Whitening Toothpaste Can Help Prevent More Significant Dental Stains

Significant dental stains don’t just spontaneously appear on the faces of your teeth. They build up over the course of time. Dental stains are more likely to develop if you frequently drink dark beverages or you use tobacco products with any frequency. If your smile has dulled and turned an unsightly shade of yellow, gray, or beige, the whitening products... read more »

Substitute Dentures for Weakened Teeth

As you get older, you can become more at risk for problems such as severe tooth decay and advanced gum disease that can result in the loss of several teeth and weaken the teeth that are still in your smile. This can seriously affect your ability to speak and chew food, as well as reduce your quality of life. You... read more »

A Chronic Sinus Infection Could Contribute Tooth Sensitivity Problems

Tooth sensitivity and discomfort when consuming hot and cold foods, or sweet and sour substances can certainly prove to be a nuisance. In some of these cases, long-term tooth sensitivity can be linked to an oral health problem such as cavities or enamel erosion. Even if you find some relief from brushing your teeth with a special sensitivity toothpaste, you... read more »

Check Your Medications if Your Gums Are Bleeding

  From time to time bloody gums mean that your gums are just slightly irritated, but other times bloody gums mean that something more serious. It’s imperative that you don’t delay in caring for your bleeding gums before your sickness turns more serious. Think about the following if you’ve noted any blood in your gums for a while now. Could... read more »

Dentures: The Basics

How are false teeth similar to vampires? Answer: both of them come out at night! What else do you understand about dentures? We’ve amassed some information to round out your knowledge of what dentures are used for and whether they might be right for you. Dentures are frames of false, removable teeth intended to replace lost teeth. They can be... read more »

Fluoride: Nature’s Cavity Fighter

Fluoride is a mineral that can greatly benefit your dental health. Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter, as it helps prevent cavities in patients by strengthening the tooth enamel against acid attacks. It can also reverse early decay. This mineral can be found in many places, including: Our Office Dr. Hodges and Dr. Whites can apply fluoride when you visit us... read more »

Common Allergies at the Dentist’s Office

If you find yourself coming home from the dentist with an allergic reaction and you are not sure why it’s time to play detective. Here are some common dental allergies that you may want to consider: Latex Latex is a component of many medical and dental supplies, including disposable gloves, dental dams, syringes, and bandages. Only about 1-5% of the... read more »

A Dental Implant Might Be Needed to Replace a Missing Molar

The average person has eight large molars in the rear of their mouth. These important teeth are tasked with the duty of grinding and chewing the tough foods before swallowing. An untreated dental fracture or poor oral hygiene habits could increase your chances of suffering a large cavity on a molar. Without timely treatment, it could cause the molar to... read more »

Oral Health Services: CEREC® Dental Crowns and Fillings

Have you heard that a dental crown can be diagnosed, created, and installed all in the period of a single day? This process is conceivable with the amazing technology used with CEREC® dental crowns. A CEREC® crown is not sent out for to a lab, which can take weeks to obtain, but rather is milled right in the dentist office... read more »

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Are you wondering what cosmetic dentistry is or what it can do for you? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people wish they had a flawless smile, but they don't know how to get one. That is why our team here at Family Dental Associates in Greenwood, Mississippi, is happy to talk to you about cosmetic dentistry and... read more »