Don’t Let Cavities Take Hold of Your Molars

Do you tend towards tooth decay and cavities when you see your dentist? The molars in the back of your mouth are particularly vulnerable to decay if you are unable to clean them thoroughly every day to keep out oral debris and bacterial plaque which hardens into tartar. Usually, it is children and teens that benefit from dental sealants on... read more »

A Secret to Oral Health Success: Dental Sealants

If you are looking for a highly effective form of tooth restoration treatment to protect a child's teeth, look no further than dental sealants. Dental sealants are designed to be placed across teeth as a thin coating to ensure the chewing surfaces will not continue to be suffering from dental erosion and other forms of tooth decay. Children are extremely... read more »

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 Small Chip on a Tooth Might Need to Be Repaired with a Filling

Using your teeth as tools or nibbling on pencils and pens can potentially chip one of your teeth. This is even more likely to be an issue if you grind your teeth at night without the protection of a dental guard. Even if the chip doesn’t cause discomfort, you should still consider having it repaired at Lakeland Dental Care. The... read more »

Tooth Sensitivity Toothpaste Is Not Effective for Long-Term Treatment

Feeling pain or heightened sensitivity when you consume cold, hot, sweet, or acidic things can be quite disconcerting. Beyond the limitations to your food and beverage choices, tooth sensitivity can also make life a bit difficult. To help develop an effective treatment plan, Dr. Alex Abernathy and the dental specialists at Lakeland Dental Care advocate investigating the cause of tooth... 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 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 our office, we provide composite dental fillings, which are tooth colored.... 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 »

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 »