Frequently Asked Questions
How do I schedule an appointment?
Request an appointment online.
Give us a call: 601 268 3333
What should I expect during my first visit?
Our aim is to make your first visit with us comfortable, fun, and informative. We are not here to force you into unwanted or unnecessary treatments, but to partner with you in the interest of helping you create a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.
How long will my visit be?
What should I bring to my first appointment?
What age group do you treat?
What payment options are available?
Do you take emergency appointments?
If you are unable to reach your dentist during a emergency or are experiencing severe pain or bleeding, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room immediately.
Why is visiting the dentist so important?
Helps prevent tooth decay
Protects against periodontal (gum) disease [link to general – gum disease], which can lead to tooth and bone loss
Prevents bad breath – brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist regularly will help reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath
Gives you a more attractive smile and increases your self-confidence
Helps keep teeth looking bright by preventing them from becoming stained by food, drinks, and tobacco
Strengthens your teeth so that you can enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles for the rest of your life!
My teeth feel fine. Do I still need to see a dentist?
Professional teeth whitening
Fillings that mimic the appearance of natural teeth
Tooth replacement and full smile makeovers
What should I look for when choosing the right dentist?
Is the appointment schedule convenient?
Is the office easy to get to and close by?
Does the office appear to be clean and orderly?
Was your medical and dental history recorded and placed in a permanent file?
Does the dentist explain techniques for good oral health?
Is information about cost presented to you before treatment is scheduled?
Is your dentist a member of the ADA (American Dental Association)?
How can I take care of my teeth between dental checkups?
Make sure to use toothpaste that contains fluoride, and ask your dentist if you need a fluoride rinse. This will help prevent cavities.
Avoid foods with a lot of sugar (sugar increases the amount of bacteria that grows in your mouth causing more plaque and possibly cavities) and avoid tobacco (this can stain your teeth, cause gum disease, and eventually lead to oral cancer).
Don’t be afraid to brush your tongue! By brushing your tongue, you will remove food particles and reduce the amount of plaque-causing bacteria. Tongue brushing also helps keep your breath fresh.
Be sure to schedule your routine checkup. It is recommended that you visit the dentist every six months.
At what age should I start taking my child to see the dentist?
Read more about our Pediatric recommendations and services here.
How often should I see the dentist?
What is a cavity?
What is a filling?
How often should I brush my teeth?
For more in-depth information on proper brushing technique, click here.
When should I change my toothbrush?
What is gum disease?
Red, irritated, bleeding, or swollen gums
Chronic bad breath
Loose teeth, or loss of teeth
Extreme tooth sensitivity
Receding gum line
If I have braces, do I still need dental checkups every six months?
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Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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