Don’t brush off regular checkups to the dentist! Regular dental checkups are essential to maintaining good oral health. We encourage regular checkups at least every six months. Seeing Dr. Mitchell twice a year is recommended because we can:
- Check for problems you might not see or feel
- Find early signs of decay
- Treat oral health problems early, while they are still manageable
Regular checkups include a thorough cleaning, polishing, and an oral exam by the doctor. During the oral exam, Dr. Mitchell checks the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue.
At each visit, he also checks old fillings and restorations, because constant pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching can cause them to wear away, chip, or crack.