Category: Gum Disease

Understanding What A Scaling And Root Planing Treatment Is

Gum disease is prevalent in many patients. In fact, it affects approximately 80 percent of American adults. Many of those who have it leave it untreated. And why? Because it often goes unnoticed. Unlike when you smile and can see your teeth and any blemishes on them, infections in the gum tissue are not visible… Read more »

Recognizing Gum Disease

Did you know that advanced gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss? Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an incredibly common progressive condition. While it is incredibly common, it is also preventable. Keeping good oral hygiene at home through brushing and flossing along with routine visits to your dentist for cleanings… Read more »

Gum Disease Prevention

If you are having chronic hollatosis that won’t go away even when you chew on breathe mints or rinse with mouthwash or if you are noticing that your gums bleed or your spit is looking pink when you brush your teeth, you may be one of the millions of Americans living with gingervitis or gum… Read more »

Common Dental Health Issues for Older Adults

Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris treat patients of all ages in their welcoming Mansfield office. In today’s blog they discuss three dental health issues that middle aged adults and seniors are likely to encounter and what to do about them.

Mansfield Dentists: Stages and Symptoms of Gum Disease

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, nearly half of adults over 30 have encountered gum disease. Gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, can advance to periodontitis if left untreated which can lead to eventual tooth loss. Gum disease is a chronic condition that is marked by inflamed, painful gums. Gingivitis and other forms… Read more »

Study Looks at Behavior and Role of Oral Bacteria

Our bodies contain 10,000 different species of bacteria. Hundreds of these bacteria are found in our mouths. Each bacteria perform different functions, but how the various species engage with each other influences our overall health. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin recently investigated how bacteria change when individuals develop gum disease. Your Mansfield… Read more »

Gum Disease In HIV Patients May Cause Cancer

Oral bacteria produced from gum disease creates a particular environment in the mouth. A new study found that two types of bacteria present in mouths battling gum disease can produce a byproduct that can lead to Kaposi sarcoma-related tumors. Read on as your Mansfield dentists Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris share the study’s findings.

Health Groups Ask MLB to Ban Tobacco after Death

Baseball is one of American’s favorite pastimes, but there is an ugly side to baseball that we shouldn’t overlook: the use of smokeless tobacco products. Smokeless tobacco recently claimed the life of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. As a result, nine medical and public health organizations have called on the Major League Baseball to ban… Read more »

Black Coffee May Fight Cavities

Black coffee may not be as bad as you think. New research shows that a certain type of coffee bean used in 30 percent of the world’s coffee disables the bacteria that causes plaque. Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris follow the latest scientific trends in dentistry. They utilize cutting-edge technology to provide stellar… Read more »

The Importance of Gum Health for Men

Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, recognize the importance of healthy gums. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, gum disease affects 56.4 percent of men and 38.4 percent of women. Men may develop gum disease more frequently than women because they are less likely to visit the dentist or because… Read more »