Category: Dental Health

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… Read more »

When Medical Treatments Affect Your Oral Health

Your general health and oral health can be linked in unexpected ways. In some cases, medical treatments you receive for health concerns can have side effects that impact your teeth. One effect from many medications is xerostomia, or dry mouth, which can leave you with a greater risk for developing cavities. Other medications can cause… Read more »

A Close Look at Adult Tooth Loss

It may only be one tooth, but losing it can have resounding consequences for the rest of your oral health (not to mention the confidence in your smile). Those consequences increase with every tooth you lose, but can be mitigated with the right replacement option. Still, the best way to avoid the dangers that your… Read more »

5 Tips to Prevent Cavities

The crazy thing about cavities isn’t that they affect over 90% of adults; it’s that they are so highly preventable with consistently good hygiene and dental care. Despite their destructive nature (cavities are a product of tooth decay, which destroys your tooth structure), they begin as peacefully as plaque accumulating on your teeth. The oral… Read more »

When Was Your Last Dental Checkup?

It’s important to make dental visits a priority for the sake of your oral health. When was your last dental checkup? If you can’t remember then it has been too long! You could be missing out on early detection of dental disease or allowing hardened tartar to build up in excess if you have skipped… Read more »

Learning the Truth About Tooth Extraction

Ideally, you would retain all of your healthy, natural adult teeth for life; hence the reason they are often called your permanent teeth. Unfortunately, that might not always be an option; accidental impacts, severe dental infections, and more often cause the premature loss of one or more adult teeth. Sometimes, teeth may need to be… Read more »

Do Some Foods Strengthen Teeth?

While your whole body is a marvel, your teeth and other oral structures are especially interesting. Not only are they the strongest and most-used parts of your body, but under the right circumstances, they can also be the most vulnerable. Keeping your teeth clean by brushing and flossing them twice a day (at least) helps,… Read more »

What Happens When You Grind Your Teeth?

If you’ve learned that your teeth are the strongest parts of your body, you might be confused as to how harmlessly clenching them together can damage them. The truth, though, is that there’s nothing harmless about grinding your teeth, especially if you do it habitually or without even realizing it. Despite the incredible strength of… Read more »

2014 Craft Fest Scheduled for November 8th

Looking to get a head start on some Christmas shopping? Enjoy shopping for hand crafted items and supporting local artists? Come support the Summit High School band this Saturday at the 2014 Craft Fest. Your Mansfield dentists Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris take care of many patients who are connected to this wonderful band. So… Read more »

Common Dental Health Issues for Older Adults

Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris treat patients of all ages in their welcoming Mansfield office. In today’s blog they discuss three dental health issues that middle aged adults and seniors are likely to encounter and what to do about them.