You Can Address Sleep Apnea With Your Dentist’s Help

How likely are you to feel sluggish, distracted, or run down on a typical day? If you struggle to feel refreshed and energized during the day, even when you enjoyed a full night’s sleep, you may be impacted by sleep apnea. Sleep apnea does more than just cause people to snore when they sleep. While snoring is an issue, you also have to worry about prolonged breathing interruptions that force your body to break its rest cycle. Without your ability to maintain those cycles, you will have a more difficult time feeling truly refreshed after sleep. Our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help if you struggle with sleep apnea. With a custom oral appliance, we can change the way your jaw is positioned so that we can stop breathing obstructions from occurring while you sleep. (more…)

The Long-Term Value Of A Custom Dental Bridge

If you are living with tooth loss, it seems safe to assume you are familiar with the problems an incomplete smile can create for an individual. Depending on which tooth is missing, a gap in your smile can make you feel deeply self-conscious. It can also make biting, chewing, and even speaking more difficult. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we are prepared to meet with patients who want to close a gap left by a missing tooth. One solution we offer is the placement of a custom dental bridge. A custom dental bridge is a permanent prosthetic appliance, one that we can place without requiring oral surgery. Your bridge will be custom-made to ensure that it fits, and that it looks natural. (more…)

How Healthy Gums Help You Keep A Healthy Smile

The confidence you have in your smile and oral health can be affected by your periodontal health. If you are not familiar with what gum disease can do to you, this may surprise you. Trouble with oral bacteria that attack your periodontal tissues can lead to worrying trouble like bleeding gums, problems with bad breath, and even changes in your gum line. This can lead to an increase in dental sensitivity, and in time may raise your risk for tooth loss and other issues! At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we are ready to take on your concerns about your periodontal health. As part of our commitment to your overall dental well-being, we can provide preventive care that helps you avoid gum disease as well as issues like tooth decay. (more…)

Want A More Confident Smile? Look Into Teeth Whitening!

The quality of your smile can influence your overall confidence in more ways than you might expect. People who are unconsciously trying to avoid showing their teeth because they feel bad about discoloration can feel more withdrawn, making it harder to make positive impressions. Unfortunately, the sight of dental discoloration can affect the way others perceive you, which can create more cause for concern. The good news is that your Mansfield, TX dentist is ready to take care of discoloration and renew your confidence in your appearance! We offer both take-home whitening kits and an in-office whitening procedure. With either option, you can look forward to an improved appearance, one no longer impacted by noticeable dental discoloration. (more…)

What To Expect After You Receive Your Custom Dental Crown

Custom dental crowns are used to restore teeth affected by advanced decay, and to protect teeth that have suffered physical trauma. When you go in for treatment, your Mansfield, TX dentist will take care to closely measure your tooth to ensure that your restoration is the right shape and size to look natural, feel comfortable, and stay secure for years after it is placed. When restoring teeth that are more prominent when patients smile and speak, we can even place crowns that match the color and texture of healthy enamel. While active problems make restorative dental work necessary, good habits at home and regular preventive checkups can help you avoid future issues that require our attention. (more…)

3 Tips For Protecting Your Smile In 2021 (And Beyond)

How effective was your smile care routine this past year? If you struggled with problems like tartar buildup, tooth decay, or gum disease during 2020, or in previous years, a change in your hygiene routine could be beneficial. Many people, even those who feel good about the steps they take to protect themselves, let bad habits form over time. If you step back and assess your habits, you can find room for improvement that will make you less likely to need restorative dental work! At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we are here to help if problems do arise, but remember that we can also provide important preventive services when you visit. In addition to keeping you informed about issues like tooth decay and gum disease, we can alert you to potentially serious issues, like oral cancer, when we have regular chances to evaluate you. (more…)

3 Smile Improvements To Pursue In The New Year

2021 is just over a week away, which makes now a great time to think about your resolutions for the new year. Even if you spent 2020 free of oral health issues, you may want to consider changes to your hygiene routine. After all, it is important to remain vigilant if you hope to keep preventing trouble with tooth decay and gum disease. If you have not done so already, one important step to take is to set up regular dental exams for the new year. Our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office is here to help individuals avoid trouble that makes restorative dental work necessary. We can also arrange treatments to resolve existing problems, including cosmetic problems that make you self-conscious about your smile. (more…)

How A Composite Filling Matches Healthy Tooth Enamel

man happy with smileA dental filling restores a tooth by covering the portion of your enamel where your dentist removed a cavity. You will need this protection permanently, as your tooth will not recover from this harm. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, patients receive composite dental fillings that closely imitate teeth. Because we use these restorations at our practice, patients walk away from treatment still confident in their appearance. In addition to protecting you against physical damage and infection, your composite resin will protect the tooth so that you have no problems using it to bite and chew food. It is sometimes necessary to do more than just place a filling to address a cavity. In this scenario, we can provide root canal therapy and a dental crown to make sure your tooth is safe and healthy after treatment! (more…)

TMD Treatment Can Lead To Relief From Chronic Jaw Pain

Living with TMD can be difficult. You can become all too aware of just how often we move our jaw to bite, chew, speak, laugh, and yawn when these motions start to become uncomfortable because of stiffness or pain. The causes of TMD vary. Some only develop persistent jaw problems after they pick up a teeth grinding habits, while others can start to feel pain because of an unresolved issue with their bite alignment. It is also possible to develop chronic pain after an injury that disrupts your joint alignment. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can examine you to determine how TMD is affecting you before recommending treatment. To ease tension and resolve difficulties with poor alignment, we can use advanced digital imaging tools to closely study your bite movement and look for areas of concern. (more…)

Should You Look Into Cosmetic Work With Porcelain Veneers?

How often do you find yourself scrutinizing your smile in the mirror, or fixating on the way a “minor” flaw seems to be too prominent in too many photos? It is common for people to have some concerns about the way their teeth look. Even if you are free of cavities, minor wear and tear, discoloration, and other issues may make it difficult for you to show off a truly confident smile. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can take care of your concerns by providing treatment with porcelain veneers. Through cosmetic dental work, we can take care of the way you look by addressing discoloration, dental damage, problems with tooth shape and size, and even some alignment concerns! (more…)