In our last blog, we took a look at bruxism, a disorder in which people regularly grind their teeth or clench their jaw. In today’s blog, we’re going to focus on a related issue known as TMJ disorder, or TMD. What causes TMJ disorder and how do we offer patients treatment? Find out more about identifying and treating jaw joint disorders.
If you have bruxism, then the constant grinding of your teeth can seem like an obvious hazard to their health. That much pressure and friction is bound to wear your teeth down, and that can have a few direct consequences such as tooth sensitivity and changing tooth surfaces. However, when left untreated, the dangers of bruxism to the rest of your oral health can become much more significant. At our Mansfield, TX, dental office, we can help you avoid the potentially serious consequences of bruxism to your oral health by addressing the condition as soon as possible. (more…)
Whether you’re a child or an adult, your smile is susceptible to tooth decay. In fact, only about 1% of the population is immune to dental caries. To prevent the serious complications of a cavity, such as pain or even infection, we may suggest a preventive treatment option. What benefits will our dental sealants offer residents of Mansfield, TX?
Oral cancer, which can include cancers of the lips, gums, cheeks, tongue, and many other oral structures, is one of the more common and dangerous types of cancer. Much like other oral and systemic health issues, it’s best addressed in its earliest stages, which offers the highest chances of successfully treating it. At our Mansfield, TX, dental office, we perform a comprehensive oral cancer screening during every one of your checkup and cleaning appointments. In addition to helping you avoid issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and more, we also help you stay ahead of your overall wellbeing by keeping a close eye on potential oral cancer signs. (more…)
Do you have stains on your teeth? If so, you may be considering a few over-the-counter solutions, such as whitening strips to even toothpastes and mouthwashes. However, to really brighten smiles in Mansfield, TX, we offer two very different professional whitening options. Which one will be right for you, and how do you keep your smile bright afterward?
Porcelain veneers have become one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options for patients who want to dramatically improve their smiles. That’s because they don’t just transform your smile’s appearance, but do so in a way that doesn’t require extensive preparation or treatment. This allows you to preserve more of your healthy, natural tooth structure, which helps you maintain your excellent oral health long after your procedure. At our Mansfield, TX, dental office, we can custom-design one or several highly lifelike porcelain veneers according to your smile’s specific concerns, giving you the beautiful smile you deserve without requiring extensive visits and time in the dentist’s chair. (more…)
For many years, treating cavities with a dental filling meant a metal restoration. But we’re proud to offer Mansfield, TX, patients a metal-free option that blends with the tooth. In today’s blog, we’re looking at the creation and placement of composite resin dental fillings. We’re also talking about tips for avoiding future cases of tooth decay!
A beautiful and healthy looking smile is often a natural result of taking good care of your teeth and gums. For example, if you avoid tooth decay and gum disease, then they can’t affect the appearance of your teeth and gums. However, some cosmetic concerns can still develop even when you strive to keep your smile healthy. At our Mansfield, TX, dental office, we can customize any cosmetic dental treatment to address your specific concerns in a highly personalized and conservative manner. In many cases, cosmetic tooth bonding is the best way to achieve that goal. (more…)
We strive to ensure our patients enjoy a comfortable and relaxing visit. We also want the procedures we prescribe to offer oral health improvement, leaving you with a healthy and natural looking smile. In order to accomplish this, we treat our Mansfield, TX, patients with advanced technology. In today’s blog, we’re looking at how digital x-rays, sedation, and more help patients enjoy their time in the chair!
When you’ve been told that your tooth needs root canal therapy because it’s severely infected, excitement might not be the first thing you experience. In fact, the pain of your currently infected tooth might not leave room for you to feel much of anything else. Fortunately, today’s root canal treatment can offer a wealth of benefits for your long-term oral health, not the least of which is relief from your intense tooth discomfort. At our Mansfield, TX, dental office, we can restore your tooth’s health and more with highly customized root canal therapy, giving you plenty of reasons to look forward to completing your treatment. (more…)