Should the dentist take my blood pressure at my visit?

This is a great question and the short answer is ABSOLUTELY! As dentist, we are not just responsible for what is happening in your mouth. We are also responsible for knowing what’s going on in your mouth, how it affects your body systemically (i.e. periodontal disease has ties to diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.) as […]

What’s The Best Crown For Your Tooth?

Often when talking about dental procedures, you will come across the term crown. A crown is an artificial cap or covering that fits over a portion of an existing tooth or post. There are many reasons why a crown may be used. In some cases, crowns will be used to cover or strengthen a broken […]

How Do Cavities Form?

Cavities are a major source of pain, and they can also lead to tooth loss. The process of tooth decay that leads to cavities will occur in various stages, and the first stage involves the introduction of sugary foods to bacteria that live in the mouth. Hundreds of bacteria strains exist on the teeth, gums, […]

6 Gingivitis Home Remedies

Gingivitis can be uncomfortable for the sufferers and the people around them. Plaque and gingivitis work together to give you bad breath. Whether you\’ve noticed it yourself or had a concerned family member point it out, you know the discomfort and embarrassment that can result. The good news is that Downtown Dentistry offers numerous treatment […]

5 Ways To Protect Teeth From The Holiday Sugar Rush

If there is one thing you can guarantee around the holiday season in Paris, KY, it is that you will have a lot of access to candy and sweet desserts. It is a great time of year to indulge in these things but if you are not careful, all of that sugar can cause some […]

The Best and Worst Thanksgiving Foods for Teeth

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for your family’s big feast! Before you indulge in your most beloved holiday foods this year, Dr. Brooks reminds you to take some time to think about your dental health. Thanksgiving is certainly a time to enjoy delicious dishes, but some Thanksgiving foods can […]

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Crowns?

Having teeth that are cracked or missing, especially right in the front part of your mouth, can make you feel self-conscious about talking or smiling. Dental crowns help restore your smile, so you can feel more comfortable around others and gain confidence. These caps or coverings go over cracked or decayed teeth or replace missing […]

3 Methods Dentists Use to Manage Pain During Oral Procedures

What’s one of the biggest reasons people avoid the dentist? Pain. Some will avoid getting treatment for their chronic dental issues because they’re afraid it will hurt. While procedures like tooth extractions, bridges, and crowns can be painful, modern dentistry has developed a variety of successful pain management techniques. Here are a few methods your […]

Dental Technology: Improving Oral Hygiene

Since the first high-speed hand-piece was developed during the 1950\’s, dentistry has enjoyed numerous technological advancements that have provided a wide range of benefits for dental patients. We live in a technological age in which emerging technologies are applied across the sciences and dentistry has seen everything from fiber optics to computer software help dentists improve the dental […]

What You Need To Know About Root Canals

Root canals or endodontic procedures are relatively common procedures that are used to salvage teeth that may otherwise require extraction. Here are a few questions and answers about root canals to help you better understand them: What happens during a root canal procedure? During a root canal, the pulp of a tooth is removed. Once your […]