Lakeland Dental Care Blog

Bearing the Crown: Does Dental Crown Treatment Hurt

February 15, 2024

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You may feel antsy as you prep for your dental crown treatment. If you’ve never had this procedure before, you likely don’t know what to expect from it. You could easily be nervous enough to ask a big question: “Does getting a dental crown hurt?” Well, you’re in luck – your Jackson dentist can address this worry of yours. Here’s why crown treatment is painless, recovery can involve soreness, and delaying care causes pain.


Gum Care and Age: How to Navigate Oral Health Through the Years

September 20, 2023

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For the month of September, we welcome National Gum Care Month, a timely reminder of the importance of maintaining healthy gums during every stage of life. Our gum health, like the four seasons, evolves with age, requiring varying degrees of care and attention. From childhood to adulthood and into the senior years, our gums go through transformations, each with their unique challenges and solutions. Let’s explore the ever-changing landscape of gum care, emphasizing the importance of adapting our oral health routines as we grow older.


How To Maintain a Healthy Smile As You Head Back to School

August 4, 2023

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Whether you or your child is a student heading back to classes, we have tips for maintaining a healthy smile while juggling new routines with new classes, extracurricular activities, and social events. Having a healthy smile doesn’t just boost self-confidence but also contributes to one’s overall wellbeing. Let’s look at how to prepare for school by maintaining excellent oral hygiene habits while balancing the demands of academic life.


Summer Sports and Emergency Dental Care at Home Before Seeing Our Dentist

July 12, 2023

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Summer is an ideal time to participate in outdoor activities and sports. Whether swimming, playing basketball, or cycling, the warmer weather invites us to have fun and stay active. However, accidents can happen, and a dental emergency during your summer outings can put a damper on your plans. Understanding how to handle dental emergencies at home before getting in to see our dentist is crucial to minimize pain, prevent further damage and ensure a speedy recovery. We will explore some common summer sports-related dental injuries and provide essential tips to help you manage them at home.


Tips for Maintaining Oral Hygiene During Your Summer Vacation

June 6, 2023

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Summer vacations are a time to relax, explore new destinations and create lasting memories. While enjoying your break, it’s essential not to neglect your oral hygiene routine. Ignoring dental care during vacations can potentially lead to oral health issues, which can put a damper on your well-deserved time off. To help you protect your smile while you are away, we have compiled a list of useful reminders that can keep your smile on track!


Five Ways To Take Good Care of Your Smile During the Summer Months

May 22, 2023

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Summer is a time for fun, sun, and outdoor activities. However, it’s also a time when people tend to neglect their oral health with all the distractions, like barbecues, ice cream treats, and chilled sugary drinks to stay cool, so it’s all too easy to forget about taking care of your teeth and gums. But good oral health is important all year-round and, unfortunately, neglecting it during the summer months can lead to dental problems down the road.


Oral Cancer Awareness Month Is a Great Time To Get Your Oral Cancer Screening

April 19, 2023

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and it is the perfect time to bring attention to the dangers of oral cancer and the importance of having routine cancer screenings done. Oral cancer is one kind of cancer you can get in the mouth, throat, tongue, or lips, and if left undetected, it can be life-threatening. The Oral Cancer Foundation asserts that around 54,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone, with around 10,000 of them likely dying from this terrible disease.


Celebrate March’s Dental Holidays With Us!

March 1, 2023

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March is a busy month in the dental community. With National Dentist’s Day on March 6 and Dental Assistants Recognition Week from March 5th to March 11th, we would like to give a huge shoutout to our team and thank them for all their hard work every day! Our dental family loves helping your family’s smiles thrive, and it gives us great joy to be part of your ongoing dental experience.


Your Gum Health Is As Important as Your Teeth for a Healthy Mouth and Body

February 1, 2023

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February isn’t just the month when we celebrate all things love; it’s also Gum Disease Awareness Month. Why not show your gums some love? Because your gum health is vital for a healthy smile (and body). Gum disease is linked to Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, pneumonia, coronary artery disease, diabetes, liver cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.


This New Year, Resolve To Limit Your Alcohol Intake and Boost Your Oral Health All Year Round!

January 20, 2023

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January 1st is the beginning of healthy resolutions for many people. And while ringing in the new year with alcohol is often traditional, it’s also no surprise that it is commonly referred to as National Hangover Day after all those New Year’s Eve toasts. While alcohol consumption can make an occasion more festive and enjoyable, much like sugar, it should also be limited.

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