TMD Treatment Can Lead To Relief From Chronic Jaw Pain

Living with TMD can be difficult. You can become all too aware of just how often we move our jaw to bite, chew, speak, laugh, and yawn when these motions start to become uncomfortable because of stiffness or pain. The causes of TMD vary. Some only develop persistent jaw problems after they pick up a teeth grinding habits, while others can start to feel pain because of an unresolved issue with their bite alignment. It is also possible to develop chronic pain after an injury that disrupts your joint alignment. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can examine you to determine how TMD is affecting you before recommending treatment. To ease tension and resolve difficulties with poor alignment, we can use advanced digital imaging tools to closely study your bite movement and look for areas of concern. (more…)

Should You Look Into Cosmetic Work With Porcelain Veneers?

How often do you find yourself scrutinizing your smile in the mirror, or fixating on the way a “minor” flaw seems to be too prominent in too many photos? It is common for people to have some concerns about the way their teeth look. Even if you are free of cavities, minor wear and tear, discoloration, and other issues may make it difficult for you to show off a truly confident smile. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can take care of your concerns by providing treatment with porcelain veneers. Through cosmetic dental work, we can take care of the way you look by addressing discoloration, dental damage, problems with tooth shape and size, and even some alignment concerns! (more…)

What A Conservative Tooth Bonding Treatment Can Address

If you are ready to do something about a smile flaw that has always concerned you, or if a recent change has affected the way you look, cosmetic dentistry can help. What might surprise you is how a careful, conservative approach to changing the way you look can produce significant changes in your appearance. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can talk with you about improving your smile by providing tooth bonding treatment. This approach to smile care does not call for the creation and placement of custom restorations to change the way you look. Instead, we can use a resin material to hide flaws like gaps, chips, discoloration, and other issues. (more…)

Interested In Implant Dentistry? We Are Ready To Help!

If you are fed up with your incomplete smile, bothered by a loose dental prosthetic, or preparing to undergo a tooth extraction, you should take the time to learn about implant dentistry. When dental implants are made a part of your planned smile restoration, you can enjoy functional support as well as an improved appearance. Our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office can help you take care of your appearance and oral health by arranging your treatment. In addition to helping patients with a single missing tooth, we can discuss the benefits of having multiple implants placed to hold a full denture in position. (more…)

The Benefits Of Flossing That You Should Know About

Is your daily oral hygiene routine doing all that it should to keep you safe from the formation of cavities and the onset of gum disease? If that routine does not include a daily flossing habit, you can be more vulnerable to problems than you realize. In the spaces where our teeth meet, bacteria and food particles can accumulate through the course of the day, and they can be difficult to fully clear away if you only use a toothbrush to clean your smile. By adding flossing to your routine, you can keep these spaces safe! Our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office can provide further support for your smile during routine dental visits, and by helping you identify and address any other shortcomings in your daily routine. (more…)

Upset Over A Toothache? Root Canal Therapy Can Help

It is difficult to ignore tooth pain, particularly when it limits your ability to eat and drink. Rather than simply trying to work around your discomfort, you should have your Mansfield, TX dentist examine the sore or sensitive tooth and see what the problem is. Pain is often a symptom of an infection, which means the tooth’s health will keep growing worse until root canal therapy is performed! Fortunately, this procedure can put a stop to the spread of bacteria through the tooth’s roots before more complications occur. After taking care to stop your discomfort, we can make sure that your tooth remains safe by providing you with a custom dental crown. (more…)

Placing A Dental Crown As Part Of Your Cavity Treatment

After a cavity develops, your tooth will experience permanent damage that has to be addressed with a restoration. By scheduling regular dental exams, you can have a problem with decay identified and treated in time to have a dental filling put in place to restore the tooth. However, you will need more support if you have a larger cavity, or if you have to undergo root canal therapy to save a tooth. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, patients can have teeth restored with custom crowns that are designed to provide long-term protection. You can count on the crown to support you when you bite and chew food, so you will not be forced to work around it. You can also talk to your dentist about receiving a crown that imitates your healthy tooth structure. (more…)

Poor Brushing Habits Keep You Vulnerable To Dental Trouble

How concerned should you be about your current brushing routine? If you have developed problems with infrequent brushing, or if you are less thorough than you should be, there are long-term consequences that can affect you. As long as you maintain inconsistent or poor brushing habits, you will remain more vulnerable to problems that require restorative dental work than you might like. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can help patients recognize poor habits at home in order to improve their resistance to dental decay and other problems. Good daily habits, along with consistent visits for routine dental exams and cleanings, can keep you safer against tooth decay and gum disease! (more…)

How Concerned Should You Be About A Chipped Tooth?

If you chip your tooth, you may be more concerned with your appearance than with the actual health of the tooth. It is possible that the damage is only cosmetic, which means restorative dentistry is not needed. With that said, you can also fail to recognize just how much trouble a “minor” injury can cause. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can examine a chipped tooth and see how it should be addressed. If the harm to the enamel is serious enough, we may need to restore it with a dental crown to keep it safe. For a relatively minor injury, we can instead move forward with cosmetic dentistry to give you back your confidence in your smile. (more…)

3 Reasons You Should NOT Skip Your General Dental Exams

How often are you supposed to meet with your dentist? What do you gain by going in for an appointment if you have no active oral health concerns? General dental care should be a part of your overall hygiene routine. Without regular visits, you stay informed about the condition of your enamel, and can receive early warnings about dental decay. You also lose out on reviews that can alert you to many problems, not just cavities. Early detection and treatment of cavities, gum disease, and other concerns can lead to treatment while problems are still minor and manageable, sparing you dental discomfort and other concerns. (more…)