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Brookside Dental Care Blog

Spring Sneezes: How Allergies Can Affect Your Oral Health

April 12, 2021

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Woman standing next to tree, suffering from seasonal allergies

There is lots to love about springtime, from invigorating rain showers to colorful flowers and more daylight hours. But there are a few things about spring that aren’t so lovely — including seasonal allergies. The coughing, sneezing, nasal congestion, and watery eyes can sure cause some misery. Your allergies could even affect your oral health! Let’s talk about how that is so and what you can do to protect your smile.

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4 Reasons Not to Skip Your Next Dental Cleaning

March 28, 2021

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Dental patient glad she didn't skip a dental cleaning

Life is busy, so it is understandable if you feel that you do not have time to visit your dentist for a professional cleaning and checkup. Of course, some people skip their appointments for other reasons, such as anxiety or a desire to save money. But did you know that skipping a dental cleaning can lead to serious consequences? Let’s talk about some reasons why you should make professional dental care a regular part of your routine.

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4 Ways to Care for Your SureSmile Clear Aligners

February 28, 2021

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Hand rinsing SureSmile clear aligners under faucet after meal

SureSmile clear aligners offer a convenient and discreet way to shift your teeth into their proper positions. They can allow you to enjoy a healthier, more attractive smile! In order for the treatment to succeed, however, you must accept a degree of responsibility. You need to take certain precautions to protect your aligners against damage. Here are some tips to help you do just that.

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7 Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

January 3, 2021

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Young man brushing teeth to prevent dental emergency

Your dentist is always ready to help you out if you face a dental emergency. However, they would prefer that you never have to deal with such a frightening and painful situation in the first place. So what can you do to reduce your risk of encountering a dental emergency? In this blog post, we outline seven simple steps to safeguard your oral health.

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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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