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Mitchell Smile Design Blog

Is Using Charcoal on My Teeth Safe? Your Cosmetic Dentist Has the Answer!

May 9, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmitchell @ 3:27 pm
White smile

People are obsessed with white teeth, and for good reason, too. Research has shown that those with white smiles are perceived as younger, more successful, healthier, and more trustworthy. Because of this, many people are turning to various methods of teeth whitening. One option that has become viral on social media is using activated charcoal for brighter smiles. So how does something that is black help to actually whiten your teeth? Is it safe? Keep reading to learn the answers from your expert cosmetic dentist.


Lost a Tooth? Learn About the Consequences and How Dental Implants Can Help

April 12, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmitchell @ 8:22 am
3D image of a single implant in lower jawbone

Tooth loss has affected an estimated 178 million people in the U.S. and has many possible causes. Accidents and injuries, gum disease, poor oral hygiene, a lack of dental care, and heredity are just some of them! One common question people have after losing a tooth is whether it’s important to replace it (especially if it’s a back tooth that doesn’t show when you smile). In this blog, you’ll read about the surprising consequences that losing even one tooth can have. You’ll also learn about the advantages of dental implants and why they’re the best solution for a smile that looks and feels natural!


Are Missing Teeth Affecting Your Self-Confidence? 5 Ways Dental Implants Help!

March 8, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmitchell @ 1:54 pm
Model of an implant in the lower jaw

Losing your teeth can have a far-reaching impact on every area of your life. While many people expect dental problems after losing their teeth, they can be surprised about the psychological issues such as lower self-confidence. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to hide tooth loss from even their closest friends and family. But, the good news is that there’s a replacement solution that addresses both the physical and psychological issues associated with tooth loss: dental implants. This incredibly natural replacement option will restore your smile and also increase your self-confidence in 5 important ways. Learn more below! 


Reasons Why You Should Leave Braces to a Professional Dentist

February 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmitchell @ 8:25 pm
Woman holding Invisalign

At-home teeth straightening and DIY braces have become a popular, somewhat viral internet trend. Promoters of this trend promise a beautifully straight smile for a fraction of the time and cost of traditional orthodontics, but DIY braces can actually cause serious damage to your smile and even your overall health. Keep reading to learn why you should always see a professional dentist when it comes to straightening your teeth.


Set This Important New Year’s Resolution with Your Dentist

January 1, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmitchell @ 4:09 pm
Beautiful woman smiling

Now that it’s officially 2019, have you made any resolutions? This time of year tends to promote positive health changes like exercise and diet. However, there’s part of your wellbeing you may be forgetting about: your oral health. Keep reading to learn why visiting your dentist regularly is one of the easiest resolutions you can make to keep your teeth healthy and your pocketbook full in 2019.


Easy Flu Season Tips to Keep Your Mouth Healthy While Sick

December 1, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmitchell @ 8:52 pm
Woman sick in bed.

With winter officially here, have you gotten sick yet? Runny noses and sore throats can be a real annoyance, but it’s important that you don’t forget to take care of your oral health, even if your overall health is under attack. Keep reading to learn some easy cold and flu season tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy, while combatting sickness at the same time.


Why Now is the Time You’ll Want to Use Your Dental Insurance

November 26, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmitchell @ 3:52 pm

A woman shaking a dental employee’s hand.When was the last time you or a family member on your insurance plan visited the dentist? Was it three months ago? Six months ago? What did you get done at this treatment? Was it a routine cleaning or something more extensive that you knew was going to require follow-up appointments? These are all important questions to ask yourself as the end of the year inches closer.

If you have unused dental insurance benefits, they could go to waste if you don’t schedule your next appointment today!


Your Dentist Has 5 Tips for Smart Candy Consumption

October 24, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmitchell @ 4:40 pm

bucket overflowing with halloween candyIt’s October, and along with an increase in pumpkin spice everything, your dentist also knows more candy is consumed this month than any other. Even if it’s been decades since you last trick-or-treated, you probably won’t be safe from the onslaught of sweet and sticky candies and treats that seem to appear from nowhere this time of year. But, with just a little effort on your end, you can make sure that you are snacking wisely to protect that beautiful smile of yours. Keep reading for 5 tips for smart candy consumption in October!


Commonly Asked Questions on Caring for Invisalign Aligners

September 6, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmitchell @ 10:54 pm

A woman removing a clear aligner.No other orthodontic treatment has made shifting teeth so simple and easy like Invisalign. Their customized aligners help you achieve a straighter smile in less time and more comfortably than ever before. However, this innovative treatment has left many people in disbelief and asking questions, mainly on how to keep them clean and what the best cleaning solution is. Today, we’ll be discussing exactly that as well as many other questions the dentist hears.

While clear aligners do require maintenance, it’s negligible compared to what you’d need to do with metal braces.


Skip the DIY and Trust Your Dentist for Braces

July 31, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmitchell @ 7:33 pm

woman comparing braces and invisalignThanks to the internet and a larger movement focused on how at-home solutions can serve common needs, the DIY movement seems stronger than ever right now. While it may be useful for your wardrobe or wedding invitations, when it comes to anything related to your teeth, it’s best to leave the hard stuff to the professionals. Below, find key reasons to turn to your dentist for orthodontic treatment, especially.


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