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…)
Is one of your teeth chipped? Do you have an oddly shaped tooth? If so, your eyes probably snap right to it every time you smile into the mirror. Because this is a small issue relative to other dental problems, many people might make light of such a problem. However, we at Mansfield Dental Associates understand that a beautiful smile exists in the smallest details. If you have a tooth that you would like to reshape, your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, are ready to assist you. They discuss the process of reshaping malformed teeth. (more…)
You’ve just enjoyed a lovely evening of romantic conversation and flirtatious smiles. Now the date has come to an end. As your date moves closer, your brain kicks into overdrive. You begin to worry about the possibility of food stuck in your teeth, and then that one, all-important question takes center stage: How’s my breath? Nothing can bring a romantic evening to a screeching halt quite like bad breath. Luckily, your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, are here with some tips for keeping your breath fresh this Valentine’s Day. (more…)
February is National Heart Month. So we’re looking at how the mouth can affect heart health. Keeping a clean and healthy mouth can improve not only your heart health but also your overall health in a few ways. First, bacteria can enter your body through your mouth. If the bacteria in your mouth are unchecked, they can cause tooth decay and infections that can spread throughout your body. But your mouth is also the gateway for food to get into your system. Thus, it is important to choose the foods you eat wisely so that you can maintain your health. Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, discuss the mouth’s role in maintaining a healthy heart. (more…)
Do you wish you had a brighter smile? A beautiful smile can boost confidence, and according to a recent Kelton Research study, people with whiter smiles are considered more attractive and successful. Over time, teeth can become marred with permanent stains. Coffee, tea, tobacco, and wine can all lead to embarrassing, lingering stains. In today’s blog, your Mansfield cosmetic dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, explain how the teeth whitening procedures at Mansfield Dental Associates can rejuvenate your smile.
Do you suffer from chronic earaches? Do you often experience tinnitus, or a constant ringing in the ears? If so, you may be exhibiting symptoms of a serious medical condition known as TMJ disorder, or TMD. According to some studies, as many as 10 million Americans show signs of TMJ disorder. In today’s blog, Mansfield family dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, explain TMD and common ways of treating the disorder.
Do you need missing teeth replaced? You may think your only choices are dentures or dental bridges. Dentures can slip when speaking or eating, and come with messy adhesives. Dental bridges work, but require a reduction in your healthy teeth to support the new bridge. Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, explain how mini dental implants can offer a natural-looking, permanent solution to replacing missing teeth.
A good night’s sleep is important for your body and mind to renew. When you spend most of the night awake, wishing you could get to sleep, you start the next day sluggish, tired, and perhaps even irritated. Whether you always have trouble sleeping or experience a rare bout of insomnia, drugstore sleep medicines might look attractive to you. Do they effectively deal with sleeping problems, though? Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, discuss the effectiveness of drugstore sleep medicines in this article.
What Are Sleep Medicines?
Sleep medicines are a form of over-the-counter medication specifically targeted towards making you drowsy and putting you to sleep. Sleep medicines are either antihistamines, diphenhydramine and doxylamine, or holistic, like valerian root and melatonin. If you take allergy medication, you are familiar with how antihistamines, like Benadryl, make you drowsy. Holistic remedies might seem strange, but melatonin, available in pill form, is a hormone in your body that helps to regulate your sleep cycle. (more…)
Bone loss is a serious issue for cancer patients and the aging. Bisphosphonates promote an increase in bone growth, as well reduce further bone loss, which is why doctors prescribe this drug therapy to sufferers of osteoporosis. Even though the drugs successfully fight bone loss, patients do experience some side effects. In rare cases, taking bisphosphonates is linked to the onset of a serious dental affliction known as BRONJ. How can BRONJ be prevented? Your Mansfield dentists Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris are here to explain BRONJ.