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 – […]