Category: Oral Hygiene

Is A Tongue Scraper Beneficial?

Hygiene practices are constantly evolving, which is largely a good thing! However, sometimes when new products become popular, you may find yourself not knowing if they are truly as necessary and helpful as some people say they are. So, in today’s blog, your Mansfield, TX, dentist will be discussing a tool that has been gaining… Read more »

Do You Have These Bad Brushing Habits?

The end of the year is a good time to reflect on your life and your habits. Have you made any growth or progress in 2018? What are some of the improvements you made that you would like to carry into the new year? Are there any bad habits that you would like to kick… Read more »

Gift Ideas: Give A Healthy Smile

There is less than two weeks until Christmas. If you have already finished your shopping or if you do not give gifts for the holidays, this list might be better applied at other times during the year. If you still have a few people on your lift to find a gift for, this list of… Read more »

Dental Sealants Offer Extra Security Against Cavities

Dental sealants offer extra cavity protection for your teeth. Typically, people associate sealants as a treatment for children’s teeth, but sealants can offer added security for adults, too. Many adults can suffer from issues that leave them more susceptible to developing cavities, and use sealants to lower their risk. Your dentist can review your oral… Read more »

Oral Health Connected to Overall Health for Older Adults

Over the past six decades, more and older adults have retained their natural teeth. Tooth loss has gradually declined. Missing teeth can lead to bone loss, sunken facial features, and embarrassment. With a greater awareness and appreciation for dental hygiene habits, more elderly adults retain their teeth and are able to eat, speak, and feel healthy… Read more »

Preparing Your Toothbrush For Maximum Brushing

We have all been told about the importance of brushing and flossing every day. However, your toothbrush may not be as effective or as clean as you think it is. A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham revealed that Staphylococci, coliforms, pseudomonads, yeasts, intestinal bacteria and even fecal germs may rest on… Read more »

Red Wine May Help Fight Cavities

A new study from the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry studied the theory that wine, grape seed extract, and polyphenols can slow bacterial growth in the mouth. If this theory is supported, red wine may one day be a part of a cavity-fighting product. Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr…. 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.