Sedation Dentistry: How Can it Help You

You know that there are a few things you’ll need to do if you’re interested in protecting your oral health. For example, you probably know that it’s important for you to brush and floss regularly. Similarly, you may have heard that you should visit your dentist once every six months—and... Read more »

A Filling Can Repair a Cavity

Does one of your teeth have a cavity (decay)? A dental filling in Jackson, Mississippi, may be just what you need. Dr. Alex S. Abernathy will remove the tooth decay and fill the area with the dental filling material. This will restore the strength and function of the tooth. At... Read more »

Gum Disease Dangers and How to Prevent It

Some of the most common dangers of gum disease include tissue decay and tooth loss. Gum disease will not happen overnight, so constant care of your teeth and gums is the key to battling this oral danger. Lakeland Dental Care has an experienced team of dentists well-prepared for helping you... Read more »

Dentures and Your Teeth

When you think of dentures, you probably think of the older generation—but in reality, they could be a viable option for anyone who is missing teeth. Dentures have been used effectively for decades to replace missing or damaged teeth. Knowing the proper way to care for your dentures can improve... Read more »

What You Should Know About Tongue Scrapers

Do you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time? Do you visit your dentist once every six months and floss every day? There are a few other things you can consider doing to improve your oral health, such as using mouthwash, but did you know... Read more »

How to Prevent Gum Disease

Preventing gum disease starts with preventing plaque buildup. As plaque begins to form around our teeth, the linings of our tissue can decay away leading to gingivitis. Gingivitis is a mild form of periodontal gum disease, and if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. Gum disease is the leading... Read more »

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 »