3 Dental Problems That Teeth Grinding Can Cause

Your teeth will endure years of friction as you bite and chew, but the strength of our enamel can limit the effect this ultimately has on your appearance or oral health. With that said, some people will experience problems with teeth becoming worn and misshapen, or even damaged. Sometimes, these problems can start to worsen in a surprisingly short period of time. This can be traced back to bruxism, a problem with habitual teeth grinding that tends to see people grinding or clenching while they sleep. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we offer special guards that defend teeth against nightly teeth grinding to prevent problems that bruxism can cause. If you are already suffering from dental damage or wear and tear, we can recommend the appropriate treatment to restore your teeth and smile! (more…)

What Kind Of Care Is Appropriate For A Chipped Tooth?

thinking about the questionWhile it is easy to recognize a dental injury as a potential problem, it may be difficult for you to know just how serious the matter is. Will it require restorative dental work, or is this just a cosmetic problem for your smile? At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can provide an evaluation to determine what kind of support is right for your tooth. While chips can sometimes be addressed through cosmetic work, they can leave a tooth in poor health, which can demand more support. If necessary, we can provide support for your bite as well as your appearance by supplying a custom dental crown to protect a vulnerable tooth. (more…)

What Dental Problems Are Linked To Bad Breath?

embarrassed hiding bad breathIf bad breath becomes a constant concern, you should start to grow worried about your oral health. This problem can be a symptom of several issues. While it could just be a sign that you need to do more for your oral hygiene routine, it could be linked to gingivitis or tooth decay! At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, patients who are concerned about their oral health can voice those concerns during a routine dental evaluation. At your appointment, we can take care to look for any evidence of problems that call for restorative dental work. When problems are ignored, it can lead to frustrating oral health complications that will require more involved care! (more…)

How Often Are Root Canals Included In Cavity Treatment?

Imagine you are in the dentist’s chair, and that you have just been informed that you have a cavity. What kind of treatment do you expect to undergo? How involved would the work to restore your tooth really be? When decay calls for treatment, our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office will take the most conservative approach possible when restoring your oral health. It is often not necessary to perform root canal therapy as part of cavity treatment, but this procedure is called for whenever decay causes a tooth infection. When an infection has formed, the root canal is able to remove damaged and infected tissues within your tooth before they create more trouble for your tooth, and for your well-being. (more…)

Embarrassed By Dental Problems? The Right Treatment Can Help

Have you stopped smiling in pictures, and even in person, because you are embarrassed by your teeth? When oral health issues affect a person, it can shake their confidence by changing the way they look, or by causing problems like bad breath. While this can be concerning enough for many people, you should know that dental troubles can also carry negative consequences for your oral health. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, patients can discuss their concerns and learn what might be affecting them. We can take on issues with tooth decay, but we can also determine if problems regarding your jaw or your periodontal health might need to be managed. (more…)

What Can You Discuss With Your Dentist At A Checkup?

happy about dental careYou stay informed about your oral health by seeing your dentist for routine appointments. At these visits, care is taken to closely evaluate your teeth and oral structures for any issues of concern, and a thorough cleaning removes harmful plaque and tartar that can create trouble in the future. Because the goal of these visits is to fully protect your oral health, and not just address cavities, you can (and should) discuss more than just tooth decay! At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can talk with you about issues that affect your periodontal health, troubles with jaw pain or stiffness, and other dental matters. We can also screen for potentially serious problems like oral cancer. (more…)

Regain Confidence And Bite Support Through Prosthetic Work

Tooth loss can take away confidence in your smile, and it can make basic biting and chewing less comfortable. For some people, tooth loss can actually affect their bite function to such a degree that they have to cut certain favorite foods from their diet! If you are someone who is eager to have the functional benefits and confidence you enjoyed with a complete smile, you should look into prosthetic dentistry. It is possible to place a permanently held appliance that has cosmetic and oral health benefits! You can discuss your issues, and your treatment goals, at our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office. Because more than one option exists for restoring an incomplete smile, we can work with you on a solution that is most appealing to you. (more…)

3 Reasons To Change Up Your Approach To Brushing

3 toothbrushesHow effective as your effort to prevent cavities been? Have you been able to stop plaque and tartar from gathering on your teeth? If you are not happy with the health and appearance of your smile, it may be time to reconsider your approach to brushing. Because we perform this task so often, and because do it at times when we might feel particularly tired, it is easy to unintentionally adopt bad habits because we fail to examine them. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, patients can receive information about better preventive care at home as well as support with preventive care during a routine dental exam. Of course, we are also prepared to step in and provide the appropriate restorative dental work if a problem is identified during your visit! (more…)

Should You Be Worried About Receiving A Dental Filling?

Why would someone worry about receiving a dental filling? If someone expects to receive a filling made from metal, they may be worried about how it affects their smile. They can also worry about what the experience of having restorative dental work might feel like. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can provide lifelike restorative treatment while prioritizing the comfort of a patient while they are in the dentist’s chair. The dental fillings that we use for our patients’ teeth are made from a composite resin material that both imitates and bonds to your enamel. Having work done can protect a tooth without negatively affecting your smile, and it can ensure your tooth is returned to good health before you experience oral health complications from a cavity. (more…)

Imaging Technology And Its Value For Oral Health Evaluations

happy patient at dentist's officeAny time you brush and floss your teeth, you should take a moment to look over your smile and see if there are any issues of note. Do your teeth and gums appear healthy, or are you starting to worry about signs of trouble? A visual examination is helpful, as you can identify something that you want to bring to your dentist’s attention. With that said, imaging technology allows us to closely scrutinize your smile and determine if there are any problems. With the imaging technology at our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can digitally evaluate your smile and use a convenient monitor to talk to you about any issues that might call for care. (more…)