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Dr. Mitch Conditt, DDS, Fort Worth, TX

6316 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76116
Phone: 817-737-5155
Fax: (817) 737-4095
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A 1985 graduate from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TexasDr. Mitch Conditt is a recognized international lecturer and has had the opportunity to inspire and motivate thousands of dentists in the fine art of aesthetic dentistry.

He has been a clinical instructor with numerous aesthetic programs including those at Baylor, New York UniversityUniversity of Kentucky, and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). Dr. Conditt was one of the original LVI instructors in 1996.  In addition, Dr. Conditt is an active member in several dental associations, including theTexas Dental AssociationAmerican Dental Association, and theAmerican Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Conditt continues his education to offer the best in dentistry to his patients in the Fort Worth area. He is an expert cosmetic dentist, artistically creating beautiful smiles and renewing self confidence for his patients. He is also a sedation dentist which allows those with dental phobia to receive the dental care they need.

In addition to sharing his knowledge and genuine enthusiasm for dentistry with his colleagues, he is also an advisor and consultant with new product development to several dental manufacturers and integrates clinical product testing within his practice.

Dr. Conditt has been widely published in ever leading dental journals and is currently an editorial team member for REALITY Publishing Company, which is the foremost research facility in testing and evaluating dental products.

With all of these different facets rolled into one fulfilling career, Dr. Conditt still takes the most pride in making a difference in the way his patient’s smiles in his full-time, private practice in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas.

Sunday
Aug032014

Should Amalgam Fillings Be Removed, With Dr. Mitch Conditt, Fort Worth, Texas

Mercury, or amalgam, fillings can be problematic because when the mercury inside the fillings expand and contract, it can lead to a breakdown of the filling and tooth.  That allows for decay, bacteria and infections to seep down into the tooth often leading to recurrent decay, according to Dr. Mitch Conditt, a dentist in Fort Worth, Texas.  There are also often fractures on the teeth with amalgam fillings, which can break off and cause painful situations leading to root canals or extractions.  

Dr. Mitch CondittIf you have amalgam fillings, Dr. Conditt recommends having your dentist look at them first, as they may be in good shape.  If there is something wrong with them, they should be replaced as soon as possible with a tooth-colored filling or a crown.  The important thing to remember is that once something is happening, it's important to get it restored, he says.  

There can be lots of things going on in the mouth and body when there is tooth decay with no pain being felt, Dr. Conditt explains and if there is something going on, getting that tooth restored as soon as possible is important.

Dr. Mitch Conditt is a dentist in Fort Worth, Texas and a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group. 

 

 

Thursday
May082014

CPAP and Oral Appliance to Treat Sleep Apnea, With Dr. Mitch Conditt, Dentist, Fort Worth, Texas

While CPAP is still the gold standard for treating sleep apnea, there are some reasons why patients may not be able to tolerate the device.  For one, they may be claustrophobic and can't tolerate a mask around their face.  They may move around a lot in bed and it knocks it off.  Also, there may be so much pressure being blown around their mouth, face and eyes.  Dr. Mitch Conditt, a dentist in Fort Worth, Texas, who treats patients for sleep apnea, says the alternative to a CPAP device is a oral appliance built by a dentist, that can be used in conjunction with a CPAP.  It allows the pressure of the CPAP to be turned down considerably so there's not so much being blown in your mouth and face.  

For those that cannot tolerate the CPAP at all, an oral appliance is an alternative.  For mild to moderate sleep apnea, an oral appliance has tremendous success and Dr. Conditt has even seen success with some of his severe sleep apnea patients.  

A CPAP is 100% effective as long as you wear it, Dr. Conditt says and it forces air down your airway so the lungs get the amount of air they need.  An oral appliance is fit in your mouth and using a computer, Dr. Conditt will determine just where your jaw should be.  He says that when you lay down to fall asleep, your jaw falls back and the computer will find where you will have the maximum airway space.  Once your jaw is positioned in that ideal spot, your airway is open but it's still up to the patient to breathe the air.

