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The Top 4 Dental Care Mistakes You’re Probably Making

December 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 8:29 am
Woman brushing her teeth

Taking control of your oral health is always a good idea. The better you take care of your teeth at home, the more pleasant your visits to the dentist will be. But there are many misconceptions when it comes to teeth cleaning. Keep reading to find out which dental care mistakes you might be making and how to correct them.


Toothache: When Is It a Sign of a Serious Dental Issue?

December 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 6:15 pm
Closeup of woman experiencing toothache at home

Have you ever found yourself downplaying your tooth pain? Whether it’s because you struggle with dental-related anxiety, are simply “too busy,” or don’t want to be “dramatic,” neglecting to get the care you need can wreak havoc on your oral and general health. In fact, a toothache could potentially turn into a trip to the emergency room if it’s not treated in a timely manner. Read on for seven symptoms of a tooth infection, signs it has spread to other parts of your body, and how your emergency dentist can help.


How Old is Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

November 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 8:40 pm
older couple smiling together

No matter what stage of life you’re in, you want to be confident in your appearance. Your smile is one of the first things that someone notices when they meet you, so it’s important that you feel great about it. Whether you’re twenty or eighty, you deserve the smile you’ve always wanted, and your cosmetic dentist in Rochester can share all of the options that are still available to you.


How to Combat the Most Common Winter Mouth Issues

November 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 4:39 pm
Woman smiling in the snow

When the weather drops, seasonal drinks, delectable treats, and the holiday season aren’t far behind. However, the change in temperature also poses its unique set of challenges, like dry mouth and chapped lips. If you want to keep your smile and your oral health in pristine condition this year, keep reading to learn how to effectively combat winter mouth issues.


How Is It Possible to Maximize Dental Benefits Before They Expire?

October 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 7:22 pm
A young woman with blonde hair and wearing a green blouse holding her face between her hands and smiling

If you’re like millions of other Americans, you could be at risk of losing thousands of dollars in unused dental benefits this year. How? Before we explain, answer these questions: 1) Have you visited your dentist for a second checkup? 2) Have you met or exceeded your annual maximum? 3) Are you seeing an in-network provider? If you said “no” to any or all of these queries, you are not taking full advantage of the policy you pay for each month. If you’re ready to make a change, read on to find out what you need to do to maximize dental insurance benefits before it’s too late.


5 Ways to Keep Smiles Free of Cavities During Halloween

October 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 7:30 pm
three small children all seated and holding pumpkins and Halloween candy

Think vampires and witches are the most frightening sights to see on Halloween? Try learning your child needs a dental filling or crown because their candy consumption has caused a cavity to form. That might be enough to scare even the most terrifying ghost or monster. If you want to keep your little one out of the dentist’s chair and avoid the sugar rush that will likely ensue after trick-or-treating, consider these 5 Halloween candy tips to keep your child’s teeth cavity-free.


Do You Have Bad Breath? Try Eating Yogurt!

September 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 5:28 pm
Cups of yogurt with blueberries

Do you constantly worry that someone will notice the odor stemming from your mouth? Do you keep mints and gum on hand 24/7 to help combat bad breath? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then you are not alone. In fact, according to Colgate, nearly 60 million people suffer from chronic halitosis in the United States. Fortunately, preventive measures, like visiting your dentist twice a year, can help. However, did you know that incorporating yogurt into your diet can be equally as beneficial?


How Your Oral Health Affects Your Overall Wellbeing

September 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 1:05 am
Man at dentist

Did you know that your smile can often indicate when there is trouble elsewhere in the body? Research shows that your oral health has a greater impact on your overall health than you may realize. After all, your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. If you aren’t taking proper care of your teeth, you could be setting yourself up for health issues in the future. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the connection between your smile and the rest of your body, including which issues can arise as a result of poor oral health.


4 Questions You’re Not Asking Your Dentist – But Should Be!

August 26, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 7:48 pm
Patient talking to dentist at routine appointment

When you first sit down in the treatment chair, it’s natural for you and your dentist to exchange some pleasantries before they begin the examination. After all, once your mouth is filled with dental mirrors, explorers, and other dental tools, speaking coherently is virtually impossible. While it may be tempting to exit as soon as you are dismissed, it is important to keep an open dialogue with your dental team. If you are unsure where to start, then keep reading for four questions to ask at your next appointment!


How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

August 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbrong @ 9:58 pm
Old toothbrush

In order to have optimal oral health, regular flossing and brushing is essential. But as much as you use your toothbrush, there’s no way that it can last forever. Using proper and well-maintained tools, like toothbrushes, goes a long way in giving you a healthy smile. But how long do toothbrushes generally last? When should you buy a new one? How do you get the most out of your toothbrush before you replace it? Continue reading to learn from your dentist everything you need to know about the lifespan of your toothbrush.

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