Beautiful Smiles For A Lifetime
How To Whiten Your Teeth
Everyone can appreciate a clean, white smile. While we might not immediately notice it, our teeth will lose their coloration over time and take on a brown or yellowish tint. There are different cosmetic dentistry techniques that can be used to actively fight and prevent this to keep your smile up to your gleaming standards!more
Foods That Stain Teeth
We all want to keep our pearly whites white. Having a bright, white smile is one of the simplest ways to enhance your look and feel more confident. While there are many methods for whitening your teeth, there are also many ways that you may be staining your teeth without even realizing it.more
What to Look For When Choosing a New Dentist
Whether you have just moved into a new city or you simply want to find a new dentist, there are many things you should consider when choosing a dentist. From checking reviews to asking coworkers, you may get a ton of different suggestions for a good dentist in your area, which isn’t a bad thing! However, finding the right dentist for you and your family can be difficult.more
What Causes Bad Breath?
Bad breath is something we all run into from time to time. Whether you classify it as morning breath, coffee breath, or garlic breath, most of us try to avoid bad breath as much as possible. But we are not always successful.more
How to Choose the Right Toothpaste
Taking care of your teeth doesn’t have to be a challenge. Brushing, flossing, getting regular cleanings, using protective mouthwash, and avoiding damaging foods and other treats can help keep your mouth clean and healthy. While your dentist has probably told you to brush and floss daily, they probably didn’t give you much information about the type of products to use.
When you think about a grocery store, the two most stressful aisles are the toothpaste and shampoo aisles. With so many different types of these products, it is hard to know which is best for your hair and teeth. Should you choose the shampoo that is great for hydrating or volumizing hair? Should you pick the toothpaste with whitening properties or tartar protection? Unfortunately we don’t know a lot about hair, but we do know quite a bit about teeth and dental health!more
Signs You Need To Go To The Dentist
While visiting the dentist at least once a year can help you maintain good oral health, that one annual checkup may not be the only time you should visit the dentist. There are many reasons the visit the dentist, and while a chipped tooth is an obvious reason, other issues may not be as obvious.more
Is Flossing Really Important?
We all know the basics of dental care — brush twice a day, floss daily, don’t eat or drink overly sugary products, and get regular cleanings. While not everyone listens to these simple rules to a healthy smile, they really can make a big difference. You may have been one of the thousands of people who celebrated when a report came out a few years ago that said there was no real evidence that flossing made an impact on your dental health.more
What to Know About Gum Disease
Gum disease, which is also called periodontitis or periodontal disease, is more common than dentists would like to admit. An article from Oral-B mentions that 75 percent of Americans will develop gum disease in their lifetime. Because of this large percentage of people, we wanted to give you some more information about gum disease, what causes it, how to prevent it, and what to do if you end up getting it.more
The Worst Holiday Treats for Your Teeth
Whether you love the holidays or can’t wait for these months to be over, there is no denying that the holidays bring all of the best treats! From toffee and eggnog to pumpkin pie and gingerbread, there is a never-ending supply of tasty treats that even the Grinch couldn’t resist. These goodies may put a smile on your face, but they may not keep that smile healthy!more
Why Professional Teeth Cleanings Are Important
Keeping your teeth clean is more than just brushing twice a day and flossing. While you may feel like you are keeping your teeth clean and healthy, you need to do more to keep your oral hygiene in check. Regular and professional teeth cleanings are important in keeping your mouth healthy and clean.more
Tips to Keeping Your Teeth Healthy During Halloween
Halloween is an exciting time for many people, old and young! The spooky movies, haunted houses, pumpkin carving, and trick-or-treating gets everyone excited for this holiday, except for maybe dentists. The candy you and your kiddos will be eating can be bad for your teeth, which makes it important to take extra care during this time of year.more
Reasons to Smile More
A smile is a powerful thing. It has the ability to make a stranger's day better, show someone in need of some kindness, start a conversation, and make a picture look amazing. Something as simple as a smile can offer so many benefits, yet it is so natural that we never even consider the benefits of grinning.more
How to Teach Your Children Good Dental Habits
We all know adults who could use a refresher on how to properly care for their teeth. Brushing their teeth twice a day is not their main priority and it shows. Like most adult habits, good oral hygiene starts as a child. Children learn a lot from their parents, including how to properly care for their teeth. If you want your child to grow into an adult with a beautiful, clean, and healthy smile, you need to teach them how to care for their chompers at a young age.more
Why You Need to Visit The Dentist
It seems pretty simple to take care of your teeth, right? You brush them regularly, floss them regularly (or at least try to), and make sure you don’t knock your tooth out dancing too hard at a wedding. While it may seem pretty simple, you may not be doing as good of a job as you think you are.more
Different Teeth Whitening Options
Making a first impression can be stressful, especially when you don’t have the best smile. Even a stained smile can take your confidence down a notch. Luckily, whitening your teeth is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile!more
Reasons to Get Braces
Braces are a staple of the awkward teen years. But they are not just an accessory to help make your life a little more miserable, they serve an important purpose and can offer many different benefits. There are many reasons why you may need braces, as it involves more than just crooked teeth.
