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Ouch! Why Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?

March 21, 2019

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woman with sensitive teethDo you look forward to enjoying a steaming cup of coffee each morning? Do you love to sip on a tall glass of ice water after a long walk in the spring sunshine? You should be able to consume these beverages, and other hot and cold substances, without worrying that you’ll end up in pain. Unfortunately, many people have sensitive teeth that cause them to stay away from anything that is too hot or too cold. Let’s talk about what causes this problem and what you may be able to do about it.


Change Your Diet, Protect Your Smile: Foods that Fight Gum Disease

February 21, 2019

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apples and celeryDid you know that gum disease is one of the most common conditions among adults in the United States? Many cases are due to inadequate oral hygiene or genetics. However, many other factors, including what you eat on a daily basis, can play a role in determining how healthy your gums are. Since February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, it is the perfect time to make adjustments to your diet that can benefit your periodontal (gum) health. Here are some gum-friendly foods that can do wonders for your smile’s well-being.


It’s Time to Start Using This Year’s Dental Insurance!

January 31, 2019

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dental care conceptLots of people wait until December to use their dental insurance. They may even procrastinate to the point where their policy expires and they end up losing out on their benefits altogether. If that story sounds familiar, why not make 2019 the year you finally take full advantage of your dental plan? By making an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible, you can ensure that you’ll get your money’s worth from your 2019 insurance.


3 Flu Season Tips from a Prestonsburg Dentist

December 27, 2018

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woman with fluNo matter how careful you are to avoid that nasty cold bug that’s going around the office, you might soon find yourself sniffling, sneezing, and feeling less than your best. The pharmacy aisle at your grocery store has lots of remedies that can ease your cold and flu symptoms and help you power through your illness. Unfortunately, though, those same health aids might end up hurting your smile if you’re not careful. Here are a few flu season tips to help you and your smile survive your winter sickness.


Oral Cancer: Another Reason Not to Skip Your Next Dental Checkup

December 15, 2018

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oral cancer ribbonPreventive dental appointments are an essential part of maintaining oral health. During these checkups, a hygienist cleans your teeth and coaches you on how best to care for your smile at home. The dentist also examines your mouth and lets you know if you have cavities, gum disease, or other issues that require further treatment. But there is another big reason to be diligent about attending these routine appointments: oral cancer. The team at your dentist’s office is trained to spot warning signs of this disease — a simple screening could save your life!


Could Some People Be More Prone to Cavities Than Others?

November 24, 2018

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Woman brushing her teeth. Even though you brush and floss your teeth diligently, you may still struggle with tooth decay and cavities; while other people who are not as meticulous about their oral routine as you don’t seem to get cavities. Why is this? Read on to learn some of the reasons you may be more cavity prone.


What to Expect from Your First Visit With Your Dentist

November 14, 2018

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Smiling woman in the dental chair. We’ve all had those visits to the dentist where we’ve felt rushed, like the dentist had somewhere else to be. Maybe you didn’t even see the same dentist every time? You felt like you were just another number rather than a patient with unique needs. Well, we’re here to assure that your team at Brookside Dental Care has a completely different experience to offer. Led by Dr. Bryan Griffith, we aim to exceed your expectations every time you visit, and here’s what you can expect from your first visit.