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Periodontal Maintenance vs Regular Cleaning: The Differences Explained

April 21, 2020

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Your oral health is more important than you might think; it’s actually the window to your overall health. Because of that, you need to take good care of your teeth. Otherwise, your body’s health will suffer.

Part of keeping your dental hygiene in tip-top shape is getting regular cleanings. But what’s the difference between that and periodontal maintenance?


Smile With Confidence! 7 Terrific Benefits of Dental Implants

April 6, 2020

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As a child, you looked forward to losing teeth, but as an adult, dealing with a missing tooth can be both embarrassing and uncomfortable. While no adult likes losing teeth, it’s far more common than you might think.

Believe it or not, more than 120 million people have at least one missing permanent tooth.


6 Ways Your Dentist Can Change Your Smile for the Better

March 18, 2020

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Three women smiling and showing their teeth

Tooth decay, blows to the mouth, unfortunate falls, aging, and simple wear and tear – these are just a few things that can leave your teeth looking tired and damaged. You may find yourself hiding your mouth in embarrassment whenever you laugh or smile as a result. Why live with your imperfect grin when your cosmetic dentist in Falmouth could have a solution? Read on to learn about 6 treatments that can improve the appearance of your smile – and in some cases might even leave it healthier than before!


Gum Disease Awareness: What You Need to Know

February 25, 2020

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Woman pulling lower lip and showing signs of gum disease

Virtually everyone understands the importance of taking care of their teeth, but how much attention do you give to your gums? Right now, about 85% of US adults have some form of gum disease, but many of them don’t even realize it – and thus run the risk of extensive tooth loss and other health problems in the near future. February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month; why not use it as an opportunity to learn the symptoms and consequences of the condition, as well as your options for gum disease treatment.


Dental Implants: A Safe Bet for Fixing Your Smile

January 3, 2020

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Smiling woman in dentist's chair

You’ve been researching dental implants in Falmouth as a possible solution for the gap in your smile. Many of the benefits – such as preventing bone loss and lasting for decades – make them sound downright miraculous, but when you found out that you’ll need surgery to place the implants in your jaw, you became nervous. What if something goes wrong? But there’s no need to worry; the odds will generally be very much in your favor when it comes to placing dental implants. Read on to learn more about the impressive success rate of this procedure and how your dentist in Falmouth can address potential complications early on.


Learn Why You Shouldn’t Wait to See Your Dentist Until Next Year

November 7, 2019

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Dental instruments and a piece of paper that reads, “Dental Care”

Think dental insurance is only necessary when a serious problem occurs? Guess again. Its value rests in the fact that it works to prevent these issues from developing in the first place, but as the patient, you must be willing to use it. If you believe enough in dental insurance benefits in Falmouth to pay a monthly premium, don’t treat it like that gym membership that is gathering dust. Find out what you can do to use your benefits before they expire on December 31.


Preventing and Treating Gum Disease

September 25, 2019

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Gum Disease

Nearly half of adults in the United States have gum disease, but many of them don’t even realize it. If you don’t get gum disease treatment in Falmouth when you need it, you could be putting your smile – and your health – at risk. Since September is National Gum Care Month, take the time to learn about the importance of checking for – and treating – gum disease.


Back to School Trivia: What is the most common chronic childhood disease from ages 6-19?

August 19, 2019

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Although largely preventable, dental caries (cavities) is the most common chronic disease in children in the United States: it is 4 times more common than early childhood obesity, 5 times as common as asthma, 7 times as common as hay fever and 20 times more common than diabetes. Over fifty-three million people live with untreated tooth decay in their permanent teeth.  


Have you heard about our new LASER?

August 1, 2019

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At Casco Bay Smiles we are always striving to provide the highest standard of care for our patients and have now incorporated a diode laser into our office to help us achieve this. It is amazing and lowers the type of bacteria related to gum disease and heart disease. It is a painless procedure and takes about 5 minutes to do! Below are just a few of the ways our hygienists have incorporated lasers in our office to benefit our patients needs. 


Worried About Your Smile? Visit a Cosmetic Dentist in Falmouth

June 28, 2019

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White smile

Are you embarrassed to laugh or grin in front of other people? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! A study published in the New York Post found that 7 out of 10 people are self-conscious about their teeth, and roughly half try to smile with their mouths closed. The good news is that whether it’s a stain, misalignment or minor physical damage, there are plenty of ways a cosmetic dentist in Falmouth can help you. Here are 5 treatments that can help you feel better about your pearly whites.

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