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Should I Schedule an Invisalign Consultation? [quiz]

Whether you’ve lived with a crooked grin your entire life or your teeth shifted in adulthood, you can get the straight smile you deserve without unattractive metal braces. Invisalign is the innovative orthodontic system that moves your teeth using a series of precise, custom-crafted clear aligners. For an Invisalign consultation in Longmeadow, MA, call Dores Dental at 413-241-3995. Or get ...

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Don’t Let Halitosis Hold You Back

If you suffer from bad breath, or halitosis, the most mundane daily interactions become fraught with anxiety. You may be afraid to engage with people at parties and other social situations, your professional life may suffer. At Dores Dental, we will work with you to discover the underlying problems causing your halitosis. And then we will help you get rid of your foul-smelling breath. For ...

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5 Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay

Look in the mirror at your pearly whites. Are they bright, gleaming, and healthy? If so, great job! And we’re sure you want to keep them that way. Tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems are not inevitable. Yes, your natural teeth can remain in great shape for the rest of your life. The key is practicing good preventive dentistry. Maintain the following habits, and you can ...

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Do You Suffer from Dental Anxiety? [quiz]

Do you have a hard time sleeping the night before a dental appointment? When you’re in the waiting room, do you find your heart racing and palms sweating? Do you avoid going the dentist altogether due to fear? Many people get nervous to some degree about visiting the dentist, but for others, dental anxiety can be downright debilitating. At Dores Dental, our calming staff, menu of ...

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Scaling & Root Planing Reverses Gum Disease [video]

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, has been getting some much-warranted attention lately. Not only is it extremely common and the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, but studies show that it may increase a person’s chances of developing heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other systemic health problems. At Dores Dental, we are happy to counsel you on how to prevent gum disease from ...

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Don’t Panic in a Dental Emergency! [infographic]

Your tooth is knocked clean out of its socket. You bite down on an ice cube and the ice cube wins. Or you are just minding your own business when your mouth is hit with excruciating pain. A dental emergency makes a great day go south, fast. But if you are prepared to handle whatever’s thrown your way, you will be less likely to panic. One of the first things you should do in any emergency ...

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Am I Prepared for a Dental Emergency? [quiz]

A dental emergency is, practically by definition, impossible to predict. It can be painful, scary, and traumatic. But while you can’t predict when one will occur, you can be prepared for when it does. Take this quiz to see if you know what to do when the unexpected happens. Of course, one of the first steps is to call Dores Dental. We are open after work hours at least three nights per ...

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Top 4 Dental Myths

Ah, the internet. We can’t live without it, yet it’s rife with conspiracy theories, half-truths, misinterpretations, and flat-out fabrications — all presented as fact. So how do you figure out what information to believe and what to take with a grain of salt? As your trusted dentist, we are here to help you sort truth from fiction when it comes to your and your family’s oral health. ...

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Seven Ways to Keep Your Gums in Great Shape

When was the last time you paid attention to your gums? If you’re like many people, you are well aware of how your teeth look and place a lot of importance of keeping them clean and healthy. But while gum disease prevention tends to be overlooked in our oral hygiene efforts, it is just as vital as taking good care of our pearly whites. February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, and it’s time ...

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We Care About Children’s Dental Health

February is the month designated by the American Dental Association as National Children’s Dental Health Month, so we think it’s the perfect time to talk about the importance of taking care of your kids’ teeth from a very young age. You may be thinking “Why bother — don’t they just fall out anyway?” It’s true that baby teeth are temporary, but that doesn’t mean kids don’t ...

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