Southern Dental Group
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  • " Dr. Pope is conscientious, dedicated to his patients, and tries to give the best treatment and service possible. He responds readily to problems, questions, and concerns, and always works diligently to resolve any issues. Dr. Pope treats his clients with respect and care at all times!"

    - Cecil G.

  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Pope's for many years, and have the utmost trust in him and his staff. I always know my teeth are going to look and feel their healthiest under his care!"

    - Felicia G.

  • "Dr. Pope is a superb dentist for several reasons: He is highly skilled, sets high standards for patient care, and he is very personable, always taking the time to listen to his patients in order to best meet their needs. Dr. Pope genuinely cares about his patients and works hard to provide the best outcome for each individual patient."

    - Jeanne D.

  • "I have been a patient of Dr. Pope's for over 20 years and couldn't imagine going anywhere else. Dr. Pope and his staff make you feel so welcome and at ease. He is very knowledgeable and stays on top of the latest technology. Dr. Pope truly cares about you and your smile...he is the best!"

    - Angela E.

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Why We Recommend Replacing Missing Teeth

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Missing teeth might not seem like a big deal if no one can see the gap when you smile. But missing teeth can cause a chain reaction of oral health problems when left untreated, which is why we offer both dental implants and bridges in our Somerset dental office to restore the function and appearance of your smile.Missing Teeth – More Than Just CosmeticWhen tooth loss occurs, your smile is at risk for bone loss, malocclusion (bite misalignment), and additional tooth loss. Here’s why:Resorption – Bone ShrinkingWhen you lose a tooth, the underlying bone begins to shrink because it is no longer needed. By opting for a dental implant, which ...

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I Broke My Tooth! Now What?

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A broken tooth causes stress, to say the least. You might feel a sense of panic when you realize that part of your tooth came off while eating and you may even feel pain or sensitivity. Searching for a dentist to treat a dental emergency in 43501 can give you many options, but heading into a new office needs to be a good experience, especially when you need immediate care.At Southern Dental Group, we treat our patients like family and address dental emergencies quickly so that you can feel comfortable again.What Happens When You Break a ToothYou may feel pain when you break a tooth, but if the fracture does ...

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3 Advantages to Modern Fillings

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Dentistry constantly evolves and improves. If you think about old-timey photographs, no one was smiling! That’s because missing teeth and metal dentistry would ruin the family portrait. Fortunately, today’s dentistry is gorgeous and barely detectable. Dental fillings no longer have to contain metal, which darkens the entire tooth. We offer long-lasting tooth-colored fillings in our Somerset, KY dental office.Here Are Some Advantages of Modern FillingsThey come in many shades – Composite, the material that we use to fill cavities, comes in many colors to match your natural teeth. We have a number on hand at Southern Dental Group to match your natural teeth.We begin by matching your tooth color with ...

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Don't Wait Weeks for a Crown!

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Is it just our team that has noticed, or does it feel like life just gets faster and faster? This seems especially true this time of year in the wake of the holidays and as a new year approaches. We understand that your time is valuable and that is one of the reasons we started offering CEREC crowns in our Somerset dental office.Unlike traditional lab-created dental crowns, you will not need to wait two or more weeks for your final restoration. You can have your final crown on the same day at your appointment.CEREC crowns are a great alternative for patients who have time-crunched schedules or who want to avoid ...

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CEREC vs. Traditional Crowns: What You Need to Know

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If you need a crown and you’re comparing the benefits of CEREC crowns vs. traditional laboratory crowns, you’ve probably noticed a lot of conflicting information. Dr. Michael Pope offers both CEREC (in-office) and lab-created dental crowns because they both have advantages.CEREC vs. Traditional Crowns – the DifferencesHere are some points to consider when weighing your options.CEREC crowns are fast, convenient, and durable. CEREC crowns eliminate the need for additional appointments to seat your final crown and you do not have the hassle of a temporary crown. Temporary crowns use a bonding agent that is easier to remove when your final crown is ready and sometimes come out, requiring a trip ...

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The Bigger Picture of Dental Hygiene

Comprehensive oral hygiene is more complex than a simple dental cleaning every six months. It includes all aspects of keeping your smile bright and healthy. Dr. Michael Pope, your experienced Somerset dentist, will help you develop an oral care routine to keep your smile healthy.What You Do at HomeGood hygiene requires more than just running a toothbrush across your teeth twice a day and slipping floss quickly between teeth to finish the task in record time. The goal here, of course, is to clean teeth. Using proper brushing and flossing results in better overall oral health, but requires your diligence.Brush for at least two minutes with your toothbrush angled toward ...

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The Definition of Oral Health

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Until recently, oral health referred to the vitality of teeth, gums, and the chewing system, including jaw joints and bone. As someone who has a smile, you probably know that the true meaning of oral health is far more nuanced than just being able to eat comfortably.Your smile is a big part of your identity and means the world to those who love you. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, or if you have discomfort, you might have some concerns that others may not be aware of. Your smile can dramatically impact your feelings about yourself and how you present yourself to the world.Recently, the American ...

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