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 »

Chronic Dry Mouth: The Facts

Have you ever heard that there are a few things you should consider trying if you’d like to keep your pearly whites strong and healthy? Would you be surprised to learn that brushing and flossing your pearly whites consistently will help you prevent gum disease and tooth decay? Other dental... Read more »

A Small Chip on a Tooth Might Need to Be Repaired with a Filling

Using your teeth as tools or nibbling on pencils and pens can potentially chip one of your teeth. This is even more likely to be an issue if you grind your teeth at night without the protection of a dental guard. Even if the chip doesn’t cause discomfort, you should... Read more »

How Do Gum and Mints Help Your Bad Breath?

You may already know that having bad breath can be annoying and embarrassing. Still, would you be surprised to learn that bad breath could actually indicate a more serious problem? However, have you ever wondered if mouthwashes or chewing gums could help you improve your breath? However, please remember that... Read more »

An Untreated Toothache Might Require a Total Dental Extraction

Untreated tooth decay poses an ever-increasing threat to your oral health and it can even pose a threat to your general health. As it compromises more and more of the tooth, the bacterial presence can gradually start to affect the root and even cause an infection in the socket. Many... Read more »

There Are Different Methods for Improving Your Smile’s Appearance

Here at Lakeland Dental Care, Dr. Alex S. Abernathy and our staff understand just how important your smile’s appearance is for your self-esteem and social life success. When your teeth are affected by cosmetic imperfections, Dr. Alex S. Abernathy works quickly to help you find the most successful method to... Read more »

Dental Implant: The Restoration that Can Replace a Lost Tooth’s Presence in Your Mouth

There are several dental restorations that might be called for to replace the presence of a missing tooth. The one Dr. Alex S. Abernathy recommends will be based on the tooth’s location and the particular details of your mouth. One of the most common and effective dental restorations is using... Read more »

A Loose Bridge Always Requires Professional Attention

The dental bridge that was designed and installed in your mouth was secured onto the healthy dentin abutments with a very potent dental-grade adhesive. Yet there are still times when an oral trauma or chronic gum disease can weaken this powerful bond. If any part of your bridge feels loose,... Read more »