Month: November 2013

The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Cancer of all types can be extremely lethal. However, it is usually less so if it is caught in its early stages. Therefore, oral cancer screenings can be extremely beneficial and even life-saving. During every checkup, your Mansfield TX dentists, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris, perform visual oral cancer screenings, looking for any lumps, rough… Read more »

Repair Your Tooth with a Dental Crown

How Teeth Become Damaged Although our teeth are very strong, a variety of factors can weaken them to the point that they are unable to function properly. When teeth become this feeble, your Mansfield TX dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, are likely to recommend a dental crown, a hollow, tooth-shaped restoration that… Read more »

How a Dental Mouthguard Protects Your Teeth

Oftentimes, people who grind their teeth are unaware that they do so. Because bruxism sufferers tend to grind their teeth during sleep, they are often unaware of the dental damage occuring. Teeth grinding weakens teeth by forcing them to slide against one another, eventually robbing them of enamel and putting them at risk of breaking. Bruxism also strains… Read more »

Can Teeth Grinding Result in Tooth Decay?

It would seem that the real danger of teeth grinding is that it wears teeth down. With teeth wearing down, the risk for structural damage such as cracking or breaking increases. In fact, as your Mansfield TX dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, note, it is not uncommon for untreated teeth grinding to… Read more »

What Jaw Pain Can Reveal about Your Oral Health

If your jaw is frequently sore, the recurrences of pain may be frustrating to you. However, in many cases, jaw pain is only a symptom of a larger problem. According to your Mansfield TX dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, bruxism (teeth grinding), while damaging to teeth, also frequently results in a sore… Read more »

Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?

Depending upon what you want out of your smile transformation, one of several cosmetic treatments may be right for you. However, if you are looking to completely alter your smile fast, your Mansfield TX dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, may suggest porcelain veneers. Thin, translucent shells of porcelain, veneers will transform any… Read more »

Mansfield TX Dentists Discuss Gum Disease Prevention

The Threat of Gum Disease How familiar are you with the consequences that can result from gum disease? Did you know, for instance, that gum disease increases the risk of heart disease? The link between these two diseases is growing clearer, with scientists discovering that the same bacteria are present in both diseases. However, the… Read more »