Call Today for an Appointment! (972) 233-1311
5438 Alpha Rd., Dallas, Texas 75240

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.

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.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Check us out on our Social Media:

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Google+

Learn more about Cosmetic Bonding from Dallas Dentist Dr. Robert Mitchell

March 22, 2016

If you have a chipped, slightly misaligned, or otherwise imperfect tooth that needs cosmetic restoration, we may suggest one-appointment bonding. Dr. Mitchell can apply liquid composite resin that’s been shaded to blend with your tooth’s color in order to rebuild a pleasing shape to your tooth. After hardening the resin with a curing light, he will artistically sculpt and polish the restoration. In just one visit, you can enjoy a beautiful new smile! Cosmetic bonding can be a viable, affordable alternative to porcelain veneers, but it lasts only 5 to 10 years with proper care. Bonding will not discolor as your natural tooth enamel will, so touch-up teeth whitening may be required to keep your natural teeth the same shade as the bonded area.

Actual Patient of Dr. Robert Mitchell, D.D.S.

Actual Patient of Dr. Robert Mitchell, D.D.S.

Actual Patient of Dr. Robert Mitchell, D.D.S.

Actual Patient of Dr. Robert Mitchell, D.D.S.

Dental bonding is an option that can be considered:

  • To repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
  • To repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
  • To close spaces between teeth
  • To make teeth look longer
  • To change the shape of teeth
  • As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede

A Beautiful smile is a valuable asset! Let us explain how our advanced procedures in both cosmetic and general dentistry can give you the attractive smile you’ve always wanted. Call today to schedule your Complimentary Smile Design Consultation and find out if Cosmetic Bonding is a great option for you.

Call Today for an Appointment! (972) 233-1311
5438 Alpha Rd., Dallas, Texas 75240

Learn more about Bruxism from Dr. Robert Mitchell, D.D.S.

March 9, 2016

Bruxism Treatment in Dallas

Teeth Grinding Condition

Some patients react to stress by grinding their teeth unconsciously during the day or, more commonly, while sleeping. This constant pressure and motion can harm teeth, as well as muscles and tissues in and around the jaw. This condition, known as stock12

Teeth Clenching & Grinding Facts

Common symptoms of bruxism include a sore jaw, headaches, and earaches. Causes vary, but they may include stress, anxiety, tension, misaligned teeth, posture, diet, sleeping habits, and other factors. Bruxism is most prevalent in women and generally found in about one-third of the population.

Individuals who react to stress with anger, pain, frustration, aggression, or competition are most commonly affected. People with bruxism may have other biting habits, such as biting fingernails, pencils, lips, or the insides of their cheeks.

Constant clenching and grinding of the teeth cannot only cause the aforementioned symptoms, but it may also contribute to TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction, which has a long list of side effects associated with pain in the head and neck. Teeth rubbing together consistently will result in surface wear over time, which will cause dental problems. Insomnia, eating disorders, and depression can result from bruxism as well if it’s left untreated.

A Solid Bruxism Solution

How can you stop an unconscious habit? A thorough evaluation will allow us to check your teeth, tissues, and muscles. If we determine that you suffer from bruxism, we’ll create an orthotic appliance, also called a nightguard or splint, to prevent grinding and clenching. Many types of nightguards exist, and patients react differently to the various styles. If one appliance does not work, another may. In many cases, simply wearing a nightguard will eliminate the problem. However, if the condition persists, we can prescribe alternative therapies to correct the issue.

Some practices that can relieve symptoms of bruxism include stress and anxiety management, focused facial relaxation, massage and stretching of face and neck muscles, applying ice or wet heat, proper rest, eating soft foods, and hydrating the body. If your teeth were damaged because of bruxism or if we find TMJ to be a factor, our team will repair and treat you to provide complete relief.

If you believe you suffer from bruxism Call Today (972-233-1311) to schedule your Complimentary Consult to speak with Dr. Robert Mitchell about your options. Don’t suffer any longer from a sore jaw, headaches, or earaches.

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.

What Is the Condition Known As “Bleeding Gums”or Gingivitis?10689781_722610197792565_2714084470672372811_n

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/)
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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

Get the smile you’ve always wanted with the professional whitening treatment everyone is talking about!

December 7, 2015

🌟🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL $100.00 OFF all Whitening.

11987103_869777736391780_7190489122959807016_n

The Zoom! Whitening Process

Dr. Mitchell uses Zoom! Whitening to lighten smiles up to eight shades in about an hour. Millions of people across the globe have benefited from this safe, effective bleaching system, and you can, too. We’ll apply Zoom! Whitening gel to your teeth and activate it with a special light. The gel penetrates tooth enamel and dentin to melt away stains and discolorations that have been caused by food, beverages, tobacco, medications, and even the natural aging process. You’ll leave our office with the vividly white smile you’ve always wanted. Custom-made teeth whitening trays are available for at-home touch-ups as well.

If you’d prefer to whiten your teeth more gradually, custom-made trays are also available. These trays are molded to fit your teeth so that you won’t experience slipping and spotting or have unbleached back teeth. Simply fill the trays with our professional-grade teeth whitening solution and wear them daily for one to two weeks or until your teeth reach your desired level of whiteness. At-home trays can be used in conjunction with Zoom! Whitening so that you can maintain your dazzling smile without more trips to the dentist.

Learn more about cosmetic whitening options that Dr.Robert Mitchell DDS and our team can help you or someone on your list with.

📲Call Today for more details. 972-233-1311

Patient Forms Financial Options Get Directions
5438 Alpha Rd., Dallas, TX 75240
Dr. Robert Mitchell Dallas Dentist Dr. Robert Mitchell (972) 233-1311 drrobertmitchell@robertmitchelldds.com