Brenda Berkal Blog

Busted! Learn the Truth Behind 5 Dental Myths

April 13, 2024

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Street sign pointing toward myths and facts

In this age of information, it is easy to find answers to questions. A quick Google search can reveal a wealth of helpful facts! However, caution is in order. Remember: Anyone can post anything online, and rumors spread very quickly. It is always beneficial to double-check any health-related information that you come across. For example, you might have heard some things about dental health that are not true. Here is the truth behind some common myths:


How Fluoride Found Its Way into Dentistry

March 7, 2024

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Fluoride page

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has described water fluoridation as one of the ten most important public health advances of the 20th century! But how did information surrounding fluoride arise? How did we learn about its benefits? Continue reading to learn more about the history of fluoride in dentistry and how it can keep your smile strong.


In, Out, Easy: How CEREC Is Changing the Way People Get Dental Crowns

January 10, 2024

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woman having a 3D impression taken

The world is getting faster all the time thanks to technology, and fortunately, this same type of progress can be seen in dentistry. Over the last decade, CEREC has allowed countless patients to repair severely compromised teeth in just a single appointment, drastically shortening a process that previously required multiple visits spaced out across multiple weeks. How does it work, and even though it’s relatively quick, is it also able to deliver an attractive and lasting result?  


You Can Visit Your Dentist without Fear of Judgement!

October 16, 2023

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Happy dental patient viewed from high angle

Strong, beautiful teeth are a sign of good health. Many people feel automatically attracted to someone with a nice smile. But what if your teeth are not in great shape? Perhaps issues like decay, damage, and gum disease have taken their toll. There is no need to worry. You can visit your dentist without fear of judgement. Rather than try to shame you for your condition, they should focus on helping you improve your oral health. Here are some reasons why you can attend your appointment without worrying about how your dental team will perceive you:


Exciting Announcement: Our New Blog Is Live!

October 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — brendaberkal @ 7:18 pm
Hello and welcome sign on desk with coffee, cookies, and plants

We’re so excited to announce that our blog is live! After months and months of talking with our patients, we realized that it’s so important to have a place to turn for reliable, consistent, and up-to-date information regarding something as important as your health. So, we decided to create a blog dedicated to all things dentistry – from debunking common myths to reviewing the most popular treatments. In the meantime, you can read on to learn more about Dr. Berkal and the treatment philosophy our Derry dental team shares.