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How Dental Implants Saved Thanksgiving [Infographic]

This Thanksgiving can be the last of its kind. It can be the last holiday where you struggle to chew the foods you love due to dentures. It can be the last holiday where you hide your smile because of missing teeth. Dental implants can save all future holiday feasts! Learn how at Dores Dental. Call 413-241-3995 right now to schedule a consultation or appointment. We’d love to help you find the ...

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See Sally’s Journey From Diabetes Diagnosis to a Healthier Mouth [BLOG]

Today, we will continue our look at how diabetes can affect your overall oral health. We want to do that today with a story about a patient named Sally. As you read through her story, consider the aspects that sound familiar to your own story. Is there something from Sally’s story that might change your oral health? The only way to know for sure is to give us a call at 413-241-3995. We’d ...

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Hear Ira Speak About the Comfort He Feels at Dores Dental [Video]

When you visit your dentist office in Longmeadow, MA, you should feel at home. That’s exactly how Ira feels at Dores Dental. Listen to him speak about how comforting it is to be welcomed and cared for by Dr. Dores and his team. Then, give us a call at 413-241-3995 to schedule your first (or next!) appointment. We can’t wait to help you improve your oral health and have a beautiful smile. ...

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Keep Diabetes in Check With Excellent Oral Health Habits [BLOG]

You have diabetes. It’s not a phrase you were ever expecting to say, yet here it is. Flashes of fear and uncertainty and undoubtedly flashing through our mind, but there is hope. Diabetes Awareness Month is here, and we are going to spend quite a bit of time helping you understand the relationship between diabetes and your oral health. According to the CDC, 9.4% of American citizens have ...

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Don’t Believe The Myths About Root Canals

There’s probably no dental procedure that strikes more fear into the hearts of dental patients than the root canal. That’s a shame, because today’s modern root canals are described by the overwhelming number of patients as no worse than getting a filling! At Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA, we make our patients’ comfort a high priority – even during root canal procedures. How It ...

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Don’t Let Missing Teeth Scare You From Smiling! [Infographic]

Goblins, ghouls, witches, and werewolves. Many of our patients here at Dores Dental decorate with these every October or help their children create the costumes. Some appreciate watching a scary movie with these fearful Halloween characters. But with all the spookiness attached to them, there’s nothing quite like the fear people have when they’re missing teeth. If your smile gaps are ...

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Plan Now For a Teeth-Happy Halloween

Ah, Halloween. Grinning pumpkins, crazy costumes, trick or treat, and boatloads of candy. Halloween doesn’t have to be dental disaster for your child. Dr. Jim Dores of Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA is happy to offer these family dentistry guidelines for a teeth-happy Halloween. There’s No Escaping The Sugar Let’s face it – short of confiscating your kid’s entire haul of Halloween ...

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Don’t Try To Tough Out Tooth Pain

Let’s be clear – teeth aren’t supposed to hurt. Tooth pain is always a sign that something is wrong. Tooth pain that interferes with your work, your social life, your ability to eat comfortably, or to sleep soundly (if at all) is a sign that something is really wrong. Most often, dental pain is due infection, and ignoring that pain may cost you additional time, money, and even ...

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It’s National Orthodontic Health Month

October is National Orthodontic Health Month. It’s reported that at least 1.2 million adults in the United States are undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth. That might come as a surprise if you don’t notice adults sporting the typical “mouthful of metal” that comes with traditional metal braces. This seems like a good time to discuss the options available from Dr. Jim ...

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Get Professional Help For Your Gum Problems

Gum disease is a very common dental problem. By some estimates, more than half of the people in the United States have some degree of gum disease. Left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss and can even endanger your overall health. At Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA, Dr. James Dores provides safe, effective, and gentle treatment for your gum problems. It All Comes Down To ...

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