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Sweet Summertime & Healthy Teeth

School is out and the weather is warming up! It is time to break out the popsicles and swim suits and enjoy fun with your family and friends! While you are enjoying all the summer has to offer, don’t let keeping your teeth healthy slip your mind. Here are a few tips. 1.       Brush your…

To Eat…Or Not To Eat…

How often do you consider the effect that your favorite foods have on your teeth? Did you know that some foods actually promote good oral health? Check out our list, and be more mindful of what foods you choose. Dentist APPROVED Foods!  1.       Dairy- The calcium in dairy products helps to prevent decay. The casein…

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 MidTown Dental say it’s ok to eat candy, however, parents need to monitor their child’s consumption of the…

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 MidTown Dental in Jackson, MS, 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…

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…

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