Keeping Oral Care Items on Hand Can Help When Administering First-Aid

For some people when they think of first-aid it conjures up images of sprained ankles, cuts, bumps, and bruises. However, the mouth is just as vulnerable to trauma as any other part of the body. This is especially true for athletes and people who struggle to break bad oral habits.... Read more »

Dental Implants and Their Uses

If you are missing teeth, you understand the embarrassment and lack of self-confidence they can cause, but Southport Dental is here to assure you that you have several options to when it comes to tooth replacement, and we can describe the specific benefits of each, especially dental implants. Below you... Read more »

A Dentist Needs to Treat a Tooth with a Cavity

Demineralized tooth enamel is at increasing risk of suffering from a cavity. This small area of tooth decay is even more likely to occur if you are inconsistent with your twice-daily brushing and flossing routine. If you are having a problem with one of your teeth, you should not delay... Read more »

Pregnancy and Dental Hygiene

Because childbirth carries with it a host of worries, brushing your pearly whites while pregnant is perhaps one of the last things you worry about. But because your dental health can affect your health and the baby’s health, it’s vital that you do your best to maintain your oral cavity... Read more »

The Anatomy of the Tooth

There is so much more to your tooth than you can see. When you talk to Dr. Larry Hemby about any oral health concerns, it can be helpful to know some of the tooth’s inner workings. Your tooth’ is composed of three layers: Enamel: The outermost layer of the tooth,... Read more »

It’s That Time of Year Again to Make the Most of Your Dental Insurance Benefits

It's that time of year again when dental insurance needs to be used before it runs out after December 31. If you have not had your preventative care and dental cleanings yet, now is the time to visit Dr. Larry Hemby and our team in Southport, North Carolina. Fall is a good... Read more »

Bonding and Veneers Treat Cosmetic Imperfections

Do you have chipped, stained, or misshapen teeth? Are there unsightly gaps in between two of your teeth? Amongst many dental treatments, such as crowns, orthodontics or teeth whitening, you may discover that dental veneers or dental bonding are your best bet. But how do you know for sure? Well,... Read more »

Avoid Purchasing These Harmful Oral Hygiene and Smile Products

Did you know that many oral hygiene tools and products that can actually damage your smile? Our Southport Dental dental team wants you to be informed about possible hazards, so that next time you go shopping for an oral health product, you’ll know what to avoid. Dental scalers that you... Read more »

Create an Improved Oral Health Identity with Dental Bonding

Are you aware that dental bonding treatments can shield your teeth without completely sealing them off from the world, as dental veneers and crowns seek to do? Instead, consider trying dental bonding treatments. Create an improved oral health identity with dental bonding. If your oral health care requires dental bonding,... Read more »

How to Help Your Child Become Excited to Clean Their Smile

Sometimes motivating your child to clean their smile can be challenging to say the least. But it has to be done, right? Your child needs to prevent dental issues and maintain a healthy smile as much as possible. To help you help your child get excited about oral hygiene, Dr.... Read more »