Take Advantage of Sedation Dentistry

So many people deal with anxiety related to dental visits that an entirely new form of dentistry has emerged to help these people get the oral health care they need while avoiding the usual anxiety. It’s called sedation dentistry, and our team here at in , is proud to offer it. What is it? Sedation… Read more »

The Basics of Dental Filling Treatment

Tooth decay is a dangerous dental issue that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible. So, if you have a cavity, please call at and schedule an appointment with Dr. at your earliest convenience. When you come into our office, you will receive a dental filling. During this appointment, you can expect… Read more »

A Severely Damaged Tooth Might Need to Be Extracted Before It Can Be Restored with a Dental Implant

While your teeth are incredibly hard, there are rare instances where an accidental blow to the face or a hard fall can impact a tooth so hard that it severely cracks, fractures or damages the tooth. The pain associated with a severely damaged tooth can sometimes be extreme. If the damage is too extensive to… Read more »

A Professional Whitening Treatment

The natural processes of aging can rob the teeth in your smile of their luster. Stains from dark foods, beverages, or tobacco use can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. Fortunately, Dr. has the training and experience necessary to help you understand the whitening products or treatments needed to give you back and white… Read more »

A Previously Extracted Tooth Can Often Be Restored by Installing a Bridge

There are times when a tooth is so badly decayed or damaged that even our highly trained staff can’t save it. The tooth must be extracted and the gums need to heal in order to prevent further complications. Even if you learn to live without the extracted tooth, having a missing tooth could lead to… Read more »

Take Time This Summer for Your Six Month Dental Cleaning

Summer is an ideal time for a dental cleaning to boost your oral health and your smile confidence. At Tatum & Cox, the comprehensive dental practice of Dr. Crawford A. Tatum Jr., DMD and Dr. Christina Cox, DMD in Opelika, Alabama, we are excited to help you get your smile ready for summer! Why is six months the… Read more »

Bone Grafts for Successful Dental Restorations

A strong and healthy jaw structure comes into play in many aspects of dental restoration. Insufficient jaw structure can affect the alignment of your remaining teeth, make it difficult to securely anchor a dental implant, or cause your dentures or partial to fit loosely in your mouth. In a situation like this Dr. might recommend… Read more »

Toothbrush: Manual vs. Electric

What do you know about caring for your toothbrush? Have you heard that you should replace your toothbrush every six months? Or that you should store your toothbrush in an open space so it can air dry between uses. Similarly, do you ever wonder whether an electric brush or a manual brush is better? In… Read more »

Toothache Treatment Tips

There are many dental issues in the world today that can be treated within the walls of your own home, and toothaches are one of them. However, there are times when major dental issues are the cause of the ache. If this is the case for you, it’s best to receive professional help from your… Read more »

Is Dental anxiety keeping you from Getting the treatment you need?

If you have been putting off getting the dental work you need because of anxiety, you are in good company. Many people feel anxiety when thinking about dental treatment, and unfortunately this can negatively affect their oral health. Causes of Dental Anxiety –Fear of experiencing pain, either from a past negative experience or from hearing… Read more »