Sealants And Their Extra Layer Of Protection

Sealants And Their Extra Layer Of ProtectionPrevention is crucial to your oral health because once a problem starts, it will continue to worsen until it is treated. Unlike other parts of your body, if your teeth are damaged, they cannot regenerate themselves. Every step you can take to prevent a problem from originating in your mouth is a step towards protecting your smile’s health. Dental sealants are not a free pass to stop your other preventive steps, but rather they provide an extra layer of protection. Dental sealants act like armor to protect your teeth against harmful bacteria.  (more…)

Should I Clean My Tongue?

Should I Clean My Tongue?You probably pay close attention to your teeth and gums during your oral hygiene routine. Your tongue plays an important role in the health of your mouth. Do you know that your tongue is your body’s strongest muscle? It helps you to speak clearly and to eat properly, but your tongue can also be home to many of the harmful germs that can cause tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, and other oral health issues. To help make the most out of your dental hygiene routine, cleaning your tongue may be a beneficial added step. (more…)

Spring Scavenger Hunt And More To Do

Spring Scavenger Hunt And More To Do To explore how nature changes and adapts to the season, come enjoy a Spring Scavenger Hunt at Oliver Nature Park in Mansfield, Texas. The event will be a naturalist-led walk with the purpose of learning, searching, examining, and checking off all the unique spring finds listed on your scavenger hunt list. The outing will be best enjoyed when you and your family be sure to wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. All participants over 2 years of age must pre-register for this program at the MAC or online at Children must be accompanied with at least one adult attending and registered for the program. The event is at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 13th. (more…)

Toothache Or Tooth Sensitivity?

Toothache Or Tooth Sensitivity?When it comes to oral health and issues of the mouth, most problems occur in progressive stages. This means that when something is left untreated, it will continue to worsen. For instance, a tooth that starts off as just a bit sensitive may progress into an excruciatingly painful toothache. In most cases, oral issues become severe because people often choose to ignore or endure minor irritations. Routine dental visits can help your dentist identify any potential issues before the progress, but more importantly, you must learn not to ignore problems, even if they seem minor.  (more…)

What If Teeth Whitening Doesn’t Work?

What If Teeth Whitening Doesn't Work?In many instances, when your teeth are stained, you may be able to brighten them with professional whitening treatment or even an over-the-counter variety. However, some stains may not be able to be removed by a whitening treatment of any kind. In those cases, you may need a more involved cosmetic treatment to improve your smile’s appearance. Your dentist can provide a variety of other cosmetic treatments designed to brighten your smile, including lifelike cosmetic bonding and realistic porcelain veneers. (more…)

Fun Things To Do In And Around Mansfield

Fun Things To Do In And Around MansfieldIt looks like it may be mild and sunny this weekend! With nice weather outside, you may be looking for things to do with the family to have some fun. Mansfield, Texas is a city full of interesting events going on. Mansfield Dental Associates is proud to serve your smile and the smiles of your family. We are proud to be a part of the city of Mansfield and the surrounding communities.  (more…)

Is My Snoring A Sign Of Sleep Apnea?

Is My Snoring A Sign Of Sleep Apnea?Snoring can be disruptive to your family and loved ones’ sleep. It can also be a sign of a serious sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). So, how can you decipher between simple snoring and OSA? Knowing the difference can help you get the right treatment to solve the problem. Obstructive sleep apnea can increase your risks of serious health complications that can include high blood pressure or heart disease. Your dentist can help you to treat OSA, which can lower your risk of developing these serious complications. Treatment can also help you and your loved ones to get restful nights of sleep.  (more…)

A Healthy Diet Can Equal Healthy Teeth

A Healthy Diet Can Equal Healthy TeethAre you vigilant about your smile’s health? Maybe this year you decided to become even more serious about taking care of your teeth than you have been in years past? Maybe you might have added flossing to your daily hygiene routine? Are you finally making it a priority to see your dentist at least twice a year for checkups and dental cleanings? If you are upgrading your smile’s care, have you considered how greatly your diet can impact your oral health? Understanding the role that food and drink plays in your teeth and gums’ health, can help you make more mindful choices. (more…)

How Do You Fix A Cracked Tooth?

How Do You Fix A Cracked Tooth?Maybe you’ve been there before: you bite down on something and you hear a crack! Or maybe your tooth gets damaged in an accident. The problem with a damaged tooth is that it will get worse the longer you procrastinate treating it. The pressure from biting and chewing your food, or even grinding your teeth when you sleep, can cause the crack to grow worse. A worst case scenario is that a piece could eventually break off or the tooth can become so damaged that it can no longer be restored. In most cases, though, those scenarios can be avoided by restoring the cracked tooth. Restoring a damaged tooth gives it protection from further damage and returns the form and function to the tooth.  (more…)

Why Do I Grind My Teeth?

Why Do I Grind My Teeth? Grinding your teeth may seem like a minor issue, but it can lead to serious problems for your smile. People typically grind their teeth at nights while they are sleeping. Bruxism, the word for the persistent grinding of your teeth, can also be marked by clenching the jaw during the day. The longer you have been grind your teeth, the longer you are putting the health of your smile at risk. Do you grind your teeth? If you do, do you know why? Once you know there is a problem, steps can be taken to alleviate the issue and safeguard your smile’s health and appearance. (more…)