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Brookside Dental Care Blog

What Does It Mean if My Toothache Suddenly Disappears?

December 22, 2020

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Woman wondering what it means when a toothache disappears

When you suffer a toothache, it is easy to find reasons to delay visiting the dentist. Some people are concerned about cost, while others are a bit nervous about undergoing treatment. Or the issue may simply be the challenge of fitting a dental appointment into a busy schedule. Regardless of why you choose not to visit the dentist right away, you might find that after a while, your toothache suddenly disappears. While you may be grateful that your pain is gone, you should not celebrate. In fact, a disappearing toothache often signals a dental emergency! Let’s talk about what it means when a toothache suddenly vanishes without treatment.

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Enjoy Seasonal Treats without Damaging Your Teeth

November 12, 2020

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Stack of peanut brittle, a popular holiday food

The last few months of the year are often marked by great deals at retailers, various seasonal festivities, and delicious treats. When the weather starts to turn chilly, holiday foods pop up everywhere. Whether you start the day with a stop at your favorite coffee shop, see mouthwatering pies and cakes at the grocery store, or are confronted by the office candy jar, temptations abound. Unfortunately, many of the yummy foods and drinks that are common at this time of year have a high sugar content and are bad for teeth. Use the following tips to prevent damage to your smile during this treat-filled season.

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It’s PSL Season! Find Out How Hot Drinks Affect Your Teeth

October 15, 2020

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Pumpkin spice latte, a hot drink that can damage teeth

Starbucks has sold its famous pumpkins spice latte (PSL) every fall since 2003. It is one of the company’s most popular seasonable beverages, with more than 350 million of the lattes having been sold in years past. Plus, the coffee giant isn’t the only business that sells PSLs. Many other major chains, as well as local coffee shops, are on the pumpkin spice bandwagon. Are you among the countless individuals who love this tasty treat? Let’s talk about how PSLs, as well as other hot drinks, might be affecting your teeth.

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What’s Causing the Bad Taste in My Mouth?

September 16, 2020

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Woman sipping drink, frowning due to bad taste in mouth

After you eat something that is bitter or pungent, it is normal for the taste to linger in your mouth for a while. However, if it has been a while since you’ve consumed anything that might have such an effect, and you have a nagging bad taste in your mouth, you’re probably wondering what’s going on. A constant bad taste can be indicative of a number of oral and/or overall health conditions. A dentist is here to discuss some possible explanations for this issue.

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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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