Help Prevent Cavities This Halloween

Help Prevent Cavities This HalloweenThe weather is perfect for Halloween in Mansfield, Texas this year. The endless rain seems to have let up and the leaves are blowing around in the breeze. This type of good weather is great for trick-or-treating. Trick-or-treating can be an overload of candy for the kids in your family. Even if no one in your household is going trick-or-treating, it’s probable that you all have encountered more candy in the office, at school, and just out about. With all this candy around, how do you help prevent cavities from forming?  (more…)

2018 Mansfield Boo Bash & More

2018 Mansfield Boo Bash & MoreThe city of Mansfield, Texas is big on creating fun community events for the entire family. The library and parks department put on fun things to do that everyone can enjoy. This week leading up to Halloween night is full of these types of fun events for the family. Remember that after indulging in all of the treats, schedule a dental cleaning and exam to make sure there are no tricks in your smile!  (more…)

End Of 2018: Check In On Your Smile

End Of 2018: Check In On Your SmileIt can be daunting to hear that 2018 is winding down, but the fact is, it is. The end of a calendar year can be a great time to check in on yourself, your financial health, your goals, and your oral health. When checking in on your smile at the end of the year, there are a few questions you can ask yourself. Asking and answering these questions can help you stay on top of your smile goals to keep your mouth healthy. The dental team in Mansfield, Texas is here to help you evaluate your goals, wants, and needs for your smile.  (more…)

2 Signs Of Dental Erosion

2 Signs Of Dental ErosionTeeth have a protective outer layer known as enamel. It is a hard substance that keeps the sensitive inside parts of a tooth safe from bacteria and damage. Over the years the enamel can begin to wear down, which can prevent it from being as protective as it needs to be. There are ways to help prevent enamel erosion: keeping teeth clean and remineralizing teeth through a nutritious diet are just a couple of the ways to do so. Your dentist in Mansfield, TX can help to recognize if your enamel is eroding and offer suggestions of how to combat it.  (more…)

Recognizing Gum Disease

Recognizing Gum DiseaseDid you know that advanced gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss? Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an incredibly common progressive condition. While it is incredibly common, it is also preventable. Keeping good oral hygiene at home through brushing and flossing along with routine visits to your dentist for cleanings and exams can help keep gum disease away from your smile. If you recognize these signs of gum disease in your own smile, it is important to talk to your dentist as soon as possible. Your dental team at Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, Texas can help you to manage and possibly reverse gum disease.  (more…)

Healthy Smile Tips For Family Movie Night

Healthy Smile Tips For Family Movie NightDo you enjoy going to the movies? Maybe you go with the family, your friends, or your significant other. You might even enjoy a movie night all by yourself. Family movie nights can be a tradition for some families in Mansfield, TX. Movie nights usually involves popcorn, soda, candy, and a fun movie! If you enjoy all those snacks with your movie night, you should know that there is some risk associated with those types of treats. However, there are ways to enjoy a movie night tradition while also keeping smile health in the forefront of the mind.  (more…)

Keeping Your Smile Healthy This Autumn

Keeping Your Smile Healthy This AutumnIt is finally starting to feel like fall in Mansfield, Texas. With the rain and the temperature dropping, autumn feels officially here. With autumn comes the start of holiday season and indulgent treats. It can be easy to eat a lot of sugar and skip your oral hygiene routine during this time of year. It is important to remember that your smile health is a priority no matter the season. We have some tips on how to keep your oral health on the forefront of your mind this autumn.   (more…)

Are You Going To The State Fair This Year?

Are You Going To The State Fair This Year?The 2018 State Fair of Texas is officially open! Lots of schools, families, and groups in Mansfield, TX drive out to the fair in Dallas! The State Fair is always big fun with millions of people in attendance and 24 days of live music, carnival rides, games, livestock, fried food, and exciting exhibits! New to the fair this year is Thrifty Thursdays, where there will be discounts on food favorites like corn dogs and cotton candy on Thursdays! Every year of the State Fair of Texas has a special theme; the theme this year is Celebrating Texas Innovation. Texas-based innovation, inventions, and technology will be highlighted all over the fair.  (more…)

Why Am I Just Now Getting Cavities?

Why Am I Just Now Getting Cavities?Some people can go most of their lives without getting cavities. If you were one of those people, but then all of a sudden you are getting cavities, it can be disconcerting. If this is happening to you, the first important step is to restore any teeth affected by tooth decay. Once a decayed tooth has been restored with a dental filling or root canal treatment, the next step is to find the cause for the change in your mouth. Your dental team in Mansfield, TX can help you treat your cavities and find the reason you may be getting them now.  (more…)

Sealants: An Extra Line Of Defense

Sealants: An Extra Line Of DefenseYou likely do everything you can to protect your smile. You brush your teeth at least twice a day with one of those times being before you go to sleep. You floss once a day. You visit your Mansfield, TX dentist at least twice a year for an exam and dental cleaning. You are mindful about the foods you eat and you drink plenty of water. You know that your oral health is important. Maybe you wonder if there is anything else you can do to protect your smile? The short answer is yes. Dental sealants can add an extra layer of defense for your smile.  (more…)