Dr. Mitch CondittDr. Conditt says that one should never use an oral appliance bought over the counter, as there's no comparison.  Not only does it have no idea where your jaw should be placed, but it can cause TMJ problems because it's putting your jaw in a place it shouldn't be.  An oral appliance should only be fabricated by a dentist after it's been determined exactly where your jaw should be and held in that place.  

Most insurance companies will pay for a portion of the oral appliance and Dr. Conditt's staff will be able to work with your insurance company to determine what your benefits are.  

Dr. Mitch Conditt is a dentist in Fort Worth, Texas and a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group. 

Thursday
May082014

Sleep Apnea in Children, With Dr. Mitch Conditt, Dentist in Fort Worth, Texas

Parents should be concerned if they hear their child snoring at night, particularly if the snoring is very loud or causes the child to wake up very tired, says Dr. Mitch Conditt, a dentist in Fort Worth, Texas, who treats patients for sleep apnea.  The snoring can be related to underlying conditions that can severely affect the brain and heart, known as sleep apnea.

Dr. Mitch CondittTo determine if a child has sleep apnea, Dr. Conditt will send the child to a sleep clinic, where they stay overnight and monitored by wires overnight.  Dr. Conditt says the process is non-invasive and they make the rooms very comfortable for patients.  For children, the parent can sleep in the bed next to the child.  Based on the report for the sleep clinic, it will be determined if sleep apnea is present in the child.

For children, removing the tonsils and adenoids can be a simple treatment option or orthodontically expanding the palate.  Dr. Conditt says that as some children get older, they grow out of sleep apnea because their tonsils and adenoids have disappeared and the airway has gotten larger.  Outside of those options, Dr. Conditt says the other treatment options are similar to those of an adult, such as a CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure device, or an oral appliance.

It's estimated that between 1-4% of the children in America have sleep apnea and that 25% of children diagnosed with attention deficit disorder actually suffer from sleep apnea, according to Dr. Conditt.  Behavior problems and learning difficulties can also be consequences of fragmented sleep, as well as bedwetting, sleep walking, retarded growth and even failure to thrive.  

For any reason you feel like your child has any signs or symptoms of sleep apnea or if you hear snoring to any degree, you should immediately see a dentist so they can be properly evaluated, says Dr. Conditt.

Dr. Mitch Conditt is a dentist in Fort Worth, Texas and a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

Tuesday
May062014

Sleep Apnea Treatment, With Dr. Mitch Conditt, Dentist, Fort Worth, Texas

Untreated sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure and other cardiovascular issues, memory loss, impotence, headaches and a vast array of other problems.  Moreover, undetected sleep apnea can be responsible for job impairment and motor vehicle accidents, says Dr. Mitch Conditt, a dentist in Fort Worth, Texas, who treats patients for sleep apnea.

Depending on the severity of sleep apnea, treating it can be as simple as positional therapy or lifestyle changes, says Dr. Conditt.  However, the majority of the time the major treatment choices for sleep apnea include surgery, CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) or an oral appliance.  

Dr. Mitch CondittPossibly, lifestyle changes could change one's sleep apnea but for the most part, sleep apnea is not curable, according to Dr. Conditt.   If you are diagnosed and your treatment is a CPAP or oral appliance, more than likely, they will be worn for the rest of your life.  

Dr. Mitch Conditt is a dentist in Fort Worth, Texas and a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

Tuesday
May062014

Sleep Apnea, With Dr. Mitch Conditt, Dentist, Fort Worth, Texas

Obstructive sleep apnea is an obstruction in the upper airway, often characterized by repetitive interruptions in the breathing cycle during sleep despite the effort to breath, says Dr. Mitch Conditt, a dentist in Fort Worth, Texas, who treats patients with sleep breathing disorders.  It also is usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation.  

Dr. Mitch CondittSleep apnea is based on medical history, family history, a physical exam and the results of a sleep study test.  Because dentists look at the upper airway, are often the first ones to evaluate the signs and symptoms to determine whether the patient needs to see a sleep specialist.  

Dr. Mitch Conditt is a dentist in Fort Worth, Texas and a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.