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Vanderbrook Family Dentistry Blog

How to Save Money with Your Dental Insurance

November 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 9:06 pm
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Every year, millions of Americans miss out on billions worth of dental insurance benefits. The worst part is that many don’t even know this is happening. Dental insurance can be confusing, but if you know how to play the game, you can end up saving hundreds every year by using the benefits you’re already paying for. Thankfully, your dentist has provided some pro tips for maximizing your benefits while minimizing your out-of-pocket spending.

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Halloween Candy Tips: 5 Tricks for Safely Enjoying Sugary Treats

October 31, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 4:22 pm
Halloween Candy

Halloween is fun for children of all ages, but the extra sugar can mean big trouble for their teeth if they aren’t careful. It can be challenging for parents to protect the oral health of their little ones during this season. Luckily, though, these 5 Halloween candy tips can help your child make it through the rest of autumn cavity-free!

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Is Pumpkin Spice Not So Nice for Your Teeth? Find Out!

September 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 6:41 pm
Woman drinking coffee

Now that September is here, the people of Dallas will finally get some cooler weather. With the fall season comes all of your favorite warm beverages. Pumpkin spice lattes, peppermint mochas, hot cocoa, and many other holiday favorites are simply delicious. But how do these hot drinks affect your teeth? Are these holiday beverages worse for your smile than regular coffee? Keep reading to find out the answer!

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3 “Health” Foods to Watch Out for When Making Your Child’s Lunch

August 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 8:54 pm
Trail mix

School’s almost here, which means it’s time to start thinking about the lunches you pack for your child. But be careful! There are many foods that are usually thought of as healthy that can actually be doing untold damage to your little one’s pearly whites. Here are 3 common staples of midday meals that can make a children’s dentist nervous.

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The Irreversible Toll Energy and Sports Drinks Have on Your Teeth as Told By Your Dentist

July 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 12:42 pm
people stretching with sports drinks

Energy and sports drinks are often advertised as healthy and great ways to stay hydrated and keep up with your busy day-to-day life, but what they don’t tell you on the package is how it will impact your teeth. Typically, you consider the amount of sugar in a beverage before how acidic it is, but certain drinks with excessive amounts of citric acid are harming your mouth more than you may think. Read on to learn what recent research says about excessive consumption of sports drinks and your oral health.

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Your Dentist Lets You In On Why It’s Important To Clean Your Tongue

June 27, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 4:07 pm
person sticking out their tongue and smiling

Your tongue has more of an impact on your oral health than you may think. Have you noticed that despite brushing and flossing every day, your breath still smells bad? It’s an embarrassing problem that can cause you to be self-conscious and avoid social situations. It’s not necessarily that your technique is flawed, but it could be that you’re not spending enough attention to your tongue. Read on to find out why your dentist recommends taking special care of your tongue.

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Fact or Fiction: Discover If Gum Disease is Linked to Poor Heart Health

May 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 3:12 pm
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It might be a startling statistic, but 70% of adult tooth loss can be contributed to gum disease. An even higher percentage (80%) of adults don’t even know they have it! If your gums appear red, puffy or tend to bleed when you brush or floss, you can officially consider yourself a part of the 20% who know about their gum disease. While you may think it’s not a big deal, not only does it affect your oral health, but it can have a serious impact on your overall health, too. Find out just how important it is to maintain healthy gums and what you can do to prevent gum disease.

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4 Reasons You Should Use a Dentist in Lakewood Dallas to Straighten Your Teeth

March 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 1:55 pm
woman holding Invisalign

You can find instructions online for any nearly any project you can imagine. Do-it-yourself videos allow you to save money and learn new skills. DIY can be great! But there are certain things that should be left to the professionals, such as straightening your teeth. DIY braces may seem appealing to avoid having to pay for treatment, but they can have dangerous consequences. Even at-home straightening solutions like mail order braces don’t come without risks. Check out these four reasons why you should turn to a dentist in Lakewood Dallas to straighten your teeth with a proven solution like Invisalign rather than go it alone.

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Why You Should Care for Your Child’s Baby Teeth with Your Family Dentist

February 28, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 6:25 pm
boy open mouth dentist

February is the month when we celebrate love. But did you know that February is also National Children’s Dental Health Month? It’s a great time to make sure you’re teaching your children how to care for their teeth. But why should you care about whether their baby teeth are healthy? Why is it important to take your child to the dentist twice a year if you brush their teeth at home? Answer all these questions here with advice from your family dentist.

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An Important New Year’s Resolution: See Your Dentist

January 30, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 2:18 pm
Woman smiling in dentist’s chair

During this time of New Year’s resolutions, have you made any about your health? While a dramatic change in diet or exercise is beneficial, it can be hard to follow through on. An easy and important resolution you can make regarding your health is to see your dentist routinely in 2019. These regular dental visits are not only important for your teeth and gums, but they are vital to your overall health as well. Keep reading to discover the importance of seeing your dentist at least twice in the new year.

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