Jul 07

Treatments for Missing Teeth

Posted by Phillip Gallegos

Apr 18

Causes of Tooth Pain

Posted by Phillip Gallegos

Tooth pain is the sort of pain that can make even the strongest among us feel helpless. It’s a pain we wouldn’t wish upon our worst enemies. Thankfully, restorative dentistry techniques can be used to reconstruct damaged teeth, making them whole again, but that means very little to a person who is going through searing tooth pain at the moment. That person simply wants the pain to cease. Read More »

Jan 26

Treatments to Close Gapped or Spaced Teeth

Posted by Phillip Gallegos

If gapped teeth are making you unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you can seek treatment. There are many cosmetic dentistry treatments that can close gaps between teeth and improve the smile's appearance. We welcome you to schedule a consultation with Albuquerque Cosmetic dentist Philip M. Gallegos for your personalized treatment plan.   Read More »

Jan 18

The Life Span of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Posted by Phillip Gallegos

A dental cavity is a fairly common oral health problem that can easily be treated in order to restore the structure and strength of the affected tooth. Although dental cavities have been in use for decades, it is only in recent years that patients have had so many restorative dentistry treatment options for repairing these damaged teeth. While patients in the past had to rely on noticeable metal fillings, an increasing number of patients are now turning to tooth-colored fillings. Tooth-colored fillings restore and protect the tooth without compromising its aesthetics. In addition, tooth-colored fillings strengthen the teeth and are extremely durable. In fact, the lifespan of tooth-colored fillings provides our Albuquerque patients with years of protection. Read More »

Sep 18

Common Bad Habits When it Comes to Dental Health

Posted by Phillip Gallegos

Patients who meet with Dr. Philip M. Gallegos will let you know that he is one of the leading dentists in Albuquerque. He offers the latest in cosmetic dentistry and advanced restorative dentistry, all grounded in a belief in the fundamentals of general care.   Read More »

Jul 28

Importance of Dental Care and Heart Health

Posted by Phillip Gallegos

Did you know that the state of your oral health could actually impact your heart health? People who suffer from severe gum disease are actually more likely to have heart health issues. Restorative dentistry treatments can help restore oral health and reduce the risk of heart-related health issues. Learn more about the link between dental care and heart health in this overview from Albuquerque dentist Philip M. Gallegos, DDS. Read More »

Jun 22

Dental Care Treatments for Seniors in Albuquerque

Posted by Phillip Gallegos

Dr. Philip Gallegos helps patients throughout Albuquerque with various needs by offering comprehensive general and restorative dentistry treatments for patients of all ages. Each treatment is carefully considered to address age-specific needs. This is particularly important for older patients given the effects of aging on the health and appearance of their smiles. Let's consider some of the common services performed to meet the needs of older patients.   Read More »

May 11

Albuquerque Crown vs. Implant Dental Bridges

Posted by Phillip Gallegos

When adult teeth have gone missing, the aesthetic effects can be dramatic. However, as much as patients tend to focus on the cosmetic consequences of tooth loss, the effects on oral health and function can be even worse. When a single tooth or a small group of teeth has been lost, a dental bridge is the most effective restorative treatment option. Dental bridges fill in the gaps of missing teeth to restore oral function, while improving the appearance of the smile. With a dental bridge in place, the structure of the mouth is also preserved and patients can feel confident that surrounding teeth will not shift or cave in. There are two ways in which a dental bridge can be supported, with dental crowns or dental implants. Dr. Philip Gallegos explains to his Albuquerque patients crown vs. implant-supported dental bridges and helps them determine which is right for them.  Read More »

Mar 09

Causes and Treatment for Bad Breath

Posted by Phillip Gallegos

Many people think that bad breath is merely an inconvenience and something that's socially unacceptable. While both of those hold true, bad breath can actually be a major warning sign of a serious dental health issue or general health issue. The team at Gallegos Family Dentistry would like to take a moment right now to look at some of the basics concerning bad breath, what its causes are, and how it can best be treated by skilled dental care professionals.   Read More »

Mar 02

Tooth Colored Fillings vs. Silver Fillings

Posted by Phillip Gallegos

For our patients in Albuquerque, dental fillings are an ideal treatment for a minor to moderate amount of enamel loss due to tooth decay, tooth fractures, or trauma. Dental fillings are designed to fill the void created by decay or damage, and they can be used to even out the surface of the teeth. The team at Gallegos Family Dentistry can strategically apply durable, natural-looking dental fillings to restore the aesthetic of your smile and improve the health of your teeth.   Read More »