Handling Tooth Sensitivity after a Dental Filling

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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

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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 Does Flossing Do?

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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 »

The ADA Seal of Acceptance Is Here for You

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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

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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 »