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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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Have a Plan for a Dental Emergency in Longmeadow, MA

If you’re like most of us in Longmeadow, you have a plan for most emergencies. You have a first aid kit. You know what to do in the event of a blizzard, hurricane, or heatwave. Maybe you’ve even taken first aid and CPR classes. We hope so! That is valuable information to have! So, what kind of preparing have you done for a dental emergency? While you may never need to know how to reset a ...

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Why a Same-Day Crown Matters to Your Health

You may have heard the term, “same-day crown” floating around town, but what does it actually mean for your smile? If you’ve never had a crown placed, you won’t really know the significance of a same-day crown because you won’t have anything to compare it to. Consider yourself lucky! The old way of placing a crown was the only option for a very long time, but now that we have access ...

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Find a Comfortable Sleep Apnea Treatment

There could be something lurking when you sleep that will keep you from getting a good night’s rest. It will affect the way you breathe, the way your partner sleeps, and the way you wake up. It can even affect your body’s health. The culprit? Sleep apnea. That’s right, millions of patients are suffering from sleep apnea every single night, and some of them aren’t aware of their ...

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Does Your Child Have a Healthy Smile?

Being a parent is tough! There are so many things that you are expected to know and learn if you want your child to grow up healthy, kind, and intelligent, and who doesn’t want those things for their kids? You have many, many things to teach your little ones and many experiences to share with them, but there is one area that must not be ignored: dental health! Some parents get caught up in ...

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Finding the BEST Dental Restoration

A sad and unfortunate truth is that many of our patients will come to a day when they realize that they are about to lose one or more of their permanent teeth. It happens all the time here in Longmeadow, MA. Many things can cause you to lose your natural teeth. You might develop decay, infection, or have an injury that results in the loss of a tooth. Some patients spend their entire lives with ...

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A Guide to Invisalign Orthodontics

What is the average age of a patient wearing braces? Probably 12 or 13, right? That’s the age group we tend to think of in associated with braces because that’s the age where we begin doing orthodontic work. The baby teeth are all out, and the adult teeth are (mostly) all in, which means we can adjust those teeth before they really settle into place. While middle school is the sweet spot ...

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