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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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Watch for the Signs of Gingivitis [video]

Gingivitis is early-stage gum disease. The good news is that it’s easily reversible when diagnosed and treated early. The bad news is that if left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, or later-stage gum disease. This video from the American Dental Association explains risk factors and offers tips for preventing the disease. It’s always important to visit the dentist regularly. ...

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Do I have Gum Disease? [quiz]

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is very common in American adults. The ADA estimates that half of adults over the age of 30 have had it in some form. When diagnosed early, it can often be reversed simply by practicing better oral care habits. Take this quiz, then call Dores Dental of Longmeadow, MA to schedule an appointment. We can be reached at (413) 241-3995 or through our handy online ...

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Don’t Let Gum Disease Sneak Up On You

The bad news is that gum disease is very common. The good news is that if it’s caught early enough, it’s completely reversible. You can keep gum disease at bay with good dental hygiene and by seeing the staff at Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA for routine dental care. What Is Gum Disease? Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, starts with bacteria in the mouth. That bacteria ...

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Dental Sealants Protect Your Oral Health | Longmeadow, MA

Our Longmeadow, MA dentist’s office is excited about helping you boost the health AND appearance of your smile in 2017. To provide you with a little extra protection from disease and decay, we can place dental sealants over your teeth. Check out this video clip in which the American Dental Association discusses dental sealants and why they are great for patients of all ages. Then, be sure to ...

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Gum Disease Treatment Is Easy Here | Longmeadow, MA

At Dores Dental we are pleased to provide top-quality restorative dentistry solutions. As such, you can always count on our Longmeadow, MA dentist’s office to save your smile from gum disease, which first manifests as gingivitis. This infection occurs when harmful bacteria starts to irritate the gums, making them red and swollen and causing them to bleed. If not detected and treated early ...

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When a Tooth Has To Come Out

With proper care, and barring accidents, your natural teeth will last a lifetime. That’s a strong argument in favor of taking care of your teeth. Sometimes, though, a tooth has to come out, and if you’re faced with that situation, count on Dr. Dores of Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA. Reasons for Tooth Extraction Almost every dentist will do everything in his or her power to save a natural ...

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Treating Gum Disease Before It’s Too Late!

Treating Gum Disease Before It’s Too Late! We often talk about preventive dentistry and the benefits of keeping up with your teeth and gums in-between your visits to our Longmeadow dental office. But we don’t talk enough about the benefits of catching things early, should any problematic issues arise and pose a threat to your oral health. One issue that we often help patients work ...

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Your Gums Can Keep You Happy And Healthy

Welcome back to our Dores Dental blog! It is actually kind of hard to believe that September is already here. This means that, with summer behind us, life is once again busy for the families of Longmeadow, MA. That’s why, at Dores Dental, we try to make it easy for you to get all of your family’s dental needs attended to at one convenient location (our office on Dwight ...

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