Do you know how important your jawbone is to your overall health? Think about it. When you bite or chew, you do so with your teeth, which have roots. Those roots stimulate your jawbone, and this helps flow nutrients throughout your body. However, if you are like 200 million U.S. adults, you may be missing a tooth. So, you may be missing out on this stimulation your jawbone needs. This is where your Mansfield, TX, dentists can help by fitting you with a dental implant. Read more to find out what they are.
Brushing. Flossing. Regular checkups and cleanings. We hear these terms a lot because they are great ways for people to maintain good oral health. But sometimes, these preventive practices need a boost, especially in children who may consume more sugar throughout the day. One way your Mansfield, TX, dentists help protect their teeth from cavities is with dental sealants. But they are not just for children. Patients with dry mouth issues or orthodontic treatments that make it hard to clean the teeth also qualify for them. What are they? Let us find out.
Tooth decay, gum disease, cavities…these are all things we look for when you visit your Mansfield, TX, dentists for an exam. Catching them early helps prevent future issues from appearing. In addition to those, we also provide an oral cancer screening. Detecting it at an early stage will help us plan a proper treatment going forward. If it is not caught early, it could seriously risk your health.
Has a loved one ever said to you, “You kept me awake all night with your snoring!” If this is happening on a regular basis, you may be one of the 18 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea. It is a disorder that causes breathing to be repeatedly interrupted while someone is asleep. This pause in breathing can lead to diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, low oxygen levels, and memory problems if not treated. Helping patients with chronic snoring is something that your Mansfield, TX, dentists can do by offering oral appliances to wear when they sleep.
Imagine sitting in the dental chair. Maybe you are watching a video in front of or above you. Things are going along smoothly, and then you hear, “Looks like you have a cavity.” Perhaps you protest, “But doc, I haven’t had any pain in my teeth.” No pain, no cavity, though, is one of the many myths about them. They are natural and whether you get one when you are young or old, your Mansfield, TX, dentists can fill them and help prevent more in the future. For now, let’s get the lowdown on cavities.
It is the beginning of the new year, and you are looking to put your best face forward. One way you can do that with confidence is with a beautiful smile. Your Mansfield, TX, dentists offer several ways to achieve that, everything from porcelain veneers to crowns to dental implants. Today, though, we are going to focus on teeth whitening and how it can offer you the look you want when you smile.
A regular dental visit is more than just opening your mouth and having us look inside it. Sure, that’s a good start on a surface level. However, we want to provide you, and ourselves, a more detailed analysis of what’s happening with your oral health. That’s why your Mansfield, TX, dentists use a variety of digital technology to better understand what’s happening under the surface and to catch any issues early so that we can properly address them with the best treatments.
When a cavity doesn’t receive treatment, or if a crack or chip exposes the inner pulp, a tooth may become infected or abscessed. To prevent a lost tooth, you should see your Mansfield, TX, dentists when you notice any persistent discomfort. To treat infection and return smiles to their optimal state and appearance we may suggest an endodontic treatment known as root canal therapy.
Oral surgery is often crucial for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful. In today’s blog, your Mansfield, TX, dentists will take a look at a common oral surgical procedure: dental extraction. Let’s talk about when your smile benefits from having a tooth removed, and what steps we take to facilitate a complication-free healing process.
In our last blog, we focused on dental bridges, a prosthetic that addresses between one and three missing teeth in a row. But what if you’ve lost more teeth, and in several places spread out across your smile? What if nearly all of your teeth are gone? Find out how your Mansfield, TX, dentists address these issues with a set of dentures.