Twenty years ago, Dr. Billy Scott graduated from the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and established his own private practice. During his time there, he became increasingly interested in veterinary dentistry, so he undertook hundreds of hours of training with board-certified practitioners. Now he operates The Family Vet, where he performs both medical and dental services for cats and dogs. In the full-service wellness center, Dr. Scott administers a range of vaccinations, tests for allergies, and maintains health with annual examinations. Outpatient surgical services begin with pre-anesthetic blood testing to ensure animals can safely accept anesthesia and generally end with absorbable sutures that, like stain-proof pants, do not require removal. Dental services include preventative cleanings and radiology as well as root canals, oral surgery, and orthodontic treatments.
Captained by a father-daughter duo of experienced dentists, the tooth-care team at Carter Sledge Family Dentistry aims to make smiles bright and healthy. During the teeth cleaning, hygienists oust built-up plaque, tartar, and kelp to help prevent the advent of cavities, gingivitis, and bacteria. Panoramic and bitewing x-rays allow the dentist to check and inspect the inner workings of the chompers from various angles. An exam gives experts on pearly whites the chance to peer into the mouth's cavernous oral depths, and a cosmetic consultation provides clients with recommendations for treatments that will help whiten, brighten, and straighten a smile. Finally, a technician performs a quick oral-cancer screening for precautionary purposes.
Dr. Jim Ed Watson, D.D.S., and the team at Jackson Center for Smiles specialize in beautifying smiles with cosmetic dentistry while keeping teeth-innards healthy with preventative care. In less than an hour, an in-office Zoom teeth-whitening session leaves fangs up to seven shades lighter by bleaching away stains caused by smoking, red wine, or flossing with carbon paper. Included trays and touch-up gel allow clients to maintain the gleaming effects at home. Alternatively, dental staff custom fits trays for a take-home NiteWhite kit, whose whitening gel brightens grins in less than two weeks while worn during slumbertimes. The formula is designed to reduce sensitivity and rebuild tooth enamel, which helps prevent decay or erosion caused by misguided woodpeckers.
The Winning Smile's trio of dentists believes that a smile is more than just a sign of happiness. It's an indicator of health, and according to Dr. Lee Gary, "Great smiles come not only from the work and expertise we provide, but are also showcased through the health of the patient." The team's services include treatments that encompass both general and cosmetic dentistry to keep clients and their mouths happy. Though the dentists can perform root canals, oral surgery, and emergency gum and bone treatments, the practice still focuses on preventative care, including regular checkups, cleanings, and a strict policy that each client refrain from chewing on peanut-butter-slathered dog bones.
General dentist April Turnage, DMD heads up Turnage Family Dentistry, a community-minded practice that meets a spectrum of dental needs. She performs general procedures such as check-ups and cleanings, as well as cosmetic treatments that make teeth look bright and aligned. For individuals with more serious oral issues, Dr. Turnage restores smiles with dentures, partials, and implants.
Before he went to dental school, Dr. Robert J. Hauptman fabricated crowns and repaired bridges at Blackburn Dental Laboratory, gaining invaluable experience in removable prosthodontics. This training gave him the grounding necessary to expand his dental knowledge base, which he now employs regularly at Gluckstadt Family Dentistry, helping to beautify and maintain smiles with a full range of general, restorative, and cosmetic services. With the help of his staff, he performs root-canal therapy, implants veneers, brightens grins with whitening treatments, and teaches teeth to chew in a different language.
The skilled hands at TheraTouch induce relaxation with a variety of massages, facials, and body treatments. Male and female therapists specialize in myriad massages, which range from Swedish and deep tissue to hot stone, relaxation, and aromatherapy. Scrubs and body wraps help reanimate the body, and paraffin treatments and footbaths keep digits soft and nimble. Facials combine the properties of ingredients such as oatmeal and honey, paraffin, and botanical mud to invigorate the face and leave it healthy and glowing.