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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Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – It’s in the Genes…..

Recently, a study was published in Australia that looked at the impact of genes (that is, as in genetics not the jeans you might be wearing right now!) on developing dental cavities.  The study looked at twins with identical genomes as well as other factors, in determining whether or not genetics plays a role in […]

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Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Spring Cleaning

Is it safe to say yet? Do you think we’ve seen the last of the snow and ice and cold, wintry winds? I know the team here at Brinkley Dental sure hopes so. We’d love to shout from the rooftops “It’s Spring” and be confidant that it’s true. In fact, the day we sat down […]

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Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Did You Know?

Recently, we came across a report issued by the Canadian Dental Association, in 2017, which looked at a variety of factors related to oral health around the globe as compared to right here at home. It was an interesting read. (At least for a Dentist that is!) While you might not want to read the […]

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Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Dental Care and Seniors

Just lately we’ve been addressing topics related to dental care and overall health care. One of our more recent blogs was about pregnancy, so this month we’d like to look at the opposite end of the spectrum, addressing dental care for seniors. We’ll look at specific types of issues that might impact seniors when it […]

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