Month: March 2016

A Lifelong Commitment To Good Oral Health

Sustained quality oral health is important even before a person’s adult teeth have arrived. In a sense, your needs at any age; you want to protect your teeth from damage, and avoid cavities. In practice, your age can play a part in your particular dental needs for a number of reasons. Children are still developing… Read more »

Limiting Sugar Can Help Limit Cavities

Smart eating habits can carry benefits you might not anticipate. Reducing your sugar intake can help you cut calories and lose weight, and it can also give you a better chance of avoiding cavities. When bacteria in your mouth can access sugar on your teeth, they secrete an acidic product that harms your enamel. When… Read more »

3 Ways Bruxism And TMD Can Complicate Your Oral Health

Bruxism and TMD are two separate conditions, but sufferers of bruxism can easily develop TMD. Bruxism is a condition where a person tends to clench their jaw, and can be especially prone to doing so while they sleep. TMD stands for temporomandibular joint disorder. This is a problem with your jaw joint that can cause… Read more »

3 Advantages To Receiving Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a long-lasting, effective treatment for improving the total quality of your smile. Veneers are permanently affixed to the front of your teeth to hide stains, physical damage, or misshapen teeth. The porcelain material is stain-resistant, and you can care for them like regular teeth, though switching to a non-abrasive toothpaste can better protect… Read more »

Combating An Increased Cavity Risk

Not everyone has the same cavity risk. You may have naturally stronger enamel, better access to fluoridated water, or other dental advantages. Other people may find that they are more cavity-prone than the average person, for a variety of reasons. It may seem unfair, but if you carry a greater cavity risk, you will need… Read more »

Don’t Be Silent About Your Partner’s Snoring

Sleeping next to someone who snores can make it difficult to enjoy a full night of sleep. You should note that snoring can be an indicator of more significant issues. People who experience sleep apnea – periods of airway blockages while they sleep – will often snore loudly. This loss of air causes the person… Read more »

When Medical Treatments Affect Your Oral Health

Your general health and oral health can be linked in unexpected ways. In some cases, medical treatments you receive for health concerns can have side effects that impact your teeth. One effect from many medications is xerostomia, or dry mouth, which can leave you with a greater risk for developing cavities. Other medications can cause… Read more »

Mansfield’s Bunny Brunch Is March 19

The Mansfield Activities Center will open up on Saturday, March 19 to host an Easter Bunny Brunch. There will be two brunches hosted at the center this year, with one starting at 9, and the other starting at 10:30. In addition to serving brunch, the event will offer crafts and face painting for the kids…. Read more »

Advances In Technology Can Mean A Better Dental Experience

Updates to dental technology and treatments can make for better patient experiences. Advanced monitoring techniques for your teeth, mouth, and gums can yield comprehensive scans that help your dentist better study your oral health. There are also methods for helping anxious patients receive the care they need, without letting their fear stop them from seeking… Read more »