June 3, 2018
Bleeding and tender gums. Difficulty chewing and brushing. An increased risk of heart disease and stroke. These are all associated with gum disease, the number one cause of tooth loss in the United States. For years, dentists have been imploring patients to practice daily oral care to avoid the damaging (and often permanent effects) of gum disease.
Today, your dentist is discussing the difference between gingivitis and periodontitis, the causes, and how you can protect yourself in the future.
May 18, 2018
In addition to your home oral hygiene habits, the American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that only 84% of children and 64% of adults scheduled an appointment last year. Often, it is believed that you only need to see your dentist after a problem develops; however, this is not true. Although you may want to avoid the costs of dental visits, regular services from your dentist are necessary to keep your teeth and gums healthy. By doing so, you will save money on your dental care.
April 9, 2018
Riding bikes around the neighborhood or playing sports with family members are both great ways to enjoy the upcoming warm weather. Of course, sometimes we don’t always take the right precautions to prevent a dental emergency from occurring. Next thing you know, you’re in the backseat of a friend’s car on your way to the emergency room, clutching your mouth.
If you don’t experience any of the following situations, you’re better off visiting your dentist during regular business hours. However, if you or your friends don’t know how to handle any of the following dental emergencies, your dentist can help. Here’s what you should do.
March 15, 2018
If it has been a while since you’ve seen a dentist, or if you’re shopping around for a new dental care provider, you might be a little nervous about your next appointment. Well, we assure you that there is nothing to be afraid of. If you choose Dr. Bradley Mitchell as your dentist in OKC, you can expect the highest quality of care along with truly personal service. You might even start to look forward to your biannual checkups! Here is an overview of what you can expect the first time you come to see us.
December 8, 2017
If you want straight teeth, you might feel a bit hesitant to talk to your dentist about your vision because it might take too long for an official orthodontic treatment—especially when you’ve heard of mail-order braces. Not only do they seem to be growing in popularity, you’re almost sold on the idea because you won’t have to visit a dental office like you may need to with a treatment like Invisalign.
As much as people don’t necessarily enjoy visiting their local dentist, we’re here to save you more time, money, and help you achieve the results you want. While these “convenient” mail order braces sound good, they’re actually too good to be true! Here’s why.
November 27, 2017
The weather is cooling down—finally. Doesn’t it seem like the hotter weather lasts forever nowadays? Either way, it’s common for people to become sick from the weather changing. If you’re feeling less than great lately, your dentist wants you to know it’s still important to take care of your teeth—even when you don’t feel like doing anything else. When you have a cold, taking care of your body is your top priority and that includes your teeth!
October 16, 2017
Too many adults think of visiting the dentist as something they should do, but don’t really make the time for — kind of like that daily half hour of cardio or reading a new book every month. Who has the time?
September 16, 2017
Your toothbrush is your first line of defense against dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease. To promote a healthy smile, you know that you are supposed to brush twice a day; but, one in four adults admit that they do not. After a long day, it is easy to just head to bed without brushing one more time. Even though it is part of your morning routine, it is easy to rush through it to get out the door on time. Skipping a good brushing will still place your oral health at risk. It is best to take the time to commit to your dental health each day.
August 8, 2017
As your dental team, we provide services that can transform your smile and transform your life! Mitchell Smile Design realizes that there are challenges that our patients face every day and we have the ability to solve those problems. We can help you gain the confidence to smile again, have functional teeth, and above all—feel good about yourself inside and out! Are you facing difficulties of your own and need assistance improving your smile? Your OKC dentist, Dr. Bradley Mitchell, offers porcelain veneers to help you achieve the bright, straight teeth you’ve always wanted.
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July 10, 2017
Tooth loss is a common problem with more than 178 million Americans missing at least one. When you live with the empty space, it is easy to feel insecure about your smile. However, your confidence is not the only area that suffers. You may no longer be able to eat your favorite foods or speak clearly. Not to mention, your dental health is also negatively impacted. You could choose a traditional form of tooth replacement, like dentures, to regain a complete smile, or you could invest in your smile with dental implants. Your dentist in OKC, Dr. Brad Mitchell can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch using a permanent solution.
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