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New Research Could Lead to Even Stronger, Longer-Lasting Fillings

Longer Lasting Fillings | Bangor ME Dentist
In the world of dentistry, things are always evolving! Composite resin fillings replaced metal amalgam fillings offering better durability and aesthetics. Yet, composite fillings still only last for seven to ten years. It seems however, that we're on the cusp of improving composite resin to make it more durable than ever before. Here's the scoop from your general dentist in Buxton.How Does a Filling Work?When decay destroys your enamel, it works its way further into your tooth. At this point your dentist will need to clean it out, which then leaves a hole to be filled called a cavity. Composite resin is the material of choice to fill a cavity ...

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What You Can Expect with Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles | Bangor ME
Do you have crooked front teeth? Are you attending a big event like a wedding or graduation and want to tweak your smile so you look your best?We offer Six Month Smiles braces at our Bangor, ME dental office because they are a perfect option for adult patients like you who want to improve your smile without spending years in braces.Why Do They Work So Fast?You may find it hard to believe that it’s possible to see results in such a short amount of time.The difference between Six Month Smiles and traditional braces is the way in which we go about moving your teeth into their proper position. Traditional metal-and-wire ...

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What to Expect When Getting a CEREC Crown

CEREC Crowns | Bangor ME
If you have a tooth that is damaged or decayed, a dental crown offers a great way to save the tooth and give you back proper chewing function. A dental crown is made to blend in with your other teeth, so it looks quite natural.Now, with CEREC technology, you can get a dental crown in just one trip to the dentist! Talk to your Bangor, ME, dentist about CEREC crown technology.Read on for what else you can expect when your tooth is crowned with CEREC technology.What Is a CEREC Crown?CEREC is high-tech dentistry at its most convenient.Do you dread goopy impressions? You don't have to with CEREC. We can scan ...

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Americans Are Doing Better with Seeing the Dentist!

American Dental Care | Bangor ME
Perhaps it is the links discovered between oral health and your overall health that propelled the change. Alternatively it could be Americans' obsession with beauty. No matter the reason, it’s good news for Americans’ smiles.Recent studies show that more Americans are taking their oral health seriously and going to the dentist more frequently.Preventive Treatment Is AffordableContrary to what many people think, preventive dentistry is extremely affordable, even for people who do not have dental insurance. Regular dental exams, dental cleanings, and routine x-rays can help keep your smile out of serious trouble.By staying on top of these appointments, we can detect, diagnose, and treat many oral conditions early before they ...

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4 Common Flaws We Can Fix with Porcelain Veneers

4 Common Flaws We Can Fix with Porcelain Veneers | Maine Family Dental Practice
If you are unhappy with your smile, you might have thought about cosmetic dentistry and wondered whether it could give you the smile you have always wanted. Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that can dramatically change an imperfect smile in a short amount of time.There are a number of common dental issues that porcelain veneers are particularly suitable for solving. If you are a Bangor, ME, resident, you should talk to cosmetic dentist Dr. Travis Buxton to find out if porcelain veneers can give you the smile you have always wanted.Straight Teeth without OrthodonticsIf your teeth are crooked, porcelain veneers can give you beautifully straight, even teeth—without ...

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Signs You May Need a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Bangor ME, Maine Family Dental
Though it is very common, not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted. In fact, sometimes they don’t develop at all!If you have questions about wisdom teeth in Bangor, we can help. We evaluate each case individually to determine whether wisdom teeth extraction is necessary.We start by taking an x-ray that will show us how your wisdom teeth are growing in, whether there is enough room, and if they will cause overcrowding with your other teeth. We will also ask if you have noticed any changes in your oral health.Dr. Travis Buxton will go over his diagnosis with you, and you can make a decision together that works best for ...

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Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?

Teeth Whitening in Bangor ME, Maine Family Dental
If your smile isn’t as bright and white as you would like it to be, perhaps you have considered tooth whitening. It is one of the most popular and affordable cosmetic dentist treatments around. If you have considered it, you may have wondered about over-the-counter options versus professional teeth whitening.Contact your cosmetic dentist in Bangor to find out more about why you should choose professional teeth whitening.How Professional Teeth Whitening WorksTeeth whitening is a fairly simple process. It provides excellent results without making any changes to the structure of the tooth. When you opt for in-office, professional teeth whitening, a whitening gel that contains high levels of hydrogen peroxide will ...

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