Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?If the thought of biting into hot or cold foods sends you reeling, you may have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is an incredibly common condition for people to have. If you do have sensitive teeth, it may be an issue caused by a problem such as bruxism, gum recession, or enamel erosion. There are also times when tooth sensitivity is not caused by a bigger problem. In either situation, it is important that you bring it to the attention of your dentist. Your dental team in Mansfield, TX can help you identify what is causing your tooth sensitivity and give you some options to address it. (more…)

Mansfield StarCenter Grand Opening

Mansfield StarCenter Grand OpeningIt may still be super hot in Mansfield, Texas, but a cold front is coming in the form of ice rinks! StarCenter Mansfield’s Grand Opening is on Thursday, August 30th and Friday, August 31st. The two-day event will be a celebration filled with fun, free events to welcome the new location into the community. There will be a ribbon cutting, hockey clinics, figure skating exhibitions, hockey games, and times for the public to ice skate, too! The Grand Opening will feature food trucks and the 7-11 Slurpee truck along with games and prizes. The StarCenter is owned by the city of Mansfield and will be operated by the NHL team, the Dallas Stars. (more…)

Unsure If You Should Call The Dentist?

Unsure If You Should Call The Dentist?One of the most common questions that dental patients ask themselves is “is this worth calling the dentist?” Yes, a clearly broken tooth or one that falls out has one of the most clear-answers, but what about the more gray situations? Have you ever thought that your toothache was not worth the bother? When it comes down to it, if you have even the slightest inclination to call the dentist to plan a visit, make the call. Even when you are unsure if it is worth it, it is better to call and learn that than to not call and have a serious problem develop. Your dental team in Mansfield, Texas is here to help you and your family with your smile needs.  (more…)

Is Your Family Drinking Enough Water?

Is Your Family Drinking Enough Water?August in Mansfield, Texas is a complicated month. On one hand, school starts back up, which can make everyone feel like summer is over. On the other hand, it is still around 100 degrees outside, which means that summer is definitely still here. When it is this hot outside, it is imperative that everyone is drinking enough water. Sweating leads to a loss of water from the body that can lead to dehydration. Drinking water can help replenish your body’s hydration levels and keep you feeling healthy. When your family is drinking enough water, it helps keeps your bodies and your smiles in good health.  (more…)

Things That Exacerbate Sleep Apnea

Things That Exacerbate Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans. It occurs when the soft tissues of the throat and mouth block the airway during sleep. The blockage can cause oxygen deprivation that can force the body to wake up and gasp for air. It can happen hundreds of time during the night causing a disruption in sleep. Your dental team in Mansfield, TX can help you to treat sleep apnea to give you a better quality of life. Depending on your type of treatment, there are still some things that can exacerbate obstructive sleep apnea or make it a more frequent condition.  (more…)

Senior Citizen’s Day And More In Mansfield

Senior Citizen's Day And More In MansfieldThe community of Mansfield, Texas is one that is full of life from all demographics. There are plenty of fun events and activities within the city and in nearby communities. Mansfield Dental Associates is proud to be a part of this vibrant community and very proud to serve the smiles of the citizens. If you are ready for your routine dental exam or if you are looking for a cosmetic update, we are here to help you address your dental needs.  (more…)

The Importance Of Restorative Dentistry

The Importance Of Restorative DentistryYou probably do your best to protect your smile. You brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once, stay mindful about what you eat and drink, and visit your dentist at least every six months to prevent any problems from arising in the first place. Unfortunately, even with this vigilance about taking care of your smile, problems can occur. Tooth decay can form because of circumstances outside of your control, such as genetics. Your dentist in Mansfield, TX, can help you restore your smile. Restoring a tooth can protect your smile.  (more…)

3 Important Oral Hygiene Reminders

3 Important Oral Hygiene RemindersYour hygiene and oral hygiene routines are ones that you probably learned at a very young age. They may have changed over time, but they have probably stayed pretty consistent throughout the years. Depending on your age, you probably have had a good handle on bathing and brushing your teeth for a long time. While your oral hygiene routine may be impeccable, it could also use just a bit of improvement. We have three important reminders that may help you give your oral hygiene a little boost. If you live in Mansfield, Texas, be sure to visit us for more ways to keep your smile healthy.  (more…)

Maintaining A Whitened Smile

Maintaining A Whitened SmileSo, you have achieved the perfect shade of white teeth? It can feel amazing after a whitening treatment or even a good cleaning to see a dazzling smile looking back at you in the mirror. However, you may start to worry about how long the brightness will last. If you are a coffee drinker in Mansfield, TX, you may know how quickly stains can accumulate on your teeth. Once you have a bright white smile though, there are some ways that you can maintain it and make it last a little longer.  (more…)

The Problems With Charcoal For Your Smile

The Problems With Charcoal For Your SmileActivated charcoal and charcoal products have become hugely popular in the DIY scene for homes, beauty, and health. The use of charcoal ranges from beverages to cleaning supplies to beauty treatments. Many people believe that because charcoal has an absorbent qualities that it can absorb the stains on the surface of teeth, which is why it has become a popular ingredient in whitening toothpastes. Despite this popularity, the American Dental Association has not approved charcoal items for use on the teeth. The ADA also warns of some risks associated with charcoal for teeth and gums. If you live in Mansfield, TX, and you want a solution to whiten your teeth, talk to your dentist about healthy, effective options.  (more…)