Dr Mitchell's Dental Health Advice

Me in my dental practice

When you have a dental problem, reliable 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 sources giving dental health advice that's just plain wrong.

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. Click here for more about me...

I've written this website to give honest and reliable dental advice that doesn't depend on you being a patient of ours. 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.

So I've written about things that affect how your teeth look, such as tooth whitening and veneers. I've written about things that can cause problems chewing, such as dental infections and wisdom teeth. There are also pages about dentures, migraine headaches, and mercury-amalgam fillings.

I am here to give you the straight and honest information that you need to make the best decisions about your dental health. Advice that is free!

I've also covered 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 hope you can find the answers to your dental questions here,


If you have any questions, don't be shy! Just contactme and I'll get back to you with an answer. BUT please remember that I CANNOT comment on your individual clinical problems. Your own dentist has your full dental history, your X-rays, and can look in your mouth. It is impossible for me to do any better! I can't do dentistry by Fedex! However, any questions of a general nature are welcome.