Knowing if a Dental Crown Is Your Best Option

Many of today’s most popular dental treatments are simply modern variations of age-old solutions. Dental crowns are such a treatment, and have consistently remained a go-to solution for a wide range of concerns, such as cracked, broken, or malformed teeth. Since they were first created, though, dental crowns have undergone several important evolutions, and other solutions have been developed to address more minor issues in a minimally invasive fashion. At our Mansfield, TX, dental office, we know that a custom-designed crown is the best option for many patients who need to restore a tooth. However, we also know that you may benefit more from a different option, and will help you determine which is the more appropriate treatment before recommending one. (more…)

If You Have a Snoring Problem, We Can Help

The biggest problem with snoring is often the complaints that you might get from your sleeping partner. Even if you sleep through it, the noise can make it much more difficult for everyone else. However, there’s more to snoring than just noise, and even if it seems minor in the moment, the cause and consequences of it could have significant impacts on your health and wellbeing. Fortunately, finding a solution to the problem may be simpler than you realize. At our Mansfield, TX, dental office, we may be able to help you stop snoring with the help of a custom-designed sleep appliance. (more…)

Why Bother With A Dental Filling?

Why Bother With A Dental Filling?It can be pretty disappointing to hear from your dentist that you need a dental filling, right? Especially if you know that you are doing your best to protect your smile from tooth decay. The good news about being told that you need a dental filling is that it means the decay is still in an early enough stage that your tooth can be saved. However, it is important that you heed the recommendation to get the filling. Ignoring tooth decay can result in needing a root canal treatment or worse, a necessary dental extraction. Your dental team in Mansfield, TX can help you decide the best course of action for your smile’s health.  (more…)

Tackling Problems With Teeth Grinding And TMJ Dysfunction

When you suffer from issues like TMJ dysfunction (TMD) and bruxism, pain can start to feel like an inevitable part of your daily life. When you wake up, you can experience soreness and sensitivity from grinding your teeth. As you go about your day, you can feel chronic pain in your face, neck, and head, while also struggling to bite, chew, and speak. Your Mansfield, TX dentist’s office is ready to help you address these concerns. The right oral appliance can relieve problems with your jaw, and reduce your ongoing discomfort. Taking the matter seriously is important – your ongoing discomfort can seriously disrupt your quality of life, and your teeth grinding can lead to alarming dental damage. (more…)

Kick Start Your 2019 Smile Health

Kick Start Your 2019 Smile HealthThe new year of 2019 is just days away. Whether you are a person who makes New Year’s resolutions or not, the beginning of a new year is a good time to check in with your oral health. We have a few tips on how you can kick start your smile’s health in 2019. A goal is better achieved when it is broken up into smaller attainable goals. To have a healthier smile, you can resolve to improve your oral hygiene, drink more water, and visit your dentist on a routine basis. Your dental team in Mansfield, Texas is ready to help you reach your smile goals.  (more…)

Do You Have These Bad Brushing Habits?

Do You Have These Bad Brushing Habits?The end of the year is a good time to reflect on your life and your habits. Have you made any growth or progress in 2018? What are some of the improvements you made that you would like to carry into the new year? Are there any bad habits that you would like to kick in 2019? When it comes to brushing your teeth, you may have some bad habits that you may not even know are bad habits. Breaking these bad brushing habits can help you improve your oral hygiene routine and improve your oral health. Your dental team at Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, TX can help you re-tool your oral hygiene routine.  (more…)

Gift Ideas: Give A Healthy Smile

Gift Ideas: Give A Healthy SmileThere is less than two weeks until Christmas. If you have already finished your shopping or if you do not give gifts for the holidays, this list might be better applied at other times during the year. If you still have a few people on your lift to find a gift for, this list of gift ideas for a healthy smile may be just the list you need. Remember that the window is closing on how much longer you have to use your 2018 dental insurance benefits. Contact Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, TX to plan your visit now or for your visit in 2019.  (more…)

Balancing Out The Sugary Festive Treats

Balancing Out The Sugary Festive TreatsWhether or not you celebrate Christmas, you are likely still surrounded by festive holiday treats. Most of the holiday classics are sweet: hot cocoa with marshmallows, eggnog, cookies for Santa, candy canes, sugar plums, fruitcake, the list goes on and on. With all of these tempting sugar bombs lying around, it can be easy to overindulge and put your smile in harm’s way. In an effort to help you keep your smile and your family’s smiles in good health over the holidays, we have a list of tips to help you balance out the sugary treats this season. Remember to check in with your dental team at Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, TX to get your new year started off in good smile health.  (more…)