A Chipped Tooth Requires Attention

The enamel layer of your teeth is very hard and extremely durable, yet there are times when a fall or blow to the face can actually chip one of your teeth. This is even more likely if you participate in contact sports without the protection of a mouth guard, or you grind your teeth at… Read more »

The Risks of Gum Disease

Gum disease, or as it’s known formally, periodontal disease, can be a huge health problem if you don’t take the proper steps to prevent it. Or, if you already have a mild form of gum disease (such as gingivitis) it’s a hard problem to reverse. It causes issues for your oral health, as well as… Read more »

Porcelain Dental Crown Restoration

Dr. Wendy McCurdy and our team at Smile Time Family Dentistry are pleased to offer dental crowns for our patients in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and the surrounding areas. Dental crowns are used to replace the part of the tooth you can see. We use E4D technology which allows us to provide you with a custom-made, high-quality crown in… Read more »

Flossing: Conquering Your Excuses

Flossing your teeth at least twice a day is very important for your oral health. Dr. recommends that you floss your teeth at least once a day. Many people find excuse to not floss as they should. Our dentist has simple solutions for all of the common excuses, like: I Have Trouble Reaching All of… Read more »

Causes of Sensitive Teeth

Our teeth are complex, living structures. They are covered by a layer of enamel, the hardest substance in the human body. Beneath the enamel are softer layers that are full of nerves. When they become exposed, the results can be painful. Here are some common causes of sensitive teeth. – Gum recession. The protective enamel… Read more »

What Happens after a Dental Filling

At Smile Time Family Dentistry in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Dr. Wendy McCurdy and her team are pleased to offer our patients tooth-colored dental fillings, or composite fillings, to repair minor to moderate damage in a tooth. Fillings can be done for teeth that have decay, are chipped or fractured. Once a tooth has been filled it may… Read more »

Oral Cancer Detection

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, about 48,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States in 2016. Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard palate, and tonsils. Oral cancers can be life threatening if they are not detected, diagnosed, and treated early. Symptoms of… Read more »

Denture Adhesive for Dentures or a Partial

Even though your new partial or set of dentures is designed to fit securely in your mouth, you might still benefit from using a little denture adhesive. It’s common for people with partials and many denture wearers to denture adhesive to not only secure it in place, but to also help to block out food… Read more »

Teeth Whitening: Consider This

Are your teeth stained or yellowed? Do you yearn for pearly whites that are…pearly white? Teeth whitening in , , may be the solution you have been searching for. However, there are some circumstances in which teeth whitening is not recommended because it will not have optimal results. Please talk to our dentist before making… Read more »