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How to Make Your Dental Bridge Last as Long as Possible

June 7, 2021

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dental bridge in Falmouth replacing a missing tooth

Dental bridges are arguably the simplest way to replace a missing tooth. They can even bring back two or three lost teeth in a row! Once your dentist has anchored this lifelike prosthetic on top of the remaining teeth at either end of the gap in your smile, you can expect your bridge to last for several years. However, this solution won’t last forever. Even with the best care, it will eventually need to be repaired or replaced. Read on to learn some of the causes, signs, and ways to prevent dental bridge failure.

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6 Questions to Ask Your Dentist Before Getting Cosmetic Work Done

May 14, 2021

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woman at a cosmetic dental consultation in Falmouth

With summer almost here, now is the perfect time to consider getting cosmetic dentistry work done. Then, by the time the weddings, graduations, and vacations roll around, you won’t feel self-conscious about the way your teeth look. But where do you start? The first step is scheduling a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. You’ll have an opportunity to find out anything you want about possible treatments, but are you prepared? To get the most out of your cosmetic dental consultation in Falmouth, be sure to ask your dentist these questions.

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Invest in Yourself with Your Tax Refund

April 23, 2021

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woman thinking about what to do with her tax refund

After a year like 2020 (and a rocky start to 2021), practically everyone is hoping to make a fresh start. If you’re expecting a tax refund in the near future, you’re likely going over your options on how to invest it. Many people will put the money toward a much needed vacation or paying off debt, but one of the most effective ways to get the biggest bang for your buck is to invest in your smile. While it might not be the most exciting prospect, this can easily provide you with tremendous benefits both in the short and long-term, and here’s how.

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5 Ways Smiling Can Benefit You

March 4, 2021

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Woman smiling

As you already know, smiling is a universal language. Everyone does it and we all know what is means! Whether you are laughing at a funny joke or you’re showing excitement because your team won the big game, putting your pearly whites on display is a great way to demonstrate how you are feeling. As amazing as it is to be happy and laugh, smiling is also beneficial for your overall health! Continue reading to learn about the many benefits of smiling.

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5 Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry That Will Surprise You

February 18, 2021

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a piece of paper with the words "reality" and "myth written on it and "myth" is circled with a red colored pencil

According to survey results published by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the number of people investing in non-metal restorations, teeth whitening, veneers, and cosmetic bonding has more than doubled in the past five years. More people are investing in their smiles as well as their mental wellbeing. If you’re on the fence about scheduling a consultation, consider what’s holding you back. If it’s any of the five myths listed below that you’ve convinced yourself is true, then it’s time for you to pick up the phone!

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4 Reasons to Start the New Year with a Dental Checkup

January 28, 2021

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Smiling male patient attending dental checkup in Falmouth

What are your plans for 2021? Perhaps you are hoping for a return to normalcy after COVID-19, or maybe you have set some ambitious goals for your career or fitness. Here is another reasonable item you might add to your to-do list in the new year: take great care of your oral health. Let’s talk about some of the benefits you can experience for both your smile and your budget when you schedule a dental checkup in Falmouth early in 2021.

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4 Stocking Stuffers to Make Any Adult Smile

December 7, 2020

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an image of three holiday stockings hung on the mantle

While candy and toys are great options for stocking stuffers, your dentist in Falmouth would like to recommend alternative options that promote better oral health. There’s no doubt you and your loved ones will be enjoying plenty of holiday cookies and treats, but if you want to avoid providing them with more sugar-filled goodies, read the following article detailing 4 great stocking stuffer ideas that will keep their smile healthier year-round.

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Shopping for Dental Insurance? Here’s What You Need to Know

November 4, 2020

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Person using computer to shop for dental insurance online

Are you shopping for dental insurance? Whether you are dissatisfied with your old policy and want to refresh your coverage, or you are looking to purchase your first plan, you have an important task ahead of you. All of your choices might seem a little overwhelming. Don’t worry — this basic guide will walk you through the factors you should consider while you are narrowing down your options.

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Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

October 15, 2020

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dental implant in Casco Bay next to natural tooth

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, about 120 million Americans are missing one or more teeth. What’s more, at least 36 million don’t have natural teeth left. If you’re part of these statistics, you may have thought about rebuilding your smile with dental implants. While implants can replace any number of missing teeth, they admittedly come with a higher price tag than traditional bridges or dentures. Can you expect your dental insurance in Casco Bay to cover the cost? Keep reading to find out.

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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Post-Dental Implant Surgery

September 6, 2020

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a dentist performing dental implant surgery on a patient

Preparing to undergo dental implant surgery? Unsure what you can expect after they are in place and you are at home recovering? This is a normal feeling for many patients, but fortunately, your dentist will provide detailed information to ensure your time spent healing is quick and successful. In this article, we will look at 5 common questions asked by patients about post-operative care. Hopefully, this information will help you feel more confident about your decision to choose dental implants to repair and restore your smile.

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