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Brookside Dental Care Blog

9 Ways to Conquer Dental Anxiety

August 18, 2020

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happy, relaxed dental patient free from dental anxiety

If the thought of going to the dentist makes you a little — or very — nervous, you are far from alone. Millions of people struggle with some degree of dental anxiety. Fortunately, though, there are some practical steps you can take to calm your nerves. You might even be able to permanently conquer your anxiety! Here are nine tips to get you started on the path to being a calm and collected dental patient.

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Should I Use Sports and Energy Drinks to Stay Hydrated This Summer?

July 29, 2020

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man sipping on sports drink to stay hydrated

As our humid Southern summer heats up, it is important that you drink enough fluids. Whether you are strolling in a local park, going on hiking adventures, or doing projects around your house, taking in an adequate amount of liquids will help to protect you from dehydration and heat exhaustion. But just what should you be drinking? Many people turn to energy and sports drinks during the summer months. However, as an experienced preventive dentist explains, that is not a wise choice.

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Protect Your Smile with These 9 Oral Health Habits

June 30, 2020

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happy man following dentist’s advice to brush his teeth

Your smile is a huge part of your personality. Moreover, your mouth’s well-being is strongly connected to your overall well-being. Taking care of your teeth and gums is vital! But just how can you protect your precious smile and help it to stand the test of time? In this article, your dentist discusses nine oral health habits that can do much to keep your smile in great shape.

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Dental Emergency? Skip the ER and Visit Your Dentist Instead

April 29, 2020

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man with toothache looking to dentist for emergency careThe COVID-19 crisis has affected the entire medical community, including dental offices. In fact, most practices have suspended their normal operations. But that does not mean your dentist is not ready to help you. In fact, if you find yourself facing a serious dental problem, your dentist is the first person you should contact. Let’s talk about why visiting your dentist instead of the ER during a dental emergency is better for both your oral and overall health.

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Toothache? Try These 10 Home Remedies

April 15, 2020

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bottle of clove oil, an at-home toothache remedyIf your tooth is hurting, you should get in touch with your dentist as soon as possible. They will give you guidance on how to care for your tooth, and they might even urge you to visit the office for an emergency appointment. But what can you do to ease your discomfort in the meantime if you run out of pain relievers? Instead of making a trip to the grocery store, you can try the following at-home remedies instead.

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Ouch! Why Are My Teeth Sensitive to Hot and Cold?

March 20, 2020

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woman with dental sensitivity eating an ice cream barYou should be able to enjoy a hot cup of coffee or a frozen treat without worrying that you’ll experience discomfort. Unfortunately, however, countless individuals have sensitive teeth that react badly to hot and cold substances. If you are experiencing dental sensitivity, you’ll be interested in reading the material that follows. We’ll discuss possible reasons for your sensitive teeth and give you advice on how to put an end to the pain.

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4 Myths About Dental Implants — Busted

March 13, 2020

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facts and myths arrows pointing in opposite directionsDental implants are one of the most popular and talked-about tooth replacement treatments. Dentists and patients alike value them for their stability, strength, and longevity. Unfortunately, however, not everyone fully understands dental implants. In fact, there are some myths out there that may lead people down the wrong path when they are considering how they want to replace their lost teeth. In this post, we debunk four common misconceptions about dental implants.

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Gum Disease and Heart Health: The Surprising Connection

February 18, 2020

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woman making heart with handsMost people are aware that advanced periodontal (gum) disease can have devastating consequences for an individual’s oral health. It can cause bleeding gums, bad breath, gum recession, tooth loss, and more. However, many people are under the mistaken impression that gum disease stops there. In fact, it can seriously affect overall health as well. Let’s take a moment to examine the link between gum disease and heart health. What you discover might surprise you!

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Why Some People Are More Prone to Cavities than Others

February 4, 2020

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unhappy woman with hand on mouthDo you do your best to stick to a good oral hygiene routine, but you still seem to end up with cavities? That can be frustrating and puzzling. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the reasons why you may be at a higher risk of dental decay than others. We’ll also talk about what you can do to protect your precious smile.

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What Kind of Toothbrush Is Best for Me?

January 12, 2020

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woman holding electric toothbrushYou want to choose the best oral hygiene products, but doing so can be confusing. Many manufacturers use flashy wording and attractive packaging to advertise their toothbrushes. Others have a simpler presentation, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be effective. Plus, there are so many options out there that it’s easy to just throw in the towel and pick up whatever toothbrush first catches your attention in the oral hygiene aisle at the grocery store. Before you get too overwhelmed, though, take a moment to read the following information. An experienced dentist is here to give you some practical guidance on how to answer the question, “What kind of toothbrush should I pick?”

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