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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 July 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Kevin Brewer

Teens & Tobacco: Know the Risks

Today, Dr. Kevin Brewer of Brewer Family Dental wants to give teens the bottom line about tobacco use: there is no such thing as a “safe” or “safer” tobacco product. Every tobacco product contains nicotine in varying amounts—and not only is nicotine addictive, but it can also harm the brain. (Many people don’t realize the […]

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

Social Stories: Support for Kids with Autism

In this blog article, Dr. Brewer discusses Social Stories™ and how they help provide emotional support to autistic kids with the goal of improving their dental (and other) experiences. A social story about going to the dentist follows specific criteria and story elements to reinforce a safe, detailed description of a dental visit in a […]

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Posted June 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Kevin Brewer

What Are Maxillary Teeth?

The upper teeth formed along the maxillary jawbone are called “maxillary teeth” and include the top incisors, molars, premolars, and canines. Dr. Kevin Brewer shares more information about maxillary teeth below. Understanding the role of the upper teeth and caring for them properly is important in the fight against bacteria and infection in gum tissues […]

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

Grandparents, Grandkids & Dental Care

Brewer Family Dental has been thinking about how much things have changed in the world of dentistry since today’s grandparents were growing kids themselves. Grandparents today are often very involved in the daily lives of their grandchildren—they may live close by, provide financial assistance, or assume childcare responsibilities for working parents. Since oral hygiene and […]

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

Why Are My Child’s Teeth Bumpy?

What are mamelons teeth? If you’re a new parent, whether your babe’s teeth are just emerging or they’re starting to fall out, you might wonder, “What are those bumps on their front teeth?”  Mamelons teeth appear in the front of the mouth (the incisors) both on top and bottom and are characterized by bumpy ridges. […]

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Posted April 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Kevin Brewer

Oral Hygiene for Families on the Go

Today’s families seem to be busier than they were in the past—lots of homework, extracurricular activities, and hopefully, some quality time spent with the family. Here are a few ideas from Brewer Family Dental to make consistent oral hygiene a little more convenient: Brushing teeth in the shower:  as hard as it is to get […]

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

Is My Child’s Oral Hygiene Routine Sufficient?

A child’s happy, healthy smile is a source of pride and joy for parents—and dentists, too! For this reason, you’ll likely spend a good deal of time helping them develop superb oral hygiene routines to ensure they keep their teeth for life.  When you’re just getting started, you may have a lot of questions. We […]

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Posted March 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Dr. Kevin Brewer

An Orthodontics Overview

The root word “ortho” means “straight or upright.” Orthodontics— you guessed it – help make your teeth straight. But oh, how it can do so much more!  A lovely smile with straight teeth and an even bite is equal parts functional and beautiful – and thanks to scientific progress, all that can be yours. Orthodontics […]

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

Is It Time for Braces Already?

These days, people of all ages receive orthodontic treatment, but many of us still associate braces with the awkward and angsty pre-teen and teen years. While some kids are excited about braces because they know some “cool” teenagers who have them, others may worry about how braces might look or feel.   Mom and Dad are […]

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Posted February 13, 2023 / Blog, Dental Services, Dental Technology
Dr. Kevin Brewer

Your Options for Teeth Straightening

Maybe Mona Lisa would have cracked a real smile if she had been more confident in her teeth! All jokes aside, you don’t have to live every day embarrassed by your own smile. Orthodontic treatments today are much more desirable than those of yesteryear. There are a lot of good reasons to straighten your teeth, […]

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