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What is a New Patient Exam like here at Dr. Robert Mitchell, D.D.S.

April 5, 2017

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.

Dental Care & Services in Dallas, TX

March 22, 2017

Quality Dental Care for Beautiful, Healthy Smiles 

Dr. Mitchell provides quality dental care in a comfortable, soothing environment. He invests in state-of-the-art technology and continuing education to bring you the best of modern dentistry. Our entire team is dedicated to optimizing your oral health through patient-focused care, meaning you’ll receive the specialized attention you deserve.

Voted a “Top Dallas Dentist,” Dr. Mitchell offers a variety of general dentistry, preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and tooth replacement procedures for extraordinary smiles. Our patients rely on his talent and experience to perform their dental work with precision and care. Dr. Mitchell will always treat you with respect, explaining your treatment options and answering your questions. During your exam, he’ll take pictures of your teeth and gums with an intraoral camera and display them on a chairside monitor. These images, along with short videos from our CAESY Patient Education System, can help you make wise decisions about the dental therapies that are right for you. If you suffer from dental anxiety, Dr. Mitchell can use oral conscious sedation to alleviate your fears and promote a comfortable, positive experience. We are certified in Invisalign, Velscope, and Zoom! Whitening.

General, Preventive, Restorative, & Cosmetic Dentistry 

Review our list of services, and then call our North Dallas dental office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Mitchell. We serve patients from Highland Park, Plano, Richardson, and surrounding areas.

Cosmetic Dentistry
Porcelain Veneers
Professional Teeth Whitening
Invisalign
Cosmetic Bonding and Contouring
Smiles Makeovers
General and Preventive Dentistry
Checkups
Breath Treatment
TMJ Therapy
Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) Therapy
Athletic Mouthguards
Gum Disease Therapy
Extractions
Rotadent Toothbrushes
Restorative Dentistry and Replacement Teeth
Tooth-Colored Fillings
Crowns, Inlays, and Onlays
Crown and Bridgework
Dentures and Partials
Dental Implants
Root Canals
Full-Mouth Reconstruction
Sedation Dentistry
Technology and Patient Comforts

 

Give us a call today at (972) 233-1311 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT MINDI OUR EXPERT HYGIENIST AT DR. ROBERT MITCHELL, D.D.S.

October 17, 2016

 

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  • Last book I read: “Dark Places” By Gillian Flynn
  • Greatest Accomplishment: Being accepted to Dental School, but I declined because I found out I was pregnant with my first son. Now my two boys Jeremy and Luke are my biggest accomplishments. ( 6-1′ ~205 LBS and 6-1′ ~185LBS)
  • Favorite Quote: Continuous effort, not strength nor intelligence is the key to unlocking your full potential.” By Winston Churchill
  • In another life I’d be: A World Traveler
  • If I ever played hooky, I’d: Go to the Lake with my boys.
  • If I were a drink I would be: Dirty Martini
  • Something that makes me smile: My boys sharing a story with me.
  • What famous person I met: I met Eric Roberts (Julia Robert’s Brother) at the airport. He signed a napkin for me and in the note called me beautiful. My husband refers to him as my boyfriend now.
  • Something People don’t know about me: I can slalom water – ski holding rope with my foot.
  • Favorite Food: Table-side Guacamole.

 

GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM MEMBERS-Part II

April 29, 2016

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 in 2010 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 celebrated 4 years with the practice this past January and has been a delight to have in our office twice a week. Rebecca is an exceptional hygienist, extremely gentle, and does an outstanding job at explaining dental needs and care to her patients.  We like to joke that Rebecca is the office “Health Nut” and love having her apart of our dental team and dental family.

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Rebecca and Dane with Family

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Rebecca and sister Kelsey

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Rebecca and Dane vacationing in Cabo!

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The couple that loves to Vacation!

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Rebecca and Husband Dane vacationing in Colorado.

 

Rebecca and her husband enjoy traveling and like to get away as often as possible. She enjoys working out and spending time outside on the few nice days Texas gives us. Rebecca is married to her high school sweetheart, Dane and currently lives in Southlake.

GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM MEMBERS

April 14, 2016

At Dr. Robert Mitchell, D.D.S. we are a dental family and would love for you to get to know our Team Members.

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.

 

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Mindi & Family

Mindi grew up in Ft. Worth and feels blessed to have most of her family local. In her spare time, she tries to balance her life with family, friends, exercise and volunteering in the youth program at her church. Mindi has two teenage sons who wrestle and play football. She enjoys spending time with them doing water sports on their boat. Her only daughter is the furry type. (Sammy) Sammy enjoys taking Mindi for walks – sometimes faster than Mindi likes when she is chasing neighborhood rabbits. Mindi also enjoys playing mixed doubles on her fun neighborhood tennis team. Her husband, Ed is a Certified – Tennis Pro and coaches USTA & TCD tennis teams.

🌹HAPPY 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO MINDI!🌹 Mindi is an outstanding hygienist and we love having her apart of our dental family 😁 #HappyAnniversary #dentalfamily #welovemindi #letscelebrate

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HAPPY 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO MINDI!!!
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Mindi is an outstanding hygienist and we love having her apart of our dental family
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Mindi is a great addition to our office and just celebrated her 2 year anniversary with the practice last March. Mindi is an extremely knowledgeable hygienist. Not only does she enjoy educating her patients, but also has a passion for continuing her own education. Her beautiful smile is infectious and she is always upbeat and ready to have a great day! Mindi enjoys cooking and bringing her “Mindi Casseroles/ Concoctions” to the office for lunch to share with anyone brave enough to try them. When she first got married, her husband threw the Cayenne Pepper away because she tends to cook a bit spicy!

 

 

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Mindi & Son’s at a Wrestling Banquet

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My true joy is being a wrestling mom, my boys are kind of awesome. LOL!!! -Mindi

Mindi, both boys, and her father Billy.

Mindi, both boys, and her father Billy.

Mindi & Husband Ed.

Mindi & Husband Ed.

Dallas Dentist shares important information about Gum Disease Awareness Month

February 16, 2016

In November 2012, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn declared February as Gum Disease Awareness Month. Gum disease is a silent killer in our society, affecting more adults than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. With 74% of the population affected, only half are even aware of it.

While gum disease has long been associated with heart disease, strokes, and preterm births/low birth weights, in the last 12 months a significant number of systemic connections have been made between periodontal health and overall wellness. This focus on overall wellness has resulted in exploring periodontal links to obesity, erectile dysfunction, pancreatic cancer, diabetes, dementia, and rheumatoid arthritis. (Dental Economics)

Dentist Dallas TX | Dentist in Dallas TX, Dr. Robert Mitchell Shares Facts 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.

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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

www.RobertMitchellDDS.com

 

❤️FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH ❤️

February 1, 2016

February 2016–American Heart Month
Sponsor: The American Heart Association (http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/)
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.

The heart and mouth connection: How heart disease and oral health link

Did you know that heart disease and oral health are linked? There are two different connections between heart disease and your oral health:

  1. Studies have shown that people with moderate or advanced gum (periodontal) disease are more likely to have heart disease than those with healthy gums.
  2. Oral health holds clues to overall health. Studies have shown that oral health can provide warning signs for other diseases or conditions, including heart disease.

Are you at risk?

Many of the risk factors for gum disease are the same as those for heart disease, such as tobacco use, poor nutrition and diabetes. Overall, people who have chronic gum disease are at higher risk for a heart attack, according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Gum disease (called gingivitis in its early stages and periodontal disease in the late stages) is caused by plaque buildup along and below the gum line. Some researchers have suggested that gum disease may contribute to heart disease because bacteria from infected gums can dislodge, enter the bloodstream, attach to blood vessels and increase clot formation. It has also been suggested that inflammation caused by gum disease may also trigger clot formation. Clots decrease blood flow to the heart, thereby causing an elevation in blood pressure and increasing the risk of a heart attack.

