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September 14, 2021

3 Reasons Regular Dental Care is Necessary for Seniors in Assisted Living

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older man in an assisted living facility smiling

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 6 adults 65 years of age or older (17%) have lost all their teeth. Roughly 26% of those in the same age group have 8 or fewer teeth. The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that individuals who are missing most of their teeth (edentulous) will increase in 15 years to more than 200 million people. With these numbers, you can easily see why regular dental care is essential for older adults, especially those in assisted living facilities. Here are 3 reasons why caretakers should make sure their elderly loved one, friend, or patient should see a dentist for seniors on a regular basis.

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August 21, 2021

Should I Worry About My Dental Implants Setting Off a Metal Detector?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 9:08 pm
a dental implant in Albuquerque

Whether you’re preparing to leave town to go on vacation or a business trip, the idea of going through security at the airport may have you a bit nervous if you have dental implants. Because of the titanium posts surgically placed into your jawbone, you might wonder, “Will dental implants set off metal detectors?” Before you begin to worry or prematurely explain yourself to one of the TSA agents, a local dentist explains why there’s no need to fret about your upcoming flight.

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July 16, 2021

Is It Safe to Receive Dental Implants as a Diabetic?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 7:47 pm
a single dental implant in the lower arch

You want dental implants to restore your incomplete smile but you’re living with diabetes. You’ve heard from experts and dental professionals that individuals who are diabetics are often not qualified to undergo this type of treatment, so what can you do? Are you forced to settle for dental bridges or dentures? Before you give up on the prospect of these permanent prosthetics, a dentist explains how this common condition can affect your candidacy but also, what you can do to increase your chances of successful treatment.

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April 29, 2021

What to Expect After Full-Mouth Reconstruction

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 9:38 pm
three generations of women with the grandmother smiling after undergoing full-mouth reconstruction

When multiple problems plague your smile, a dental professional may choose one or more restorative solutions and combine them into one treatment plan for a recommended full-mouth reconstruction. Whether it is decay, chips, breakage, or even missing teeth, bringing your smile back to life can take time and effort as well as plenty of rest and recovery. So, what can you expect while recovering if you’ve been recommended for this type of restorative treatment? Read on to find out.

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December 16, 2020

How to Receive High-Quality Dental Care Even if You’re Uninsured or Out of Network

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 9:40 pm
a table complete with a dental X-ray, glasses, a dental insurance form, and a pen

Are you uninsured? Are you worried you won’t receive the same great level of quality dental care if you choose someone who is out of network with your dental insurance company? These two situations can leave many patients like yourself feeling uncertain about the future of their oral health. Fortunately, your dentist in Albuquerque believes exceptional dentistry shouldn’t be a financial burden. Read on to learn why you shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality to receive affordable care.

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October 10, 2020

What is the Reason for a Gummy Smile?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 9:43 pm
a woman wearing a red blouse and covering her mouth because of her gummy smile

Oftentimes, it’s not your teeth that leave you wishing for a better smile. Your gums play just as important of a role and are known to be the reason for many patients inquiring about cosmetic dentistry solutions. While most services are designed to address tooth imperfections, there is one option that can easily remove excess oral tissue – gum recontouring. But why it is necessary in the first place? What causes a gummy smile? To find out the answer, a cosmetic dentist in Albuquerque explains.

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September 10, 2020

6 Tips to Consider When Choosing the Right Cosmetic Dentist

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 8:33 pm
a female patient looking at her new smile in the mirror while listening to her cosmetic dentist

Ridding your smile of stains, chips, gaps, crowded and missing teeth means finding the right professional to do the job. Not every dentist is trained to provide cosmetic services, although they may be able to perform basic aesthetic changes through various restorative treatments (i.e. dental crown placement). If you want to avoid walking away with a smile that appears “fake” or unnatural, it’s time to consider the following tips when trying to find the right cosmetic dentist.

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May 10, 2020

How Your Dentist Will Keep You Safe When Doors Reopen

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 12:44 pm

an image of gloves, protective eyewear, a facial mask, and a disposable gownAs states begin to slowly reopen various businesses, dental offices are preparing for an influx of patients in need of checkups and cleanings as well as elective treatments. To prepare for this event, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued several protocols practices should adhere to in order to prevent the possibility of spreading COVID-19. While it is understandable you might be concerned about your health and wellbeing when visiting your dentist, take some time to find out what measures are being taken to keep you safe from the moment you arrive.

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April 18, 2020

When is It Safe to Go Back to the Dentist?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_boehmer @ 7:16 pm

a young woman lying back in a dentist’s chair preparing to have her teeth checked and cleanedFor the past few months, people throughout the world have been forced to adjust to a new “normal.” Staying indoors, wearing masks and gloves, avoiding social gatherings, working from home, and being unable to patronize various businesses have quickly become the daily routine. COVID-19 has definitely caused a dramatic shift in the way people live, interact, and do business, but some of that is about to change. How? As states begin to slowly reopen in the coming weeks, you may find yourself asking, “When is it safe to go to the dentist?” Read on to find out when you can expect this to happen and what precautions your dental team will be taking to keep you safe.

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