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.
Brookside Dental Care Blog
November 20, 2019
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:
July 5, 2019
Summers in Kentucky can be hot and humid, which could make it a challenge for you to stay hydrated — especially if you spend a lot of time being active outdoors. You might stock up your refrigerator with energy and sports drinks to help you stay alert and refreshed through all the late-night summer events you’ve been invited to. But is that a good idea? Let’s talk about how these drinks can affect your teeth and what beverages you should choose instead.
June 16, 2019
You should never take your oral health for granted. Even if you have healthy teeth now, that might not always be the case if you do not adopt smile-friendly habits in order to prevent dental decay and gum disease. But which habits should you focus on in order to give your teeth the best possible chance of staying strong and healthy? A dentist is here to give you a few reminders on what you should be doing every day to care for your oral health.
May 25, 2019
Untreated gum disease can lead to devastating consequences for your oral health, such as chronic bad breath, loose teeth, and even tooth loss. However, its effects can reach even further. Gum disease has been linked to a number of serious overall health issues, including preterm birth, dementia, and heart problems. In this post, we’ll examine the link between gum health and heart health.
April 24, 2019
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.
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!