How to Brush Your Teeth: Best Practices

How to Brush Your Teeth: Best Practices

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on the art of teeth brushing! From preventing cavities to keeping your gums healthy, the benefits of proper teeth brushing extend far beyond just a bright smile. A systematic and appropriate brushing technique is crucial for effective oral hygiene. Horizontal scrubbing with too much pressure applied has to be avoided […]

Curious Causes of Bad Breath

Nobody likes going about their day with bad breath. Additionally, nobody likes spending time with someone who has bad breath! While eating pungent foods, using tobacco products, and not brushing or flossing are some well-known causes of bad breath, there are a number of lesser-known causes.   Surprising causes of bad breath: Avoiding breakfast: saliva […]

Unlocking the Power of Flossing

In the realm of dental care, there’s one simple practice that can make a significant difference in your oral health: FLOSSING. While brushing your teeth twice a day is essential, it’s equally important to incorporate flossing into your routine. Let’s delve into the benefits of flossing and explore the best practices to make the most […]

Embrace a Healthier You in 2024: Mind, Body, and Dental Resolutions

As we bid farewell to 2023 and welcome the promising new year of 2024, it’s the perfect time to reflect on our habits and set resolutions that prioritize our overall well-being. This year, let’s focus not only on fitness and diet but also on nurturing our mental health and maintaining good dental hygiene. Here are […]

Holiday Giving Tree 2023

We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of our 3rd Annual Giving Tree. Your generosity has illuminated the holiday season for two local families, allowing them to experience the warmth and joy that defines this special time of year. Your selfless donations have made a tangible difference, […]

Dr. Benjamin Brooks on KOLO8: Halloween, Candy & More!

Dr. Benjamin here! Wow, what a fun Halloween treat to be invited on Channel 8’s The Morning Break with Katey Rosketko! We had a great time discussing our mutual love of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and the crucial connection between oral health and overall well-being. Just in case you missed it (or want a refresher), […]

Bite Disease aka Grinding

Why is Bite Disease Important? Bite disease can cause unsightly, premature tooth loss or damage to the teeth in both children and adults.  Both grinding in the day and at night can result in damage to the chewing surfaces of the teeth.  Bite disease can affect your ability to chew foods essential for good health […]

What is Oral Health?

Oral health refers to the health of your mouth, including your teeth, gums, jaw, and bacteria.  Excellent oral health is necessary for total body wellness to be achieved – it is impossible to have a healthy body without a healthy mouth.  Currently, there are over 50 diseases related to oral health. Why is Gum Disease […]

Tartar Prevention

A bright and healthy smile is an asset we all cherish. However, maintaining pristine oral hygiene isn’t always as simple as brushing and flossing. An easy way to think of tartar is a hardened form of plaque that can accumulate on your teeth and wreak havoc on your dental health if left unattended.  Understanding Tartar […]

Keeping Your Toothbrush & Smile Clean!

Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for a healthy smile. While brushing your teeth regularly is a fundamental part of your oral hygiene, the quality of your toothbrush plays a significant role in its effectiveness. Have you ever wondered how often you should replace your toothbrush? Let’s dive into this simple yet crucial aspect of […]

​​Maintaining Long-Term Teeth Whitening Results

Teeth whitening is a transformative cosmetic dental procedure that can significantly enhance your smile and boost your confidence. Once you’ve achieved a stunning white smile through professional teeth whitening it is essential to maintain a healthy routine to maintain the newfound radiance!  Steps for a long-lasting white smile: –   Practice Excellent Oral Hygiene: Brush […]

The Ultimate Guide to Teeth Whitening: Enhance Your Smile’s Radiance!

Teeth whitening has become an increasingly popular cosmetic dental procedure that can transform smiles into dazzling masterpieces. Whether you’re an avid coffee lover or simply desire a brighter smile, learn more about the ins and outs of teeth whitening and discover the secrets to achieving a radiant smile that turns heads wherever you go. Understanding […]

Veneers vs. Crowns

When considering changing a smile, many ask, “What is the difference between veneers and crowns?” This is a great question! You deserve to know the ‘RBAs’ (risks, benefits, and alternatives) of all relevant options before trusting your dentist with YOUR teeth and YOUR smile.  We are here to explain and hopefully help you understand the […]

Oral Cancer – Everything You Need To Know

In less than an hour someone will die from oral cancer. Early detection and management can prevent this. Historically the death rate associated with this cancer is particularly high not because it is hard to discover or diagnose, but due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development. Today 40% of oral cancers […]

Real Results from Brooks Family Dental

One of our favorite things to do is to refresh and redo older dental work that is no longer serving its purposes. These redos and updates can create a challenging process to visualize the end result, especially when the teeth have already been worked on.  Drs. Ben and Benita Brooks have both done extensive studying […]

Cavities (Tooth Decay)

Cavities are caused by bacteria that produce acid on and around the teeth. The acid then breaks down the tooth surface, leaving a void. This decayed area is referred to as the “cavity.” Cavities are very destructive and require repair, as they will continue to expand if the bacteria is not treated and eliminated. Because […]

Gum Disease 101

More than 75% of Americans have some form of gum disease. Early detection and management can lower your risk of tooth loss and the negative health effects such as cardiovascular disease and complications in diabetes. Gum disease starts with harmful bacteria living around and on the teeth. It can lead to eventual tooth loss preventing […]

The Sticky Truth about Candy

The short answer: No candy is “good” for your teeth.  However, there are some less bad options for your teeth. In general, the more sticky a candy is, the worse it is for your teeth.  There are tiny grooves on each of your teeth, especially on the chewing surfaces of your molars.  The stickier the […]

Why Get a Professional Dental Cleaning?

A professional dental cleaning removes all the plaque and tartar you are not able to remove at home. Even dentists and hygienists get regular cleanings!   Will it hurt?   Teeth cleanings should not hurt.  You might experience discomfort, but it all depends on how many years it has been since your last cleaning and […]

2023 New Year Resolution for Your Teeth & Mouth

The New Year can bring a lot of change into your life! Resolutions are incredible and can be life-changing. If you are considering a New Years’ Resolution like getting in shape, focusing on your mental health, exploring new job opportunities, or reconnecting with friends or family, ensure one area you don’t forget to include – […]