Regular dental visits will keep your mouth clean and healthy.
Brushing and flossing provide the cornerstones of good oral health. You need to brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes at a time, and floss at once a day. But no matter how well you brush and floss, there is no substitute for your regular dental visits in El Paso, Texas, at Michael R. Mullen D.D.S..
Dental visits will give our team the chance to do three things. First, no matter how well you brush and floss, you simply aren’t going to get the all of the plaque and tartar off of your teeth. Our hygienist will give your teeth a professional cleaning to remove the remaining plaque and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Second, the hygienist will also polish your teeth to give a you a healthy-looking smile. Then our dentist will perform an examination to check for cavities or any other problems. By diagnosing and treating problems early, we can make sure that you maintain a healthy and happy mouth. While you’re here, we may decide to take X-rays of your mouth to track any changes, or to take a closer look for dental issues. After your exam, we may make some treatment recommendations, and discuss your oral hygiene routine with you to see if there is room for improvement.
In most cases, you should see the dentist every six months. However, every person is different, and depending on your situation, we may want to see you more often. If it is time for your cleaning and exam, give us a call today at 915-593-1900.