Most 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!
Brookside Dental Care Blog
February 18, 2020
February 4, 2020
Do 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.
January 12, 2020
You 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?”
January 2, 2020
The new year is full of potential. Perhaps this is the year you reach your fitness goals, take the trip of a lifetime, or embark on a new career path. Whatever resolutions you’ve set for yourself, you might want to consider adding one more to your list: Use your dental insurance to the full in 2020. Let’s talk about how you can get the most out of your coverage so you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy smile throughout this year and well into the future.
December 9, 2019
The end of the year is a busy time for most families. You may be preparing to visit relatives, or you might be hosting some of your loved ones. You have things to buy, decorations to put up, and so much more. During this fast-paced season, it can become all too easy to make a mistake that puts your oral health in jeopardy. An emergency dentist is here to provide some useful tips on dental care during the holiday season.
November 20, 2019
It’s that time of year again. It’s when cold and flu bugs are going around like crazy. You may make every effort to avoid catching one, but sooner or later, you might very well find yourself cooped up at home with a warm blanket and a box of tissues. To cope with your symptoms, you might use a variety of remedies, but can those remedies affect your teeth? Let’s talk about how they might damage your smile and how you can take measures to protect your oral health throughout cold and flu season.
October 15, 2019
If you’ve ever gone trick-or-treating before, you know just how integral candy is to Halloween. However, even as an adult, you find that you still enjoy getting to eat sweet treats when the weather cools down. As you get ready for trick-or-treaters to come to your house, you stock up on candy and snitch a few for yourself, even though you know that these sugary confections aren’t good for your teeth. Because staying away from candy completely isn’t very practical for most people, here are five Halloween candy tips that can keep your smile healthy throughout this holiday season. (more…)
September 26, 2019
It is a crisp, cool fall morning. You step into your favorite coffee shop and order a delicious seasonal drink — perhaps a pumpkin spice latte. Yum! The drink’s comforting flavor and hot temperature are the perfect complements for the season. However, as you sip on your steaming beverage, you begin to wonder, “Are hot drinks bad for my teeth?” Let’s discuss the answer to that important question.
August 20, 2019
You have several decades of life experience — and so does your mouth. For years upon years, it has helped you (literally) taste the best that life has to offer. As time has passed, however, you may have begun to notice changes in the way your mouth works and feels. Is that normal? Let’s talk about how your mouth may change as you journey through your golden years and how you can enjoy sound oral health no matter how old you are.
July 17, 2019
Do you have any exciting trips planned for this summer? Maybe you’re going to visit your relatives a few states away, or perhaps you have an international trip on the books. Hopefully, your adventure goes off without a hitch! Unfortunately, though, there is a possibility that you will encounter a dental emergency while you’re far from home. What should you do in such a situation? Follow these tips from an experienced emergency dentist: