Memorial Day Weekend Event At Hawaiian Falls

Hawaiian falls memorial dayHawaiian Falls waterpark will offer free admission for members of the military throughout Memorial Day Weekend at its Mansfield, TX location. Hawaiian Falls also has locations throughout Texas in Garland, Pflugerville, the Colony, Roanoke, and Waco.  The park is open from 10:30am to 6:00pm, and this offer will be available on Saturday, May 27th through Monday, May 29th. The free admission is valid for one individual admission for a military member. To get the offer, the military member must show active military identification. Immediate family of the member can get a discounted day pass at $21.99. The new summer season of the park opens on May 27, 2017. Parking is always free at Hawaiian Falls.  (more…)

Taming Your Sweet Tooth

Taming Your Sweet Tooth When you have got a sweet tooth, you get a hankering for food and drink containing sugar. Too much sugar consumption can contribute to tooth decay. However, sugar itself does not cause decay of tooth enamel. When the plaque bacteria in your mouth is exposed to sugar, it becomes acid. This acid attacks the enamel of your teeth causing erosion and cavities. Ideally, we would eliminate all sugary food and drink from our diet. But as we live in the real world, we have some tips on how to limit sugar intake and how to protect your mouth from the sugar we do consume.  (more…)

The Importance of Replacing a Missing Tooth

The Importance of Replacing a Missing ToothAs adults, when we lose a tooth, we do not get the joy and fun of a visit from the tooth fairy. Losing a tooth as an adult can be a very unfun experience. Teeth are lost or extracted for a wide variety of reasons, such as injury, severe damage or cavities, or gum disease. In situations like wisdom teeth extractions, there is no need to replace the tooth. In some cases where the missing tooth is in the front of the mouth, the need to replace feels more important, as a missing tooth can drastically change one’s appearance. But in cases where a tooth is extracted in a less visible location, it is still important to replace the tooth (more…)

Are You Fighting a Bad Breath Battle?

battle of bad breathEveryone experiences bad breath at some point in their life. Most of us wake up in the morning with some not-so-fresh morning breath, and many of us have eaten some garlic or onions that sticks with our breath long after the meal. Unfortunately, there are a good number of people who find themselves with bad breath without knowing the cause. Those of us more acquainted with the battle of bad breath find ourselves constantly reaching for the gum or mints in an effort to cover the stink. When covering it up becomes routine, it may be time to pinpoint the cause of the odor. (more…)

A Guide To Picking The Right Toothbrush

A Guide To Picking The Right ToothbrushYour local supermarket or pharmacy has an entire aisle filled with toothbrush options. There are even plenty of options to buy a toothbrush online. Bristles, soft, hard, organic, nylon, handles, sensors, timers, electronic, manual, oh my! Some toothbrushes claim to help make your teeth whiter or your breath better. The choice can get a little overwhelming. The right toothbrush can make a difference in your oral hygiene: the more you like your toothbrush, the more likely you will brush frequently. Your dentist can help you make the best decision based on your specific needs, but this guide will help inform you on some toothbrush basics.

Family Game Night At The Mansfield Library

familygamenightatmansifieldlibraryThe Mansfield Public Library is hosting Family Game Time. Games are provided by the library for you and your family to enjoy. Monopoly, Jenga, Connect4, Hedbanz, Scrabble, Uno, Dominos, Chess, Quickcups, Memory, and Candy Land are some of the games available to play. Board games are a great way to bond for a family. Take some time away from the stress away from the day to day. Families can play together or you and your family can join other families for some games to make new friends. The event is leisurely, so you can come and go at the time that works for you. Attendance is free for everyone. (more…)

How Does Our Mouth Change As We Get Older?

How does our mouth change as we get older?As we age, some changes in our body become more obvious than others. Maybe your joints ache a
little more than they used to or maybe you need put your glasses on to read. Something a little less obvious are the changes in our mouths. These changes can lead to health issues if they go unnoticed. The mouth is the gateway to our health. If we maintain the health of our mouth, we can prevent some health issues in the rest of our bodies. As we get older, it becomes increasingly important to keep up with preventative care. Some of the ways that our mouths can change as we age are an increase in dryness, enamel erosion, and an increased risk for oral cancer.  (more…)

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

If you find yourself waking up with a headache or a sore jaw, you might be grinding your teeth. Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding usually occurs during sleep, so you may not realize it is happening. While it is a common sleep disorder, many people also unknowingly clench their jaws and grind their teeth while they are awake. Teeth grinding can weaken your teeth, making them susceptible to breakage and decay. (more…)

3 Ways Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

Before you begin the process of receiving porcelain veneers, your dentist will need to confirm you are a good candidate. This means checking for preexisting oral health issues that need to be addressed, as well as confirming that your teeth will be able to hold up your veneers. After this step is completed, you will come in for an appointment where your dentist does work to ensure your veneers fit appropriately, while also taking measurements to make sure they are the correct size. Your custom veneers will be made, and sent to your dentist. When they have been received, you can come in to have them placed. So why do people choose this cosmetic dental treatment over the others available to them? Veneers offer you a means of correcting several flaws with a single procedure, so your smile can enjoy a remarkable transformation. (more…)

How Regular Exercise Can Keep Your Smile Healthy

Most people don’t need a doctor to tell them that regular exercise is vital to their body’s health and proper function. Nevertheless, an estimated 31% of America’s adult population can be classified as obese, with a greater number suffering from illnesses associated with inadequate physical activity (i.e., heart disease, diabetes, sleep disorders, and a weak immune system, among many others). Although gum disease prevention is not as often acknowledged as exercise’s more glamorous benefits, regular exercise can help control gum disease development and the damage that it can cause. (more…)