Tooth loss can get pretty ugly after a while. As teeth begin to fall, a once perfect row can start to look like a fence that was hit by a tornado. Large gaps can form, causing difficulty chewing and exposing the gums and the sides of teeth to bacteria, which can prompt more decay and further tooth loss. Amidst all this, self-esteem can suffer and quality of life can take a serious decline. Eating, smiling, and speech all become difficult, for various reasons, and life turns into a struggle.
Talk about a downward spiral. But is there a way out of that kind of tailspin? Absolutely. A partial denture can restore the appearance and functionality of teeth while helping to protect natural teeth and the gums from further damage. Here to discuss partial dentures are your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris. (more…)
When you think of dentures, does your mind conjure up images of bulky prosthetics that look more like a movie prop than real teeth? If so, you are probably unaware of the advances in modern dentures. Today’s dentures are sleeker, lighter, and better-fitting than ever before. They can also be secured by dental implants, allowing them to be supported by your jaw rather than your gums for a more natural feel. Therefore, if you have missing teeth, don’t write off dentures. Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, discuss the benefits and improvements of modern dentures. (more…)
If you have a gap in your smile from a missing tooth or missing teeth, your smile’s appearance may not be the only thing at risk. Without a tooth in the area of the gap, the surrounding teeth and gums become more vulnerable to bacteria and disease. However, bridging the gap can lower the risk of disease and improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, discuss the application and benefits of dental bridges. (more…)
If tooth decay progresses far enough, a tooth’s structural integrity can be at significant risk. The tooth can suffer chips or cracks and can even break. If untreated, the tooth can eventually fall out, prompting the need for a prosthetic or even a dental implant. But what kind of treatment is available for a compromised tooth? A dental crown can provide a tooth with support and improve the aesthetic appeal of your smile. Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, discuss the restorative power of dental crowns. (more…)
Knowing the proper way to care for your teeth can help you to achieve a lifetime of oral health. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about homecare and other dental treatments. Here to clarify those misconceptions are your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris. (more…)
Is one of your teeth chipped? Do you have an oddly shaped tooth? If so, your eyes probably snap right to it every time you smile into the mirror. Because this is a small issue relative to other dental problems, many people might make light of such a problem. However, we at Mansfield Dental Associates understand that a beautiful smile exists in the smallest details. If you have a tooth that you would like to reshape, your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, are ready to assist you. They discuss the process of reshaping malformed teeth. (more…)
You’ve just enjoyed a lovely evening of romantic conversation and flirtatious smiles. Now the date has come to an end. As your date moves closer, your brain kicks into overdrive. You begin to worry about the possibility of food stuck in your teeth, and then that one, all-important question takes center stage: How’s my breath? Nothing can bring a romantic evening to a screeching halt quite like bad breath. Luckily, your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, are here with some tips for keeping your breath fresh this Valentine’s Day. (more…)
February is National Heart Month. So we’re looking at how the mouth can affect heart health. Keeping a clean and healthy mouth can improve not only your heart health but also your overall health in a few ways. First, bacteria can enter your body through your mouth. If the bacteria in your mouth are unchecked, they can cause tooth decay and infections that can spread throughout your body. But your mouth is also the gateway for food to get into your system. Thus, it is important to choose the foods you eat wisely so that you can maintain your health. Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, discuss the mouth’s role in maintaining a healthy heart. (more…)
Do you wish you had a brighter smile? A beautiful smile can boost confidence, and according to a recent Kelton Research study, people with whiter smiles are considered more attractive and successful. Over time, teeth can become marred with permanent stains. Coffee, tea, tobacco, and wine can all lead to embarrassing, lingering stains. In today’s blog, your Mansfield cosmetic dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, explain how the teeth whitening procedures at Mansfield Dental Associates can rejuvenate your smile.
Do you suffer from chronic earaches? Do you often experience tinnitus, or a constant ringing in the ears? If so, you may be exhibiting symptoms of a serious medical condition known as TMJ disorder, or TMD. According to some studies, as many as 10 million Americans show signs of TMJ disorder. In today’s blog, Mansfield family dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, explain TMD and common ways of treating the disorder.