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Foaming At The Mouth: Are You Brushing Right, Fort Worth?

August 11, 2017

Filed under: Dental Health — admin @ 9:53 am

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In today’s post, let’s discuss some information about brushing. Key to activating the value of many fluoridated toothpastes is the foam created when properly brushing. Working up a good foam comes from pre-wetting the toothbrush, then attacking at a 45 rather than 90 degree angle. The foaming helps to dislodge food debris from nooks and crannies in the mouth. Go ahead and swish it around at the completion of brushing to pick up any stragglers. The abrasives in toothpaste are designed to polish the teeth without damaging the enamel.

Because of the abrasives, soft toothbrushes are perfect for proper brushing. Harder bristles generally put the enamel and gum line at risk. When the gum line recedes from aggressive brushing (or any other cause) a patient may experience tooth pain, increased buildup and decay, tooth structure weakening and ultimately tooth loss.

Of course remineralization is promoted by the fluoride contained in the paste. Remineralization is best achieved when the paste has been rubbed around on all surfaces of all teeth in the entire mouth. This takes time. This is why there are plenty of methods on the market to assist in sticking to 2-3 minutes of brushing. Flossing is vital and rounds out the 5 minutes each day that can give you healthy, pain free chewing for years and years to come.

To recap:
Wet soft bristle toothbrush
Use fluoridated toothpaste
Brush at 45 degree angle
Brush gently for 2-3 minutes
Cover every surface of every tooth
Swish around in mouth before spitting out
Floss gently around each tooth including back molars
Rinse out debris

This informative article brought to you by Mitch Conditt DDS, Fort Worth’s caring dental clinic. We are dedicated to dental education and confident smiles for all.

Dr. Mitch Conditt has been serving the good people of the Parker County, Weatherford, and Aledo areas since 1985. Located in Fort Worth at 6316 Camp Bowie Blvd Fort Worth, Texas 76116. Reach us at 682-200-1539 or http://www.drmitchconditt.com/dr-conditt.html.

Discover the affordable cost of dental work, ask us about our dental payment options, accepted insurance companies, and dental repairs offered to embrace your own stunning smile. And brush well until we see you, it will be worth every foamy second!


Mitch Conditt DDS
6316 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas 76116
682-200-1539
http://www.drmitchconditt.com/dr-conditt.html

Creating Irresistable Smiles in Fort Worth, Texas since 1985

Peace Begins With A Smile

August 4, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — admin @ 9:22 am

Weatherford cosmetic dental veneers

Mother Theresa once said “Peace begins with a smile.” Perhaps that peace should start with the person who is smiling. How do you feel about your smile? Are you at peace with it? Are you proud to flash a wide, happy grin? Do you believe it is beautiful? Does it express your best self? Let’s talk about your smile.

Bright eyes and bright smiles are best served clear and clean. Regular check ups with your local dental provider can prevent runaway decay and pricey corrections. Stay at peace with your smile by scheduling regular dental visits to avoid any future oral problems.

Rest assured that there are ways to redo what nature has given you or cosmetically remedy problems that have affected your once-pleasant smile. Talk to a cosmetic dentist to learn how you can achieve a smile you can be at peace with. For information about veneers, bridges, dental implants, invisalign braces, visit http://www.drmitchconditt.com/dr-conditt.html.

I’m Dr. Mitch Conditt with Mitch Conditt DDS located in Fort Worth at 6316 Camp Bowie Blvd. Just like Mother Teresa said, I believe peace can begin with a smile. If you are not content with the appearance or condition of your teeth, gums, or bite, call 682-200-1539 to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.

I have years of experience providing my Fort Worth area patients with cosmetic dentistry, smile makeovers and total mouth reconstruction. I repair bite issues, seal children’s molars, remove decay, contour gums, mend cracks, bridge gaps, and reconstruct after tooth injury.

We are your local, experienced dental practice and provide quality service and products. We are dedicated to creating the best dental experience possible. If dental visits make you feel the exact opposite of peaceful, let’s talk about oral conscious sedation. With a little help, you can get through your treatment with minimal anxiety and be at peace with your smile for years to come.

We’ve been providing services such as dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and inlays and onlays since 1985 to Fort Worth and nearby communities such as Weatherford, and Aledo. Our caring, competent staff can schedule and discuss any of our top services such as dental crowns, sedation dentistry, clear braces, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers.

