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October 17, 2017

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Meet Your Dallas Dentist

October 11, 2017

Dr. Robert Mitchell

Dr. Mitchell provides outstanding dental care to residents of Dallas and surrounding areas. After receiving a bachelor of science degree from the University of Texas at Austin (where he was All Southwest Conference Guard on the National Championship Football Team), he went on to obtain his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, world renowned for it outstanding dental program. He’s been creating beautiful smiles and healthy mouths ever since!

Affiliations and Continuing Education

Dr. Mitchell has served as President of the Dallas Academy of General Dentistry and is on the Executive Board of the International Association of Orofacial Myology. He is one of a select few dentists in Texas to be inducted as a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the Crown Council, an international round table of leading dentists (including Bill Dorfman of ABC’s Extreme Makeover TV series) who are committed to excellence. The Crown Council shares the very best of their ideas and talents to improve health and wellness in communities and the quality of dental care worldwide. Members are strongly committed to promoting oral health, fighting oral cancer, and serving their communities through charitable work. Dr. Mitchell is a member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, Dallas County Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. A proponent of continuing education, Dr. Mitchell has completed numerous national and international postgraduate courses on the latest restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry techniques. Such Techniques as digital imaging, digital radiography, and laser technology.

Awards

Dr. Mitchell has received numerous awards. In addition to receiving the prestigious Fellowship Award given by the Academy of General Dentistry, he was named one of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumers Research Council of America and was appointed by the Chancellor of the University of Texas Health Science System as the dental representative to the American Cancer Society’s Committee on Smoking. Dr. Mitchell was featured in the June issue of D Magazine as one of the best dentists in Dallas and in the November issue of Texas Monthly as one of Texas’s Super Dentists.

Community Involvement

Active in his local community, Dr. Mitchell has served on the Executive Board of Directors for Dallas Summer Musicals and is a member of the Rotary International Club, which awarded him the Paul Harris Fellow for his significant contribution to the community.da

Outstanding Care for a Lifetime of Optimal Oral Health

September 27, 2017

We strive to provide Outstanding Care for a Lifetime of Optimal Oral Health.

New Patient Exam

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.

If you have a chipped, slightly misaligned, or otherwise imperfect tooth that needs cosmetic restoration, we may suggest one-appointment bonding.

September 13, 2017

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Cosmetic bonding is the quick and easy solution for restoring confidence to smiles by artistically sculpting teeth to create a stunning transformation.
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Creating Beautiful, Durable Smiles with Custom-Made Crowns in Dallas, Texas.

August 25, 2017

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A damaged or severely worn tooth can mar your appearance and cause discomfort. Left untreated, the problem will only worsen and could result in an awkwardly broken tooth, acute pain, or a diseased tooth root. Let Dr. Mitchell restore structural integrity to your compromised dentition with a custom crown, inlay, or onlay.
A crown sits snugly atop a compromised tooth to strengthen and protect it. Dr. Mitchell uses all-ceramic, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and gold crowns for durable, long-lasting restorations. He’ll consider the location of your tooth and the amount of stress it incurs to determine which material to use. Porcelain crowns look and feel like natural teeth, so they’ll blend seamlessly into your smile.
Typically, we can design, fit, and place your crowns in just a couple of short appointments. The procedure for installing a dental crown normally takes two separate dentist visits. At your first appointment, Dr. Mitchell will examine the tooth to make sure that it can support a crown, then begin shaping the tooth to prepare it for the crown. Alternatively, if the tooth is severely damaged or broken, Dr. Mitchell may need to fill it in to make it large enough to properly receive the crown. After the tooth is prepped to the proper shape, Dr. Mitchell will take an impression of the tooth, as well as those surrounding it, and send it away to a dental lab, so the permanent crown can be made accordingly. By the end of this first visit, your tooth will have a new temporary crown that protects it until the final crown is ready to be permanently placed.
When the permanent crown is ready, you will have your second visit. At this appointment, the temporary crown is removed, Dr. Mitchell will position and fasten the new crown to the tooth with a special permanent adhesive.
Once a crown is placed, you can care for it as you do your natural teeth. Conscientious brushing twice a day and daily flossing will protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth. Be sure to see us at least two times each year for professional cleanings and a preventive exam, too. If you have any questions please call 972-233-1311 we would love to set up a consultation for Dr. Mitchell or one of our knowledgeable staff members to go over the process with you in more detail.
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Dentist Dallas TX | Dentist in Dallas TX, Dr. Robert Mitchell Shares Facts About Bleeding Gums

July 19, 2017

Dentist in Dallas TX, Dr. Robert Mitchell Talks About Bleeding Gums

 

Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth?  Or worse…do they bleed when you eat certain foods? While bleeding gums or gum sensitivity is not uncommon, the condition, known as gingivitis is typically a sign of more serious underlying oral health issues.  Left untreated, the bleeding gums, or gingivitis can even progress to more complex conditions like periodontal disease that could lead to the loss of teeth. The bacteria associated with periodontal disease has also been associated with other illnesses like heart attacks, stroke, low birth weight babies, and Alzheimer’s Disease, just to name a few.   It can even complicate existing conditions like Diabetes.  Your oral health is directly connected to your overall health, that’s why it’s such a priority to us.

