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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.

Meet the Team at Dr. Robert Mitchell, D.D.S.

June 14, 2017

Our Dallas Dental Team

Susie – Office Manager

Our office manager, Susie, is indispensable to our office. She is the happy gracious person who greets you, schedules your appointments and helps with your financial obligations. Susie has been in dentistry for over 25 years, starting as a dental assistant in high school. From her beginnings as a dental assistant to her current role of office manager, she ensures that the day-to-day operations of our office run smoothly and that each of our patients have the best dental experience possible.

Susie is originally from Columbus, Georgia; she relocated to Texas to become a permanent Dallas resident. Along with her husband, Chris, Susie has raised three wonderful children. She enjoys all the shopping and dining opportunities in Dallas. She also loves spending time with her family, hanging out with her dogs Marlee, Gracee, and Sadee going to the lake, and being a devoted Cowboys and Rangers fan!

Rebecca – Dental Hygienist

Rebecca is our dental hygienist who enjoys educating patients on proper oral care, periodontal health, and cosmetic dentistry options, including teeth whitening. Rebecca graduated from Texas Women’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Her favorite part of dentistry is getting to know her patients and helping them improve their oral health. She enjoys working closely with all kinds of people and loves helping them realize their smile goals.

Rebecca enjoys cooking and practicing yoga. She is married to her high school sweetheart and currently lives in Southlake.

Mindi – Dental Hygienist

Mindi earned her associates degree in Dental Hygiene from Tarrant County College and her Bachelor’s degree in Management of Human Resources from Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma. From the fall of 2009 to the spring of 2010, she served as a Clinical Instructor in the Dental Hygiene Department at Tarrant County College. Mindi looks forward every day to helping patients of all ages achieve their optimal oral health.

Mindi grew up in Ft. Worth. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family, spending time with her two teenage sons at the lake doing watersports and concerts and, playing tennis. She is also an active member of Legacy Church in Plano and volunteers in the youth program.

Amanda – Registered Dental Assistant/Business Assistant

Amanda has worked in the dental field since 2001. She enjoys helping patients in every aspect of the dental office, from assisting Dr. Mitchell during their dental procedures to educating patients on their dental needs and scheduling their future appointments.

Amanda attended Baylor University and graduated from Texas Women’s University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

Amanda is originally from Burleson, Texas. Today, she lives in Rowlett with her husband and three furry children. Outside the office, Amanda enjoys working out, watching the Texas Rangers, shopping, and trying new restaurants.

Tracie – Registered Dental Assistant

Tracie’s love of dentistry began in high school when she became a dental assistant and she has enjoyed her role as a Registered Dental Assistant for over 25 years. She enjoys taking care of patients and helping them feel at ease.

Tracie is originally from Carrollton, Texas and still resides in Carrollton. Tracie and her husband, Keith, were high school sweethearts. They raised their son in Carrollton and he attended the very same high school as his parents.

Outside the office, Tracie enjoys spending time with her family, having cook outs, going camping, and relaxing vacations on the beautiful beaches of Mexico.

Root Canal Therapy in Dallas, Texas

June 7, 2017

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Root Canal Treatment

Your teeth contain several layers: the outer protective enamel, a secondary layer of sensitive dentin, and an inner pulp that contains components commonly referred to as the “nerve” of the tooth. Each pulp chamber branches off, forming canals that lead toward the tooth root tip. These infamous root canals provide a means for the tooth to absorb what it needs from the blood and get rid of toxins or other unnecessary materials via the blood stream. A deep cavity, traumatic injury, or tooth fracture can make the canal susceptible to bacterial infection, which can kill the pulp, stimulate increased blood flow, and create pressure within the tooth. This can cause severe tooth pain and may initiate bone degeneration, tooth loss, and even more acute pain. If you see a dentist in the earliest stages of this condition, the tooth may be saved with a root canal. Otherwise, it should be extracted and replaced with a prosthetic.

Will root canal therapy hurt? Not with today’s advanced analgesics and technology. In fact, the entire process can be so comfortable that many patients doze off. Oftentimes, root canal therapy can be completed in a single appointment. We simply clean out the diseased canal, fill it with a biologically-inert substance, seal it from further infection, and you’re on your way. While some patients experience post-procedural soreness or slight tissue inflammation, these are controllable with over-the-counter analgesics. Follow-up care involves thorough home hygiene and regular dental visits for cleanings and check ups.

Does your child play sports? Then you want to protect them…make sure they are wearing a mouthguard.

May 31, 2017

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Porcelain Veneers in Dallas, TX

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Beautifying Dallas Smiles with Porcelain Veneers

A recent poll by the AACD indicates that a beautiful smile can make you appear more attractive, confident, interesting, and intelligent. If your front teeth are less than ideal, we can help. Dr. Mitchell uses porcelain veneers to transform misshapen, stained, or damaged teeth.

Custom Porcelain Veneers

Our custom-made veneers can improve the shape, size, and color of your teeth. They reflect light like natural tooth enamel, so they look and feel completely natural. Our veneers are a custom restoration, which means they’re individually created to give you a unique, vibrant smile in as little as two visits.

After your complimentary cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Mitchell will use digital imaging technology to create your new beautiful smile. Dr. Mitchell is excellent at listening to every patient’s priorities and concerns. Together you will decide what is appropriate in order to give you the smile you want and deserve which can ultimately change your life. Please take a moment to see for yourself our beautiful before and after pictures as well as our excellent reviews. You will love our office!

 

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Dr. Mitchell would like you to watch this informative video on why straight teeth are important for a healthy you!

May 24, 2017

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