Month: May 2014

Your Dentist Explains the Different Types of Dentures

Finding the best teeth replacement system can be overwhelming and stressful. We all want to feel comfortable and confident in our smile, and we want the artificial teeth to last for a long period of time. Dentures have progressed with the use of improved and lighter plastics, adhesives, impression materials, and even dental implants. Dr…. Read more »

FAQ: Dental Cleanings in Mansfield, Texas

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC,) about 61 percent of adults visited a dentist in 2012. Whether it’s a lack of time or money that may be keeping you from visiting the dentist, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris urge all adults to recognize the value of bi-annual dental cleanings. More and… Read more »

The Truth about Smoking and Your Oral Health

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. Most associate it with causing lung cancer, but did you know that smoking threatens the health of your teeth and gums and can lead to oral cancer? Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, echo the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) as it… Read more »

Dental Implants Trivia with Your Mansfield Dentists

Your Mansfield dentists know that choosing a tooth replacement system is a big decision that requires careful thought and research. Dental implants are unique from other tooth replacement options such as bridges or dentures because they alone replace the tooth root with a prosthetic root. The jawbone will grow around and unite with the surface… Read more »

Q and A: Dentists Answer Questions About Sealants

Dental sealants are a quick and easy tool for preventing caries, the tooth decay that causes cavities. A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The back teeth are difficult to adequately clean, making them a popular spot for bacteria to thrive. Many are… Read more »

How To Prevent Cavities

We have all experienced the inconvenience and discomfort of dental cavities. Our mouths contain several types of bacteria, and the bacteria feed off the sugars and starches from the foods that we eat. The bacteria then create an acidic film that sticks to our teeth. This acid demineralizes the enamel, the top coating of our… Read more »

Mansfield Dentists Answer Your Questions about TMJ

Have you ever experienced troublesome pain around your jaw, possibly in or around your ears? You may be suffering from temporomandibular joint problems, also referred to as TMJ disorders. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the skull to your jawbone. The TMJ and the muscles attached to it control the up and… Read more »

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Investing in a dental implant is not something that many people regret. A dental implant can provide your mouth with many years of comfort and good oral health. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth that is placed directly into the jawbone. Dental implants are made out of titanium, a biocompatible material that encourages the… Read more »

Porcelain Veneers 101

Not many people are aware of the transformative power of porcelain veneers. They have the ability to, in two simple dental visits, reform a tooth and in so doing, renew your entire smile. Porcelain veneers, also known as dental laminates, are very thin layers of porcelain that are attached to the front side of the… Read more »