 

Treatment for bleeding gums centers on effective oral hygiene practices paired with comprehensive, routine dental care.

 

What Is the Condition Known As “Bleeding Gums”or Gingivitis?

 

If you have ever been brushing your teeth and seen a bit of pink when you rinsed out your mouth, this appearance of blood is not normal.  Healthy tissue does not bleed.   When your gums are consistently inflamed, bleeding, or are sensitive and swollen, you could be at risk for gum disease or other health issues.

 

When you have gingivitis, you may also notice other symptoms, such as bad breath, a bad taste in your mouth, redness or tenderness in your gums, and even receding gums.

 

What Causes Gum Sensitivity?

 

One of the primary causes of bleeding gums or gum sensitivity is the incomplete removal of plaque from the base of the teeth or gum line. Not eliminating this plaque allows bacteria to grow in your mouth, and at the gum line.  It even begins to migrate under the gums if it is not professionally removed.

 

If the plaque is still not removed, it can harden and form what is called tartar, which eventually causes a more progressive condition known as gum disease or periodontitis. This disease causes increased gum bleeding, foul breath, bone loss, shifting of your teeth, and eventually toothloss.

 

While plaque buildup is the most common cause of bleeding gums, there are other causes as well. Excessive bleeding in your gums may indicate a bleeding disorder, leukemia, scurvy, vitamin K deficiency, or other systemic conditions.

 

Additionally, brushing too hard, ill-fitting dental restorations, and improper flossing can also cause your gums to bleed.  Any bleeding should be checked by a dental professional and not left to chance!

 

 

What Are Some Ways to Treat Bleeding Gums?

 

Appropriate oral hygiene practices are the best way to prevent and treat bleeding gums or gingivitis. To maintain good oral health,you should brush your teeth with a soft-bristle toothbrush after each meal.Flossing daily or even twice a day is also a recommended practice.  Using an antibacterial mouthwash also helps.

 

In addition to great home care, you should also visit the dentist at least once every 6 months to have the plaque removed from your teeth and to get a comprehensive checkup.  It you have ANY signs of gum disease it is really important to see a dentist for a professional teeth cleaning every 3 months. Statistically it has been shown that it takes about 3 months for the bacteria that cause gum disease and bone loss to repopulate the mouth to a destructive level after a professional dental hygiene visit.  By having a professional dental hygiene visit every 3 months you have the best chance of staying healthy and keeping the bacteria under control.

 

If you’ve experienced any bleeding or sensitivity in your gums, or if it’s been longer than 3 months since your last dental hygiene visit, give us a call today.  We will find an appointment that works with your schedule.  Don’t leave your oral or overall health to chance.

 

(972) 233-1311

 

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Dentist in Dallas TX | What Is Your Smile Saying About You?

July 12, 2017

Dentist in Dallas TX, Dr. Robert Mitchell says, let’s face it, your smile says a lot about you. Your smile and the condition of your teeth are a direct reflection of you. The number one thing people notice when they meet you for the first time is your smile. People with attractive smiles are generally more confident, happier, friendlier and seem to enjoy life more.  They are also generally more respected an liked by others.  Your smile really does matter.

Studies show that 99.7% of Americans believe a smile is an important social asset. Also, a more pleasant smile can help you get ahead in life. People want to date someone who is attractive and who takes care of their appearance. Employers want to hire and promote people who are more attractive and who have a warm friendly smile. Over 74% of Americans believe an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances of career success. Your smile is one of your biggest assets. Dull, stained, crooked or missing teeth can negatively affect how others feel about you and it affects how you feel about yourself.

The Dental Technology is Here

Advances in dental technology have made procedures we used to only dream about an everyday reality. There are veneers, cosmetic bonding, porcelain crowns, teeth whitening and dental implants – just to name a few. From no-prep/no anesthesia cosmetic veneers to extreme smile makeovers as seen on TV.

