Caring For Teeth When You Don’t Feel Your Best

At Brown & Gettings, DDS, we are continuously speaking about the importance of not only your oral health, but your overall health as well. Even when you do all the right things for your body, such as eat a healthy, well balanced diet, exercise regularly, and receive routine oral and medical care, sometimes unhealthy germs make their way into your system and you can become ill. If we have learned anything over the last few years, it is to read the signs of our body and rest when necessary.

Stress And The Effect On Oral Health

At Brown and Gettings, DDS, we often discuss the importance of your oral and overall health. There is one issue that can be negatively impacting both — stress. Whether it is caused by your career or life circumstances, stress can lead to serious health issues, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Patients are often surprised to learn that your stress level can also be causing problems with your oral health.

Pregnancy And Your Oral Health

Are you or a loved one pregnant, planning a family soon, or a new mom? At Brown & Gettings, DDS, we care about the state of your oral health during each important stage in your life and would hate for a dental issue to dampen the excitement you should be feeling during this special time. Many of our patients are surprised to learn that pregnancy not only changes the state and appearance of your body, but can have some lasting effects on your dental health as well. We want to share how your dental health can be affected during pregnancy plus offer some helpful tips to keep your teeth in excellent shape. Even if you aren’t expecting, this would be great to forward to someone you know who might be experiencing this exciting time.

Here's a simple way to protect teeth from cavities

Here’s A Simple Way To Protect Teeth From Cavities

When patients visit the office for a routine hygiene examination, the biggest concern is always tooth decay and if cavities need to be treated. This is especially true of our very young patients who may have never experienced a cavity or gotten a filling. Cavities form when the dental enamel, the outer covering of the tooth, becomes damaged from decay. This can be caused for a variety of reasons and is easily treatable. However, there is a treatment that is beneficial in preventing cavities from developing. Read on to learn more about this simple, yet effective treatment.

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Dr. Brown Uses The “F” Word – Fluoride That Is

We love when patients ask us questions about how to improve their family’s oral health. One question we are frequently asked is about fluoride. You’ve probably heard the term used many times in conjunction with a discussion about teeth and oral health, but do you know what fluoride is and why it is used? Fluoride is a mineral that is found in many water sources such as lakes, rivers, and surprisingly enough, the ocean. We know that many patients are concerned about the appropriate levels of fluoride and the best way to use it. This month, Dr. Brown focuses on all this and more in his vlog, “Dr. Brown Speaks the Tooth.” Click here to watch the video and learn more about ways to use fluoride to benefit your oral health.

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The Importance of Being Proactive With Your Health

At Brown & Gettings, DDS, we continuously stress the importance of being mindful of not only your oral health, but your overall health as well. Dr. Brown was recently reminded of this during an appointment with one of his patients, and he wants to share the story and his thoughts with you. This patient recently celebrated her 18th anniversary of being diagnosed with lung cancer. She is not only a lung cancer survivor, but a breast cancer survivor as well. Dr. Brown felt that her optimism and outlook on life was something to be shared and can be a lesson for us all. Click here to watch the video where Dr. Brown shares this story and how being proactive with your health can truly make a world of difference to your future health.

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Be Proactive With Your Dental And Overall Health

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and would like to make a change? After everything we have been through over the past year, now is a great time to reflect and think about any changes you would like to make dentally, physically, and mentally. At Brown and Gettings, DDS, it is our mission to help as many people as possible be happy, healthy and live their best lives. If you would like to make a change to your smile, the first step starts with you. We encourage you to pick up the phone and call our office to schedule an appointment to discuss changes you would like to see in your oral health.

Lifestyle choices and your oral health

Lifestyle Choices and Your Oral Health

At Brown & Gettings, DDS, we are passionate about not only your oral health, but your overall health as well. We want to stress to our patients how much your lifestyle and eating habits can truly impact your oral health. Your mouth is known as the gateway to the body, meaning that your mouth leads to the respiratory and digestive tracts. What you consume and your daily habits can lead to not only problems with your oral health, but can lead to long-term problems with your overall health as well. You can make certain lifestyle choices to ensure that you have a healthy body and a healthy mouth. These choices include:

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Is It That Time Again?

When was the last time that you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? Are you now realizing that you can’t remember the last time you visited our office? We know that everyone leads busy lives and time can get away from you. Especially after dealing with the pandemic, it can be difficult to remember which appointments were cancelled or postponed. Now that everyone is enjoying their summer and reentering more of a normal routine, we encourage you to schedule an appointment today if you have not been to our office within the past six months. Routine examinations are a way that we ensure that your mouth is healthy. We would hate for you to experience a dental emergency or serious condition due to missing your hygiene exam. Read on for more important details.

Gum Disease: Do You Have This Silent Disease?

When people think about issues they might experience with their mouth, most of them immediately think of tooth decay. If a friend or family member tells you they need to have dental work completed due to an issue, it’s not uncommon that the assumption would be a cavity, root canal or something of that nature. There is another silent disease that can actually cause more problems with not only the mouth but the entire body as well—gum disease.