Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Tourette Syndrome, Tics and Teeth

A few weeks back we talked about TMJ/TMD and in that blog, we touched on oral appliances as a tool to help prevent and/or mitigate the impact of TMJ/TMD for those who suffer from the disorder. It turns out, according to new research recently released, that an oral appliance might serve another purpose as well […]

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Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Just Because it’s Fall doesn’t mean you should “fall” for these fads.

We’ve talked a little bit about the charcoal toothpaste fad and home teeth whitening kits in previous blogs but today, with the cooler temperatures of Fall fast approaching, it seemed like a timely opportunity to “let cooler minds prevail” and revisit the topic of fads and how they relate to good overall oral health. If […]

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Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Back to School Brushing Reminder

It’s that time of year when parents rejoice and kids, well – the kids mostly just sigh. Sure some are excited to meet new friends and find out who the teacher is but most kids actually find the return to school challenging to say the least. The return of routine and structure, things that parents […]

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Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Tongue Piercings – Ouch!

Are you among the small but growing percentage of people who have a tongue piercing? Is there a teen in the house just itching to show their independent streak by piercing something unusual? Well, if you have any control over the matter, perhaps consider asking them to pierce almost anything else rather than the tongue […]

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Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Crudites and your Teeth

Crudites, pronounced “Crew de tay” for those who might be unfamiliar with the term, refers to raw vegetables assembled on a platter as hors d’oeuvres and usually served with dip. They are pretty much a party staple – so much so that you can even shop for premade versions at your local grocery store. But […]

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Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Oral Health and Liver Disease

Occasionally, the team at Brinkley Dental shares insights gleaned from new and emerging studies that explore the relationship between an individuals overall health and their oral health. Previously, we’ve reviewed studies on gastrointestinal disease and the role your Dentist can play in either diagnosing gut-related ailments like Crohn’s disease or in preventing further damage to […]

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Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Charcoal – it’s not just for BBQ’s Anymore

No doubt you’ve heard and/or read an awful lot about the use of charcoal toothpaste in the media over the last few months. We’ve even shared a post or two about it ourselves on our own social media accounts. With all the talk however, potentially there is also all kinds of confusion. Today, we thought […]

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Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – TMJ or TMD What is it and what you can do about it!

Variously referred to as either TMJ or TMD, today we are going to talk about what a diagnosis of either might mean for you and some possible ways to handle your pain. For some people, the pain from TMJ/TMD can be debilitating. If you think you might be suffering from TMJ/TMD you will have pain […]

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Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – How to Retain your Retainer!

For many a teenager and for young adults too, the topic of dental appliances is top of mind. That’s because every single day, just like our teeth, custom fitted dental appliances like retainers, must be dealt with. You, or your parents, likely just finished paying for lengthy orthodontic treatments and the retainer is the final […]

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Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Talking about Tongues

Today we’re revisiting a topic we first looked at back in Blog#50 and that was quite some time ago! The topic is tongues. Often overlooked, tongues play an important, multi-functional role in our body and yet, I would venture to say it is one of the organs we take most for granted! We just know […]

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