Early Detection With Oral Cancer Screenings

Early Detection With Oral Cancer ScreeningsAccording to the National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), oral cancer has a high survival rate when detected early. Regular screenings by your dentist are part of a vigilant plan for early detection. The screenings can be done within a few minutes at your regular check-up. Your mouth, neck, face, and lips can be painlessly examined for any signs of cancer by your dentist or dental hygienist. If you have specific signs or symptoms lasting for two weeks, you may need to let your dentist or doctor know.  (more…)

Get A Brighter, Whiter Smile This Summer!

Get A Brighter, Whiter Smile This Summer!When you are looking to refresh your look for the summer season, a bright smile can be a good start. Whitening your teeth can be done relatively easily, quickly, and cost-effectively, but it can make a big difference in the appearance of your teeth. There are a lot of options for do-it-yourself whitening, but they might not get your smile as bright and white as you are looking for. Your dentist can provide options that are both professional grade and custom suited for your needs. (more…)

Are Porcelain Veneers Right For Your Smile?

Are Porcelain Veneers Right For Your Smile?Every smile is perfect in its own way. If imperfections in the appearance of your teeth do not bother you then they are not imperfections. But if you find yourself using your hand to cover your mouth when you laugh or if you only don a closed-mouth smile in your family photos, you might not be proud of your smile. You should be able to smile freely without worrying about that old chip or that permanent staining. If you have cosmetic issues that make you feel insecure, porcelain veneers might help you solve those issues. Issues, such as: (more…)

Free Magic Show At Mansfield Theater

free magic show at mansfield theaterThe James Wand Secret Agent Magic Show is a 45-minute interactive, educational magic show. James Wand has performed this show on television and at the White House three times! The show will include clues and magic with encouragement for the children to help complete a top secret mission. To complete the mission, he shows the kids that the most important skills needed are reading and writing. The show is perfect for encouraging children to read and write more. This community event is free for everyone of all ages, and there is no registration required. Just show up.  (more…)

Fillings Can Stop Decay In Its Tracks

fillingcanstopdecayinitstracksWe do our best to protect our teeth. We drink lots of water. We try to go easy on the sugary treats. We keep a solid brushing and flossing routine. But we still get cavities. In fact, 92% of adults have dental caries (the scientific term for tooth decay or cavities).  It is important to still try our best to prevent decay from starting at all, but it is just as important to know how to stop it if it does start. Dental fillings stop decay that has started by literally filling in the hole that has been created in a tooth. If the decay is not stopped with a filling, it will bury deeper into the tooth. (more…)

When Is Dental Bonding The Right Choice?

When Is Dental Bonding The Right Choice?Whether you have damaged, chipped, or cracked teeth or if you have teeth imperfect only in appearance, you have options like porcelain veneers or dental bonding to improve your smile. Dental bonding is when a composite resin is applied to a tooth. The resin is color-matched to the tooth to look natural in color. Dental bonding does have limitations. For more extensive restoration, porcelain veneers are more often used. But bonding can be the more affordable and time-saving solution. When do you know if it is the right choice? (more…)

Dealing With Your Dental Anxiety

dealing with your dental anxietyIf you get anxious thinking about going to the dentist, you are not alone. Many Americans have a genuine fear and anxiety over visiting the dentist. This fear keeps them from maintaining regular check-ups and from getting necessary dental care. Therefore patients with anxiety or dental phobia are at a higher risk for damage to their teeth and gum disease. The longer that someone procrastinates going to the dentist, the more likely that any existing problems will worsen. In fact, the fear that one has waited too long to go is a major part of a patient’s anxiety. So, if you find yourself getting nervous at the thought of a dental appointment, there are some ways to ease your nerves.  (more…)

Why Get Dental Sealants?

why get dental sealantsThe best way to protect your teeth against cavities is to be keep regular with your brushing and flossing routine. But even with vigilant hygiene, decay-causing bacteria can hide in your mouth. The molars in the back of your mouth are particularly susceptible to hiding bacteria and leftover food. Molars have irregular and unique shapes that leave plenty of spots for tooth danger to hide even after a good brushing. A dental sealant is a thin plastic coating applied to a tooth to shield enamel from sneaky bacteria looking for a place to hide. Sealants can be a great last line of defense against decay. (more…)

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…)