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 »

Tooth Loss Resulting from Chronic Gum Disease Can Often Be Remedied by Dentures

The severe form of gum disease known as periodontitis can afflict your mouth in several different ways. As time goes by, it can even cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth, allowing the infection to form near the roots. This could lead to eventual tooth loss... Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity Toothpaste Is Not Effective for Long-Term Treatment

Feeling pain or heightened sensitivity when you consume cold, hot, sweet, or acidic things can be quite disconcerting. Beyond the limitations to your food and beverage choices, tooth sensitivity can also make life a bit difficult. To help develop an effective treatment plan, Dr. Alex S. Abernathy and the dental... Read more »

A Dental Implant Can Restore the Presence of an Extracted tooth

Having a tooth extracted to remediate untreated tooth decay, a dental avulsion or other oral trauma can leave you with a significantly compromised mouth. Even if you adapt to a decreased ability to chew, the missing tooth can affect your appearance or alter the clarity of your speech. In time,... Read more »

Restoring Teeth with a Bridge

The loss of multiple teeth can significantly impair the function of your mouth. Beyond the compromised ability to chew food, it can also affect your speech and eventually cause other orthodontic problems. Fortunately, your dentist, Dr. Alex S. Abernathy, has the dental technology available to restore the structure and function... Read more »