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Dental Implants at Dores Dental

If you are a suitable candidate for dental implants, there is simply no better option for you. Dental implants are truly permanent; under normal circumstances and with appropriate maintenance, your dental implant will last you for the rest of your life (whereas dentures and dental bridges must be replaced regularly). Dental implants also stimulate the growth of bone in your jaw, bone that was ...

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Am I Healthy Enough For Dental Implants?

In our previous post, we discussed the advantages of dental implants over other alternatives (dentures and dental bridges). Missing teeth are much more than a simple cosmetic flaw; lost teeth also have serious physiological consequences which reduce your oral and overall health as well as your quality of life. At Dores Dental (Longmeadow, MA) we can provide you with dental implants; the only ...

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Missing Teeth? You’re Missing Out!

Gaps in your smile say a lot for you, even when you don’t utter a single word. What is your smile saying to the world? If you have one or more visible missing teeth, it isn’t saying much to convince people that you’re someone to know, someone to work with, or even someone to love. Missing teeth are a more common problem in the US than you might think, and most aren’t the result of ...

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Oral Surgery and You

In our Longmeadow, MA dental practice, we believe that our job is to protect your teeth. This means that we will do whatever is necessary to maintain or improve your oral health, but we will always recommend those procedures which are most likely to leave your natural teeth in tact. Keeping your natural teeth in place is always advantageous. Nothing in dental technology can match your natural ...

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Prevent Dental Disaster Before It Starts!

One of the number one things that we encourage our patients to do is to make a goal of preventing problems with their oral health before they start. In our Longmeadow, MA practice we can repair injuries, treat diseases, and even improve the appearance of your smile through advanced cosmetic dentistry. Of course, there is nothing more attractive than a set of natural, healthy teeth! We place ...

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Porcelain: Time Tested Tech for Your Teeth

One of the things that we’re most proud of here at Dores Dental is that we use advanced, cutting edge technology to help our patients get the best possible treatment with the greatest level of comfort. This includes the use of gentle lasers and not drills; using advanced digital imaging to get a better, more detailed view of your teeth (and any problems you might have). However, one of the ...

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Fluoride is Safe Pt. 2: Dental Mythbusting

If you’re struggling with frequent cavities, and you can’t seem to get the hang of preventing tooth decay (no matter how hard you try), one way to give yourself the edge you need is a fluoride treatment from your dentist at Dores Dental! We’re located conveniently in Longmeadow, MA, and we have patients from all over the area who have benefitted from the advanced dentistry techniques and ...

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Fluoride Is Safe Pt. 1: How It Works

Tooth decay, which causes cavities, is one of the biggest public health problems in the US today; it’s only second to the common cold in terms of the sheer number of people who have cavities. To avoid cavities, it’s very important to maintain good oral hygiene habits, stick to a sensible diet, and see your dentist twice a year for cleanings and examinations. At Dores Dental (located in ...

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Healthy Foods Can Mean Stained Teeth!

Most people are aware that coffee, tea, wine, smoking, and aging can cause your teeth to become discolored and dull your smile. However, even if you don’t regularly consume any of these things, you can still have serious stains on your teeth just from your diet, even if it’s very healthy. Ever heard of a superfood? A superfood has additional health benefits beyond the nutrients it ...

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Don’t Ignore Teeth Grinding: Get Help!

Clenching your teeth when you become angry or when you experience a stressful moment is a common quirk. You stop when you relax, but sometimes you hold that position and it starts to hurt your jaw; then you stop. Can you imagine doing that for hours at a time? People with bruxism do. Bruxism (which is the technical term for grinding one’s teeth during sleep) can destroy your teeth, and can ...

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