Regular Checkups to Keep Your Smile Shining Bright

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Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but they need to receive the proper care. That means brushing and flossing daily, avoiding sugary foods as much as possible, and visiting your dentist in Flowood or Jackson for regular checkups at least twice a year. Preventative Care During a regular checkup at Tharp & Klaus, […]

The Most Dangerous Candies for Your Smile

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Tooth decay is a serious threat to the health of your smile. Fortunately, we know how to prevent it. There are several things that you and your family can do to dramatically reduce your chances of getting cavities. Healthy Habits for Healthy Smiles The best way to protect your smile from cavities is to brush, […]

Smiling for Success and Happiness

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Smiling is really good for you. It can make you healthier, happier, and more approachable. Smiling can also have a positive impact on your life and career. Smiling Makes You Happy We know that being happy can make you smile. But how could smiling by itself make a person happy? The answer is that the […]

What to Expect Following Implant Surgery

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If you’ve already had your consultation with one of our implant dentists, then you’re well on your way to a new smile. Congratulations! Soon you’ll be able to stop worrying about what you can and cannot eat. And soon you’ll be ready to smile without even thinking about it. It’s time to start getting ready […]

Gum Disease Can Destroy Your Smile

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Does it hurt when you chew?  Do regular brushing and flossing cause your gums to bleed? If so, there’s a high probability that you’re suffering from gum disease, a nasty infection that can wreak havoc on your smile. If you think you might be suffering from gum disease, please see your dentist right away. What […]

Overcoming Dental Anxiety and Dental Phobia

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Many people are apprehensive about visiting the dentist.  And although we often joke about this situation, it’s no laughing matter.  Dental anxiety and dental phobia are serious issues which threaten the health of millions of people. In fact: It has been estimated that 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and […]

Vaping and Your Teeth: More Harm than Good

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The prevalence of cigarette and tobacco use among American adults has been sharply declining for the last several decades, according to the Center for Disease Control. In 1965, over 40% of adults regularly smoked cigarettes, and that number had dropped to 16.8% by 2014. This massive drop can be largely attributed to the growing body of research […]

Stressed Out? Your Dentist Knows

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Everyone gets stressed. Whether it’s school, work, finances, or family, at one point or another, all of us will feel stressed out. According to the American Institute of Stress, an alarming 3 out of 4 visits to the doctor are for stress-related illnesses, so it should come as no surprise that stress affects your dental health too. […]

How To Smile

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You’ve taken excellent care of your teeth throughout your life. You spent a few years in braces, visit your dentist regularly, and brush and floss to keep your enamel bright. But there’s just one problem: you don’t know how to smile! If you notice that your smile looks unnatural or forced in photos, you may […]

The Best Foods For Teeth Are Grown In A Garden (Infographic)

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Everyone knows that foods like candy and soda are enemies of healthy teeth, but not enough attention is paid to foods that are excellent choices for oral health. The foods that are good for your teeth are on the list for various reasons. Some are fibrous so they scrape plaque from your teeth while others […]