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Caring for your dental needs
Committed to restoring and maintaining every patient’s oral health, we understand the link between a healthy mouth and a healthy body.
We value our patient’s scheduled appointment and deliver timely, quality care. Also, we do not rush appointments at the expense of treatment quality.
As life-long learners, we stay up to date with all of the latest advancements in dentistry through continuing education to uphold the high standards of care.
Our integrity drives us to educate our patients so they are better able to make informed decisions regarding the best treatment option for them. We treat the planning process as a partnership or team effort between doctor and patient.
Chapman owned and managed by the dentist on site, who makes all treatment decisions and decides what is best WITH you. Expect to see the same dentist every time you visit!
As patients, ourselves, we understand what it is like to be in your shoes. It is our mission to deliver what our patients expect and deserve. Our office will provide a comfortable relaxing environment to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The most common cause of tooth loss is dental caries; also known as tooth decay and periodontal disease, which affects the gums and bone structure that supports the teeth. Dental caries is the major cause of tooth loss in children. Periodontal disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults; however, it can also affect children. Over time, tooth enamel is weakened and destroyed, forming a cavity.
Plaque is a thin, colorless, sticky film that contains bacteria and constantly forms on the teeth. These bacteria use carbohydrates—sugars and starches—to produce an acid that attacks the enamel covering the teeth. After repeated acid attacks, the enamel can be broken down and start forming a cavity. If not treated, the acid exposure will eventually dissolve the enamel and penetrate the softer, inner layer of the tooth, where decay can spread rapidly throughout the tooth’s structure. Acid attacks begin immediately after every meal or snack and last about 20 to 30 minutes. Brushing and flossing regularly helps, as well as receiving regular dental cleaning and check-ups.
Two key factors in preventing dental caries are fluoride and dental sealants. Fluoride compounds are found naturally in soil, water, and in many foods. Plaque attacks can’t be stopped, but you can help to prevent plaque build-up by following a good oral care program of brushing, flossing, rinsing, and regular visits to your oral health care professional.
The American Dental Association suggests brushing twice each day. This disrupts the formation of plaque that feeds the bacteria that cause decay. This may not be enough for some people, depending on factors such as their diets and the efficacy of their brushing technique; however, each person is unique and needs a tailored plan of care. Understanding your body and altering habits can be very helpful. The ADHA recommends that you discuss this with your dental hygienist, who understands your individual oral health needs and will be able to make a recommendation appropriate for you.
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Dr. Tony Chapman
Dr. Chapman was born and raised in Southern Mississippi. After graduating from Ocean Springs High School, he attended Mississippi State University from 1982 to 1986 where he earned an early acceptance to the University of Mississippi Dental School. Upon completing his dental medicine degree, Dr. Chapman enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served his country while completing his dental residency. In 1992 Dr. Chapman returned home to Ocean Springs, where he began his dental practice – Chapman Family Dentistry.
Dr. Chapman enjoys playing tennis, golf and hunting. His love for the MS Gulf Coast has also brought about a love for fishing – particularly speckled trout. He enjoys spending time with his family, attending sporting events, coaching sports teams and supporting our local community. Dr. Chapman has been married to his high school sweetheart, Lisa, for over 30 years and together they have four wonderful children (Kyle, Haley, Caitlyn, Abby) and one grandson – Paxton Anthony.
- Mississippi State University
- University of Mississippi Dental School