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Dr. Mark W. Johnson

Dentist

Dr. Mark Johnson is a Dentist practicing in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Johnson specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Mark W. Johnson
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • University of Missouri–Kansas City
  • Accepting new patients

How often should my daughter get her braces tightened?

Usually every month.

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I just got a crown fit on my teeth but it hurts a lot. Does it require re-treatment?

Yes, and it could be as simple as adjusting your bite. Return to your dentist for evaluation.

My daughter has a gap between her front two teeth. Is it normal?

It depends on your daughters age and yes it can be corrected. Are the front primary or permanent?

Can teeth whitening strips damage your enamel?

They could if you are over-doing the bleaching stripes.

What is the importance of using dental floss?

Yes you still need to floss daily. Flossing actually gets in between the tooth where a toothbrush can't reach. Flossing stimulates the gums and creates a healthier mouth.

Is a root canal safe for a 3 year old?

The procedure should be safe. I would be inclined to get a second opinion. It would depend on which tooth it is and how long she should retain the primary tooth. Extraction and READ MORE
The procedure should be safe. I would be inclined to get a second opinion. It would depend on which tooth it is and how long she should retain the primary tooth. Extraction and the placement of a space maintainer might be an option. Good Luck.


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Fear of local anaesthetic allergy

The odds are pretty low. You could consult an allergist to test you for anesthetic allergies. If you felt, during your previous dental visits, that your heart was racing, request READ MORE
The odds are pretty low. You could consult an allergist to test you for anesthetic allergies. If you felt, during your previous dental visits, that your heart was racing, request that the dentist use an anesthetic that does not have epinephrine (adrenaline) in it.

Good luck, you should be fine,

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I had some bleeding in my gums while brushing. Could it be serious?

It certainly could be the start of something serious. You should consult your Dental Professional. Good luck.

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I am still having pain after my wisdom tooth extraction last week. Why is this happening?

Could possibly be a dry socket. You should return to the office that did the extractions. Good Luck.

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I am bleeding after 6 hours of my tooth extraction. What should I do?

Contact the office where you had the extraction. Also, biting on a dry tea bag for an hour, without removing it or spitting, should help.

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I recently read an article that said poor dental health could cause respiratory problems. Is it true?

Yes. That is very true. Not only respiratory issues, but other systemic issues. Poor oral health can be, for example, a complication for a patient with diabetes. I recommend brushing READ MORE
Yes. That is very true. Not only respiratory issues, but other systemic issues. Poor oral health can be, for example, a complication for a patient with diabetes. I recommend brushing twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse, not just gargle, with an antimicrobial mouth rinse. Be sure to visit with your dental professional as much as needed, at least twice a year. Hope this helps.

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Is reflux giving me bad breath?

Yes. Your reflux can and does directly effect your mouth and can contribute to bad breath. This is best discussed with your physician regarding the reflux. Usually, once the reflux READ MORE
Yes. Your reflux can and does directly effect your mouth and can contribute to bad breath. This is best discussed with your physician regarding the reflux. Usually, once the reflux has been controlled, the bad breath should subside.

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Can I whiten my teeth with baking soda alone?

Baking soda can be abrasive to the enamel. While it may remove superficial stains such as coffee, tea, etc., we would recommend a baking soda toothpaste. However, most deep stains READ MORE
Baking soda can be abrasive to the enamel. While it may remove superficial stains such as coffee, tea, etc., we would recommend a baking soda toothpaste. However, most deep stains will not change in appearance. Currently, we are not aware of natural bleaching products. We recommend Opalescence bleaching products here in our office.