Preventative Dentistry

If you’re looking for preventative dentistry in Albuquerque, you’ve come to the right place. There’s a basic principle in medicine which states that the best protection is always proper protection and this is entirely true for the dental field as well.

Understanding the importance of preventative dentistry, Gallegos Family Dentistry employs high-end and contemporary practices to deliver tailored and personalized dental solutions for each patient.

With years of experience, we strive to provide our patients with comfortable, comprehensive and effective preventative dentistry services in New Mexico. This allows them to rest assured that there’s nothing to worry about. Regular checkups and dental visitations can go a long way. From conducting a complete exam to performing dental deep cleaning, Dr. Gallegos and his team will make sure that your oral hygiene is in perfect condition. 

Below you can find some of the services that you can take advantage of. 


Regular dental checkups and cleanings are one of the most important things you can do to maintain your oral health. The American Dental Association recommended individuals have a dental cleaning done every 6 months.

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Fluoride is compound that contains fluorine, a natural element. Fluoride incorporates itself into the matrix of the tooth structure, remineralizing early areas of decay and inhibiting decay from progressing further.

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Complete New Patient Exams

The complete exam appointment involves a complete dental exam, oral cancer screening, and a full mouth series of x-rays in order to examine your teeth bone and supporting structures. This is done leaving no stone unturned and enabling Dr. Gallegos to give you a complete and thorough exam. Should treatment be recommended Dr. Gallegos will explain all treatment recommended and answer all questions you may have regarding his recommendations.

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Athletic Mouthguards

Dental injuries are the most common type of oral facial injuries sustained during involvement in sport. For that reason a custom fitted mouthguard is an important piece of equipment to use during involvement in sports. We offer a custom fitted guard made specifically for the athlete in order to prevent any injury during sports playing.

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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a protective coating applied to the biting surface of teeth shielding them from plaque and decay. The protective coating is most commonly applied to children's teeth since they are more prone to decay. They can however be applied to adult teeth with the same outcome.

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If you suffer from pain in your jaw or TMJ (joint near your ear canal) you may be clinching and grinding your teeth. Clinching and grinding can lead to excessive wear on teeth, broken teeth, abscessed teeth, and even TMJ pain. The easiest solution for this is a Nightguard.

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