Is It Time To Try Professional Teeth Whitening?

Dental discoloration is something that makes many people self-conscious about the way they look. You may have a difficult time fighting this problem, even if your daily oral hygiene routine is keeping you safe from dental decay and gum disease. Because so many products that we eat and drink are able to stain your enamel, people often find it hard to avoid some discoloration. Fortunately, your Mansfield, TX dentist can help you regain a smile that makes you feel more confident in your smile. We can talk to you about the benefits of teeth whitening using a professional whitening kit, or with an in-office procedure. We can also look into the benefits of other cosmetic dental procedures to give you the smile you really want to show off. (more…)

Should You Start To Worry About TMD Or Bruxism?

If you are living with frequent jaw stiffness and pain, you should not react mildly. These are symptoms of TMJ disorder, or TMD, which can make discomfort a long-term problem for you. TMD will become a problem if you have an unresolved issue with your bite alignment or movement, or if you are experiencing stress on the joints and muscles. Often accompanied by issues with teeth grinding, or bruxism, patients with TMD can have regular headaches, find it hard to move their jaw to speak or eat, and may experience issues with facial pain and neck stiffness. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can identify symptoms of TMD and bruxism. When we do, we can let you know what treatment options are available to you! (more…)

Should You Commit To Cosmetic Work With Porcelain Veneers?

If you have an interest in cosmetic dental work because you want to address specific flaws, or because you feel that your smile is just not as attractive as it could be, porcelain veneers can help. These restorations are effective under many different circumstances, and they can produce changes for people who have ambitious goals for smile improvement. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can walk you through the benefits of using veneers to restore or improve your appearance. With that said, this is one of several cosmetic dental procedures that we offer, so we can work with you on finding the procedure that is best equipped to help you achieve the smile you want! (more…)

How A Bonding Treatment Delivers Cosmetic Improvements

You may be close to your ideal smile, but put off by relatively minor flaws that keep you from being truly happy with the way you look. Is there a way to undergo cosmetic dental work without committing to a long treatment process, and without seeing significant changes to your tooth structure? For many people, a dental bonding procedure provides the right solution for their cosmetic concerns. You can talk to your Mansfield, TX dentist about how this cosmetic dental work might benefit you. With a conservative change to your smile, it is possible to give you a big boost to your confidence! (more…)

Tips To Help You Avoid Holiday-Related Smile Problems

Halloween is just days away, and not long after this season ends we will have Thanksgiving and Christmas to enjoy. While every holiday can lead to a change in diet and routine, few have the potential to disrupt a person’s oral health like Halloween. This is a time of year when candy is plentiful, particularly if you have kids in the house. Be careful about how much you indulge your sweet tooth. A seemingly small change in your eating habits can expose your teeth to more harm than you realize, leading to a greater risk for dental decay that requires restorative dental work. Our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office is ready to help if you do have a problem that develops during or after the holidays, and we are also here to provide preventive oral health services to keep your smile safe. (more…)

Arranging Restorative Dental Services For A Cracked Tooth

After cracking your tooth, you should act quickly and make an appointment for restorative dental work. If you let the problem go without treatment, it can lead to upsetting consequences for your appearance as well as your oral health. By bringing the matter to your Mansfield, TX dentist’s attention, you can have a cracked tooth restored before it becomes infected or experiences more physical trauma. By placing a dental crown on the tooth, we can keep it safe from being hurt further. Doing this can restore your smile and also make sure you are comfortable biting and chewing without issues. (more…)

Why Is Tooth Decay So Harmful To Your Oral Health?

Tooth decay is something that your Mansfield, TX dentist can spot – and treat – before significant harm occurs. During a routine dental exam, the formation of decay can be identified before you start to experience discomfort. If your only experience with cavities is those that have been caught early, you may not realize just how uncomfortable this oral health issue can become! If you do not keep up with regular exams, a cavity that forms can continue to grow until bacteria gain access to your pulp, the space within your tooth. At this point, those harmful microbes can move through the tooth and damage it so much that it cannot be saved! (more…)

Should I Do More To Prevent The Formation Of Cavities?

Are you starting to worry that your smile is vulnerable to problems with cavities? Even if you have not needed restorative dental work recently, you should take time to question the effectiveness of your preventive dental care routine. Once a cavity forms, there will not be a way to stop the spread of decay without having the problem treated by your dentist. If too much damage occurs before you arrive for care, that issue with decay can make treatment via root canal therapy necessary! In addition to making changes to your daily routine, you can better protect yourself by being consistent with preventive dental care. Our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office can help you identify shortcomings in your habits, just as we can help you by cleaning and carefully evaluating your smile at an appointment. (more…)

Work With Your Dentist To Address Unsightly Teeth Stains

When you experience a buildup of stains on your teeth, you can grow self-conscious as your smile begins to look dull and unattractive. These stains can be tough to fight, particularly those that have gathered below the surface of teeth. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, patients who are growing unhappy with the color of their smile can talk with us about the potential benefits of a professional teeth whitening treatment. A whitening treatment is capable of addressing stains that have resisted your past efforts to brighten your teeth. Through professional treatment, we can provide significant changes to the way you look so that you can smile with greater confidence! (more…)

Can I Receive A Dental Crown Without Changing My Smile?

Is restorative dental work going to hurt your smile? Many people fear that a procedure performed by their dentist to address dental decay or physical damage will lead to some change in their appearance, particularly when treatment means receiving a dental crown. If the crown is placed somewhere prominent when you smile, will it be hard for you to hide? How likely is it to stand apart from neighboring teeth? At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we are prepared to restore teeth without making notable alterations to your appearance. Custom crowns made from materials like porcelain can actually blend in with your smile while also providing the protection you require for your tooth! (more…)