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Maintain a Healthy, Beautiful Smile with General Dentistry Services at Southern Pine Dental

A beautiful smile starts with healthy teeth and gums, and general dentistry is the cornerstone of protecting them. At Southern Pine Dental, our dental team will give you the support you and your family need to create a long-lasting smile. We take pride in helping our patients get the smiles they deserve. Whatever treatment you want, we ensure you are comfortable throughout the treatment and fully briefed before, during, and after the procedure. 

A place for all your general dentistry services

You deserve world-class treatment, and we promise to deliver that from the moment we receive your email or pick up your call. Under the leadership of Dr. Durwood Nowell — with over 45 years of experience in dentistry — our family dental practice offers numerous services, including:

  • Dental cleanings and exams: While brushing and flossing are the first steps in maintaining good oral hygiene, don’t skip regular dental appointments. We recommend oral checkups every six months. We offer oral exams and cleanings to detect and treat dental problems before they advance. 
  • Custom mouthguards: At-home dental care and regular dental exams are good for your oral hygiene, but sometimes your smile needs more than that. If you are at risk of bruxism (teeth grinding) or sports injuries, no amount of dental hygiene will protect your smile. In such cases, Dr. Nowell recommends a custom mouthguard to protect your smile while sleeping or enjoying your favorite sport.
  • Gum disease treatment: Optimal dental hygiene is the first line of defense against gum disease. However, if the infection has infiltrated your gingival tissue, we offer minimally invasive periodontal therapy to restore your gums to their pre-infection state.
  • Fillings: If you or our dental team notices signs of cavities, we use composite fillings to protect your teeth from further damage. Our dental fillings are natural-looking, minimally invasive, and versatile in treating cavities anywhere in your mouth. 
  • Dental sealants: Losing the battle to cavities? We offer discreet dental sealants to protect your decay-prone teeth from cavities. A dental sealant creates a protective barrier between your teeth and decay-causing bacteria for a healthy smile.
  • Emergency dental care: When you need urgent dental care, we offer same-day appointments to relieve pain and save your oral health. So, don’t delay treatment if you have a knocked-out tooth, an infected tooth, or bleeding gums in Dothan, Alabama. Please call us to enjoy our emergency dental care services. 

We want your whole family to have a healthy smile! If you live in the Wiregrass region, please call (334) 686-0843 to book an appointment with Southern Pine Dental for best-in-class dental care.

General Dentistry

Fact or myth? Expensive toothpastes are always better than cheaper ones. Myth. Different toothpastes are better for different teeth in situations. Sometimes moderately priced toothpaste can be more effective. Ask the dentist about what might be best for your teeth. And always look for the ADA seal of approval. Fact or myth? If a tooth is white, it must be healthy. Myth. Under the surface there may be cavities, problems with the root or other abnormalities. Fact or Myth? Teeth whitening is harmful because it damages enamel. Myth. There are many modern teeth whitening processes that have minimal harmful effects. Teeth whitening isn’t for every mouth or person though. Consult the dentist before you proceed with whitening treatments. Fact or myth? Dentists should be feared. Myth. With today’s advancements in technology and safety practices there is nothing to worry about. Procedures are as quick and painless as ever. Fact or myth? You should visit your dentists at least twice a year. FACT.

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