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Lexington, KY 40503

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Your Resource for All Things Oral Health

At Brewer Family Dental, we believe knowledge is power, so we place a strong emphasis on patient education. The more you know, the more power you have to make good decisions for your oral and overall health. Most folks don't know just how much the two are related! Follow along on our blog for bi-monthly articles, fun facts, tips and tricks for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful for life.

Posted April 13, 2024 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Kevin Brewer

Take it Easy After Tooth Extraction

At Brewer Family Dental, we’re here to help you as you teach your little ones how to care for their growing and changing smiles. Sometimes our combined efforts will prevent them from needing dental treatment beyond cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants, but other times we might recommend extraction to get them back on track for […]

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Posted March 27, 2024 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Kevin Brewer

Signs Your Child May Have a Dental Problem

Examining your child’s mouth isn’t easy! Their bone structure is still developing, and they might have difficulty opening wide—if they don’t, you’ll probably need a flashlight and a dental mirror for examination.  Your Lexington dentist, Dr. Kevin Brewer is equipped with a comfortable dental chair for them to lean back in, an illuminating overhead light, […]

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Posted February 27, 2024 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Kevin Brewer

Questions to Ask at a Back-to-School Dental Visit

Some schools require a back-to-school dental visit, but even if yours doesn’t, right before school starts is a good time to schedule one of your child’s regular checkups. Brewer Family Dental can take care of any problems so your child won’t have to miss class after school starts, and if oral hygiene routines got a […]

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Posted February 13, 2024 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Kevin Brewer

A Deeper Dental Cleaning: Scaling & Root Planing

Teeth are typically the first thing that comes to mind for people when they hear the words dentist or dentistry, which makes sense—the root word dent actually means tooth! However, your teeth require healthy gums to hold them in place.  Did you know gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss? That’s why […]

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Posted January 27, 2024 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. Kevin Brewer

Mouthwash: More Harm Than Good?

At Brewer Family Dental, we know a lot of people feel they’re adding a layer of tooth decay and gum disease prevention to their oral hygiene routines when they swish with mouthwash—which may be true, but it depends on the mouthwash. If you floss and brush properly, mouthwash isn’t always necessary, and certain types could even […]

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Posted January 13, 2024 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. Kevin Brewer

Is it Time to Toss that Toothbrush?

When you find a toothbrush that’s just right for you, it can be easy to get attached. After all, you use your toothbrush morning and night (ideally) to prevent plaque and bacteria from hardening and becoming tartar—that’s what we like to call quality time!  When your toothbrush does so much good, you want to return […]

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Posted December 27, 2023 / Blog, Dental Technology
Dr. Kevin Brewer

How Long Will I Have to Wear a Retainer?

You’ve worn your braces or aligners, kept your checkup appointments, and followed treatment instructions from Brewer Family Dental. You love your new smile, but it’s not over yet—how long will you have to wear a retainer? There are two types of retainers: removable and fixed. Removable retainers are taken out of your mouth during your […]

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Posted December 13, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Kevin Brewer

Mail-Order Braces: Buyer Beware

Mail-order braces are a controversial dental topic, and Brewer Family Dental weighs in today. Direct-to-consumer orthodontics companies make many appealing promises—no dental visits, aligners delivered to your door, and lower costs. But are the risks worth it?  Not according to this consumer alert from the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). As of November 2017, the […]

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Posted November 27, 2023 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Kevin Brewer

What Did My Dentist Just Say?

At Brewer Family Dental, education is paramount in our mission to help our Lexington friends and neighbors improve and maintain their oral health. For this reason, we try to avoid using dental jargon when we’re speaking with our valued patient family.  However, there are terms that can’t be broken down as easily; in those cases, […]

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