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The Best Way to Get a Root Canal

Why is it that actual pain often doesn’t harm us as much as the fear of pain? For many, the mere mention of “root canal” instills the kind of anxiety that can keep them away from the dentist until the pain is unbearable. However, as technology advances and the options for oral care expand, the

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How to Break Up With Bad Breath

Bad breath is no fun. Half the time, you don’t even know you have it, and when someone gets up the nerve to tell you, the humiliation can be excruciating. Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, cuts conversations short, makes romantic situations awkward, and can cause anyone to feel self-conscious in up-close-and-personal conditions. More than an

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Dental Implant

Ceramic Versus Titanium Dental Implants: What’s the Difference?

Dental implants are a popular solution for missing teeth because they are long-lasting, blend in with your natural teeth, and allow you to enjoy your favorite food without restrictions. Since they first became available in the 1970s, researchers have continued to develop new techniques and materials to improve their functionality. Today, patients have two types

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Missing Teeth? Here Are 3 Ways to Replace Them

Missing teeth can cause a lot of issues, from difficulty chewing food to feeling self-conscious about your smile. The good news is that there are solutions. Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, you have several options to consider if you need to replace some of your teeth. Let’s take a look at the three most

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Oral Health for Older Adults

Oral health is important at every age, but our needs change as we get older. People aged 65 and over have a unique set of challenges when it comes to keeping their teeth and gums healthy. If you’re an older adult or a caretaker for one, here’s what you need to know about aging and

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How Clear Aligners Can Fix Your Smile

A nip and a tuck, a pinch and a squeeze. We all have a little something we’d like to fix, and your smile is no exception. Maybe it’s a crooked tooth or two, or perhaps you’ve seen some significant shifting since your teenage “metal mouth” days. Whatever the case, clear aligners can be an easy,

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Lowering Chances of Diabetes with Good Oral Health

The sweet tooth. Who knew that it could cause so much trouble. It’s no surprise that too much sugar can lead to cavities, but a lifetime of too much sugar consumption may lead to diabetes, a disease that affects your body’s ability to process sugar and turn it into necessary energy. Diabetes attacks in so

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Eating for Oral Health

Maintaining good oral health goes well beyond brushing your teeth and flossing every day – although you should definitely be doing that. Diet has a huge impact on your overall general health and also affects the health of your teeth. Some foods are great for your dental hygiene, while others should be enjoyed in moderation.

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Why Some Dentists Offer Botox Treatment

Receiving Botox Treatment From Your Dentist Many people associate Botox with cosmetic procedures, but its benefits go well beyond aesthetics. Did you know it can also be used to treat a variety of medical problems? Neck spasms, lazy eye, excessive sweating, overactive bladder and even chronic migraines can be treated using Botox.   Because Botox

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Life

If you feel good, you look good. It works the other way around, too. It’s especially true in the case of cosmetic dentistry because there is power in confidence. Walking with your shoulders back can change the way not only you view yourself, but the way you view the world.       The dentist that gets

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Toni Wilson
Queen of Charisma

Toni’s favorite thing about working at LifeSmiles is the beautiful scenery. When patients are having anxiety about their dental appointments, she creates a fearless atmosphere with her charisma and warmth. She is passionate about helping every patient achieve their dental health goals. She says she truly loves being part of a team where she can grow professionally and personally.

Outside the office: Toni loves spending time with her husband and their sons. She also likes to show off her green thumb with her work in her garden.

Bucket list item:
Travel around the world and learn about other cultures and regions.

Your hero: Harriet Tubman because she was passionate and a fearless leader unafraid of any of life’s challenges.

Mike Mireles
Patient Care and Education

Mike began his career at LifeSmiles seeking an opportunity to expand his skillset and advance his career. Today he works at Dr. Michmore’s side through dental procedures and surgeries. He loves working at LifeSmiles because the entire team is continually learning and keeping up to date with the newest advancements in dentistry.

Outside the office: Mike enjoys barbecuing on his patio, traveling, and spending time with his family. He’s a dog dad of two: Tati and Tito.

Bucket list item:
To visit Thailand and Dubai and to try skydiving!

Your hero: Mike looks up to his parents and is forever grateful for the life lesson they taught him; respect, manners, strength, and to be a go-getter. He continues to carry these things with him with everything he does.

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Sandra Smith

Sandra is 44 years old and has a learning disability. At LifeSmiles, Sandra stocks patient rooms and the coffee bar. She does all kinds of special projects like decorating for holidays and preparing awesome gifts for our patients.

Sandra loves being around all her friends and is proud to wear a LifeSmiles shirt, jacket, and name badge. You’ll always find her smiling and helping make our patients smile too.

Outside the Office: Sandra likes to go fishing with her family, swim, go to dances, and walk the mall with her friends. She is very active in the Special Olympics. This year, Sandra won second place in the state volleyball tournament (go, Sandra!). She sings in her church choir and every other year goes on an international trip with them.

Spirit Animal: Butterfly. She likes them because they are pretty.

Andie Willis
Director of Details

Andie is married with one son, Logan and now lives in The Woodlands. She grew up in Sugar Land and has followed in her mother’s footsteps – she has been in dentistry for over 35 years. Andie actually started out working in the office with her mom and learned many things from the way she worked.

Andie has been a Lead Dental Assistant for most of her career. She has worked for many specialists including oral surgeons and periodontists. She has extensive training in all facets of dentistry but especially enjoys the surgical and cosmetic side. As a science nerd, dentistry fascinates Andie and gives her a sense of accomplishment.

At LifeSmiles, she is our “Director of Details”. Andie is known for being a perfectionist because she likes to gather as much information as possible and go the extra mile to match Dr. Mitchmore’s high standards. She truly loves being part of our dedicated team of professionals who go above and beyond for our amazing patients.

Outside of the Office: Andie is addicted to Lagree fitness and loves to go off-shore fishing.

Your Hero: Her Mom. She is the most selfless person Andie knows.

John Copous
Chief Enthusiasm Officer

John became a new patient of LifeSmiles in 2008. He likes to tell people he was not allowed to leave. John worked down the street for 14 years before joining the team. He has a passion for meeting new people and extending genuine hospitality.

Often the first person people meet on the phone and when they walk in the door, you can count on John for a warm welcoming smile. You can even ‘hear’ it over the phone. He says, “I believe everyone deserves the red carpet treatment and love seeing other people smile.”

John hears stories every day how someone’s smile is holding them back. He can barely contain his excitement when shouting the praises of Dr. Mitchmore and the entire team. He shares passionate stories of how the transformations people have received at LifeSmiles, changed their lives.

Outside the Office: John loves being outside. He enjoys sharing a beach house with friends and family. He loves entertaining, throwing a party and cooking at home. He can start a conversation with anyone, anywhere. He’s an amateur stand-up comic.

Bucket List Item: To live in a foreign country for one year, somewhere near the beach. Take some time to write an epic love novel loosely based on my large Italian family.

Your Hero: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. While fictional, the character incorporates admirable qualities from real life people. She believes in the goodness of everyone, keeps on going and moves forward despite any obstacle. She is able to find humor in other people’s quirks, accepts them and makes sense of it all. Plus, she’s a little outrageous too.