Creating Irresistable Smiles in Fort Worth, Texas since 1985- Mitch Conditt DDS

 

Contact Mitch Conditt DDS:

682-200-1539

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6316 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas
76116

 

Quirky Dental Facts That May Surprise You

July 28, 2017

Filed under: Dental Health — admin @ 9:20 am

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In today’s Mitch Conditt DDS post, we share some fun facts about dentistry. Enjoy!

Many dental patients are aware that before there was formal dental training and licensing, barbers often performed dental procedures. But did you know that blacksmiths also moonlighted as dentists?1 How would you like your dental visit to involve tools used to hammer hot metal?
The Mayans were accomplished cosmetic dentists. One smile style in Mayan culture was bejeweled teeth – a procedure that involved the drilling of holes to embed precious gems. That’s a grill with major bling! 1
The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime. That is enough to fill up two swimming pools.2 (Not a very pleasant image, right?)
Nylon toothbrush bristles weren’t introduced until 1938. Prior to that, pig hair was a common bristle material.3 (“Mom, my toothbrush smells like bacon!”)
A popular toothache treatment in medieval Germany was to kiss a donkey.3 There is no evidence that it actually worked and it is unknown if the same remedy was used by donkeys.
Every person’s tongue is unique – just like a fingerprint.4
In medieval Japan, black teeth were considered appealing. Style-conscious women used roots to stain their teeth.3

At Mitch Conditt DDS, you won’t find pig hair, donkeys, or anvils. You will find exceptional dental care and our caring team of dental professionals. Our menu of services includes: clear braces, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns. Contact Mitch Conditt DDS today at 682-200-1539 to schedule an informative consultation.


Mitch Conditt DDS
6316 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas 76116
682-200-1539

http://www.drmitchconditt.com/dr-conditt.html

1Gregory Myers,”10 Weird Facts About Teeth,” ListVerse, January 27, 2014, http://listverse.com/2014/01/27/10-weird-facts-about-teeth/, accessed on November 14, 2014
2Mouth Matters,” Visual.ly, August 28, 2012, http://visual.ly/your-mouth-matters-fun-dental-facts, accessed on November 14, 2014
3Chew on This, Fun Tooth Facts for a Healthy Mouth,” Delta Dental, http://www.deltadentalnc.org/MediaLibraries/Global/documents/Delta-Dental-Tooth-Tips-BF.pdf, accessed on November 12, 2014
4“New oral features can be considered unique as a fingerprint,” DentistryiQ, http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2014/01/new-oral-features-can-be-considered-unique-as-a-fingerprint.html, accessed on November 14, 2014

Starting Chemo? How Are Your Teeth?

July 21, 2017

Filed under: Dental Health — admin @ 9:28 am

cancer related tooth risks Fort Worth

If you are scheduled for cancer treatment due to a recent diagnosis or relapse, oral health is probably not your first priority. However, the team at Mitch Conditt DDS urges you to give some attention to your teeth to prevent or minimize common cancer-related dental complications.

According to the National Institutes of Health, cancer treatment often takes a heavy toll on dental health.

Common Complications of Chemotherapy and/or Radiation

Inflammation of the mucous membranes
Viral, bacterial, and fungal infections
Mouth dryness (increases risk of cavities)
Poor nutrition due to eating difficulties
Mouth pain
Oral bleeding
Lifelong risk of tooth decay
Loss of elasticity of masticatory muscles (may make opening mouth difficult)
Bone recession due to decreased blood flow
Tooth loss

Mitch Conditt DDS in Fort Worth wants to help you maintain oral health before, during, and after your cancer treatment. We offer comprehensive preventative and restorative dental services including: clear braces, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and dental implants.

We extend to our dental patients battling cancer our sincere hopes for your successful treatment. It is a pleasure to serve your dental needs.

“Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment: What the Dental Team Can Do,” National Institutes of Health, http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/CancerTreatment/OralComplicationsCancerOral.htm, accessed on May 27, 2014

 

Contact Mitch Conditt DDS:

682-200-1539

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6316 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas
76116

 

What Can Fluoride Do For You, Weatherford?

July 14, 2017

Filed under: Dental Health — admin @ 9:38 am

Fort Worth dentistry

Hello, and welcome to Mitch Conditt DDS. Today’s post focuses on fluoride: “What is it, exactly, and why is it so beneficial to your dental health?”

Fluoride is a mineral, plain and simple. Fluoride occurs naturally in different foods as well as in water. Many communities adjust the fluoride content of their municipal water. Fluoride is also added to oral care products. This makes it possible for you to apply fluoride to your teeth when you brush your teeth or use mouth rinses.

