Category: Allergies and Oral Health

Soda and Cavities

Michelle Obama and other health activists have long touted the dangers of soft drinks in relation to overall health. Not as many activists talk about soda’s effect on one’s dental health. One 12 ounce can of regular Coke contains 9 and 1/3 teaspoons of sugar alone. Bacteria in our mouth consume the sugar from soda… Read more »

Dental Check ups Include Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer is an insidious disease that is more treatable and less dangerous if caught in earlier stages. At every check up and cleaning at your Mansfield dentists’ office, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris will screen for oral cancer. An oral cancer screening begins with a discussion of any concerns or symptoms you may be experiencing…. Read more »

Gum Disease Linked to Breast Cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris want to shine the spotlight on breast cancer. Many are surprised to learn that breast cancer is connected to oral health. Some studies have reported a higher prevalence of breast cancer in patients possessing chronic periodontal disease (gum disease.) In today’s blog your… Read more »

Mansfield Dentists Sensitive to Needs of Cancer Patients

Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris, build personal relationships with their patients. They care about their patients’ overall health in addition to their dental health. They understand that patients coming into their office may be battling cancer, and they want to provide top-notch, compassionate care for them before and during their cancer treatment…. Read more »

Dental Check ups With Your Mansfield Dentists

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) almost 40 percent of American adults did not visit the dentist last year. They may skip cleanings because of lack of time or money. Other adults report feelings of dental anxiety which prevent them from seeking routine dental care. However, putting off dental check ups… Read more »

The Truth about Smoking and Your Oral Health

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. Most associate it with causing lung cancer, but did you know that smoking threatens the health of your teeth and gums and can lead to oral cancer? Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, echo the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) as it… Read more »

How North Texas Allergy Season is Messing with Your Mouth

We survived Ice-mageddon and the cold, wet, dreary weather that ensued. Now North Texans have at least a few weeks of warm, sunny weather to look forward to (before spring thunderstorms start wreaking their own particular brand of havoc). Unfortunately for allergy sufferers, evergreens like mountain cedar, cool season annuals like chickweed, and deciduous flowering… Read more »