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Every day I meet patients who desire a whiter, brighter smile. Whitening your teeth is a very safe and simple option. Teeth stain or darken due to various factors, but the most common are tobacco use, age, trauma, certain medications, and various foods and drinks. Examples of drinks that cau…

As our nation observes Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Singing River Dentistry and the American Dental Association have joined the Oral Cancer Foundation in its campaign to remind everyone that regular oral cancer examinations by your oral health professional remain the best method to detect or…

Commonly referred to as a “cap,” a crown is a tooth-shaped covering –most commonly constructed of computer-generated porcelain--that fits perfectly over a prepared tooth and serves the purpose of protecting a broken tooth or replacing missing tooth structure.

Tooth loss happens! Whether due to decay, periodontal disease, or injury, the loss of a tooth can affect a person’s appearance, ability to eat certain foods, and ultimately their self-esteem. Thankfully, there are options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Due to their natural appeara…

Our teeth are surrounded by “gums” or gingiva. The gingiva is very important as it is the protective, outer covering of the bone that hold our teeth in place. If the gingiva is not healthy, it is very likely that the bone support of our teeth is not healthy.

Dental decay is one of the most prevalent, yet preventable diseases. However, most do not really understand what a “cavity” is and how the process of dental caries (what dentists call cavities) can be stopped. First, it is important to understand the structure of teeth. The outer most layer,…