A Shattered Tooth Often Needs to Be Restored by a Bridge

As hard as your teeth are, there are still times when a hard blow to the face can shatter or severely fracture a tooth. This is even more likely to happen if you play contact sports without the benefit and protection of a quality mouthguard. If the damage is severe, your dentist, Dr. , might… Read more »

Tinnitus: What You Should Know

Have you ever had a strange sound in your ears, such as a ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, or whistling? If you have, you’re far from alone, though the severity of the sound can vary. This sound may actually be the result of a condition commonly referred to as tinnitus. Many people notice the noise throughout… Read more »

Your Dental Crown Needs to Be Included in Your Daily Oral Hygiene Routine

A dental crown in , , is a nearly perfect replica of the enamel layer of a tooth. If residual food particles and plaque are not cleaned away from the crown, they will harden into tartar, which promotes gum disease and tooth decay. The advanced form of gum disease, known as periodontitis, can cause your… Read more »

Prevent Cavities by Strengthening Your Tooth Enamel

Your routine dental checkup with Dr. is designed to detect and diagnose several oral health issues, including gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer. If your teeth show signs of weakened tooth enamel or decay, Dr. might recommend a fluoride treatment. This can be administered at the end of the dental checkup to strengthen your… Read more »

With Proper Preparation and Thoughtful Aftercare You Should Have a Speedy Recovery from Multiple Tooth Extractions

Long-term problems with gum disease, tooth decay or other oral health complications can severely compromise the full function of your mouth. Beyond simply impairing your ability to adequately chew food, it can impact your speech and leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. In a situation like this, ’s dentists might recommend restoring the full… Read more »

Answers to Some Common Questions about TMJ

Welcome to Covington Dental Partners online! Dr. Sterling Whitworth and Dr. Caralyn Leonard are pleased to help our patients in Covington, Georgia, and the surrounding areas with all of your dental needs. In today’s blog, we would like to answer some common questions regarding TMJ. So, let’s begin! What is TMJ? The joint which connects your jaw to… Read more »