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How to Defeat Your Dental Anxiety

If you suffer from dental anxiety, you may have trouble sleeping the night before an appointment. Your heart may race as you sit in the waiting room, thinking about things that can go wrong. You are not alone. As many as 15% of Americans fear the dentist enough that they avoid going. And when you don’t get the preventive care you need, you are at a higher risk for tooth decay, gum ...

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Teach Your Kids to Brush Right [video]

Make sure your kids adopt good toothbrushing technique today, and they will have a solid foundation for lifelong dental health. Watch this video from the American Dental Association to learn how to teach your kids excellent oral hygiene. And be sure the entire family visits Dores Dental for cleanings and exams every six months. To schedule an appointment, fill out and submit our online ...

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Should I Schedule an Invisalign Consultation? [quiz]

Whether you’ve lived with a crooked grin your entire life or your teeth shifted in adulthood, you can get the straight smile you deserve without unattractive metal braces. Invisalign is the innovative orthodontic system that moves your teeth using a series of precise, custom-crafted clear aligners. For an Invisalign consultation in Longmeadow, MA, call Dores Dental at 413-241-3995. Or get ...

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Oral Health Concerns for Seniors [video]

So you’ve made it to sixty or older with your natural teeth healthy and intact. Good for you! But that doesn’t mean you can just rest on your laurels when it comes to taking care of your mouth. In fact, there are some dental issues that are of particular concern for seniors. To learn more, watch this video from the American Dental Association. And don’t forget to call Dores Dental of ...

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4 Ways to Straighten a Crooked Smile

How long have you put up with crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth? Whether they’ve been that way since childhood or they shifted in adulthood, we can help you set them straight. At Dores Dental, we offer several cosmetic dentistry procedures that can correct or hide an off-kilter smile. To schedule a consultation at our office in Longmeadow, MA call 413-241-3995.   #1: ...

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Don’t Let Halitosis Hold You Back

If you suffer from bad breath, or halitosis, the most mundane daily interactions become fraught with anxiety. You may be afraid to engage with people at parties and other social situations, your professional life may suffer. At Dores Dental, we will work with you to discover the underlying problems causing your halitosis. And then we will help you get rid of your foul-smelling breath. For ...

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Oral Hygiene Begins Young

So many of our adult patients come to us with teeth and gums that are in bad shape due to lack of proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits. More often than not, the state of their mouths can be at least partly traced back to childhood. They never learned the importance of brushing and flossing every day and dental checkups every six months. And their sloppy habits continued into adulthood, ...

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A Dental Bridge Restored Shannon’s Beautiful Smile [video]

Shannon used to be proud of her beautiful smile. That is, until another dentist scared her into getting a tooth pulled. She loves Dores Dental because she never feels as if she’s being scared or tricked into unnecessary procedures. And we fitted her with a dental bridge that has restored her tooth and given her a reason to smile once again. For a dental bridge or another restorative ...

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5 Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay

Look in the mirror at your pearly whites. Are they bright, gleaming, and healthy? If so, great job! And we’re sure you want to keep them that way. Tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems are not inevitable. Yes, your natural teeth can remain in great shape for the rest of your life. The key is practicing good preventive dentistry. Maintain the following habits, and you can ...

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A Unique First Visit [video]

At Dores Dental, we strive for compassionate dentistry. We want to make you completely comfortable even before you step foot in our office. The night before your first appointment, you will receive a call from Dr. Dores. He will listen to concerns, answer questions, and try to put you at ease so you can get a good night’s sleep. And the excellent care continues through your visit. Watch ...

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