Think teeth grinding only causes minimal problems for your teeth? You couldn’t be more wrong. If you consistently grind your teeth, you may suffer from a condition called bruxism. Grinding one’s teeth can lead to tooth sensitivity which could negatively impact the way you eat. This could also lead to Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) can lead to chronic face pain and headaches. Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris, your Mansfield dentists, can help you identify the root of the problem and provide one of their advanced therapy solutions.
A beautiful smile can boost your confidence and help you make a great first impression. According to a recent Kelton Research study, people with beautiful smiles are considered both more attractive and successful. In fact, a large portion of the study participants said a good-looking smile was one of the first things they noticed when meeting someone new. Unfortunately, over time our smiles can become stained with unsightly discoloration. Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris, understand the importance of a bright smile and offer a professional solution. In today’s blog, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris use a fun and informative quiz to illustrate the benefits of our teeth whitening systems.
If you have a few missing teeth, it may be difficult to imagine the positive effect partial dentures may have on you. While you may have gotten used to eating and speaking without those teeth, partial dentures can improve your speaking, eating, and overall dental health. Today, your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris, will discuss partial dentures and how they might be the right choice for restoring the appearance and function of your smile.
What kind of impact does your smile have? Even the straightest of smiles lack a certain radiance if they have succumbed to dullness and yellowing. The ones that really make an impact are those that are pearly white and radiant. But if your teeth are showing the yellowing affects of age or even day-to-day life, what can you do? Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, discuss professional teeth whitening and what it can do to put the sparkle back in your smile. (more…)
Did you know that you could be damaging your teeth without your knowledge? If you grind your teeth during sleep, your teeth are feeling the effects of extreme forces capable of wearing away enamel and compromising their structural integrity. Over time, teeth grinding, or bruxism, can lead to cracked, chipped, and even broken teeth. So what can you do to protect your teeth? And how do you know if your teeth need protecting? Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, share these answers below. (more…)
Tooth loss can get pretty ugly after a while. As teeth begin to fall, a once perfect row can start to look like a fence that was hit by a tornado. Large gaps can form, causing difficulty chewing and exposing the gums and the sides of teeth to bacteria, which can prompt more decay and further tooth loss. Amidst all this, self-esteem can suffer and quality of life can take a serious decline. Eating, smiling, and speech all become difficult, for various reasons, and life turns into a struggle.
Talk about a downward spiral. But is there a way out of that kind of tailspin? Absolutely. A partial denture can restore the appearance and functionality of teeth while helping to protect natural teeth and the gums from further damage. Here to discuss partial dentures are your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris. (more…)
When you think of dentures, does your mind conjure up images of bulky prosthetics that look more like a movie prop than real teeth? If so, you are probably unaware of the advances in modern dentures. Today’s dentures are sleeker, lighter, and better-fitting than ever before. They can also be secured by dental implants, allowing them to be supported by your jaw rather than your gums for a more natural feel. Therefore, if you have missing teeth, don’t write off dentures. Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, discuss the benefits and improvements of modern dentures. (more…)
If you have a gap in your smile from a missing tooth or missing teeth, your smile’s appearance may not be the only thing at risk. Without a tooth in the area of the gap, the surrounding teeth and gums become more vulnerable to bacteria and disease. However, bridging the gap can lower the risk of disease and improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, discuss the application and benefits of dental bridges. (more…)
If tooth decay progresses far enough, a tooth’s structural integrity can be at significant risk. The tooth can suffer chips or cracks and can even break. If untreated, the tooth can eventually fall out, prompting the need for a prosthetic or even a dental implant. But what kind of treatment is available for a compromised tooth? A dental crown can provide a tooth with support and improve the aesthetic appeal of your smile. Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, discuss the restorative power of dental crowns. (more…)
Knowing the proper way to care for your teeth can help you to achieve a lifetime of oral health. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about homecare and other dental treatments. Here to clarify those misconceptions are your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris. (more…)