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Why do I have bad breath?

bad breath in Albuquerque, NM | Essenmacher Family DentalBad breath can certainly disrupt your daily life and cause you to feel self-conscious when speaking to others. The best way to find out what is happening with your oral health is to book an appointment with your Albuquerque dentist to get to the bottom of the matter.

At Essenmacher Family Dental, we help patients achieve excellent oral health and fresh breath with a comprehensive dental hygiene plan. In the meantime, here are a few common causes of bad breath, also known as halitosis.

#1 Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Gum disease is the most common cause of bad breath. Bacteria reproduce creating a foul odor. By cleaning tartar and sticky plaque from the surfaces of the teeth, healing can begin. Our hygienists are experienced, gentle, and will organize a personal treatment plan just for you.

#2 Dehydration

Not drinking enough water can reduce saliva production. Saliva is the mouth’s natural cleaning mechanism. Be sure to sip water frequently throughout the day and drink plenty first thing in the morning. Your body might become dehydrated during sleep.

#3 Gastrointestinal Issues

Digestive issues can cause bad breath. By ruling out any oral conditions, we can help you discover if a trip to your medical practitioner could benefit you.

For more information about bad breath from a top Northeast Heights dentist, contact us to book an appointment with Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher. 

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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