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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

October 12, 2015

“Healthy Habits are Easier than You Think,” Did you know that October is National Dental Hygiene Month? Why not let us help you focus on maintaining optimal oral health while leading a busy, active lifestyle.

New Patient Exam

Outstanding Care for a Lifetime of Optimal Oral Health

Thank you for choosing the office of Dr. Robert Mitchell for your family’s dental care. Our entire team values the opportunity to give you the personalized attention and beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.

We’ll dedicate two hours for your new patient exam. When you arrive, we’ll give you a tour of our dental office and introduce you to our team. Refreshments are available for your enjoyment, as are Bose music headphones, movie goggles, massagers, and comfortable blankets, hot and cold neck pillows, and warm, scented towels.

Assessing Your Teeth, Gums, and Bite

We will talk to you about your dental needs and the reason for your visit. Then Dr. Mitchell will conduct a thorough exam which will include checking your bite alignment, assessing the integrity of existing dental work, and scanning your teeth for decay using our non-invasive DIAGNOdent laser. About 80% of the population unknowingly has some form of periodontal disease, so we will examine your gums for signs of this stealthy offender and suggest therapies for prevention or treatment. A set of digital X-rays will provide a complete picture of your oral health and aid in accurate diagnosis.

Screening for Oral Cancer

We will check your soft tissues for signs of oral cancer. We use a state-of-the-art tool called Velscope to identify suspicious lesions in the earliest stages. Oral cancer claims the lives of 7,500 Americans each year and often goes undetected until it has spread to the neck and lymph nodes. Early detection increases survival chances, so we will screen you for oral cancer at your new patient exam and subsequent checkups.

We would love to schedule an New Patient Evaluation for you!!!

Please call 972-233-1311 and schedule today.

Dallas Referral Rewards Program

At Dr. Mitchell’s office, our entire team loves many things about the work we do:

  • We love working with wonderful patients.
  • We love creating new smiles.
  • We love showing appreciation.

That’s why we decided to combine the things we love most into a Referral Rewards Program.

We are happy to announce that each time you refer a friend or a family member you each will receive a $50.00 credit. It is our way of saying Thank you for giving us the highest compliment a dental practice can receive.

How to freshen your breath for National Dental Hygiene Month

October 9, 2013

Did you know October is National Dental Hygiene Month? It’s the perfect time to spruce up your smile and get fresh breath. Think of it as a tune up for your teeth!

Maintaining a bright smile is not the only concern when it comes to a healthy mouth. Your breath can be a warning sign that something is off – or that you had onions for lunch. Dr. Robert Mitchell is here to share his top tips on How to freshen your breath for National Dental Hygiene Month.

1. Brush Twice a Day

Most people find it’s easiest to do right when you wake up and before hitting the sheets.

2. Floss Daily

Keep a container of floss where you end up sitting the most. Your nightstand, coffee table or desk can be great spots!

3. Clean Your Tongue

A quick scrub with your toothbrush while you are brushing your teeth should be all that you need!

4. Drink Water

Water is a great way to give your mouth a quick rinse, in addition to keeping your body hydrated. When your mouth gets dry, the bacteria in your mouth just sits around waiting to be rinsed away.

5. Watch What You Eat

Be careful what you are eating. A high protein, low carbohydrate diet may be great for your waist size, but it can cause your body to burn fat instead of sugar which is known to cause stinky breath.

6. Go green.

Green tea and green herbs are great for reducing bad breath. Munch some during the day to temporarily freshen breath.

7. Consume More Vitamin C

Vitamin C is not only the ultimate cold fighter. Foods high in Vitamin C can also reduce the appearance of bad breath. Try melons, berries and citrus fruits.

How are you going to keep your breath in tiptop shape? Our Dallas dental experts are here to help! If these easy tips are not enough to get your breath smelling fresh, contact us today at (972) 233-1311! Dr. Robert Mitchell can help you find the underlying issues.

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