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 »

Whitening Options for the Bright Smile You’ve Always Wanted

Stains on your teeth from dark foods and drink, tobacco use or the natural process of aging can leave you wanting a brighter, whiter smile. The degree of staining on your teeth will determine which whitening products or procedures are called for to restore the white smile you’ve always wanted.... Read more »

The ADA Seal of Acceptance Is Here for You

As a consumer, you have probably discovered that not all marketing claims are truthful, and products are not always as advertised. The American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance found on dental products ensures that a product is safe and effective and does exactly what it claims to do. With more than... Read more »

Keeping Your Teeth and Gums Healthy During Pregnancy

If you are expecting a baby, don’t forget to see your dentist! Finding a good obstetrician is not the only important thing you can do when you are pregnant, as your oral health can impact the health of your unborn baby. Schedule an appointment especially if it has been awhile... Read more »

The Different Levels of Sedation Dentistry

Different procedures and conditions might lead your dentist or oral surgeon to suggest a certain level of sedation. Before any sedation dentistry, be sure to let your dentist know about any medications you are taking. During Mild sedation, from nitrous oxide you are wake yet still comfortably relaxed. This is... Read more »