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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

The Benefits of Flossing

Are you one who skips out on flossing each day? If so, our team is here to tell you why flossing is more beneficial than you realize. Flossing in , , can: Reduce plaque and bacteria buildup Brushing your teeth does help remove plaque from your smile, but the brush tends to miss the hard-to-reach… Read more »

How to Handle a Loose Bridge

Your bridge is cemented onto abutments formed from the neighboring teeth. While it is intended to be very durable, it’s not unheard of for a blow to the face, a hard fall, or chronic gum disease to cause one or both of the abutments to come loose or fracture. If your bridge feels loose or… Read more »

Things to Consider Before Buying Toothpaste

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice each day, with a soft bristled toothbrush. Adding toothpaste, to the brush greatly improves your ability to remove food particles and plaque from the surfaces of your teeth. Before buying a particular brand of toothpaste There are a few things to keep in mind…. Read more »

How To Care for Your Child’s Smile in a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can be scary and nerve wracking, especially when you are not sure what to do. But we are here to help you know what to do if your child ever experiences a dental emergency, which is: · For a knocked-out tooth: Keep the tooth moist at all times. You can try to put… Read more »