host of systemic health risks from progressing. Hygienists re-mineralize tooth enamel with fluoride treatments which strengthen teeth and polish enamel using an abrasive paste to gently remove surface stains.

Contact ABQ Gentle Dentistry for Outstanding Preventive Care   

We at ABQ Gentle Dentistry provide the preventive care that safeguards your smile from progressing damage and decay. Dr. Lafferty and his friendly and professional team strive to maintain your oral health with an education that is useful, thorough dental exams, and meticulous hygiene visits. Call our office in Albuquerque today!


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