Category: Plaque

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 »

Q and A: Dentists Answer Questions About Sealants

Dental sealants are a quick and easy tool for preventing caries, the tooth decay that causes cavities. A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The back teeth are difficult to adequately clean, making them a popular spot for bacteria to thrive. Many are… Read more »

St. Patty’s Day: Beer and Your Teeth

Ok, so we’re a day late, but Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You did wear green didn’t you? While your head may still be reeling from yesterday’s celebration and indulgences, all that beer can have a significant impact on another part of your body as well. In this post, your Mansfield, TX dentist explains the affects… 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.