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Get Your Smile Holiday Photo-Ready!

Let’s face it – these days, practically everybody has a smartphone, and those smartphones have cameras. This time of year, the flashes will be going off rapid-fire during whenever people celebrate. Is your smile ready for the round of holiday parties and family get-togethers? If not, Dr. Jim Dores of Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA can use quick and relatively inexpensive cosmetic dentistry ...

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Don’t Believe The Myths About Root Canals

There’s probably no dental procedure that strikes more fear into the hearts of dental patients than the root canal. That’s a shame, because today’s modern root canals are described by the overwhelming number of patients as no worse than getting a filling! At Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA, we make our patients’ comfort a high priority – even during root canal procedures. How It ...

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Plan Now For a Teeth-Happy Halloween

Ah, Halloween. Grinning pumpkins, crazy costumes, trick or treat, and boatloads of candy. Halloween doesn’t have to be dental disaster for your child. Dr. Jim Dores of Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA is happy to offer these family dentistry guidelines for a teeth-happy Halloween. There’s No Escaping The Sugar Let’s face it – short of confiscating your kid’s entire haul of Halloween ...

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Don’t Try To Tough Out Tooth Pain

Let’s be clear – teeth aren’t supposed to hurt. Tooth pain is always a sign that something is wrong. Tooth pain that interferes with your work, your social life, your ability to eat comfortably, or to sleep soundly (if at all) is a sign that something is really wrong. Most often, dental pain is due infection, and ignoring that pain may cost you additional time, money, and even ...

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It’s National Orthodontic Health Month

October is National Orthodontic Health Month. It’s reported that at least 1.2 million adults in the United States are undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth. That might come as a surprise if you don’t notice adults sporting the typical “mouthful of metal” that comes with traditional metal braces. This seems like a good time to discuss the options available from Dr. Jim ...

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Get Professional Help For Your Gum Problems

Gum disease is a very common dental problem. By some estimates, more than half of the people in the United States have some degree of gum disease. Left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss and can even endanger your overall health. At Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA, Dr. James Dores provides safe, effective, and gentle treatment for your gum problems. It All Comes Down To ...

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Get A Brilliant Smile You’ll Love To Show

Everybody wants a beautiful, white smile, and for good reasons. Studies show that people who smile often and freely are viewed as more trustworthy and likeable. To meet the demand for whiter teeth, manufacturers have created a bewildering number of teeth whitening options that you can find at almost any drugstore or even supermarket. Those over the counter products, though, don’t always deliver ...

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Suzanne On Why Dores Dental Feels Like Family

There is a real difference between dental practices and you can feel it when you walk in the door. When you choose Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA, you’ll feel like you’re being welcomed into a family. Suzanne B. explains why her first appointment with our practice was unlike anything she’d experienced before and why she chooses us for her family. When you’re ready to choose a dentist, ...

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Prompt And Effective Emergency Dental Care

When you’re suffering severe pain from a tooth or your jaw, or when a tooth has been knocked out or simply fallen out, you’re probably facing a dental emergency. You only have one set of permanent teeth, and having a missing tooth replaced can be both time-consuming and expensive. Don’t take chances with your teeth! Dr. Dores of Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA is proud to offer emergency ...

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Dentures Are An Affordable Teeth Replacement Option

Dentures have a bad reputation among many people: ill-fitting, painful, and hard to keep in place. That’s a holdover from the dentures of decades past, when the materials available to make dentures weren’t nearly as advanced as they are now. If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, consider dentures to restore your ability to eat a wide variety of foods and to smile with confidence. ...

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