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Daily Tips To Prevent Cavities

Cavities, also called tooth decay, can affect not only the enamel of the teeth but also the dentin. Dentin is the inner layer of the tooth while enamel is the outer layer. This decay occurs when carbohydrates are left in the mouth and turn into acids. This combines with other bacteria in the mouth to […]

Dangers of Dental Plaque

What is plaque? Dental plaque is a sticky film that covers your teeth, it can be colorless or a pale yellow. This plaque forms between the teeth and along the gum line. It can feel “fuzzy” when someone runs their tongue across their teeth. Plaque can lead to Cavities Gingivitis Bad Breath This dental plaque […]

Does Poor Dental Health Really Affect The Rest of Your Body?

It’s true! Poor oral health can affect far more than just the appearance of your teeth and gums. There have been links between poor dental health and serious health issues such as heart disease, lung infections, or diabetes! Remember everything we eat and drink enters through our mouth. Poor Oral Health Your oral health includes […]

What Is An Ideal Oral Health Routine?

Since your first time at the dentist, you have most likely been told about the importance of brushing and flossing your teeth. Oral health begins with clean teeth which is why dentists stress starting these habits early on to build the foundation as we grow old.  Brushing twice a day is a fundamental piece of […]

7 Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene

Since your first visit to the dentist as a young child, the importance of good dental hygiene has been reiterated by many dentists. This is because good dental hygiene is important for your mouth and your body! Maintaining a healthy dental routine is crucial for your teeth and could lower the risk of many diseases.  […]

The Benefits of Using Mouthwash

The Benefits of Using Mouthwash Mouth Wash, which is also known as oral wash, is a liquid used to wash out harmful bacteria in your mouth to protect teeth and freshen breath. Adding a mouth wash to your daily dental routine can be very helpful. Many types of mouthwash contain antiseptic which helps wash out […]

Is Your Nutrition the Problem to Poor Dental Health?

Did you know that nutrition plays a large role in your dental health? While brushing and flossing daily is needed to have a healthy smile, what we are eating everyday can either help or damage our smile. High sugar foods or starchy foods help feed the harmful bacteria that can  lead to tooth decay and […]

5 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 […]


Due to an unfortunate and dramatic rise in NO CALL/ NO SHOW/LATE CANCELLATIONS of appointments we will be enforcing our existing policy of charging $50.

This is not something we like to do and have been able to be lenient in the past. However, the dramatic rise is affecting our ability to provide care in a timely manner to the patients that are able to commit to their appointment times.

We appreciate your attention to this change.


Thank you,


Dr. Berkers

Berkers Family Dentistry