Include Your Crown in Your Dental Hygiene Routine

A dental crown in Jackson, Mississippi, is a nearly perfect replica of the enamel layer of a tooth. Food particles and plaque will harden into tartar if they are not cleaned away from the crown. This promotes tooth decay and gum disease. The advanced form of gum disease, known as... Read more »

Commonly Asked Questions about Teeth Whitening

Are your teeth yellowed or stained? Do you ever feel embarrassed because of your smile? Ask Dr. Alex S. Abernathy about teeth whitening in Jackson, Mississippi. Our dentist and team are happy to answer frequently asked questions about teeth whitening. Does dental insurance cover the cost of teeth whitening? As... Read more »

A Fractured Tooth Can Sometimes Be Restored by a Crown

Tooth enamel that has been badly chipped or fractured can be a serious cause for concern. Even if the damage is limited and the core structures of the tooth are sound, it could still come to harbor new tooth decay. Should this happen, the compromised tooth enamel could quickly give... Read more »

Insights on the Process of Being Fitted for a Set of Dentures

Left unchecked, advanced gum disease and tooth decay problems can result in a loss of teeth and the bone structure anchoring your teeth in your mouth. This can severely compromise your mouth in many ways. Beyond simply impairing your ability to adequately chew food, it can impact your speech, make... Read more »

Which Toothbrush is Best?

Cleaning your teeth regularly is one of the most important habits you can get into. Good oral health is directly related to systemic health, and if you want to avoid any major health complications, you’ll follow Dr. Alex S. Abernathy’s advice and brush twice a day for at least two... Read more »

Always Look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance When Shopping for Oral Hygiene Products

There is a wide array of oral hygiene products on the market today. Some of them are high quality and they deserve to be included in your daily oral hygiene routine. Others are not as effective or are only intended for cosmetic reasons, like whitening your teeth. In 1931, the... Read more »

Dental Care: Myths and Facts

Oral care is very important if you're interested in protecting your oral—or overall—health. Unfortunately, there are many dental myths that are widely accepted by the general public, which could lead to complications. To help you avoid some of these issues, our team is happy to reveal the truth behind these... Read more »

Selecting the Most Effective Teeth Whitening Products or Procedures

Many people struggle with stains on their teeth. A stained smile can leave you feeling self-conscious and wanting to explore your whitening options. Fortunately, Dr. Alex S. Abernathy is highly trained and has years of experience helping people find the bright, white smile they’ve always wanted. Brushing your teeth twice... Read more »

Four Gum Disease Myths

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gum tissue brought on by a buildup of tartar. A lot of misconception surrounds gum disease, preventing dental patients from seeking proper treatment. Here are the four most common myths of gum disease, and the truth behind them:... Read more »

Handling Tooth Sensitivity after a Dental Filling

At Lakeland Dental Care in Jackson, Mississippi, we are delighted to offer our patients three filling options: composite (tooth-colored), amalgam (silver), and glass ionomer dental fillings to repair minor to moderate damage to a tooth. After you receive a dental filling, it may take a few hours to a few... Read more »