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Can Diabetics Still Get Dental Implants?

April 7, 2022

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woman with dental implants smiling in South Portland

Are you missing one or more of your teeth? If so, you’re probably considering getting dental implants—one of the best tooth replacement methods! While the results can provide the necessary support to preserve your dental health, you may have more difficulty with the procedure if you’re diabetic. Read on to learn how diabetes can risk dental implant failure and ways to ensure a successful treatment.

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Dental Bridge VS Partial: Which is Right for Me?

February 4, 2022

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Model showing a partial dentureYour teeth are designed to last for a lifetime, but that’s not a reality for many Americans. At least 120 million adults are missing one or more teeth. You have more options than ever to treat tooth loss; however, dental bridges and partials continue to be common solutions. Although they might seem similar, there is a big difference between partial dentures and dental bridges. Here’s what you need to know to make the right choice for your smile.

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6 Tips for Overcoming Your Sugar Cravings

December 16, 2021

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sugar

Believe it or not, sugar can be very addictive. Unfortunately, it’s easy to get hooked because sugar and high fructose corn syrup seem to be in everything. Even if you don’t think that your sugar intake is very high, chances are that you are exceeding the recommended daily sugar recommendation, which will eventually harm your oral health. This habit can be very difficult to break, especially when you are having such intense cravings throughout the day. Here are some tips to help you beat them.

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Dental Implants: What Do They Feel Like?

October 7, 2021

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senior man smiling with dental implants

If you’re tired of wearing your dentures, you may be thinking it’s time to upgrade to dental implants. They’re the most permanent method of tooth replacement, allowing patients to eat, speak, and smile with complete confidence once again. But before you make the switch, you’re probably wondering how they will feel in your mouth. Luckily, we’ve got an answer for you. Read on as a dental implant dentist in South Portland shares what to expect.

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Why There’s No Such Thing as Being Too Old for Invisalign

August 9, 2021

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senior woman smiling proudly thanks to adult Invisalign in Portland

If you didn’t go through orthodontic treatment when you were younger, you might be worried that you missed the boat on having straight teeth. You might wince at your crooked teeth in the mirror and wonder, “Am I too old for Invisalign?” Luckily, there’s no such thing! These clear aligners make it easy to discreetly achieve a straight smile at any age. Here’s why you can never be too old for Invisalign in South Portland and how to find out whether this solution is right for you.

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How to Effectively Respond to a Lost Dental Crown

May 15, 2021

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man in pain from lost dental crown

While losing a dental crown isn’t as urgent of an emergency as having a tooth knocked out, it still requires you to contact your dentist for restorative treatment. What can you do, though, until you can get in for a visit? Continue reading to learn how to effectively respond to a lost dental crown.

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Give Your Confidence a Boost with Dental Implants

April 13, 2021

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Woman at dentist for dental implantsIf you’re missing teeth, your self-esteem likely took a hit with each tooth you’ve lost. There are several solutions to fill the gaps in your smile, but only one closely replicates your natural teeth. Over 500,000 people each year turn to dental implants because they offer exceptional advantages. If you’re ready to give your confidence a boost by completing your smile, here are 4 reasons to consider dental implants.

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7 Common Invisalign Questions – Answered!

March 4, 2021

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Woman with Invisalign

One of the great things about living in today’s world is the fact that you don’t need to settle for a smile that you don’t feel confident about. If you have been dealing with misalignment issues that you want to have corrected, you have several different options to choose from, including Invisalign. Many teens and adults don’t want to be showing off a mouthful of metal brackets and wires throughout the duration of their orthodontic treatment, so Invisalign is a great alternative. Read on to find out the answers to some of the most common Invisalign questions.

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How to Handle Broken Dentures During Quarantine

May 18, 2020

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Man with hand on face has broken denture in quarantine

Social distancing is the most effective way to keep yourself safe from COVID-19. In compliance with the stay at home orders of South Portland, Maine, most dental practices have postponed all appointments except dental emergencies. What should you do if you find yourself stuck in quarantine with a broken denture? Here’s how you can get your denture fixed while staying safe from the pandemic.

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Why You Should Always Replace Your Missing Teeth

January 15, 2020

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close up of a man with missing teeth

You’ve been missing teeth in the back of your mouth for a while now. People have been advising you to get them replaced, but do you really need to? After all, since no one really sees where you once had teeth, it seems like a waste of money. But the truth is, you definitely should replace any and all missing teeth as soon as you can. Let’s discuss four reasons why, and what options you have for tooth replacement.

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