JENNIFER L. AVARA-LOTT, D.M.D.
Dr. Jennifer Avara-Lott is a native and resident of Meridian, Mississippi, graduating from Northeast Lauderdale High School in 1982. She received an undergraduate Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi in 1986, and a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1991. She went on to complete a year of additional advanced training in a General Practice Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1992.
Focusing on the highest quality of care possible for her patients, Dr. Avara-Lott regularly participates in continuing education courses and stays abreast of innovative dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, and the Meridian Area Dental Society.
Dr. Jennifer enjoys painting in oils and watercolors, photography, gardening, cooking, music, traveling, outdoor activities and exercise workouts. She is married to Dr. Tracy D. Lott.
TRACY D. LOTT, D.M.D.
After completing his Residency, he opened a Dental Clinic in Petal, Mississippi for four years, before relocating to Meridian in 1996. Dr. Tracy has a passion for dentistry and is a diligent continuing education participant. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, and the Meridian Area Dental Society.
Dr. Tracy enjoys golf, tennis, music, fishing, gardening, outdoor activities and traveling. He is married to Dr. Jennifer Avara-Lott.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a veneer?
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Sometimes a natural color ‘composite' material is used instead of porcelain.
How do I keep my teeth and gums healthy?
It is easy to get your mouth clean and healthy, and keep it that way. A simple routine of brushing and cleaning between the teeth, good eating habits and regular dental check-ups can help prevent most dental problems. Although most people brush regularly, many don't clean between their teeth and some people don't have dental check-ups. A few small changes in your daily routine can make a big difference in the long run. Your dentist or dental hygienist can remove any build-up on your teeth and treat any gum disease that has already appeared. But daily dental care is up to you, and the main weapons are the toothbrush and interdental cleaning. (Cleaning between the teeth).
How do I know if I have gum disease?
Gum disease (gingivitis) will show itself as red, swollen gums that bleed when brushed or flossed. Many people are alarmed when they notice this bleeding and will then brush more gently, if at all. It is important that you continue to clean regularly and firmly in order to fight the condition.
What is the Zoom! Tooth whitening?
Zoom! Is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
What causes teeth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, coals, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
What is a bridge?
Bridges are ideal for people who don't like dentures or only have one or two teeth missing. Conventional bridges are made by crowning the teeth on either side of the gap and attaching a false tooth in the middle. They are fixed in the same way as crowns. These bridges are usually made of precious metal bonded to porcelain. Sometimes other non-precious metals are used in the base for strength.