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.
What is the Oral-Systemic Link? You’ve always heard that it’s important to take care of your teeth. Brush and floss every day, and see the dentist for good oral health. But did you know that your oral health could directly affect your overall health? And the road goes both ways—problems with your overall health show […]Continue Reading »
Malocclusion is the dental term for misaligned teeth, a common condition affecting about 200,000 people in the United States every year. Many seek cosmetic solutions to feel better about their smiles, but there are also negative health consequences including pain and discomfort that result from improperly aligned teeth. The most severe cases may require surgical […]Continue Reading »
You’ve heard it before. Too much sugar is not good for little bodies. Or, more precisely, added sugar is not good for people, big or small. The more we learn about how sugar affects the body, the more we realize that lots of added sugar has many downsides for health. This is particularly true of […]Continue Reading »
Your Mouth: A Picture of Health Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true—your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Dr. Kevin Brewer should know. We’ve seen mouths from all over Lexington in […]Continue Reading »
Imagine this – you have come to see Lexington dentist Dr. Kevin Brewer for a cleaning and routine checkup. The cleaning goes well, but then he tells you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong since you have been brushing and […]Continue Reading »
There is a good chance you have heard someone at Brewer Family Dental mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our Lexington patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want you […]Continue Reading »
Most of us in Lexington have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by […]Continue Reading »
One of the most common and destructive myths about dental hygiene is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Kevin Brewer would like everyone in Lexington to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums-should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch it? The […]Continue Reading »
Kids are constantly growing and changing, and their mouths are no exception! Throughout childhood, kids lose their baby teeth, gain adult teeth, and they begin to take ownership of their own oral health. From brushing to braces to practicing their smile, oral health is important for every kid at every stage. Read on for tips […]Continue Reading »
You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all that has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done? You need some soft food recipes! For some of us, it’s nostalgic […]Continue Reading »
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Dr. Brewer is a general dentist providing orthodontic services.