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Are you doing everything you can this month to prepare your smile for the holiday season? Most individuals in the United States use their holidays as an opportunity to eat a tremendous amount of foods that although may be tasty, can potentially lead to numerous oral ailments due to the amount of sugars and harmful substances they contain. If this is you or your loved ones, it is important to implement effective oral health care routine such as brushing twice daily and flossing once daily to ensure the build-up of plaque will not occur.

Plaque refers to the buildup of debris and bacteria into a thin layer on your teeth and gums. If left untreated, plaque can turn harmful substances such as sugars into hazardous acids that eat through your tooth enamel. Plaque is notorious for giving rise to numerous oral ailments including gum disease, cavities, and various forms of tooth enamel damage.

If plaque is not removed in time through the use of effective oral health care treatments, it will harden into a substance known as tartar. Unfortunately, tartar is extremely difficult to remove and often requires the aid of a dental professional. For additional oral health care treatments for plaque and tartar prevention and care, visit your dentist.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Michael R. Mullen D.D.S. for a professional cleaning, please call Dr. Michael Mullen and the rest of our team at our dentist office in El Paso, Texas at 915-593-1900. A better smile is your first step to a brighter, healthier lifestyle that can improve your life for many years to come.