Gum disease is extremely common; roughly half of the adults in the United States have it in some form. Left untreated, it can lead to devastating oral and overall health problems, including tooth loss, cardiovascular issues, dementia, and more. Fortunately, gum disease is not a foregone conclusion for most people. In fact, there are concrete steps you can take to protect your mouth from this serious problem. Here are some tips from your dentist to help you maintain a healthy, disease-free smile.
Brookside Dental Care Blog
April 24, 2019
April 4, 2019
Regularly attending dental checkups comes with a long list of benefits. You’ll maintain a fresher mouth, you’ll be able to avoid most oral health problems, and your smile will look and feel its best. But there is another big reason why you should never skip a dental appointment: oral cancer. Most dentists include a screening for this disease as part of a routine checkup. A simple, quick, and painless exam could save your life!
March 21, 2019
Do 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.
February 21, 2019
Did 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.
January 31, 2019
Lots 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.
December 27, 2018
No 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.
December 15, 2018
Preventive 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!
November 24, 2018
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.
November 14, 2018
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.