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Take Charge or Your Oral Health in the New Year

December 30, 2019
Posted By: Essenmacher Family Dental
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A healthy mouth contributes to overall wellness. This year take charge of your oral health and help promote a better you. With the help of your family dentist in Albuquerque, NM, you can achieve optimal oral health at any age.

Best Practices with Your Dentist in Albuquerque, NM

Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher would love to see you follow best practices this year when it comes to your dental health. Preventive dentistry is very important to maintaining a healthy smile. Best practices, according to the American Dental Association and most dentists include:



  • Brushing your teeth at least twice each day
  • Flossing at least twice each day
  • Visiting your dentist at least twice each year for dental exams and professional teeth cleanings

Other steps to help maintain a healthy smile and a healthy body include quitting smoking, which contributes to dry mouth and gum disease.

Gum disease is a series of infections in the gum tissues that can lead to tooth loss and even systemic health issues like heart attack and stroke. Gum disease is also linked to such conditions as Alzheimer’s and rheumatoid arthritis.

The verdict is that good oral care, regular dental visits, and quitting smoking lowers your risks for tooth loss and other dental health problems.

Additionally, best practices include limiting your sugar intake to help prevent cavities and type 2 diabetes—both of which impact your smile and overall wellness.

We Are Accepting New Patients in the 87109 Area

If you’re new to the Northeast Heights, NM area, we would love to welcome you into our dental office.

Your dentist in Albuquerque, NM and her team treat patients from every age group, and we all enjoy children and families! Click here to get started.

Schedule Exams with Your Dentist in Northeast Heights, NM

If you’re ready to kick off the new year with excellent dentistry for yourself and your family, get in touch with a friendly dental team member today to schedule dental exams and teeth cleanings.

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Dear valued patients,

As many of you know, in response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and public health orders in place in New Mexico, we have been seeing patients on an urgent/emergency basis only since March 17. As a practice, our first priority is to put the health and safety of our team and community first.  

Because the exact trajectory of this pandemic cannot be anticipated, we are unable to accurately predict when we’ll be able to resume seeing patients for regular dental care.  At this time, public health orders prohibiting elective dental care extend until May 15.  However, we will definitely make an announcement on our website and Facebook when normal hours are resumed. We will also be contacting patients whose appointments were canceled so that we can reschedule.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, or have a concern about your teeth that you’d like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call our office.  We are happy to assist you in any way we can.  

While we all watch and wait to see what the coming weeks hold for our nation, I pray for health and peace for all of you and those you love.  I know that together, we will get through this. Take care and God bless. Visit our Facebook page for a message from Dr. Essenmacher. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Essenmacher