Look Years Younger With Cosmetic Dentistry

 

Would you like to look younger without the expense and risk of cosmetic surgery? Modern cosmetic dentistry can now offer dramatic changes in facial appearance without the need for invasive surgery and long recovery periods. The entire team at Dr. Mitchell’s Office are well versed in the latest facial restructuring techniques available to the cosmetic dentist.
The proper alignment of the teeth and the jaws can produce a startling and instantaneous change to a person’s facial structure. Wrinkles can suddenly disappear, lips can be fuller and restoring a proper relationship of teeth can make someone look 10 to 15 years younger.
Broken down, chipped, stained, cracked, crooked and worn teeth not only make you look older, but they can also make your face look older too. As teeth wear, they become shorter causing the face to collapse thereby producing wrinkles. Restoring teeth to their natural youthful appearance can have a similar transformation on the rest of your face.
Long lasting and affordable smile makeovers can make a difference in your life!  You’ll look have a great looking smile you can be proud of, will look years younger and feel much better about yourself. You’ll be able to speak and eat as you naturally would. You’ll discover that cosmetic dentistry is surprisingly easy and last for decades. Your friends will say, “You Look Great” when they notice the change in your smile.
With our state-of-the-art cosmetic techniques, we can eliminate and beautifully restore unsightly cavities, stains, chips, gaps, cracks and crooked teeth in as little as one or two visits. You’ll be able to smile with confidence.
Give us a call today at (972) 233-1311 to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation.  Come find out what the possibilities are.  You may be very pleasantly surprised.
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Dentist in Dallas TX Takes YOUR Safety Seriously

July 5, 2017

INFECTION CONTROL – What you should know about our practice.

Infection control and universal precautions protect patients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control;  you, your dentist, and the dental team.

We want you to know that our entire team follow procedures recommended by several Federal agencies including:

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

These measures include:

• Disinfectant hand soap

• Gloves, face masks, protective eyewear

• Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces

• Sterilization of all equipment before every use

• Disposable materials when ever possible

We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave to sterilize our instruments after each use.  An autoclave is a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure.

The best defense against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.  We are 100% committed to not only delivering the best dental care possible, but also to your personal safety while you are in our office.

 

Dentist in Dallas TX Can Put An End To Your Sensitive Teeth

June 28, 2017

The truth about sensitive teeth is that at least 40 million adults in the United States suffer from it at some time in their lives. It’s an incredibly common condition, but you can easily ease the agony with the following calming cures.

Signs of Sensitive Teeth

It’s hard to ignore teeth sensitivity because its symptoms are so evident. You will know you have a problem if you feel short, sharp, stinging pains when your teeth come into contact with extremely hot or cold temperatures. A lingering aching sensation often follows this feeling. If the problem persists for more than a few days, you need to schedule a dental evaluation with an affordable dentist. Only a dentist can confirm whether your discomfort is due to teeth sensitivity or another problem like a cavity or abscess.

Reduce Your Risk of Teeth Sensitivity

Luckily, teeth sensitivity is treatable and the problem can be completely reversed.  Dentists have a wide range of both in-office treatments and at-home regimens that can help soothe and stop teeth sensitivity. These may include:

  • Trying a desensitizing toothpaste
  • Using a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Brushing your teeth very gently
  • Getting a prescription for a fluoride gel
  • Having sealants or other protective coatings applied to teeth by an affordable dentist
  • Reducing your intake of acid-producing foods and drinks

If these steps don’t get rid of your sensitive teeth, give our office a call today to learn about our in office desensitizing treatment.  We can provide you with relief that works instantly and can often last up to there years.

There’s no reason to live with pain anymore!

 

Meet Your Dallas Dentist – Dr. Robert Mitchell, D.D.S.

June 21, 2017

Dr. Robert Mitchell

Dr. Mitchell provides outstanding dental care to residents of Dallas and surrounding areas. After receiving a bachelor of science degree from the University of Texas at Austin (where he was All Southwest Conference Guard on the National Championship Football Team), he went on to obtain his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, world renowned for it outstanding dental program. He’s been creating beautiful smiles and healthy mouths ever since!

Affiliations and Continuing Education

Dr. Mitchell has served as President of the Dallas Academy of General Dentistry and is on the Executive Board of the International Association of Orofacial Myology. He is one of a select few dentists in Texas to be inducted as a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the Crown Council, an international round table of leading dentists (including Bill Dorfman of ABC’s Extreme Makeover TV series) who are committed to excellence. The Crown Council shares the very best of their ideas and talents to improve health and wellness in communities and the quality of dental care worldwide. Members are strongly committed to promoting oral health, fighting oral cancer, and serving their communities through charitable work. Dr. Mitchell is a member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, Dallas County Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. A proponent of continuing education, Dr. Mitchell has completed numerous national and international postgraduate courses on the latest restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry techniques. Such Techniques as digital imaging, digital radiography, and laser technology.

Awards

Dr. Mitchell has received numerous awards. In addition to receiving the prestigious Fellowship Award given by the Academy of General Dentistry, he was named one of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumers Research Council of America and was appointed by the Chancellor of the University of Texas Health Science System as the dental representative to the American Cancer Society’s Committee on Smoking. Dr. Mitchell was featured in the June issue of D Magazine as one of the best dentists in Dallas and in the November issue of Texas Monthly as one of Texas’s Super Dentists.

Community Involvement

Active in his local community, Dr. Mitchell has served on the Executive Board of Directors for Dallas Summer Musicals and is a member of the Rotary International Club, which awarded him the Paul Harris Fellow for his significant contribution to the community.

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