Reclaim Your Full Smile With a Dental Bridge

Losing a tooth to oral injury or disease can tremendously impact your life, and not in a positive way. Teeth provide you with the ability to chew, as well as use proper speech and maintain your facial shape. When a tooth is lost, it can result in decreased self-confidence and... Read more »

Dentistry Year-in-Review: Dental Crowns

How would you classify your oral health? Do you have any teeth that are damaged or worn down? Have you visited your dentist recently for an examination or checkup? If you do require additional tooth restorations, speak with your dentist about the possibility of a dental crown. Dental crowns are... Read more »

Improve the Care of Your Smile with Dental Damage Prevention

  It is important to always stop and take the time to assess your oral health care and any oral health risks that are present. There are numerous causes in our world that can lead to dental damage and even more that can result in blunt trauma or oral accidents... Read more »

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 »