The Effects Of Grinding Your Teeth

The Effects Of Grinding Your Teeth Unconsciously grinding your teeth (a condition known as bruxism) is a very common condition. While it may seem like just a bad habit, grinding your teeth can actually have some negative effects on your teeth and smile. Fortunately, your dentist can likely treat your condition with a custom-designed sleeping apparatus to help prevent the ill-effects from bruxism occurring. However, if the condition is left unchecked, it can lead to tooth damage, tooth decay, sensitivity, chronic headaches, and TMJ disorder, which is a condition affecting the joints of your jaw.  (more…)

Tooth Loss Can Be Prevented

Tooth Loss Can Be Prevented The majority of people are likely to experience some degree of tooth loss at some point in their life. While tooth loss is common, it does not mean that it is inevitable. There are several causes for someone to lose a tooth. Most of the causes for tooth loss can be prevented with vigilant oral hygiene and routine dental care. Understanding the risk factors for tooth loss and the ways that you can avoid them can help you keep all of your natural teeth intact.  (more…)

When Is A Tooth Extraction Necessary?

When Is A Tooth Extraction Necessary?Advances in modern dentistry provide several treatment options that make it easier to save a tooth. When a dentist is faced with a heavily damaged tooth or one severely infected, they will consider all available treatment options to try to save the tooth. A dentist’s priority is always the health of the entire smile and the overall health of the patient. There are times when a tooth can simply not be saved. A dental extraction becomes necessary when the tooth is too damaged to salvage, an infection is too severe, or if the tooth is having negative effects on the rest of your smile.  (more…)

Wisteria Street Market Of 2018

Wisteria Street Market Of 2018 Get ready for summer at Wisteria Street Market in Mansfield, Texas. The Market will be held on Saturday, May 19th. There will be arts and crafts vendors with wonderful items for sale, a silent raffle, food trucks, crafting events, and more! The crafting events will be activities where you can participate in making a craft to take home. The first fifty people to enter the Market will receive a complimentary gift bag filled with goodies from the Wisteria Street Market. The annual tradition is welcome to everyone of all ages, so bring the whole family. There will be activities available for children to participate in. Mansfield is a town in North Texas filled with wonderful activities and things to do. Mansfield Dental Associates is proud to serve the smiles of families of this community along with those from nearby communities.  (more…)

Ways To Keep Your Enamel Strong

Ways To Keep Your Enamel StrongTeeth do a lot of work for your body, so they need to be able to endure pressure from biting and chewing. The outside of teeth, the enamel, is one of the strongest substances in your body. Enamel needs to be strong to be able to protect teeth without being damaged or worn down through your daily activities. Enamel also needs to stay strong to fend off harmful bacteria and tooth decay. Once enamel is lost to erosion, it cannot be regrown. It can be restored through dentistry to protect the rest of your tooth, but the enamel that was lost cannot return or regenerate. So, how can you keep your enamel strong enough to do its job and fend off bacteria? There are two important ways to do so: eat a healthy amount of key nutrients and keep your smile clean through a good hygiene routine.  (more…)

Addressing Tooth Loss With An Implant

Addressing Tooth Loss With An ImplantIf you have ever lost a tooth as an adult, then you know how transformative it can be for your smile. Not only is the appearance affected (depending on the location of the tooth loss), but the functionality of your bite is affected. Losing even just one tooth can cause your bite to become imbalanced, your jawbone weaker, and your remaining teeth can face negative consequences. In many cases, dental implants can be a way to address tooth loss and the effects it can have on your mouth’s health. An implant can be paired with a lifelike prosthetic to restore both your smile’s appearance and function. (more…)

A Few Facts About Fillings

A Few Facts About FillingsA dentist’s goal is always to protect your smile’s health and your overall health. While those principles of dentistry have remained the same over time, the technology, materials, and techniques used to provide care have become significantly more advanced over the past few decades. For instance, when it comes to treating cavities caused by tooth decay, fillings have long been the best way to save and restore teeth. Modern advances in the materials and technology used in fillings have advanced to allow for more lifelike, precise, and long-lasting restorations for today’s smiles. (more…)

How Do I Properly Care For My Dental Bridge?

How Do I Properly Care For My Dental Bridge?Caring for most dental restorations is actually quite similar to the way you care for your natural teeth. Proper care for a dental bridge can be quite a simple process because caring for a dental bridge has few changes from your normal routine. Brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist remain important for smiles with restorations as for smiles without them. Regular dental visits may be more important if only to give your dentist a chance to check on the state of your bridge or other restoration along with checking on the rest of your smile. While there are not many differences between caring for a bridge and your normal routine, let’s review what may change.  (more…)

Weekend Fun Near Mansfield

Weekend Fun Near MansfieldThe weather in North Texas is in that perfect Spring swing between chilly winter and excessively hot summer, which makes it the perfect time to get outside with the family. There are plenty of activities in the DFW metroplex, both outdoors and in, for the whole family to enjoy. When we are nearing the middle of the year, don’t forget to schedule your 6-month dental checkups and cleanings. Mansfield Dental Associates are proud to be a part of this community to serve your family’s smiles.  (more…)

Dangers Of Ignoring Snoring

Dangers Of Ignoring Snoring Snoring can be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans. Sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissues of your mouth and throat collapse into your airway causing a blockage. A blocked airway can be like suffocating while causing there to be a lack of oxygen to reach your bloodstream. These blockages can happen several times a night, and while it may not cause you to fully wake up, it can disrupt your sleep cycle. Sleep apnea can sound like simple snoring with additional gasps for air. When do you know if your snoring is just snoring or if is a warning sign of OSA(more…)