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Tips & Tricks to a Better Dental Routine

Do you feel that you’re not getting the best clean when going through your dental routine? Your daily routine should include flossing and brushing twice a day but some days this doesn’t feel like enough. Your dental routine is very important and we want to keep your dental health in the best condition. This blog […]

Can chewing gum really clean your teeth?

Did you know that gum has been around since ancient times? It’s true, Ancient Greeks would chew on tree sap but the chewing gum sold today is way different. Chewing gum today comes in sugar and sugar-free options, in which we recommend using sugar-free. While chewing gum has many oral effects it can also protect […]

What You Need to Know: Oral Cancer Awareness Month

During the month of April, the American Dental Association (ADA) celebrates Oral Cancer Awareness Month.  We want to spend this month explaining and raising awareness for Oral Cancer. This awareness includes pharyngeal cancer which is a type of upper throat cancer. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), about 60% of […]

Smile: It’s better for your health

Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life. Yoko Ono Both smiling and laughing have been major topics of studies over the years. Guillaume Duchenne, a French scientist neurologist studied the topics until the 1900s, and he found that it takes only two muscles […]

The ABC’s of Children’s Dental Health

During the month of February, the American Dental Association (ADA) celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month. It was celebrated for the first time on February 8, 1949. After a couple of years, the one-day event was extended to a week long in 1955 and in 1981 to a month. Now, we honor the dental health […]

8 Tips for better Dental Health in 2021

We all know that the new year leads to new ideas, new promises, and new goals. We would like to give you a list of eight bad habits that you can break in 2021 that will do huge things for your dental health. Starting slow and making small changes can lead to big things over […]

Keep Your Teeth Healthy During Holiday Celebrations

We all enjoy indulging a bit during the holiday season… some extra sweets, a little too much ham, and a few cocktails. By all means, enjoy the holiday celebrations, but know there are a couple steps you can take to keep your oral health maintained. Especially after the past year, it is important to allow […]

Stress Awareness and the Effects it Can Have on Your Teeth

It is #StressAwarenessDay and we want all of our patients to realize the negative effects stress can have on your body, specifically your teeth. With 2020 being one of the most stressful years for many of us in recent memory, we want to share the importance of understanding how stress can affect your oral health. […]

Halloween Candy: What Can You Eat

We all enjoy indulging in some sweet treats every now and then. But, too many sweets can lead to bad things for your dental health. Halloween is the perfect time for little ones (and maybe the adults too) to snack on some tasty, bite-sized goodies. And the one person that is going to tell you […]

Dental Emergencies Happen. Know What to Do.

As kids we learn the proper steps to “stop, drop and roll” to prepare for an emergency situation, but what about if something were to happen to your teeth? Berkes Family Dentistry wants you to be informed and have an easy process for managing an emergency situation. These tips are not to substitute for actual […]