Honestly, as awkward as you may think braces are, they can help correct many different oral issues and insecurities. There are many reasons why you may need braces, including a misaligned bite, a bite that is too narrow, crooked teeth, or a crowded mouth. Braces can help with all of these issues and improve the overall health of your mouth!more
Reasons You May Need Emergency Dental Care
When you think emergency dental services, you may think something very dramatic and most likely scary. Emergencies are generally serious and scary and could be life threatening. But dental emergencies, while serious, are not always as extreme as you may think.
It is hard to know which dental concerns classify as emergencies and require immediate treatment. In some cases, your dental emergency cannot wait for a scheduled appointment, but it all depends on the problem, where a tooth is located, and how severe the situation is.more
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Your smile is the first thing that many people notice about you, and if you are self-conscious about yellow teeth, a crooked smile, or other dental imperfections, it can be hard to show off that smile. Having a smile you are not proud to show off can be difficult. It can be difficult to meet new people, to take pictures with friends, and to enjoy moments without feeling self-conscious about your smile.
Luckily, dental care and treatments have become more advanced than ever before and now living with a smile you are self-conscious of is a thing of the past. Cosmetic dentistry can help transform your smile into something you are proud to show off.more
How to Choose The Right Toothpaste For You
While you likely know that you should brush your teeth at least two times a day, you may not think too much about the toothpaste you are using. When you walk through the toothpaste aisle at your local grocery store, you may head straight for the toothpaste that you have always used, ignoring the rest of the wall of other toothpastes. But if you step back and actually look at how many different toothpastes there are and what they all claim to do, it can get overwhelming.more
Ways To Deal With Dental Anxiety
As you probably already know, visiting the dentist is important and caring for your teeth is vital to living a healthy life. But what if you have a fear of the dentist, for whatever reason, and avoid going to the dentist for annual checkups and cleanings? According to WebMD, approximately nine to 20 percent of Americans have dental anxiety which makes them avoid the dentist. People with dental phobia have a worse fear and will do anything in their power to avoid the dentist. The people who suffer from dental anxiety and phobia know that their fear is irrational, but can’t do anything about it.
If you believe you have dental anxiety, it is important that you still visit the dentist at least once a year, but preferably twice a year. While that may seem like your worst nightmare, good oral health is important to your overall health, meaning that visiting the dentist is a necessity.more
Foods That Are Beneficial For Teeth
There are many things that can affect your teeth both positively and negatively. Food has a bigger effect on our teeth than many people may think. Of course we all know the food that are bad for our teeth—sugary, gummy, and sticky foods included. But we rarely hear about the foods that can actually be beneficial to our teeth.
In the last blog, we talked about some of the candies that can be horrible for your teeth and hopefully your children forgive you for throwing away half of their Halloween candy. While you may be avoiding the gummy candies now, there are food you don’t have to avoid for a healthy smile. In fact, these foods can actually help improve the health of your teeth.more
Most Harmful Candy For Your Teeth
With another Halloween come and gone, your kiddos will be munching on candy for weeks, and hopefully they can make their goodies last that long. While too much candy in one sitting can hurt their bellies and make them feel ill, there are even worse consequences that can outlast a belly ache. Candy is full of sugar, and sugar can cause huge problems for your children’s teeth.
No candy is good for your teeth, but there are some that will cause less harm than others and some you should try avoiding all together. Taking away your kid’s Halloween candy may be hard, especially if you picture the scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when Willy Wonka has a flashback to his childhood, when his father took all of his Halloween candy and told him how it would destroy his teeth. Taking your kid’s candy most likely won’t turn into them creating an entire factory built around candy and having terrible flashbacks of their childhood, but better not to take chancesmore
Why Dental Care Is Important
The health of your teeth and gums affects more than just your mouth. Your overall health, as well as your heart health, can worsen due to poor oral health. That is why it is so important to take care of your smile and ensure you are brushing, flossing, and making regular appointments with your dentist.
There are many different reasons to take care of your teeth and gums, from gum to heart disease. At Brookside Dental Care, we care about your smile and your overall health. We offer many different services to keep your oral health good and your smile bright. All you need to do is make sure you schedule a dentist appointment one every six months, for healthy and happy teeth.more
About Our Dental Services
Staying healthy is not as hard as you may think—follow a nutritious diet, get some exercise, wash your hands, get enough sleep, and take care of your teeth. Your teeth and mouth health is an important factor when it comes to staying healthy. Good oral hygiene can help you stay healthy and avoid issues like heart disease and stroke. Different infections in the mouth can actually cause harm to major organs.
So, keeping up on good oral hygiene can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. But how are you supposed to ensure you teeth and gums and healthy? Well first there is the usual: brush twice a day, floss, daily, avoid eating and drinking sugary snacks and beverages, avoid smoking and using tobacco, and visit the dentist regularly.more
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