3 Reasons To Stop Ignoring A Toothache And See Your Dentist

How much harm can you really cause to yourself by choosing to ignore a toothache? Problems that cause pronounced pain or sensitivity issues can put a tooth at serious risk. If your pain is due to a tooth infection, the spread of bacteria through that tooth’s roots could cause new problems for your well-being. It can also lead to the tooth’s condition deteriorating so much that the only treatment option left is to remove it! To avoid more health problems or a tooth extraction, reach out to your Mansfield, TX dentist to discuss your toothache. With root canal therapy, we can deal with internal problems before restoring the tooth with a durable, lifelike dental crown. (more…)

What Should I Do To Stop The Buildup Of Teeth Stains?

Teeth stains can age your smile as they accumulate, and they can make you look less healthy. Problems with dental discoloration have made many people self-conscious about their appearance, and their negative feelings can grow when over the counter whitening agents fail to provide meaningful results. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can provide guidance during routine dental exams to help you stay safe against the buildup of stains. Changing your routine and dropping certain products from your diet can make it easier for you to preserve the appearance you want to show off. If you already have an issue with discoloration, professional cosmetic dental services can effectively resolve problems and boost your smile confidence! (more…)

How General Care From Your Dentist Keeps Your Smile Healthy

You should have a consistent routine in place for defending your smile against gum disease and tooth decay. Those efforts should include thorough brushing and flossing on a daily basis, as well as an effort to maintain a smart, selective diet that limits your exposure to sugars. People who stick to good habits can have an easier time avoiding oral health problems, but they should still make a point of scheduling general dental care. During these routine checkups, your Mansfield, TX dentist can check for a range of potential problems. Those problems include common concerns with cavities and gingivitis, but we can also look out for more severe issues, like oral cancer, during your evaluation. (more…)

Bothered By Dental Sensitivity? Let Your Dentist Know

When your teeth are sensitive enough to make certain foods and drinks feel off-limits to you, it can be hard not to worry about your oral health. Sensitivity is a problem that you should take seriously, and it is something you can discuss with your dentist during your next routine dental checkup. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can closely examine your smile to find out what might be responsible for your problems. We can recommend different solutions, and if necessary we can perform treatment to restore the health of a sensitive tooth. Remember that consistent dental exams help you stay updated about the condition of your teeth and gums, and that they also help to ensure that care is taken to help you avoid future difficulties. (more…)

How A Filling Keeps Your Tooth Safe After Cavity Treatment

man smiling healthy teethWhen a cavity forms, the damage done to a tooth will be permanent. While catching and treating cavities early can limit damage to the structure of a tooth, there is a need to address the harm done by decay. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we use composite dental fillings that match a person’s enamel to deal with this harm. Thanks to the presence of your filling, your tooth remains safe against another infection, and you can count on it to still support pressure from biting and chewing. We are also prepared to help patients who need treatment for decay that is severe enough to call for more than just a filling. (more…)

Prosthetic Dentistry Can Resolve Problems With Your Bite

A person’s healthy bite function will evenly distribute pressure and limit stress on their joints and muscles. Unfortunately, problems with your dental health can lead to unwelcome bite changes that lead to new issues capable of affecting your quality of life. Few changes to your oral health affect your bite like tooth loss. Without your full set of teeth, you can find yourself relying on an awkward or uneven bite, which leads to added wear and tear on remaining teeth as well as stress on your jaw joints and muscles. Through prosthetic dental work, our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office is able to restore your full smile so that these issues can be put behind you. With dental implants, we can make sure a lifelike restoration stays stable enough to provide continued bite support! (more…)

How Good Is Your Flossing Routine At Protecting Your Smile?

How long has it been since you last worked with dental floss to clean your smile? Is this something you do on a regular basis, or do you see it as just a means of removing food that has become stuck? Consistency is important if you want to enjoy the oral health benefits of flossing. Each time you perform this task, you clear away bacteria and food debris that can cause bad breath, gingivitis, and tooth decay. While regularity certainly matters, you should also make sure you are thorough when cleaning these spaces where teeth meet. Our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office can talk you through better daily habits when you come in for your next routine dental exam. (more…)

Can I Request A Crown That Looks Like A Natural Tooth?

man thinking about dental workIt can be a relief to finally have a dental problem addressed. Restorative dentistry solves problems like tooth decay and dental damage, which can cause discomfort and interfere with your ability to bite and chew. This work can also help by addressing visible flaws that concern your smile. One thing our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office can do for you is provide restorations that are able to match the appearance of your healthy tooth structure. It is often possible to properly restore a tooth with a porcelain crown that blends in without difficulty. When back teeth like molars and premolars are in need of treatment, a metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal can be more appropriate for treatment. These teeth are difficult to see, so their appearance is less important to your smile, and they also absorb more bite pressure. (more…)

3 Dental Problems That Teeth Grinding Can Cause

Your teeth will endure years of friction as you bite and chew, but the strength of our enamel can limit the effect this ultimately has on your appearance or oral health. With that said, some people will experience problems with teeth becoming worn and misshapen, or even damaged. Sometimes, these problems can start to worsen in a surprisingly short period of time. This can be traced back to bruxism, a problem with habitual teeth grinding that tends to see people grinding or clenching while they sleep. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we offer special guards that defend teeth against nightly teeth grinding to prevent problems that bruxism can cause. If you are already suffering from dental damage or wear and tear, we can recommend the appropriate treatment to restore your teeth and smile! (more…)

What Kind Of Care Is Appropriate For A Chipped Tooth?

thinking about the questionWhile it is easy to recognize a dental injury as a potential problem, it may be difficult for you to know just how serious the matter is. Will it require restorative dental work, or is this just a cosmetic problem for your smile? At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can provide an evaluation to determine what kind of support is right for your tooth. While chips can sometimes be addressed through cosmetic work, they can leave a tooth in poor health, which can demand more support. If necessary, we can provide support for your bite as well as your appearance by supplying a custom dental crown to protect a vulnerable tooth. (more…)