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.(more…)
Gannett Drive Dental Blog
May 18, 2020
January 15, 2020
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.(more…)
November 14, 2019
When it comes to money from your dental insurance plan, there are two choices: You can either use it yourself to see a dentist affordably, or the insurance company can keep it! Although most plans expire on December 31st, many people don’t schedule their visits in time and wind up losing hundreds in benefits each year. Fortunately, you still have a chance to do something about it in 2019. Keep reading to learn the 4 questions you should ask to get the most from your dental insurance plan.(more…)
August 23, 2019
You are choosing to get dental implants because this modern restorative procedure boasts a 95 percent success rate and has improved thousands of lives. Unlike traditional replacement options like dentures, crowns, and bridges, dental implants are surgically placed in your jaw to replace the entire structure of your missing tooth. Like all dental procedures, there is a slight chance that your body won’t accept the titanium posts. While failed implants are rare, if it does happen, it’s important to identify it quickly and not panic. Read on to learn the symptoms of failing implants and what you should do.(more…)
May 10, 2019
You’ve bought the same brand of toothbrush for years — or you just use the one your dentist gives you after checkups. It’s nothing too fancy, definitely not too expensive, and you’ve never given much thought to trying a different kind. Your toothbrush works fine after all — but only just fine. Lately, your friend has been gushing about the new electronic toothbrush they recently bought. It’s led you to wonder if you should try switching to a brush that could better satisfy you, but you’re nervous about wasting your time and money.
Are you wanting to explore your toothbrush options but aren’t sure where to start? In this post, you’ll learn how to find the toothbrush that’s best for you.(more…)
May 24, 2018
Do you know what a dental sealant is and how it can help protect your teeth? If you ever wanted to drastically lower your risk of tooth decay, consider the use of dental sealants. A dental sealant is a thin coating that is painted and apply directly to the chewing surfaces of vulnerable teeth such as your molars. When a dental sealant is in place, it can provide up to 10 years of protection before a replacement may be needed.
April 30, 2018
One of the toughest animals in the sea is the Killer Whale or orca. The orca has no natural predators, is an excellent hunter, and is pretty much king or queen of its domain.
April 23, 2018
Have you ever wanted to drastically improve the look of your natural teeth? Through the use of teeth whitening treatment systems, you can improve the color of your smile by eliminating stains and discolorations and whitening your smile. However, there are several products on the market that you should be aware of and can identify which ones can be effective and which ones may not.
March 27, 2018
The foundational steps of oral care–brushing and flossing on a daily basis and visiting the dentist for routine dental checkups–are important to help you achieve stable dental health. However, there may be additional steps required to help you improve your oral health and keep oral issues at bay, and our team is happy to recommend some tips, including toothbrush care. Today we encourage patients to beware of sharing toothbrush, as these can spread harmful bacteria and illnesses between users.
March 7, 2018
Remembering to brush your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste is an important first step in preventing problems with cavities and gum disease. At the same time good oral hygiene practices also require you to floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline once per day.