Category: Gum Disease

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 »

Dangers of Gum Disease

Advanced gum disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss in this country.  Mansfield, TX Dental Associates can identify its early signs, and provide appropriate preventive treatments.  Gum disease may also be linked to other diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer, including oral cancer, which causes over 7,500 deaths… Read more »

An Unauthorized Biography of Plaque

Plaque. You hear about it in mouthwash commercials. Your dentist warns you about it at every checkup. Gum disease and tooth decay, the two most prevalent oral health problems in the U.S., are caused by plaque buildup. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the life and legacy of this sticky, yucky, bacteria-laden substance.

Ready to Receive Instant Smile Rejuvenation?

Between work and family, how much time do you have to visit the dentist? As a result of hectic schedules, many people assume they don’t have time to address the cosmetic flaws in their smiles. Fortunately, your Mansfield TX dentists, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris, offer instant smile rejuvenation with porcelain veneers, transforming your smile in… Read more »

Treating Gum Disease in Mansfield TX

Did you know that periodontal disease, commonly know as gum disease, is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults? According to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, about 66% of adults and about 50% of children have gum disease. With more and more research revealing a connection between oral health and overall health, it’s… Read more »

Mansfield TX Dentists Discuss Gum Disease Prevention

The Threat of Gum Disease How familiar are you with the consequences that can result from gum disease? Did you know, for instance, that gum disease increases the risk of heart disease? The link between these two diseases is growing clearer, with scientists discovering that the same bacteria are present in both diseases. However, the… Read more »

Mansfield, TX Dentist Classifies the Types of Gum Disease

Gum disease (or periodontitis) isn’t a black and white disease; its development and progression is easily affected by a number of internal factors. Since it’s such a tricky disease to suppress after it reaches a certain point, dentists try to keep patients vigilant of the signs. Furthermore, periodontitis has varying degrees, which sometimes make treatment… Read more »