Flossing Benefits for You and Your Smile

Sometimes flossing seems like a tedious task you would rather not do, correct? Unfortunately, you’re not alone with many other people skipping their flossing routines because they would much rather stick to brushing. This can be extremely dangerous for the smile and your oral health, especially because flossing is so vital in preventing gum disease and other health problems. To... read more »

Chronic Dry Mouth: The Facts

Have you ever heard that there are a few things you should consider trying if you’d like to keep your pearly whites strong and healthy? Would you be surprised to learn that brushing and flossing your pearly whites consistently will help you prevent gum disease and tooth decay? Other dental issues, including dry mouth, might also make you more susceptible... 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, you should not delay in calling 601-981-8166 to seek Dr.... 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 in the battle against gum disease. Avoid any oral emergencies... 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 form of tooth loss in adults, so we must be... 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 periodontitis, can cause your gums to recede from the base... 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 you self-conscious about your smile, and have a negative impact... 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 rumors. One common myth you may have heard is that... 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: 1. Gum disease is rare. Gum disease is actually a... read more »