Dental Insurance FAQ: The Basics

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We at Brewer Family Dental understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Dr. Brewer wants every Lexington resident to have the power to control their own health, so here’s a simplified guide to the basics of dental health insurance. As always, if you have a question, don’t be afraid to give us a call (859) 554-4799!
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Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

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Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true!

It can be disorienting and frustrating to watch your health change with age, but you don’t have to accept poor oral health and tooth loss as just a part of the game. On the contrary, your oral health is just as important now as ever, and it’s linked closely with your overall health and wellness.

Embrace healthy, preventative dental hygiene and reap the benefits of improved wellness and vitality during a season of life with so much to look forward to.

When it comes to senior health and dentistry, Dr. Brewer shares the top concerns you may have, and how to address them:

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The Story of Caries Prevention

Dental Caries Lexington KYIf we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that Lexington teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Brewer is going to take this opportunity to shed some light on what it is, how to stop it, and what Brewer Family Dental can do to help.
Dental Caries, Tooth Decay, and Cavities
What do dental caries and tooth decay have in common? A lot – actually, they are the exact same thing. When bacteria interact with carbohydrates as they are broken down in the mouth, they ferment and produce lactic acid, which eats away at the structures of the teeth. Considered the most prevalent chronic disease among adults and children, this condition is called dental caries, or tooth decay. Without proper care and regular dental appointments, the acid from bacteria will eat away the surface layer of the tooth, creating a hole, or cavity. In other words, dental caries (tooth decay) is the cause of cavities.
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How Baby Teeth Help Mouths Grow Up Right

baby teeth care Lexington KYEvery Lexington parent remembers seeing their baby’s first teeth emerge, watching the rest pop up, and finally cheering as their child loses their first baby tooth, all in the blink of an eye! In fact, baby teeth come and go so quickly that some people are led believe they don’t have an impact on a child’s dental health later in life. Dr. Brewer wants you to know that that couldn’t be further from the truth! At Brewer Family Dental, we are committed to giving our community access to reliable information on dental care, so here are the facts about why baby teeth matter. Feel free to give us a (859) 554-4799 with any questions.
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Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?

How chocolate effects teethMost of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu all together. In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of cocoa, may actually be beneficial to your dental health. Dr. Brewer at Brewer Family Dental wants Lexington residents to know the facts so they can satisfy their sweet-tooth safely.
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How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay!

dental sealants services in Lexington KYIf you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get Lexington children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Brewer Family Dental, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health[LINK], so here’s some information on how Dr. Brewer can help protect your kids from tooth decay. If you have any questions or would like schedule a consultation, please give us a call.

Kids and Cavities

In the back teeth, there are numerous nooks and crannies that toothbrushes can’t quite get to. Referred to as pits and fissures, these areas on the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars are particularly susceptible to tooth decay in children between the ages of 6 and 14. Food can easily get stuck in the tiny grooves and remain for long periods of time, which, combined with bacteria, creates the perfect environment for tooth decay and cavities.
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The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth

missing teeth replacement in Lexington KY We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as fun as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of 25 permanent teeth remaining, which is three shy of a full set (minus wisdom teeth). Dr. Brewer wants everyone in Lexington to know that replacing a missing tooth is important to your dental health. Read on for more information and please give Brewer Family Dental a (859) 554-4799 with any questions or concerns.
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HPV and Oral Cancer: What you need to know

HPVWe love to talk about the fun and interesting sides of oral health, but today, there is something much more serious on our minds. We care about the health of everyone in Lexington, and as dental care professionals, we feel it is our duty to educate you on how to be as safe and healthy as you can be. While you have probably heard of the human papilloma virus and oral cancer, most people don’t know that they are linked. Here is some information from Dr. Brewer about the topic. If you have any questions, please feel free to give Brewer Family Dental a (859) 554-4799.
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Updating your Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

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Although you might think of your general health and your dental health as two separate categories, they are much more connected than the average Lexington resident would suspect. Just like the information you provide to your doctor helps him/her keep your health in good shape, Dr. Brewer depends on your input for optimum dental health. We at Brewer Family Dental like to go above and beyond for our Lexington patients, but we need your help to make sure you get the quality dental care you deserve. Here are a few reasons why: Read more ›

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To Be or Not To Be Sugar-Free: The Facts About Common Sweeteners

sweeteners effect on teethOriginally created for people that can’t consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in Lexington in all kinds of different products. From chewing gum to diet soda, Dr. Brewer wants you to know which of these options are best for your dental and general health, so here are the facts about a few of the most common sweeteners. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Brewer Family Dental.
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