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Preventive Dentistry Is Our Passion

Today’s dental patients are lucky to have a whole roster of advanced restorative treatments available to them. That said, the dental gold standard is to avoid these sometimes invasive and costly procedures. And the best way to keep your natural teeth healthy and beautiful? It’s all about preventive dentistry and consistent care at home.At Dores Dental of Longmeadow, MA, we help our ...

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Watch for the Signs of Gingivitis [video]

Gingivitis is early-stage gum disease. The good news is that it’s easily reversible when diagnosed and treated early. The bad news is that if left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, or later-stage gum disease. This video from the American Dental Association explains risk factors and offers tips for preventing the disease. It’s always important to visit the dentist regularly. ...

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What Is Patient-Centered Dentistry?

Patient-centered dentistry is caring about the whole patient, not just his or her teeth. Patient-centered dentistry is understanding dental anxiety and doing everything we can to alleviate it. Patient-centered dentistry is making sure we give everyone who walks through our doors a positive experience — and maybe even turning a few dental-phobes into people who think “going to the dentist ...

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Do I have Gum Disease? [quiz]

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is very common in American adults. The ADA estimates that half of adults over the age of 30 have had it in some form. When diagnosed early, it can often be reversed simply by practicing better oral care habits. Take this quiz, then call Dores Dental of Longmeadow, MA to schedule an appointment. We can be reached at (413) 241-3995 or through our handy online ...

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Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions for a Sunny Smile

The season may be coming to a close, but we still have a couple weeks of summer left. Whether you’ll be taking a last-minute beach vacation, hanging out at the neighborhood pool, or just chilling in your own backyard with a sprinkler and glass of lemonade, make sure you have a dazzling smile to match your healthy summer glow.At Dores Dental of Longmeadow, MA, we offer an array of cosmetic ...

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Smile — It’s Back to School!

It’s August. And as summer winds down, you are likely starting to get organized for the coming school year. Got that school supply checklist in hand? Getting ready to open your wallet for new shoes, clothing, and backpacks? (Ugh.) Maybe you’ve even scheduled a physical or well visit with your child’s pediatrician. And how about that dental checkup?“Wait, what?,” perhaps you’re ...

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Don’t Miss Out On The Dental Care You Deserve

We are now at the midpoint of 2017. So, if you have not yet been able to visit to our Longmeadow, MA dentist’s office at least once, that is bad news for you and your smile.Remember, if you are fortunate enough to have dental insurance, most plans will cover up to two professional teeth cleanings and oral exams per calendar year. But those benefits don’t typically roll over. As such, you ...

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No Need To Fear, Laser Dentistry Is Here!

Hello and welcome to the online home of Dores Dental, a forward-looking dentist’s office located in Longmeadow, MA. If you are ready to boost the health and appearance of your smile, then we are ready for you. We have invested heavily in the sort of tools, training, and technology that will be required to take your smile where it needs to go. Today we wanted to tell you all about the Solea ...

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Invisalign: Straight Talk About Crooked Teeth

At our Longmeadow, MA dentist’s office, we know just how to deliver a healthier, better-looking smile. That’s why we’d like you to check out today’s video clip that talks about what Invisalign clear aligners can do for your continued well-being. After you’ve watched it, be sure to  Dores Dental to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jim! ...

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Working Through Dental Misconceptions

Today we want to talk about information and the way that it is shared in this day and age. Think about it: how many viral stories on the Internet do you read, share, reference and comment on every day? How many of them are accurate? How much do you really care if they are real? These are just some things to think about.The point we are trying to make is that there is a lot of inaccurate ...

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