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Mitchell Dentistry introduces custom athletic mouth guards


FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2012) – Mitchell Dentistry, a comprehensive dental practice based in Fort Myers, has acquired new technology that produces custom fitted mouth guards for any sport.

Based on reports from the American Dental Association, athletic mouth guards help to prevent broken and chipped teeth, nerve damage and potential tooth loss during some activities. The organization states that an athlete is 60 times more likely to suffer injury to their teeth or mouth when not wearing an athletic mouth guard.  In some cases, according to the ADA, a mouth guard may even prevent the rate and severity of concussions.

“Many stores sell pre-formed or ‘boil and bite’ mouth guards,” said James Mitchell, DDS. “While parents mean well, these will most likely not fit properly and may be uncomfortable to wear.  An effective mouth guard should be easy to clean and made of a resilient, tear-resistant material.”

Mitchell Dentistry can create the custom-fitted mouth guards in a short turnaround time and can personalize them with team colors or with the team’s logo.

“We have seen mouth and tooth injuries at every age and in almost every sport,” said Joe Mitchell, DDS. “We hope that coaches and parents recognize the importance of tooth protection and become educated on the type of mouth guard that offers a comfortable fit and remain in their child’s mouth for the duration of the game or match.”



News- Press  -  November 19, 2012





Mitchell Dentistry launches new website


FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2012) – Mitchell Dentistry, a comprehensive dental practice based in Fort Myers, has launched their new website  The website provides information on cosmetic dentistry services and products, dental implants and comprehensive procedures, biographies on James Mitchell, DDS, Yolanda Mitchell, DDS and Joseph Mitchell, DDS, photos of the dental office and a video of what patients can expect when they visit Mitchell Dentistry.  The website also includes links to Mitchell Dentistry’s Facebook and Twitter pages and a link to their blog.  Appointments can be made online, directly from the new site.

“The website was created for easy navigation and for the ease of the patient,” commented James Mitchell, DDS.  “There are educational resources, testimonials from existing patients and ways to connect directly with your doctor.” 



Mitchell Dentistry gets a sneak peek at the future of dentistry


FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 18, 2012) – James Mitchell, DDS and Yolanda Mitchell, DDS of Mitchell Dentistry, attended the three-day annual  Florida National Dental Convention (FNDC) from June 14-16.  The theme of this year’s conference was “Step Up to the Future of Dentistry” and the Mitchells did just that.  More than 400 exhibitors showcased the latest products and scientific breakthroughs in the dental community. The Mitchells also participated in many of the 115 educational courses that were offered.

In addition to exploring advances in dental technology and viewing the latest products and services, the Mitchells also garnered information from the featured speakers. 

“One of the speakers who sparked our interest was Dr. Kenneth Hargreaves,” said James Mitchell, DDS. “He discussed new concepts in alleviating and preventing dental pain.  Since our practice is known for our gentle touch, this topic was of particular interest.” 

The national dental convention was one of several that the Mitchells are attending over the summer months to stay on the forefront of dental innovations and technology.



News- Press  -  June 26, 2012




Mitchell Dentistry offers new innovation in cosmetic dentistry


FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 11, 2012) – After attending the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s (AACD) 28th annual scientific session in Washington D.C., dentists James Mitchell, DDS, Yolanda Mitchell, DDS and Joseph Mitchell, DDS of Mitchell Dentistry have incorporated several new techniques into their practice. Joined by approximately 1,700 dental professionals worldwide, the Mitchells were the only dental professionals from Fort Myers, Fla. to attend the conference.

During the four-day meeting, they learned about the newest products and innovations offered in cosmetic dentistry today. Specifically, the AACD Scientific Session showcased advancements in periodontal and gum therapy, facial rejuvenation and porcelain veneers.

“The porcelain veneers continue to get better and stronger,” said Yolanda Mitchell, DDS.  “This innovation is the most life-like version I’ve seen, and we are now able to provide them to our patients who have been looking for a more natural solution.”



Gulfshore Life Magazine  -  March 2012



Joseph Mitchell, DDS introduces oral hygiene program to Colonial Elementary students

FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 21, 2011) - Joseph Mitchell, DDS of Mitchell Dentistry visited Colonial Elementary School to talk with kindergarten and first graders about oral hygiene and maintaining overall dental health.  Implementing an award-winning dental learning program from the American Dental Association featuring “Dudley the Dinosaur,” Dr. Mitchell spoke about the importance of flossing, brushing teeth, using fluoride toothpaste and visiting a dentist regularly.

“Showcasing Dudley the Dinosaur in Southwest Florida schools allows me to provide valuable information in a fun way,” said Dr. Mitchell. “Not only does it grab children’s attention, but it is educational and beneficial.”

Dudley the Dinosaur is the American Dental Association’s prehistoric spokesperson.  Dudley was created in 1991 and was the first bilingual public service campaign for children.  Dudley has appeared in the National Children’s Dental Health Month campaigns, coloring books, patient education booklets, billboards and now in the Lee County school system. 

Dr. Mitchell will be presenting the program to other area elementary schools in early 2012.



Mitchell Dentistry selected for national dental implant conference


FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 12, 2011)- James Mitchell, DDS and Yolanda Mitchell, DDS of Mitchell Dentistry recently attended the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Dental Implant Conference.  Mitchell Dentistry was selected as one of the few general dentistry practices in the U.S. invited to attend the three-day conference.  

The AAOMS Dental Implant conference provided the latest information on full-arch provisional restoration, or the implanting of an entire row of teeth.  New procedures, instruments and surgical techniques were also discussed. 

“We were honored to be invited,” said James Mitchell, DDS.  “We invest a great deal of time attending workshops and conferences to provide our patients with the latest care and technology in our field.”

AAOMS was founded in 1918 and is a nonprofit professional association serving more than 7,000 fellows and members. 


Southwest Florida Parent & Child Magazine  -  July 2011

First it was Atkins, then it was South Beach, now it’s the White Smile Diet

FORT MYERS, FL (July 28, 2011) – Numbers from a recent American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) survey show that whitening treatments have increased more than 300% since 1996. With so many individuals brightening their smile, Mitchell Dentistry has a few easy maintenance tips for consumers to consider after whitening.

“While daily home care and regular professional cleanings are essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, certain foods can help remove stains from your teeth,” said local AACD member cosmetic dentist Dr. James Mitchell. “Foods such as apples, pears, celery, carrots, cauliflower and cucumbers produce saliva which combines with the foods’ natural fibers to naturally clean teeth and remove bacteria.”

More White Smile Diet Foods and Tips:                                                                       
Lemons will lighten and brighten too (just as they naturally “bleach” your hair, they can do the same for your teeth)!  

Avoid drinking coffee, dark syrup sodas, red wine and eating blueberries. All stain teeth quickly. 

Drink from a straw whenever possible this allows food dyes to bypass teeth altogether.

Baking soda will help remove stains and build up. Brush it on your teeth twice a month, just as you would toothpaste, and rinse.

Raw veggies are not only healthy to eat, but they will clean your teeth and remove topical stains.

The mechanical action of chewing sugarless gum can also stimulate saliva and clean teeth surfaces, though not recommended for patients with temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ).

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