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Dental Checkups in Albuquerque

Why Routine Oral Checkups Matter

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Without a solid foundation, your magnificent smile won't last long. Regular exams and good home care form the basis for optimal dental health. As a general dentist, Dr. Boehmer promotes preventive care to save our patients time, money, and headaches later.

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Oral Hygiene Tips from your Dentist in Albuquerque

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The care you give your teeth and gums in between your visits to our Albuquerque dental office are just as important as your biannual dental checkups. With this in mind, Dr. Boehmer wants to make sure that you’re brushing and flossing your teeth as well as possible. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your at-home oral hygiene routine:

Dental Checkups in Albuquerque

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During your six-month hygiene maintenance appointment, our team will complete a comprehensive exam of your mouth that includes an oral cancer screening. Oral and pharyngeal cancers claim more than 9,000 American lives each year. During a screening, we check for sores in your mouth or on your lips that aren’t healing, lumps, thickened tissue, red and white discoloration, and raised areas along your jaw, on your neck, or around your ears.

We’ll also conduct a bite assessment and periodontal analysis. A misaligned bite may not only impact the appearance of your smile, but also your comfort. Symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder can result from bite misalignment. Dr. Boehmer may recommend wearing a custom oral appliance if she discovers a problem with your bite.

The health and beauty of your smile is directly connected to the condition of your gums. At each checkup, our dental hygienist will examine your gums and probe the depths of the gum pockets that surround your teeth. Pockets that are deeper than four millimeters may be indicative of gum disease. Other signs include:

Left untreated, gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis can lead to needing teeth extracted. To avoid this, Dr. Boehmer and her staff offer dedicated periodontal therapy to restore your healthy smile.

Checkups are also the time for a tooth-by-tooth inspection. DIAGNOdent is our cavity detection laser, which enables Dr. Boehmer to find weak areas before the decay actually occurs. With DIAGNOdent, we can stop decay and prevent larger dental issues.

Our Albuquerque, NM practice offers a wide variety of preventive care services and products, including routine oral cancer and blood pressure screenings. Other options include:

If you are ready to experience dentistry tailored to your needs, call our Albuquerque dental office and schedule an appointment with Dr. Boehmer. Our relaxing, Northeast Heights Albuquerque office is easy to access. Stop in and see how our personalized dental services can transform your smile.

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