Each year, National Children’s Dental Health Month is celebrated in February. While February is nearly over now, the importance of your child’s dental health is unending. Just like checkups at a family doctor’s office, checkups with your family dentist help to ensure your child’s healthy growth and are important in the grand scheme of their development. In today’s blog, your Mansfield, TX, family dentists, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris, will explain some ways to keep your child’s smile healthy at home, and how we can help at each checkup.
It is probably safe to say that we all want our smiles to look as beautiful as they can. However, that is not always the case. Maybe our lifestyles, genetics, or possibly a past accident have caused them to look less bright. Whereas years ago we would have to live with it, today through cosmetic dentistry, your Mansfield, TX, dentists can help you achieve the smile you want. Specifically, porcelain veneers can help your teeth look brand new. (more…)
If you are missing a tooth, you may not want to smile as much. You may not even be able to chew correctly, as the gap could make eating things difficult. In fact, a gap between your teeth may even affect issues from how you speak to gum disease to tooth decay. So, what can you do? One thing that can be done by your Mansfield, TX, dentists is to fit you with a dental bridge to help close the gap.
Gum disease is prevalent in many patients. In fact, it affects approximately 80 percent of American adults. Many of those who have it leave it untreated. And why? Because it often goes unnoticed. Unlike when you smile and can see your teeth and any blemishes on them, infections in the gum tissue are not visible to the naked eye. However, when you visit your Mansfield, TX, dentists, we can carefully examine your teeth above and below the gum line for any signs of gum disease. If detected early, Dr. Jones or Dr. Harris may recommend a scaling and root planing treatment.
When decay has infected a tooth, your Mansfield, TX, dentists will do everything possible to help save it. These treatments may include dental fillings, crowns, or root canal procedures. However, sometimes the tooth needs to be removed. This is often a last resort, and it is sometimes done when there is a broken tooth, one that is regularly infected, or if there is a baby tooth keeping an adult tooth from properly coming in. In cases like these, we will recommend a tooth extraction. Let us learn more about the procedure so that you can feel less nervous about it if you ever need to experience it.
We are already a couple of months into the new year. Have you kept up with your resolutions? If not, no worries. Nothing like the present time to make a new one. In fact, your Mansfield, TX, dentists suggest one. It involves your toothbrush. But wait, you say, I already have a toothbrush, and I brush my teeth regularly, just like Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris recommend. I even floss, you say. We are happy to hear that you are keeping up with good dental health habits! And with those good beginnings, we would like to offer you some more teeth-brushing tips that will help you have a wonderful rest of the year when it comes to your oral health.
The winter season often brings with it snow and cold temperatures, depending on where you live. It is also the time when colds and cases of flu are at their peak. When you are sick, you may not feel up to brushing your teeth or maintaining your good oral habits. However, taking care of your teeth and mouth works hand in hand with taking care of your body properly. When you are under the weather, here are some things your Mansfield, TX, dentists recommend to help you keep up with your dental health.
There may come a time in a patient’s life when they experience extensive tooth decay or trauma to a tooth. When something like this happens, though, your Mansfield, TX, dentists can offer a treatment that will save the tooth. It is called a dental crown, and dentists use them for such things as covering dental implants or a tooth that is discolored, protecting a weak tooth from future damage, and attaching bridges. Curious to learn more about them? We have you covered.
Do you know how important your jawbone is to your overall health? Think about it. When you bite or chew, you do so with your teeth, which have roots. Those roots stimulate your jawbone, and this helps flow nutrients throughout your body. However, if you are like 200 million U.S. adults, you may be missing a tooth. So, you may be missing out on this stimulation your jawbone needs. This is where your Mansfield, TX, dentists can help by fitting you with a dental implant. Read more to find out what they are.
Brushing. Flossing. Regular checkups and cleanings. We hear these terms a lot because they are great ways for people to maintain good oral health. But sometimes, these preventive practices need a boost, especially in children who may consume more sugar throughout the day. One way your Mansfield, TX, dentists help protect their teeth from cavities is with dental sealants. But they are not just for children. Patients with dry mouth issues or orthodontic treatments that make it hard to clean the teeth also qualify for them. What are they? Let us find out.