Month: June 2014

Preparing Your Toothbrush For Maximum Brushing

We have all been told about the importance of brushing and flossing every day. However, your toothbrush may not be as effective or as clean as you think it is. A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham revealed that Staphylococci, coliforms, pseudomonads, yeasts, intestinal bacteria and even fecal germs may rest on… Read more »

Pros and Cons of Porcelain Veneers and Dental Bonding

Your Mansfield dentists know how important your smile is to you. They want you to feel comfortable and confident with your smile and dental health. Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris provide two straightforward cosmetic dentistry options that correct minor flaws: porcelain veneers and dental bonding. They now discuss the advantages of porcelain veneers… Read more »

Red Wine May Help Fight Cavities

A new study from the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry studied the theory that wine, grape seed extract, and polyphenols can slow bacterial growth in the mouth. If this theory is supported, red wine may one day be a part of a cavity-fighting product. Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr…. Read more »

Your Mansfield Dentists Explain Crowns and Bridges

Feeling embarrassed by your stained, chipped, or missing teeth can lead to depression and anxiety, says a new study which surveyed  451,075  adults. The findings discovered that tooth loss is associated with depression and anxiety. Two straightforward restorative dentistry procedures can alleviate your self-consciousness and make you confident in your smile once again. Dr. Blair Jones… Read more »

Your Mansfield Dentist’s Response to Dental Anxiety

In today’s fast-paced, disaster-prone world, many of us experience anxiety from time to time. A very common fear that often develops is a fear of going to the doctor, and this sometimes extends to dental visits. In fact, some estimates state that 9 to 15 percent of Americans avoid the dentist because of dental anxiety…. Read more »

Dental Checkups are Good for Your Heart

Dental check ups do more than just polish your pearly whites. Regular six month check ups and cleanings complement at-home brushing and flossing and provide an opportunity to identify gum disease and tooth decay before it progresses further.  More and more research is also showing that your dental health is tied to your overall health…. Read more »

Steps of Zoom! Teeth Whitening

If you have ever felt embarrassed by stained or discolored teeth, Mansfield Dental Associates now offers an efficient and effective teeth whitening option, Zoom! Zoom! is a straightforward whitening system that can lighten your teeth up to ten shades in an hour or less. Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris provide gentle restorative, general,… Read more »

The Importance of Gum Health for Men

Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, recognize the importance of healthy gums. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, gum disease affects 56.4 percent of men and 38.4 percent of women. Men may develop gum disease more frequently than women because they are less likely to visit the dentist or because… Read more »