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 »

Don’t Let Plaque Destroy Your Smile

With proper care most people can count on having their teeth last a healthy lifetime. A healthy smile hinges on healthy teeth and gums. To keep them healthy, you will want to keep the destructive effects of plaque away. Plaque is that sticky bacterial film that coats your teeth and... Read more »

What to Look for When You are Shopping for Toothpaste

Brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, is one of the cornerstones of an effective daily oral hygiene routine. The ADA recommends you brush your teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush and toothpaste. For the average person using a brand of toothpaste with mild abrasives will improve the toothbrushes... Read more »

What to Do About Dental Fear

Many people experience anxiety when they visit the dentist. The thought of sitting in a dental chair may make them nervous, or even afraid. Some people will avoid going to the dentist unless there is no other choice. Are you one of these people? Set your fears aside! At our... Read more »

What Does Flossing Do?

Flossing your teeth removes oral debris, food particles, bacteria, and plaque stuck in between the teeth, making you less susceptible to gingivitis and gum disease which can arise from hardened plaque. If it is not removed daily, plaque will irritate your gum tissue, causing gum sensitivity. Once plaque hardens into a... Read more »