Category: Preventive Dentistry

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 »

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 »

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 »

What Jaw Pain Can Reveal about Your Oral Health

If your jaw is frequently sore, the recurrences of pain may be frustrating to you. However, in many cases, jaw pain is only a symptom of a larger problem. According to your Mansfield TX dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, bruxism (teeth grinding), while damaging to teeth, also frequently results in a sore… Read more »

Dental Mouthguard Care Tips from Your Mansfield, TX Dentist

If you use a dental mouthguardregularly, then this article may provide some helpful insight on proper mouthguard care. Your Mansfield, TX dentist, Dr. S. Blair Jones shares these care tips to increase the durability of a dental mouthguard. Why is a Dental Mouthguard Important? Though teeth contain the hardest substance in your body (the enamel),… 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 »

Mansfield, TX Dentist Weighs In: The Benefits of Dental Mouthguards

Dental mouthguards offer many benefits to users. In fact, one of the best ways to protect your smile during rigorous activities is by using a mouthguard. These also work wonders for patients who suffer with nighttime bruxism (or teeth grinding). Dr. S. Blair Jones, your Mansfield, TX dentist discusses the advantages of dental mouthguards with… Read more »

Oral Cancer Screenings Could Save Your Life, Says Mansfield Dentist

Cancer affects countless lives throughout the world everyday. As the types of this disease continue to develop, going to doctor has become a crucial and unavoidable task. Much like visiting the doctor for the presence of other cancers, oral cancer requires a dental visit. With just two dental appointments a year, Dr. S. Blair Jones,… Read more »

A Brighter Smile From Your Mansfield Dentists

Do you wish you had a brighter smile? A beautiful smile can boost confidence, and according to a recent Kelton Research study, people with whiter smiles are considered more attractive and successful. Over time, teeth can become marred with permanent stains. Coffee, tea, tobacco, and wine can all lead to embarrassing, lingering stains. In today’s… Read more »

Your Mansfield Dentist Explains BRONJ

Bone loss is a serious issue for cancer patients and the aging. Bisphosphonates promote an increase in bone growth, as well reduce further bone loss, which is why doctors prescribe this drug therapy to sufferers of osteoporosis. Even though the drugs successfully fight bone loss, patients do experience some side effects. In rare cases, taking… Read more »