Tag: gum disease Mansfield TX

Mansfield Dentists: Stages and Symptoms of Gum Disease

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, nearly half of adults over 30 have encountered gum disease. Gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, can advance to periodontitis if left untreated which can lead to eventual tooth loss. Gum disease is a chronic condition that is marked by inflamed, painful gums. Gingivitis and other forms… Read more »

Gum Disease Linked to Breast Cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris want to shine the spotlight on breast cancer. Many are surprised to learn that breast cancer is connected to oral health. Some studies have reported a higher prevalence of breast cancer in patients possessing chronic periodontal disease (gum disease.) In today’s blog your… Read more »

Gum Disease In HIV Patients May Cause Cancer

Oral bacteria produced from gum disease creates a particular environment in the mouth. A new study found that two types of bacteria present in mouths battling gum disease can produce a byproduct that can lead to Kaposi sarcoma-related tumors. Read on as your Mansfield dentists Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris share the study’s findings.

Health Groups Ask MLB to Ban Tobacco after Death

Baseball is one of American’s favorite pastimes, but there is an ugly side to baseball that we shouldn’t overlook: the use of smokeless tobacco products. Smokeless tobacco recently claimed the life of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. As a result, nine medical and public health organizations have called on the Major League Baseball to ban… 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 »

Mansfield TX General Dentists Share Holiday Oral Health Tips

The holidays are a time when we are surrounded by delicacies. Cookies, cakes, and candies seem to be within reach no matter where we decide to go. The current season, then, can be treacherous for your oral health. However, if you follow the useful tips below from your Mansfield TX general dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and… 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 »

Mansfield Dentist: Eating for a Healthy Heart

February is National Heart Month. So we’re looking at how the mouth can affect heart health. Keeping a clean and healthy mouth can improve not only your heart health but also your overall health in a few ways. First, bacteria can enter your body through your mouth. If the bacteria in your mouth are unchecked,… Read more »