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Vanderbrook Family Dentistry Blog

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

May 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 3:12 pm
a heart and stethoscope

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.


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.


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.


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.


On the Go? A Dentist Offers Travel Tips for Oral Health!

December 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 6:42 pm
A woman smiling at the beach.

Traveling to new parts of the country can truly be a fun experience.Seeing new family members, trying out new cuisines, and getting the perfect photo of the family in front of a regional monument make traveling worth the effort.But sometimes when we travel, we fall out of our regular habits we’ve become used to at home, including oral care.

To make sure that you don’t put your oral health at greater risk this holiday season, consider these helpful tips from a dentist!


Your Dentist Explains How to Care for Your Invisalign Aligners

November 27, 2018

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woman smiling inserting Invisalign traysBite flaws like misaligned, crowded, gapped or crooked teeth can leave you with malocclusion (improper bite) and a less pleasing appearance. With Invisalign aligners, though, you have a way to make the necessary improvements in a discreet manner. Your dentist says that while correcting the alignment of your teeth, don’t forget about your oral health. Thus, take a moment to learn how to properly care for your aligners.


Want 7 Tips For Getting Through Halloween Without Cavities? Ask a Dentist!

October 15, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 4:16 pm

A group of kids trick-or-treatingIt’s safe to say that Halloween is spooky enough – without the thought of having cavities filled at the dentist! While your children might be concerned with choosing the perfect costume, you might be more concerned about all the candy they’ll be eating. But no matter how many bags of candy your children get this year, you’ll be glad to know there are some easy ways to help them enjoy their “haul” – without getting cavities. Keep reading for 7 tips that everyone in the family can use to make sure their smiles stay healthy this Halloween!


Dental Insurance: Use it or Lose it!

September 17, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 2:10 pm

A woman having a dental examination.  Fall is a magnificent time of year! The kids are back to school, the weather is cooling off, and the holidays are soon approaching. Did you know that it’s also the perfect time to call your dentist? It’s true! With the end of the year coming in a few months, now is the time to make sure you’ve scheduled both of your preventive visits and completed any outstanding treatment so you can make the most of your dental insurance.


Dallas Dentist Dr. Vanderbrook Earns Fellowship Award from AGD!

August 12, 2018

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Dr. Vanderbrook after receiving his FAGD.

Many people aren’t quite familiar with the Texas Academy of General Dentistry (TAGD) and what they offer dentists, but Dr. Vanderbrook sure is! They’re an association that represents the needs and interests of dentists across the great state of Texas, including the general dentist right here at the practice.

It’s common, essential and necessary for dentists to continue their education. It’s the only way they can confirm to patients that the care they’re providing is up-to-date and as effective as possible. Keep reading to learn how Dr. Vanderbrook achieved this title!


Is There a Viable Alternative to Braces? Your Dentist Says Yes!

July 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_vanderbrook @ 3:43 pm

A woman pointing at her smile.When you get older, it’s understandable why you wouldn’t want to pursue orthodontic treatment, even if you really need it. When people see metal braces, their first thought typically goes to teenagers walking in hallways or even their own experience wearing braces as a child. This reason alone is enough to push people away from fixing their smile.

However, braces aren’t the only way to realign teeth, according to your dentist. That’s where Invisalign’s series of clear aligners come into play.


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