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Brookside Dental Care Blog

3 Reasons to Visit Your Dentist Before Your Summer Vacation

April 30, 2022

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Happy couple during summer vacation away from Prestonsburg

Do you have plans to go on vacation this summer? Whether you have your sights set on an epic road trip or an overseas adventure, scheduling a dental appointment might be the last thing on your mind. But did you know that visiting your dentist before your summer vacation away from Prestonsburg can provide some big benefits? Let’s discuss why you should tend to your teeth before you take off on your trip.


How to Prevent and Manage Cavities During SureSmile Treatment

April 8, 2022

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Smiling woman without cavities during SureSmile in Prestonsburg

SureSmile outfits your teeth with custom-made shields, so at first, it might seem reasonable to think that you are at a lower risk for cavities during your treatment. Sadly, that is not the case. Cavities during SureSmile are a very real possibility. Let’s talk about how you can minimize your risk and what you should do if you suspect that a cavity is developing.


Can Gum Disease Cause Hypertension? What You Should Know

March 30, 2022

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Woman with gum disease in Prestonsburg checking her blood pressure

High blood pressure claims tens of millions of lives each year. While many people focus on controlling risk factors like diet, exercise, and stress levels, there is another important risk factor that many people are unaware of — gum disease. Let’s talk about the link between gum disease and hypertension. What you learn may just motivate you to give serious thought to how you care for your smile.


4 Facts about Root Canal Therapy that Everyone Should Know

March 25, 2022

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Patient learning important facts about root canal therapy in Prestonsburg

Root canal therapy is an infamous dental treatment — few procedures inspire more nervousness and fear. But did you know that it actually doesn’t deserve its bad reputation? Let’s discuss four facts about root canal therapy in Prestonsburg. After learning them, you may just come to appreciate this remarkable, highly effective treatment.


Discover 9 Big Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

February 25, 2022

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Happy woman enjoying benefits of porcelain veneers in Prestonsburg

Have you been thinking about getting veneers? This cosmetic treatment may be able to give you your dream smile. Still, you might hesitate to commit. After all, the procedure can cost quite a bit of money, and perhaps you aren’t 100% sure that you’ll like the results. Your dentist will be happy to help you address any questions or concerns you have about the treatment. In the meantime, considering some of the top benefits of porcelain veneers might help you feel more confident about getting them.


Your Guide to Preparing for SureSmile Treatment

February 15, 2022

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Close-up of woman’s smile as she holds SureSmile aligner

If you are getting ready to start with SureSmile treatment, you have much to look forward to! As your teeth gradually shift into their proper positions, you may enjoy more and more confidence in addition to oral health benefits. But what can you do to prepare for the road ahead? Here are some practical tips on how to prepare for SureSmile in Prestonsburg.


Lost a Dental Filling? Here’s What to Do

January 14, 2022

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Woman covering mouth, concerned after losing dental filling

Dental fillings are designed to be durable enough to last for several years. However, they do have a limited life expectancy, so at some point, you may notice that one of yours has fallen out. How should you handle a lost dental filling? This blog post provides some practical guidance that will help you prevent further damage to your tooth.


Achieve a Healthier Smile in 2022 with These 4 Resolutions

December 14, 2021

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Notebook on desk, containing New Year’s resolutions for 2022

A survey found that in 2022, the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. Other popular goals include traveling more, taking better care of mental health, and looking for a new job. What about you? What do you want to accomplish this year? Here’s a suggestion: Make a fresh commitment to taking care of your smile. Having great oral health will have a positive impact on other aspects of your life. Here are a few things you can do to benefit your smile in 2022:


Am I Too Old for SureSmile Clear Aligners?

December 5, 2021

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Older woman with straight teeth after using SureSmile

You may have seen advertisements for SureSmile and other clear aligner treatments. Often, those ads feature young adults. If you have a few more years of life experience, you might even wonder, “Am I too old for SureSmile?” Fortunately, the answer to that question is a resounding no! Let’s talk about why there is no upper age limit for orthodontic treatment and why older adults are often excellent candidates for SureSmile.


Waterpik vs. Dental Floss: Which Should You Use?

November 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 10:10 pm
Close-up of woman’s mouth as she uses dental floss

When you brush your teeth, you only clean about 60% of their surfaces. It is vital that you also clean the sides of your teeth that face each other, which your brush may not be able to reach. Traditionally, dental floss has always been the go-to product for this portion of the oral hygiene routine. Today, though, many people use a Waterpik (also called an oral irrigator or water flosser) instead. Is one option better than the other? Both have their pros and cons. Let’s talk about how you can decide which one is right for you.

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