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Don’t rely on store-bought mouthguards!

It’s near the end of April, and here in Longmeadow, MA, just like all over the country, sports leagues are already in full swing! Sports are a great way to get exercise and stay social for kids of all ages (and that includes a lot of adults!). While we here at Dores Dental love that we have so many active patients, it does mean that around this time of year we start to see more injured ...

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The Truth About Root Canals, Part 2

Root canals are safe, effective, and common. In our previous post, we discussed how the rumors of root canal pain are at best overblown, and we talked about what you can expect during a root canal (also called “endodontic therapy”). In this post, we’ll talk about some of the more dangerous “myths” that keep people from getting root canal treatment, and the consequences of avoiding ...

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The Truth About Root Canals, Part 1

Are you suffering with a bad toothache? Or do you have swollen and tender gums? Have you noticed that your teeth are extremely sensitive to temperature? Have you noticed that a tooth is a lot darker than it should be, or have you noticed a blemish or “pimple” on your gums? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it’s possible you might need a root canal. Oh No! Not a ...

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Easy Ways to Prevent Cavities and Decay

In past blogs, we’ve talked about the right type of filling to choose and how to best care for a filling that has begun to fail, but can you actually avoid getting fillings altogether? Statistics show that even with great oral health care, most people are going to end up with a cavity here or there, but you can definitely reduce the amount of decay you see and the number of cavities you end ...

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No More Drills! Lasers Eliminate Dental Phobia, Increase Oral Health

It’s estimated that about 20% of Americans suffer from some level of dental phobia. For many, the drill is the first thing on the list of things to be afraid of. What if the drill could be taken out of the equation? In our practice in Longmeadow,MA we’ve done just that. This April, Dores Dental will begin offering a breakthrough technology, one that will allow patients to finally leave ...

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Five Reasons to Love Invisalign Treatment

Getting fast adult braces is something that many of our Longmeadow patients want to accomplish. There are many reasons for an adult to be sitting there wanting orthodontic care, but they all say the same: they want to do it as comfortably as possible! Comfort means something different to everyone, but Invisalign covers all of the bases of comfort. In fact, almost any reason to avoid ...

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When Your Filling Fails, Call Dr. Dores!

We are all familiar with cavities! Research shows that a vast majority of us will have at least one cavity filled by the time we graduate from high school, but most of us will have several by that point! In fact, only about 10% of adults reading this information right now have never had a filling placed! You might be wondering what the problem is! How are we stuck with all of this decay? The ...

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Save Your Smile: Stop Grinding Your Teeth!

Bad habits happen to us all. We all have things we wish we could stop doing, but sometimes those things are simply out of our control! This is especially true for a habit that happens mostly at night, like grinding your teeth. If you are one of the many, many Longmeadow, MA residents who grind your teeth, it’s time to find a solution! This habit you have actually has a term: bruxism, and ...

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Choosing a Family Dentist in Longmeadow, MA

Looking for a family dentist in the Longmeadow area? You have a few to choose from! So, how do you know you’re making the right choice for you and your family? It can be a tough call, and no one knows that better than us! We know that choosing a great dentist is difficult for many reasons. First, there is so much at stake, especially if you are choosing for yourself and your little ones. You ...

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Use Cosmetic Dentistry to Prepare Your Smile for Spring!

It’s FINALLY that time again! Spring is here, and we don’t think anyone is more excited to see it than our part of the country! It has been a long, difficult winter here in Massachusetts. Though you never know what kind of weather we will see tomorrow, at least the calendar says spring is here, right? With spring comes restoration of all that is beautiful outside of our windows. We’ll be ...

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