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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Have Dental Insurance? 4 Questions To Ask To Avoid Losing Benefits

November 14, 2019

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Computer screen that reads, Dental Benefits

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. 


How Can You Prevent Dental Implant Failure?

August 23, 2019

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couple speaking in Kitchen

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.


How to Choose Which Toothbrush is Best for You and Your Smile

May 10, 2019

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Line of toothbrushes

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.


The Keys to a Great Smile: Dental Sealants

May 24, 2018

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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.


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