Month: April 2014

In-Office Whitening Vs. Over-the-Counter Whitening

According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey, 74% of adults believe that an attractive smile will help them in their career. When respondents were asked what they would like to change about their smile, the most common response was to have whiter teeth. We are inundated with ads marketing the benefits of over-the-counter,… Read more »

Signs That You May Need a Root Canal

A root canal treatment focuses on the inside of the tooth. Root canal treatments remove inflamed, infected tissues from the root canals and inner area of the tooth. Deep tooth decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, and cracks or chips in the tooth can allow bacteria to enter its inner chamber, or pulp, and… Read more »

What to Expect at Your Dental Implant Procedure

We all become anxious when anticipating a dental or medical procedure. However, knowing what to expect rids patients of a significant amount of stress. The same is true of your dental implants surgery. A dental implant procedure is a tooth replacement option that replaces your missing tooth root with an artificial root made of titanium…. Read more »

White vs. Silver: Which Filling is Better?

Have you ever wondered why some dental fillings are white while others are silver?  These white fillings are known as composite resin fillings, and the silver-like fillings are called amalgam fillings.  During a dental filling procedure at Mansfield Dental Associates, Dr. S. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris first remove the decay from the tooth,… Read more »

Quiz: The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Have you had your six-month checkup? Many people put off their checkups because they view them as minor procedures that won’t hurt to miss. However, checkups provide one of the few opportunities to be screened for oral cancer. Mansfield TX dentists, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris, discuss the importance of undergoing routine oral cancer screenings.

Dangers of Gum Disease

Advanced gum disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss in this country.  Mansfield, TX Dental Associates can identify its early signs, and provide appropriate preventive treatments.  Gum disease may also be linked to other diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer, including oral cancer, which causes over 7,500 deaths… Read more »

Checking for Oral Cancer at Your Mansfield Dentist Office

At Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, Texas, it’s our goal to help our patients achieve and maintain the highest level of oral and systemic health possible. We understand that each and every patient’s needs and health goals are different. That’s why we personally design each and every appointment — whether routine or specific — for… Read more »

3 Ways to Spring into a Healthier Smile

The cold, dreary days of winter fade into memory as the colors, sounds, and smells of spring emerge. Spring is a wonderful time to renew your house, your mind, and your commitment to your health. In addition to brushing and flossing regularly (a little spring cleaning for your smile, if you will), try enjoying these… Read more »