And why would you want to put fluoride on your teeth? Because it will help to prevent dental caries, of course! Fluoride does this by giving the teeth increased resistance against the acid attacks brought on by plaque bacteria as well as sugar in the mouth.

Fluoride is especially important for kids. Between the ages of 6 months and 16 years old, both the primary and the permanent teeth come in, therefore fluoride exposure is extremely beneficial for setting the foundation for lifelong oral health.

But, stay tuned, adults: the enamel-strengthening benefits of topical fluoride are available to you as well! In addition to the oral care products mentioned previously, adults can get a boost of this miracle mineral during routine dental cleanings at Fort Worth dental offices.

I’m Dr. Mitch Conditt and I have a full-service dental practice in Fort Worth. Helping my dental patients maintain best dental health is critical for me, and so is helping them achieve the smile they want through cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening and complete smile makeovers.

My Fort Worth practice, Mitch Conditt DDS, has been serving the Fort Worth area since 1985, and we would like you to be our next satisfied patient. Please contact us at 682-200-1539 so we can make an appointment for you.

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/fluoride-treatment, accessed on September 18, 2013

 

Contact Mitch Conditt DDS:

682-200-1539

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6316 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas
76116

 

 

The Mitch Conditt DDS Guide To Wisdom Teeth Extraction

July 7, 2017

Filed under: General Dentistry — admin @ 9:50 am

Fort Worth Wisdom Teeth Extraction For the 65 percent of Fort Worth adults who detect wisdom teeth in their late teens or early twenties, Mitch Conditt DDS generally recommends removal. Wisdom teeth can damage adjacent teeth, nerves and, due to their awkward positioning, can increase risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Moreover, they often come in crooked, crowding the other teeth and affecting the bite.

Wisdom teeth are also difficult to clean, especially if they do not fully erupt, which is a common trouble for many teens and young adults who discover them. This can cause a dangerous infection, as bacteria can be trapped under the skin where brushing and flossing is difficult.

After removal, Mitch Conditt DDS recommends wisdom teeth extraction patients carefully follow the instructions given.

Bleeding is inevitable and should be expected to last up to three days. Rinsing is counter-productive, but firm pressure should be applied by biting down on the gauze pads to help stop the bleeding.

Swelling following wisdom teeth extraction is a sign that the healing process is progressing normally. Swelling that recedes and then re-appears after a few weeks, however, is a sign of infection. If this happens to you, it is vital that you meet with us ASAP.

Dr. Mitch Conditt recommends an examination seven to ten days after the extraction to make sure the wounds are clean and there are no complications. An antibiotic wash can be applied if infection is present.

Keep in mind that many troubles can be avoided if the Fort Worth patient has his or her wisdom teeth removed when Dr. Conditt advises. This is a case where a “let’s wait and see” approach can cause problems.

To schedule a dental exam or a wisdom teeth consultation, contact our Fort Worth dental practice today.

 

Contact Mitch Conditt DDS:

682-200-1539

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6316 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas
76116

 

Dental Questions? Mitch Conditt DDS Has Answers

June 23, 2017

Filed under: Dental Health — admin @ 9:06 am

Dentistry Aledo

Everyone has teeth, and smart dental patients want to take care of their teeth. However, many dental patients in the Weatherford, Aledo, and Parker County area need a place where they can review basic principles of dental health and get straightforward information about popular cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening and veneers.

The Mitch Conditt DDS dental blog is your source for this helpful oral care information.

My name is Dr. Mitch Conditt, and I know that many of my Fort Worth, Texas dental patients have concerns and questions about their oral care. That’s why I include hot-button dental issues in my blog such as:

Smile Makeovers
Sealants
Invisible Braces
Toothbrush Care
ADA Seal Products
Tooth Protection
Gum Contouring
Dental Implants

I hope that this information will help you make informed decisions about your oral care and any cosmetic dentistry procedures you may be considering. If you are in the Aledo or Parker County area and are in need of a professional, family-friendly dental office, call my practice, Mitch Conditt DDS, at 682-200-1539. Our top services include:

clear braces
porcelain veneers
dental crowns
teeth whitening
sedation dentistry

Call today!

