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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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Don’t Settle for Poorly Fitting Dentures

Twenty-five percent of adults over 60 are missing their natural teeth. Over the years, they have lost a tooth here or there until there was nothing left. That’s a lot of gummy smiles! Of course the denture solution has been popular for centuries. You might have heard stories of George Washington wearing wooden teeth (which is a myth, by the way, his dentures were most likely made of animal ...

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A Comfortable Extraction and Restoration

At the dentist office, we don’t always get to do the things we love. Sometimes we have to make tough decisions with our patients for the good of their entire smile. In the worst case scenarios, that means removing a permanent tooth. When you were a kid, you lost your baby teeth one at a time. You know that the pain isn’t terrible, even without something to numb your gums. The pain comes ...

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Could Veneers Be Your Smile Solution?

You need a solution for your embarrassing smile, and we might have the solution right here at Dores Dental with porcelain veneers! We are always seeking to provide the best possible cosmetic solutions for our patients because we know what it’s like to not enjoy your own smile. It’s terrible to have to second-guess every smile and every snap of a camera in your direction. The good news ...

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Do I Have to See the Dentist Every Six Months?

Have you ever wondered if you REALLY need to see a dentist every six months? Today we hope we can shed some light on that question for you! The truth is that no, not every patient needs to come in every six months, but we will take a look at that in a few moments. Let’s first discuss the expectations and why they are in place. We’ll talk about what you get out of your exams and ...

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Zoom! Whitening for Your Dream Smile

Getting your dream smile begins by deciding what a dream smile looks like for you! Some patients would love to change the shape of their smiles, while others are seeking to making minor adjustments here or there. We find that no matter what sort of movement patients want for their teeth, they most often want the color to be improved as well! Having a whiter, brighter smile is at the top of ...

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Do You Need More Fluoride in Your Routine?

We have all heard the word fluoride. It accompanies just about every dental commercial ever put on the market! You should also know that it is most water supplies around the country, and we have seen excellent results from that method of fluoride distribution. You probably still have questions about fluoride, so let’s take a look at what you need to know about fluoride and its benefits for ...

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Never Fear: A Root Canal Could Solve Your Pain

Root canals. Patients near and far are TERRIFIED of root canals! Society looks at this procedure as the epitome of horrible things that could happen in the dentist office! You know, we understand the fear. After all, Hollywood has been dramatizing root canals for decades. You’ve probably seen the scenes of screaming and pain all from a simple root canal, but the truth looks MUCH ...

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