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The Trick-or-Treating Dentist

And now a story from Kristopher, a fan of Berker’s Family Dentistry. “Ah Halloween – I love you so much.  When I was a kid it was all about wearing cool costumes to school and then going out trick-or-treating for candy.  As an adult I relish those few hours on the evening of the 31stwhen […]

What is TMJ?

Well for starters, the abbreviation TMJ itself isn’t a disorder, rather an abbreviation for a joint – the temporomandibular joint, in particular.  Think of it as a hinge that allows your lower jaw, your mandible, to swing at the point where it connects to your skull.  This joint is supported by a nice cushy cartilaginous […]

The Importance of Mouthwash

Mouthwash.  Who doesn’t have some sort of memory surrounding a refreshing sting in the mouth after slushing around a big swig of Listerine for a minute?  That feeling of freshness is amazing, and it does it part to keep halitosis at bay, but it’s definitely no substitute for a good brushing and flossing routine. As […]

Why We Brush Our Teeth

When you wake up, odds are one of the first things that you’ll do will be to brush your teeth.  Have you ever stopped to wonder why though?  (And no, the answer isn’t because your mom told you to since you were a little kid.)  Our culture, modern diet, and lifestyle habits all contribute to […]

The Anatomy of a Tooth

Have you ever been in for a routine cleaning and marveled at the scientific pictures of teeth?  That long structure with a pointed bottom can seem so intimidating – after all, to most of us a tooth is just a tooth, right? For as small as they are, teeth are quite complex! From the roots to […]

It’s Been YEARS

So, you haven’t been to see the dentist in years.  Life happened – maybe your insurance changed or perhaps you just forgot about your routine checkups for so long that you started to feel uncomfortable about going back for a cleaning.  There are a myriad of reasons why someone might go for a prolonged period […]