Been a While? Come See Us!

Guilt is a powerful feeling. It can keep you from doing many things, including going to the dentist. The good news is that Brentwood Dental Designs is a judgement-free zone, and coming back (even after an extended period of being MIA) can be easier than you think. Our goal is to make you as comfortable…

What’s in toothpaste and how does it work?

Dr. Johnson and our team recommend that you brush your teeth two to three times a day, for at least two minutes each time. But have you ever wondered what’s in toothpaste and how it actually works? The mouth is home to more than 500 types of microorganisms that feed on leftover food that gets…

New Year’s Day Around the World

New Year’s Day marks the beginning of the calendar year in most parts of the world. The holiday is celebrated on January 1st of each year. Customs and celebrations vary by country, religion, and even individual desires. Whether celebrated quietly or with gusto, the day brings the start of new opportunities for those that observe…

Is there a correlation between my dental and cardiovascular health?

YES!  Studies have shown a correlation between gum disease and heart disease, underscoring the importance of good oral health care. Cardiovascular disease remains American’s leading killer, claiming more lives than the rest of major causes of death, according to our friends at the American Heart Association. In fact, an estimated 80 percent of American adults…

So Long 2017, Hello 2018!

We can’t believe it’s that time again but the new year is almost here! This year brought many wonderful achievements to Brentwood Dental Designs and we can’t thank our patients enough for helping make this year one we are proud of. We love learning new technology and we’re proud to say we’ve got a few…

Dental Emergencies in Children

Dental emergencies are bound to come up when you have young children. Dr. Johnson and our team want to you to be prepared in case you run into a difficult situation. Problems can vary, from minor gum irritation to knocked-out teeth. Take a look at the different possibilities and how you can handle them. Teething…

What are dental sealants and how do they work?

A dental sealant is a liquid that is applied to the teeth. The sealant hardens and provides a protective coating that is designed to reduce cavities and create a smoother tooth surface. Dental sealants are clear or white; they do not take away from the appearance of teeth. You can think about this treatment as…

Headaches: The Dental Connection

Many people suffer through headaches for years without getting to the root cause of their problem. If you find yourself constantly popping painkillers to get through the day, it might be worth a trip to see a medical professional – but it may not be the person you think. Talking to Dr. Johnson can be…

Can I use mouthwash instead of flossing?

While mouthwash goes a long way in improving your oral care, it is not a substitute for flossing. Mouthwashes and flossing provide different benefits that you should understand. Mouthwash Benefits Mouthwash comes in two categories. Some are considered cosmetic. This type of rinse provides temporary relief from bad breath and has a pleasant taste. These…

Thanksgiving

At Brentwood Dental Designs, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! Dr. Johnson would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the Epping area to the national level! When Americans sit down to dinner on the last Thursday of November, the day that Abraham Lincoln designated as the day on…