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Does Your Tooth Hurt? Why Your Dentist Might Recommend Dental Extraction

A toothache is always a sign that something is happening that needs your attention. The pain might be the result of a minor problem like a small cavity, or it could indicate a significant oral health threat like a root canal infection. 

Depending on the severity of the decay or infection, treating the problem may not be enough to save the tooth. In this case, your dentist would recommend a dental extraction in Bangor, ME to protect the health of remaining teeth. 

Reasons for Dental Extractions

Tooth extraction is almost always a last resort procedure when all other options have been exhausted. Your dentist will make every effort to save the tooth using ...

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Need a Dental Crown in a Hurry? Ask Us about CEREC!

Leaving on vacation tomorrow and need a dental crown today? Do you need a crown but want to avoid a lengthy process and multiple trips to your dentist? With CEREC same-day crowns, you come in with a broken tooth and leave with a beautiful new crown in place. 

Patients at Maine Family Dental are delighted to learn that we offer CEREC same-day crowns at our Bangor, ME dental office. Instead of a two-week wait for your crown, your dentist uses digital dentistry to complete the entire process in a couple of hours.

How CEREC Dental Crowns Work

Dental crowns are traditionally made at an outside dental lab using models of your teeth as ...

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5 Facts You Need to Know about Dental Implants

By now, most people have heard of dental implants. However, a recent study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery tells us that many misconceptions about dental implants exist. Many patients who want to replace missing teeth are interested in dental implants in Bangor, ME but need more details to make an informed decision. 

Today you have plenty of excellent options for tooth replacement. Dental bridges and removable full or partial dentures will all complete your smile and restore chewing function. All of these are time-tested, affordable solutions that deliver fast results, but both will eventually need to be replaced. 

The most significant benefit of a dental implant is that ...

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3 Reasons to Choose Professional Teeth Whitening over Store-Bought Kits

If you want to brighten your dull smile or do something about yellow teeth, you may be tempted to try a take-home teeth whitening kit available in your drug store. But how do these kits compare to professional teeth whitening in Bangor, ME? The answer is that in every way, professional whitening is superior to over-the-counter products.

 

Personalized Whitening Solutions

Store-bought teeth whitening kits are purposely designed to be one-size-fits-all. The concentration of the whitening agent is also lower so that it can be used safely by the widest number of consumers.

Because professional teeth whitening is done under our supervision, however, we can adjust the potency of whiteners to fit your specific ...

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An Unexpected Treatment Option for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

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When was the last time you had a good night’s sleep? You don’t know why, but you wake up every morning feeling exhausted. Or, maybe your partner snores loudly and excessively, which keeps you up all night.

In both cases, the problem may be related to sleep apnea, a serious disorder that affects almost 20 million US adults. What many people don’t know is that sleep apnea treatment in Bangor, ME can be as straightforward as wearing a customized oral device while you sleep.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

A sleep apnea episode is a pause in breathing during sleep. It occurs because the tongue and soft tissues of your throat fall ...

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A New Smile for 2019!

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Is 2019 your year to shine? Are you ready to meet your personal and professional goals this year and take your life to the next level? Did you know that your smile can help you reach those goals?

It's true! When you feel good about the appearance of your teeth, you don't hesitate to smile, which helps people perceive you as confident and trustworthy. That confidence may be just what you need to achieve your objectives in 2019.

Cosmetic dentistry in Bangor can help you attain the smile you've always wanted whether you're dealing with chipping, misaligned teeth, or missing teeth. Here's what you should know about your options.

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Why Is Preventive Dentistry so Important?

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As your six-month cleaning and checkup approaches, you find yourself with that frustrated feeling. It always seems to be scheduled at your busiest times at work, and you wonder why you need to see your dentist if your teeth aren't hurting. Preventive dental appointments are one of the most important things you can do to maintain your oral health and here's why.

The Oral-Systemic Connection

Over the years, studies have shown us the undeniable connection between oral health and overall health. It seems that the bacteria that causes gum disease can also contribute to the inflammations that causes issues such as diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy complications, high blood pressure, stroke, ...

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