Research shows that many systemic diseases – including heart disease – have oral symptoms. Dentists can help patients who have a history of heart disease by examining them for any signs of oral pain, infection or inflammation. According to the AGD, proper diagnosis and treatment of tooth and gum infections in some of these patients have led to a decrease in blood pressure medications and improved overall health. If you currently have heart disease, make sure to tell your dentist about your condition as well as any medications you are currently taking. Remember to carefully follow your physician’s and dentist’s instructions about health care, and use any prescription medications, such as antibiotics, as directed.

Warning signs

Gum disease affects 80% of American adults and often the condition goes undiagnosed. Warning signs that you may have gum disease include:

Proactive prevention

While regular dental exams and cleanings are necessary to remove bacteria, plaque and tartar and detect early signs of gum disease, you can play a major role in preventing gum disease every day. The best way to be proactive in maintaining your oral and overall health is scheduling regular dental checkups, getting professional cleanings and regular brushing and flossing. Taking steps to stop gum disease at the source is the best way to keep your smile beautiful at any age.

Information courtesy of the Academy of General Dentistry.

When was your last check up with your doctor??? When was your last check up with your dentist. Please do not put these appointments off.

National Wear Red Day – Friday, February 5, 2016

Here is Dr. Robert Mitchell Supporting #GoRedForWomen last year. (2015)

Here is Dr. Robert Mitchell Supporting #GoRedForWomen last year. (2015)

1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year. Celebrate National Wear Red Day with Go Red For Women!!! #GoRedForWomen

HAVE YOU MET OUR DALLAS DENTAL TEAM???

January 11, 2016

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 Grapevine.

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, playing tennis, and hanging out with friends. 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.

5 Early Warning Signs Of Bad Breath

December 14, 2015

According to the Bad Breath Report here are the 5 Early Warning Signs of Bad Breath:

1. Bad Breath In The Mornings

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You’ve noticed that you have bad breath in the mornings. Many people do, in face, probably most do so you don’t need to feel bad about that. A simple brushing of teeth and a gargle of some nice minty mouthwash will usually clear things up pretty quickly.

2. Bad Breath Between Meal Times

Getting bad breath a few hours after eating can mean that you didn’t brush your teeth or that you’ve been sipping on some sweetened beverage. Your mouth could have dried out and now the food or sugar left over on the back of the tongue is starting to come alive, feeding all kinds of funky bacteria. Washing it all down with water and continuing to keep the mouth moist will prevent this. Brushing the teeth after eating will be a definite plus.

3. Bad Breath After Eating Garlic

Eating garlic or any other food that has a potent odor of its own is guaranteed to give you bad breath. This is something you must plan on and would probably be wise to stay away from foods like that when you know you will need to have a nice breath, or you will be somewhere on planet Earth where there are other people. In an emergency all you need to do is brush your teeth, gargle some mouthwash and pop a gun im the mouth. This will cut the kick out of the odor and give you a chance to excuse your self without making anyone pass out.

4. I Smell it But Others Say It’s Not There

Situations like this will happen to the best of us. Worrying about bad breath when it really is not there is a psychological thing and needs to be dealt with on the psychological level. If your peeps are telling you that your breath smells fine but you continue to smell some funk, it is probably just in your head. Trust your friends and just believe.

5. Bad Breath Even After Brushing Teeth

There are people with serious conditions that really need to be concerned about and probably have a dentist or a doctor take a look at. When you have bad breath all the time and nothing you do seems to really get rid of it, there may be some more serious issues that need to be dealt with.

A lot of people will have bad breath and will start worrying about it going to the dentist and seeing specialists when all they need to do is form some good habits and start taking care of their oral hygiene a little better. Majority of people with bad breath will not need medical attention but only their own.

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Halitosis (also commonly referred to as bad breath) can undermine your confidence and negatively affect your social and professional relationships. To combat odor and restore sweet-smelling breath, Dr. Mitchell offers the Oxyfresh breath treatment system.

 

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.

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