Caring For Your Dentures

If you have never worn dentures before, you may be tempted to think that just because they are not your natural teeth, the days of brushing your teeth are over. Actually nothing could be further from the truth. Food debris, plaque and bacteria can still build up on your dentures,... Read more »

Taking Care of Your Smile

Taking care of your body is extremely important--and this includes taking care of your smile. Here are some simple things to remember as you care for your teeth and gums. Brush: Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day. Brush with gentle pressure, with a small amount of fluoride... Read more »

9 Ways to Tell if You Have Bruxism

Sleep bruxism, a disease where you press your jaw together too tightly during sleep, causing your teeth to grind, can result in headaches, damaged teeth and jaw disorders, and it often leads to other sleep problems like sleep apnea and snoring. However, self-diagnosing sleep bruxism can be hard – recognizing... Read more »

How Can Dental Bonding Help My Smile?

Dental bonding is the treatment Dr. Alex S. Abernathy uses to attach materials directly to a tooth to improve the color or shape. The tooth enamel is fused with the bonding material, which may be porcelain or resin, to create a strong restoration that feels like your original tooth. When... Read more »

Take Charge of Your Oral Health Care with Good Hygiene

Good oral health care consists of many factors. You can enhance and protect your smile with proper oral hygiene. For more information about oral health care, see below: - Be sure to keep an appointments for checkups and cleanings you have scheduled with your dentist. - It is essential to... Read more »

Having a Healthy Lifestyle Can Help Your Smile

Are you are aiming for robust and thriving oral health. Why not aim for a healthy lifestyle? Set your sights a little larger and you’ll accomplish the same results! To help you have the healthy lifestyle that will reward your teeth and gums, our Lakeland Dental Care team encourages you... Read more »

Is Teeth-Whitening Right for Me?

At some point, you may decide that it is time to whiten your teeth. There are many reasons why the color of your teeth changes. The things you eat and drink, like coffee, tea, and red wine can stain teeth. Some medications can cause your teeth to darken. If you’ve... Read more »

Do You Need Dentures? Take This Quiz

Do you need dentures? Take this fun quiz to find out what you should know to prepare. The answers are at the bottom for checking your work – but take the quiz first! 1. If you are missing some of your arch, but not all, what kind of dentures should... Read more »

Organizing a Plan for Your Child’s Dental Appointment

Your child may express anxiety or worry towards their biannual dental appointments. It may be the result of a bad experience they’ve heard, fear towards strangers, or just the general idea of having something new being done to their teeth. There are many ways to help your child get over... Read more »

A Dental Abscess Can Pose a Serious Threat to Oral Health

Your teeth extend deep into the socket structure of your gums. When untreated tooth decay penetrates the root of a tooth, the bacterial presence can invade deep into the gum structure. In time a serious infection can develop, including a pocket of infected tissues known as a dental abscess. Common... Read more »