Category: Preventive Dentistry

Mansfield Dentists Discuss Tooth Care for Pilgrims

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, many questions could swirl about how pilgrims and American Indians went about their respective oral care routines. In today’s society, most people worry about filling their serving table with a smorgasbord of delicious treats. A roasted or fried turkey generally graces the center of the table, surrounded by starches,… Read more »

Mansfield Dentists Say Chocolate Might Be Good For Your Teeth

Have you been noticing a decidedly large amount of candy available at your local stores lately? It’s that time of year – the onset of the holidays. First, our children will be tempted by door-to-door candy collection on Halloween night. (And let’s not pretend we won’t be sneaking a handful ourselves). Then the rest of… Read more »

Your Mansfield Dentist Quizzes You on Teeth Grinding

Grinding your teeth can be a subconscious reaction to stress and anxiety, a result of an abnormally aligned bite, or a side effect of extremely crooked teeth. In some cases, an orthodontist might need to be consulted to help realign the jaw. Many times, the solution is simply a mouthpiece from your dentist that you… Read more »

Foods That Reduce Plaque

Sugar is a sworn enemy of healthy teeth. Any food that contains large amounts of sugar will increase the production of plaque. Plaque is a sticky film that adheres to your teeth, and can turn into tartar if left to harden. The presence of plaque and tartar on your teeth will result in tooth decay,… Read more »

Cavity Prevention in Mansfield

“You have a cavity.” It’s the one of the things patients least likely want to hear during a dental checkup. For one thing, it means you’ll probably have to get it filled, and, on another note, it means you might not have been as diligent in your oral hygiene regimen as you should have. Some… Read more »

Oral Health and Diabetes in Mansfield

Did you know diabetes can affect your oral health? If you are one of the more than 24 million Americans living with diabetes, Mansfield dentists Dr. S. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris want you to know about the correlation between chronic high blood sugar and oral health problems. Diabetes is a lifelong disease that… Read more »

Mouthguards Prevent Dental Emergencies in Mansfield

While most contact sports require facial protection in order to play, some sports like skateboarding, basketball, gymnastics, and baseball are still lagging behind when it comes to rules for protecting teeth. While this may seem like an excessive amount of protection for seemingly harmless sports, consider these statistics: the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation estimates… Read more »