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Knowledge is Power! Gum Disease Pt. 2

Welcome back to our three-part blog series, Knowledge is Power! Gum Disease. Our goal with this series is simple: to help our patients in Long Meadow, MA (as well as the general public) understand the nature of gum disease, and to empower you to take preventive steps, including coming in for a cleaning, exam, or if necessary treatment for gum disease. This is the second of three posts; you can ...

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Knowledge is Power! Gum Disease (Pt. 1)

One of the largest oral health problems facing the United States today is periodontal disease (gum disease). The Centers for Disease Control estimate that half of adults aged 30 years and older have gum disease, either gingivitis or periodontitis. It is also the number one cause of tooth loss. Gum disease is easily preventable, but it’s also easy to develop. Many factors beyond whether or ...

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Need a Filling? Go Amalgam-Free!

When we started our practice, one of our goals has always been to ensure the health of our patients. We love helping our neighbors in Longmeadow, MA! It’s in that spirit that we offer amalgam-free fillings to repair cavities and teeth that have been damaged by cavities and decay. Amalgam Free? What’s That? Our modern world is full of advanced technology, and most of us couldn’t imagine ...

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Save Time With CEREC Crowns!

Cracked or fractured teeth can be painful, but what’s worse is they’re also prone to infection. At our practice (Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA), we do our best to save your natural teeth, because your natural teeth are the best tool for the job: no implant or other artificial tooth exists that can chew and grind food as well as the teeth you’re born with. That means we place a lot of ...

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Refer A Patient, Win a $500 Shopping Spree!

Dores Dental wants to help everyone in the Longmeadow, MA area get their healthiest and most attractive smile. We offer both cosmetic and general dentistry, and we can help everyone in your family look and feel their best where their teeth and smiles are concerned. We do a lot to get the word out about how we can help you and your loved ones. However, nothing that we can do can beat the power ...

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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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