Essenmacher Family Dental

To floss or not to floss? That is the Question

March 6, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Lindsay M. Essenmacher, DDS
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Caring For Your Oral Health

There has been a lot of talk in the media lately about the effectiveness of flossing. A recent report in the media has claimed that flossing is ineffective. Here at Essenmacher Family Dental, we know that flossing IS effective and should be done at least once a day. Without flossing, you cannot remove the food and bacteria that adhere between the teeth, where your toothbrush can’t reach. This buildup of bacteria can lead to gingivitis, periodontal disease, or cavities between the teeth in at-risk individuals.

How to Floss Correctly

Flossing CAN be ineffective if you aren’t doing it correctly!  Below is a video to demonstrate proper flossing technique.



Contact our Northeast Heights Office Today!

If you have any questions about how to care for your oral health or if you want a flossing demonstration from one of our talented hygienists, contact our office. A member of our team would be happy to help!

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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