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Flossing 101

We get it….You HATE TO floss. During your cleanings, you promise that you floss regularly. Your mouth says otherwise. You are cheating yourself out of great oral health! Flossing removes hidden plaque and debris between your teeth. When you skip out on the floss, you are missing 35% of your tooth’s surface. Here are a…

New Year Resolution: Healthy Teeth

Another year has come and gone. 2018 is in full swing! With the start of another year, are you contemplating any new year resolutions? Sure- we know the typical ones. You want to eat better and exercise more. You are going to kick all of those bad habits. On the weekends, you are going to…

Tips & Tricks: How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During the Holidays

We have just made it through Thanksgiving, and Christmas is right around the corner. One thing that we can all associate with the holidays is delicious food and sweet treats. During all of the holiday hustle and bustle, do you consider how to keep your teeth healthy and white? We have a few tips for…

Life Hack: 5 Ways to Use Floss When Cooking

Did you know that there are a number of things you can use dental floss for other than flossing between your teeth? Dental floss can actually be used BEFORE you eat your meal. Of course, you’ll need to grab some non-flavored, unwaxed floss in order to do this the right way because nothing is worse…

How to Have a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. For most children, this means a night of staying up past their bedtime and a free bag full of candy to snack on for at least a week! Our dentists at Vicksburg Family Dental Group say it’s ok to eat candy, however, parents need to monitor their child’s consumption…

Nail Biters, Beware!

It’s a tough habit to kick, but nail biting can cause some serious damage to your pearly whites! Nail biting is commonly picked up during childhood. Around 30% of children bite their nails, and about 40% of teenagers do, too. Nail biting is less common in adulthood, with only 30% of adults admitting to the…

Medications: What Does My Dentist Need to Know?

When visiting Vicksburg Family Dental, you will be asked to complete paperwork and answer questions about your current health and any medications you take. This information is needed for proper and safe care when visiting any health professional, because the medicines we take sometimes have side effects that can affect treatment options as well as…

How To: Get Rid of White Spots on Teeth

Do you have white spots on your teeth? The term is called “hypomineraliztion” and in the dental world, it refers to the effect of too much exposure to fluoride. Depending on when you may have been exposed to high levels of fluoride, you may end up with patches of discoloration on the teeth– better known…

Dental Implants: What You Need to Know

You’ve heard about them dozens of times, but have you ever actually seen dental implants? If you haven’t, perhaps the reason you’ve never seen them is because you don’t know you’re looking at them! Implants can blend in and seem like healthy, natural teeth. So let’s get into it: What is a dental implant and…

Tooth Nerve Pain: Triggers & Treatment

Whether it’s a sharp, stabbing sensation or a dull ache, tooth nerve pain can take the enjoyment out of eating. Identifying which foods are most likely to trigger a painful reaction helps reduce your suffering, but tooth sensitivity is often a sign of a deeper problem. Tell your dentist if you suffer from pain during…