Did you know that periodontal disease, commonly know as gum disease, is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults? According to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, about 66% of adults and about 50% of children have gum disease. With more and more research revealing a connection between oral health and overall health, it’s important to keep up with regular checkups. Your Mansfield, TX dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, offer comprehensive dental services to help all of our patients, from children to seniors, maintain a vibrantly healthy smile.


The American Dental Association recommends dental checkups occur at least twice yearly. Regular checkups allow us to identify oral health issues early to ensure effective treatment. During your checkup, Dr. Jones or Dr. Harris can evaluate your soft tissues and look for signs of gum disease, as well as oral cancer and other issues. We may also suggest oral hygiene tips to increase the effectiveness of at-home care and help you better maintain your dental health.

Warning Signs

Gum disease is often painless, so you may be unaware you have it. However, there are warning signs. Contact our office for a thorough examination if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Gums that bleed when you brush
  • Red, tender, or swollen gums
  • Gums that have receded from the teeth
  • Persistently bad breath
  • Pus between teeth and gums
  • Loose teeth or gaps
  • Change in bite or how teeth fit together
  • Change in the fit of partial dentures

About Mansfield Dental Associates: At Mansfield Dental Associates, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris are committed to staying on the cutting edge of technology to ensure patients have a holistic dental health experience. Each seeks to build relationships based on trust and communication and strive to offer individualized care. Visit our website for more information on the services we provide. Call our dental office to schedule a routine checkup, consultation or second opinion visit at 817-473-6227. We proudly treat patients from Mansfield, South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian and neighboring areas.