Adult's Dentistryin Albuquerque, New Mexico

It's easy to ignore, but a little bit of tooth decay or gum disease always leads to a little bit more. The outcome of these untreated problems inevitably becomes pain, emergency treatment, and tooth loss. So why does this happen? It's an infection.

$
99

Adult’s Complete Checkup

Includes exam, x-rays, and basic cleaning.
Includes exam, x-rays, and basic cleaning.

Millions of bacteria swarm our mouths, many of them harmless and even beneficial. But a few bad characters wreak havoc on the hard and soft tissues of the mouth in many people. Like all living creatures, they need an energy source. Sugars are their snack of choice, and they use simple carbohydrates from our diet to manufacture energy.

Like all living creatures making energy, they also produce waste. These acidic wastes deposited on the teeth erode the hard enamel surfaces and form holes, known as cavities.

Some bacteria produce a toxic waste that causes bleeding gums and destruction of the bone around the teeth. In fact, this is the leading reason people lose their teeth and end up with dentures. It's all part of an infection.

Office Hours

Mon:

8:30am - 5:00pm

Tue:

8:30am - 5:00pm

Wed:

8:30am - 5:00pm

Thu:

8:30am - 5:00pm

Fri:

8:30am - 5:00pm

Sat:

Closed

Sun:

Closed
*Our office is closed alternating Mondays and Fridays.

Our Albuquerque Location

2010 Wyoming Blvd NE, Suite K

Albuquerque, NM 87112

We are located by Furr’s.

Our Specialty Services

Dental Implants

Dr. Norby is rated as one of the top prosthodontic dentists in Albuquerque. Contact our office today for more information.

Dentures

Our team is ready to improve your smile and make you feel confident again! Contact our office today for more information.

Crowns & Bridges

We can change your smile within a day with same-day crowns! Contact our office today for more information.

Most infections can be treated with antibiotics, but mouth bacteria require a different approach. Regular checkups help us identify new cavities, and periodic cleanings remove mineralized deposits that harbor millions of harmful bacteria. Fluoride varnishes harden tooth surfaces, and high-risk patients benefit from customized approaches with our team.

The complex interaction of infection and inflammation extends beyond the gums and mouth. In fact, research continues to uncover the many ways that problems in our mouths can reach into critical areas of our bodies. For example, mouth bacteria penetrate through bleeding gums and enter the bloodstream. Like a river, blood flow carries the bacteria to the small vessels of the heart and brain. Here they can damage the intricate vessel lining, leading to blockage of the vessel. Heart attack or stroke results..all because of bleeding gums.

The same process deposits mouth bacteria and their toxins in other areas of our bodies and appears related to arthritis, diabetes, and some cancers. In the last few years, we've learned that a healthy mouth can affect our overall health in many ways.

A few tips

For Maintaining a Healthy Mouth

Brush and floss twice a day

Consistent daily habits remove sticky, bacterial plaque that starts the cascading events that lead to decay, gum disease, and other health problems. If you don't like to floss, consider toothpicks, brushes or the magic of a Waterpik.

Brush for at least two minutes each time

It sounds like a long time, but it makes a difference. Consider an electric toothbrush with a built-in timer, or setting a timer on your phone.

Rinse your toothbrush thoroughly

Bacteria linger on your toothbrush, finding their way back into the mouth at the next use.

Keep sugary drinks, starchy foods, and desserts to a minimum

Foods high in starch and sugar provide fuel to bacteria. Despite diligent brushing and flossing, sugary and starchy foods serve as catalysts for decay. Be moderate, and avoid snacking between meals.

Drink sugary liquids through a straw

A straw helps keep sugar from bathing the teeth directly before swallowing.

Drink water after eating a meal

Swishing with water helps clean larger deposits of food from your teeth. Plus, we all could use a little more hydration!

Get cavities treated immediately

Cavities rarely hurt until they reach a critical stage. And don't forget: a little bit of tooth decay eventually becomes a little bit more.

See a dentist every six months

The risk of critical dental problems diminishes significantly if you're visiting us twice a year. Patients that fit preventive dentistry into their budget typically enjoy fewer dental expenditures over time than those who wait for emergencies to develop.

Teeth whitening offers a predictable boost to your confidence through the power of a smile. Numerous factors need consideration and evaluation before starting any whitening procedure. Your Norby Dental team draws on years of experience to help deliver a smile boost safely and comfortably.

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