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Seven Ways to Keep Your Gums in Great Shape

When was the last time you paid attention to your gums? If you’re like many people, you are well aware of how your teeth look and place a lot of importance of keeping them clean and healthy. But while gum disease prevention tends to be overlooked in our oral hygiene efforts, it is just as vital as taking good care of our pearly whites. February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, and it’s time ...

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“A Great Professional” [video]

Peter became acquainted with general dentist Dr. Dores when his wife came in for some extensive dental work. This was when the doctor was just starting out with his practice, and Peter and his wife have been coming to him ever since. “The way he nurtures his patients, the way he cares about them . . . I have great confidence in Dr. Dores. That’s why I keep coming back.” And about ...

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A Root Canal Saves Your Tooth

The poor, poor root canal. It’s been so badly maligned, the subject of relentless rumors that it causes illness and is excruciatingly painful, that it is pushed on patients unnecessarily, and even that it’s better to extract a tooth! None of these things are true. There is no credible research linking the procedure to systemic disease. It actually stops pain, not causes it — and most ...

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Dental Crowns Add Beauty and Function [video]

A dental crown is a cap — precisely matched to your tooth color — that covers the entire tooth from the gumline up. It is indistinguishable from a natural tooth. Crowns can be used to protect and strengthen abscessed, decayed, broken, or weakened teeth, help support a dental bridge, or hide misshapen or blemished teeth. Watch this video from the American Dental Association to learn ...

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Reveal a Snow-White Smile with Teeth Whitening

Do your teeth resemble the glistening white of a freshly fallen snow? Or are they a closer match to the slush that’s been on the ground a few days — dirty, discolored, and just kind of unappealing? What we eat, what we drink, our behaviors, and daily life all take a toll on the color of our teeth. At Davenport Dental Care, we can lift stains and put the white back in your pearly whites ...

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Dental Veneers in a Day [infographic]

Dental veneers were created in Hollywood and remain popular with entertainers and other celebrities today. A veneer is a thin, tooth-colored shell that bonds to the front of your tooth, hiding stains, chips, gaps, and a host of other blemishes. At most dental offices, getting this transformative cosmetic procedure is a process that takes several weeks and more than one dental visit. At Dores ...

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Digital X-rays Deliver Superior Care [video]

At Dores Dental, we eagerly adopt technology that improves patient care and comfort. Digital X-rays, for example, are an enormous improvement over the old film technology. They expose you, the patient, to one-tenth of the radiation, can be viewed immediately on our computer screen, and are clear and sharply detailed. To request an appointment at Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA, fill out our ...

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We Care About Children’s Dental Health

February is the month designated by the American Dental Association as National Children’s Dental Health Month, so we think it’s the perfect time to talk about the importance of taking care of your kids’ teeth from a very young age. You may be thinking “Why bother — don’t they just fall out anyway?” It’s true that baby teeth are temporary, but that doesn’t mean kids don’t ...

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A Dentist Who Treats You Like Family [video]

After her longtime dentist retired, Gloria bounced from dentist to dentist before finding Dores Dental, where she finally felt at home. She loves the friendly and welcoming atmosphere, the amenities, and the fact that the staff treat her like part of their family. “You walk in, they treat you like family, they know who you are.” If you live in the Longmeadow, MA area, book an ...

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Are You Savvy about Gum Disease? [quiz]

Gum disease is sneaky. In its initial stages, you may not even realize you have it. But the earlier periodontal disease is diagnosed, the easier and less invasive the treatment. Left untreated, gum disease will lead to tooth loss — in fact, more adult teeth are lost to periodontal disease than to tooth decay. It is also associated with serious systemic health problems including diabetes, ...

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