 

 

Contact Mitch Conditt DDS:

682-200-1539

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6316 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas
76116

 

Preventing Gum Disease At Mitch Conditt DDS

June 16, 2017

Filed under: Dental Health — admin @ 9:59 am

Preventing Gum Disease at Mitch Conditt DDS Run your tongue along the gumline behind your lower front teeth. Do you feel a ridge? This is probably tartar or dental calculus.

Even if you brush and floss regularly, plaque and tartar can gradually accumulate. If not removed, these bacteria-breeding substances cause the gums to become irritated and swollen. Eventually, the gums become detached from the tooth, creating a ‘pocket’. This creates a new space for plaque and tartar to grow. In advanced stages of periodontal disease, the toxins created by the bacteria literally rot the gum, teeth and bone.

At Mitch Conditt DDS in Fort Worth, we perform the most thorough dental cleanings possible. Gum disease can be reversed in its early stages.

Our goal is to help our Fort Worth dental patients prevent gum disease before any damage occurs. Cleanings include root planing and periodontal scaling. Scaling removes the plaque and calculus above and, especially, below the gumline where your toothbrush cannot reach. Planing smoothes root surfaces so it is more difficult for plaque and tartar to accumulate and grow. It also creates a healthy surface for the gums to reattach to the root if necessary.

To schedule a deep cleaning, call 682-200-1539. We are located at 6316 Camp Bowie Blvd in Fort Worth. In addition to providing comprehensive dental cleanings, we create mega-watt smiles for cosmetic dentistry patients in the Weatherford and Aledo area. See http://www.drmitchconditt.com/ for more information about our state-of-the-art dental practice.

 

Contact Mitch Conditt DDS:

682-200-1539

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6316 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas
76116

 

Stay Out Of The Dental Danger Zone

June 9, 2017

Filed under: Dental Health — admin @ 9:09 am

Stay Out Of The Fort Worth Dental Danger Zone

You would never consider running a red light on a busy Fort Worth street or crossing over a lane of orange construction cones on the freeway, but you might be doing some everyday things that are a real danger to your oral health.

I’m Dr. Mitch Conditt, a dentist serving the Aledo and Parker County area, and I want to share with you some common habits that could be detrimental to the health of your teeth.

Crunching ice between your teeth might be refreshing on a warm day in Fort Worth, but the soft tissue inside your teeth won’t appreciate it. Once this tissue gets irritated, you’re more likely to get toothaches and have increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods.

Participating in your favorite sport without proper mouth protection is a risk that no one in Fort Worth should take. If there is a chance that a mouth injury could occur (and there is with most sports) then get to the nearest Fort Worth sporting goods store and purchase an inexpensive mouth guard or, better yet, ask me about a custom mouthguard.

Using your teeth to open anything is a bad idea. Every time your teeth come in contact with foreign objects there is potential for chipping and cracking.

Now that you know how to avoid these risks, what can you do if you’ve already damaged your teeth from these activities or similar ones? Make an appointment with our caring staff and we’ll see how we can help.

If you’ve had chipping or cracking problems, there are a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures that might help you. If you have overly-sensitive teeth, I may be able to prescribe a prescription toothpaste to relieve the pain.

We can also answer any questions you have about veneers, gum contouring, or teeth whitening in Fort Worth. We hope to hear from you soon, but in the meantime, keep those pearly whites safe and sound.

 

Contact Mitch Conditt DDS:

682-200-1539

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6316 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas
76116

 

Feel Like A Movie Star With A Smile Makeover

June 2, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — admin @ 9:47 am

Parker County Best Teeth Whitening

Have you noticed endless pictures coming out of Hollywood featuring celebrities with perfect smiles, even photos of actors and actresses who didn’t have the best teeth early in their careers? Can ordinary Fort Worth people obtain a celebrity-caliber smile? Absolutely!

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the accessibility of state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry in the Weatherford and Aledo area.

The truly amazing thing about cosmetic dentistry is that it’s one Hollywood perk that is accessible to almost everyone.

Whether it is a relatively minor alteration, such as teeth whitening in Fort Worth, or a more involved procedure such as a complete smile re-design, more and more dentists are giving people just like you the beautiful teeth they have always wanted.

I’m Dr. Mitch Conditt of Mitch Conditt DDS in Fort Worth. If you are looking for quality restorative and cosmetic dental care in the Weatherford, Aledo, or Parker County area, give us a call here at Mitch Conditt DDS. We are currently accepting new patients. Ask us about teeth whitening, veneers, and smile makeovers.

 

Contact Mitch Conditt DDS:

682-200-1539

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6316 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas
76116

 

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