Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Closing out December and Ringing in the New Year

Previously we discussed how stressful December is for some. That said, we sincerely hope you and your loved ones are making an effort to have a wonderful, calm and family-centered holiday season. Since our regular posting date would fall on Christmas Day, for those that celebrate that particular holiday, we wish you a very Merry […]

Read More

Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Heading into December it seems a fitting time to talk about…

Stress. It’s often silent, it’s often sinister and it’s often sustained. December, for many, exacerbates what you might already be feeling in terms of every day stress – making the symptoms that much more pronounced. In another recent blog we also talked about mental health issues. The reality is, this time of year can be […]

Read More

Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – The Holidays and Brinkley Dental’s Salvation Army Food Drive

This time of year always brings to mind that famous Santa story “The Night Before Christmas.” Sadly however, and with apologies to Clement C. Moore, many children are not “nestled all snug in their beds; while visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.” *1 No – sadly, today I want to talk about a more serious topic […]

Read More

Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Teenage Mental Health and Your Dentist

A wise person once said: “Once a parent, always a parent, no matter the age of your kids.” To me, this means that your children, at ANY age, are a constant source of concern, joy, worry, heartache and heartwarming happiness. For those of you with children heading into the teen years (or smack dab in […]

Read More

Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Holidays are great but……

Everyone loves a holiday. No matter what your idea of a holiday is, the break away from your every day routine, time spent with family and friends or – if this is more your style – the time spent alone, it’s all a much needed break from the hectic realities of every day life. What […]

Read More

Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Root Canals and Caps or Crowns

Not too long ago we introduced the newest member of the team here at Brinkley Dental, Endodontist Dr. John Rapp. We gave a little bit of a highlight as to what he does each day but it appears some of you want to know more! So today, we plan to chat a little bit more […]

Read More

Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Are your teeth showing signs of age?

As we age, there is always the possibility that for some of us, our teeth won’t age quite as well as we do. For some, you might even consider it either acceptable or inevitable that at some point you will experience tooth loss. Why are we so complacent about embracing a future with dentures? What […]

Read More

TOOTH TALK WITH BRINKLEY DENTAL GROUP – Repeat Performance Time: Talking Sports, Mouth guards and Emergencies.

Many moons ago, when we first started blogging, we wrote about the topic of mouth guards. We have also written about dental emergencies and what to do if a tooth meets with an accident (whether sports related or not!) Now, here we are again, it’s September and we find ourselves shin pad deep into hockey […]

Read More

Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – You are what you drink.

We’ve talked a lot about foods in the past and even spent a blog or two on red wine or the effects of leaving your baby with a bottle for an extended period of time. We’ve never fully explored the topic of drinking however. In terms of being mindful of what passes through our lips, […]

Read More

Tooth Talk with Brinkley Dental Group – Oral Care when Braces are involved

Chances are at some point in your life you’ve either had braces, had a teenager with braces or are facing the daunting task of a soon to be teenager having braces installed. While times have changed and braces seem kind of like the new norm (vs. when I was a kid and “train tracks” were […]

Read More