What Are You Doing To Fight Tartar Buildup?

How worried should you be about tartar formation? Is this substance more harmful to you than plaque? If you let plaque buildup remain in place for too long, the deposits will harden and form tartar. When this happens, the substance will remain in place until your next dental exam and cleaning. Simply put, your toothbrush and dental floss are not capable of clearing away tartar formation, which is something your hygienist addresses. The good news is that when tartar buildup is removed, you protect yourself from potential problems like tooth decay and gum disease! Preventive visits at our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office provide many benefits, including protection against tartar accumulation. (more…)

Dental Injuries And Tooth Bonding

Your trouble with a dental injury should not go unexamined. Even if you think the problem is probably not going to affect your oral health, a minor chip or crack can lead to more trouble over time. With that said, after confirming that the problem does not put your oral health at risk, your Mansfield, TX dentist can recommend a cosmetic procedure that only requires conservative changes to your tooth structure to fully restore your smile. Through tooth bonding treatment, we may be able to resolve your issues with physical damage without the use of a restoration! (more…)

Cavity Care With Lifelike Restorations

man happy with smileDoes cavity treatment have to spell the end of your smile as you know it? One reason people worry over treatment for decay is because of anxieties over unwelcome cosmetic changes. In other words, they expect a filling or crown to negatively affect the way they look. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can actually provide restorative services that do not affect your appearance! With lifelike restorations, we can protect teeth without changing the way they look. Of course, you can count on us for more than just help when something has already gone wrong, as we can provide consistent preventive care, too. (more…)

Your Smile After Receiving Veneers

Before you undergo cosmetic treatment, you may be reluctant to show off your smile. It may even make you self-conscious to think about people gaining a clear view of your teeth while you speak! Fortunately, the right cosmetic procedure can address many different issues at one time, leading to dramatic improvements that make you comfortable with the way you look. Our Mansfield, TX dental office can provide exciting smile changes through treatment with porcelain veneers. With veneers, we can address common problems like discoloration, dental damage, and even problems with spacing between teeth. We can even change your tooth shape and size to give you a more symmetrical and attractive appearance. (more…)

Reviewing Your Teeth Whitening Options

confident bright smileYou have a goal in mind – make your smile noticeably whiter. As part of your pursuit for a more attractive smile, should you speak with your Mansfield, TX dentist’s office? While it may be easy to find products at your local grocery store or pharmacy that offer to brighten your smile, these products can deliver limited results. By taking home a treatment from your dentist, or scheduling an in-office cosmetic procedure, you can make your smile noticeably brighter! Professional services offer results that can be difficult to achieve with products that are available over the counter. Your dentist can also answer other questions that you may have about improving your smile. (more…)

The Role Dental Checkups Play In Protecting Your Gums

You can be relieved to hear your dentist tell you that you are cavity-free. With that said, dental decay should not be your only concern when you go in for a routine dental appointment! At every visit, your Mansfield, TX dentist will evaluate you for any signs of poor oral health, including signs of gum disease. When poor gum health is not addressed in time, it can turn into a difficult to manage problem! Fortunately, you can keep these tissues safe by practicing smart oral hygiene on a daily basis, and by making preventive dental care a priority. (more…)

We Can Protect Teeth From Nightly Jaw Grinding And Clenching

After a peaceful night’s sleep, you can feel refreshed and ready to take on your day’s activities. However, you may feel less than wonderful when you wake up after a night of grinding or clenching your teeth. This unconscious habit can cause wear and tear that changes your smile, and it can put stress on your jaw joints and muscles that can cause chronic discomfort. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we are prepared to help people who struggle with this issue. Bruxism, when it is not addressed, can cause more than just discomfort and mild wear and tear. Eventually, the pressure you place on your teeth can cause damage that calls for restorative dental work. (more…)

Using A Dental Crown To Preserve Your Bite Function

A restorative dental procedure is meant to protect you in several ways. The reason treatment is recommended is so that your dentist can properly resolve problems with dental decay. However, after decayed tissues are removed, your tooth will need long-term protection. With a custom dental crown, you can enjoy protection against new problems as well as support for your smile and bite function! At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we provide different types of crowns for our patients. When the crown is going over a more visible tooth, we can recommend that you receive a lifelike restoration. For your back teeth, which are harder to see, we can suggest that you receive a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. (more…)

3 Questions That You Might Have About Cosmetic Dentistry

When you start asking about cosmetic dental work, you can have a strong idea of what you hope the right procedure (or procedures) can do for your smile. However, you can lack details on how your dentist can help you achieve your goals. Will you need to schedule more than one treatment? What will a procedure actually involve? Is cosmetic treatment appropriate when a tooth is injured? Our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office can discuss your concerns and provide helpful information. You can be surprised at just how much one cosmetic procedure can do to change your confidence in your smile! (more…)

How We Prepare Patients For Dental Implant Placement

When tooth loss occurs, you are affected by more than just a superficial smile change. The roots of our teeth play an important role in protecting our jawbone against deterioration. Over time, someone who has lost teeth will lose mass because their roots are no longer in place to stimulate the bone and move nutrients to it. Dental implants address this issue, and they also provide remarkable bite support and more comfort with your restoration. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we are prepared to take on tooth loss. We use advanced digital imaging tools to determine just the right angle and placement for these posts, which will help them keep restorations secure and stable. (more…)