Dr Mitchell's Dental Health Advice

Me in my dental practice giving dental health adviceWhen you have a dental problem or question, reliable dental health advice can be hard to find.

Which websites can you trust? Who wrote them?

Often, the dental qualifications of the writer aren't obvious. And sadly, I've come across many websites giving dental health advice and information that's just plain wrong. They have been written by people with little dental training, or worse, no dental training at all! It's just their own personal opinions - and THAT can be dangerous.

I can say this in all truth... because I'm a dentist myself!

My name is Dr Richard Mitchell. I've been a dentist since 1979, working in the United Kingdom, Barbados, Germany, Australia and Spain. That means I have almost 40 years of experience in general dentistry - I've seen it all. Click here for more about me...

Dental Health Advice from a dentist!

Over the past 40 years of dentistry I have seen EVERYTHING in the 5 countries that I have worked in! I've written this website to give honest and reliable dental advice, that doesn't depend on you being a patient of mine. This website is FULL of IMPARTIAL and STRAIGHTFORWARD advice all about teeth, gums, jaws, and more. . . . I also want to explain my knowledge as simply as I can... what better way than online?

I've tried to cover ALL the questions that my patients frequently ask me. I have found that people are generally interested in just 3 things when it comes to teeth:

  • They want their teeth to look nice
  • They want to be able to chew comfortably and effectively
  • They want any dental treatment they may need to be painless.

Actually, there's a 4th one too!

  • They don't want dental treatment to be too expensive!

I have two e-books that give extensive and detailed information on two topics - The Toothache Survival Guide AND The Complete Denture Guide. Both e-books are on offer at just $24.95 each - AND you get my two secret reports on "How To Find A Great Dentist" and "How To Get A Celebrity Smile". These two reports ALONE give you information you will not find anywhere else!

MY most recent review is a test of the Braun Oral B Electric Toothbrush. Read all about it - I think it's a great brush.

Quite a few people are terrified of the thought of visiting a dentist - here's a link to my page about Dental Surgery Phobia for nervous patients and those with a dental phobia. There's information about how to deal with a dental phobia, options for treatment, and links to dental hypnosis downloads. In my experience over 40 years, dental hypnosis is THE BEST solution to fear and apprehension when faced with a visit to the dentist. So check out that page on Dental Phobia!

A lot of people contact me for advice about pain and swelling after getting a tooth extracted or having a dental implant put in. So my latest pages have a lot of information about the various types of LOWER JAW PAIN, AND Pain After Tooth Extraction. I am sure that that those pages will be of help to those folk seeking information about possible causes of pain in the jaw bones, particularly after a tooth extraction.

Have a look at my latest Newsletter, October 2017. All the latest news!

I've ALSO written about things that affect how your teeth LOOK, (cosmetic dentistry), such as tooth whitening AND cosmetic veneers.


I've written some pages on this website about things that can cause problems with chewing, such as dental infections and wisdom teeth.

There are also pages about all about dentures, migraine headaches, and mercury-amalgam fillings.

If you look at the Navigation Menu on the left side of this screen, you will find the main areas that I have divided the website into. If you can't find what you are looking for, just use the Search box at the top of the page!

I am here to give you the straight and honest dental health information that you need to make the best decisions about your dental health. The advice I give in these pages is not influenced by how much money I might make from my recommendations! This is the HONEST website!

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I have now set up my personal, one-to-one consulting service, to answer your clinical dental questions! Just go to Ask The Dentist to find out more about this service, and how to ask your question! This new service is proving to be EXTREMELY popular - and I just LOVE answering people's questions; Most times, I can put their mind at rest about an issue or a treatment they have had recently. So don't hesitate! Just click on Ask The Dentist and let me know what's bothering you.

We also really like the information resources provided here for those experiencing various types and levels of tooth pain: PreferredPainCenter.com

BY THE WAY; I'm giving away TWO FREE REPORTs when you click HERE to subscribe to my FREE quarterly newletter, with special offers and latest news! I spent quite a bit of time writing those reports, and I believe they contain information about dentistry that isn't easy to find!
My NEW report - HOW TO GET A CELEBRITY SMILE - is out now! 

In the rest of this website I've covered lots of other topics, such as:

  • How to choose the best toothbrush
  • How to brush your teeth and gums properly
  • About the most cost-effective teeth whitener
  • How to get a painless shot
  • All about root canal treatment (and why it doesn't have to hurt...)
  • What a dead tooth is
  • How to decide on an implant or a bridge to replace a missing tooth

And much more!

I also try to write a Newsletter every three months, although at times I'm a bit late with this. You can catch up on my previous Newsletters at my Newsletter Library.

NEW! - Check out my Great Dental Gifts page for fantastic gift ideas. These are all potential gifts or presents with a dental theme. Take a look at the page if you need some inspiration!!

I hope you can find the answers to your dental questions here,


If you have any general questions or comments, don't be shy! Just contact me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can about any general questions to do with the website.

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I have now set up my personal, one-to-one consulting service, to answer your clinical dental questions! Just go to Ask The Dentist to find out more about this service, and how to ask your question!