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What causes bad breath?

Bad breath treatment | Albuquerque, NM | Essenmacher Family DentalAll of us experience bad breath at one time or another. Even if we have a great oral hygiene routine and brush and floss after every meal, this happens sometimes. However, our top Albuquerque dentist recommends coming in for an oral health assessment if bad breath persists.

Common Culprits of Bad Breath May Include:

  • Dental infections
  • Periodontal disease
  • Dry mouth

Less serious issues that cause bad breath include eating certain foods and spices—garlic, for example.

Occasionally, bad breath needs to be addressed by your general practitioner to rule out underlying conditions like acid reflux. However, a thorough dental exam is a great place to start if you’re feeling otherwise healthy.

Our Northeast Heights area dentist can take x-rays to rule out infections. Additionally, our hygienist can provide a thorough professional cleaning to rid your teeth and gums of the stubborn bacteria that leads to bad breath.

At Essenmacher Family Dental, we recommend dental cleanings and exams at least every six months. This helps prevent bad breath and more serious oral health issues like periodontal disease and dental emergencies.

Get in Touch with Our Dental Office Today

If you have persistent bad breath or other oral health changes, don’t wait to contact our Albuquerque dental office. Bad breath is not only embarrassing; it can also signify an underlying dental or health issue.

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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