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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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Knowledge is Power! Gum Disease Pt. 3

In our last two blog posts (Part 1 and Part 2), we’ve been discussing gum (sometimes called periodontal) disease. In the first post, we examined the causes (plaque and inflammation). In the second, we went over the symptoms of each of the two stages of gum disease: Gingivitis and Periodontitis, as well as how each can be treated. Both can be prevented with oral hygiene and making and keeping ...

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Knowledge is Power! Gum Disease Pt. 2

Welcome back to our three-part blog series, Knowledge is Power! Gum Disease. Our goal with this series is simple: to help our patients in Long Meadow, MA (as well as the general public) understand the nature of gum disease, and to empower you to take preventive steps, including coming in for a cleaning, exam, or if necessary treatment for gum disease. This is the second of three posts; you can ...

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Knowledge is Power! Gum Disease (Pt. 1)

One of the largest oral health problems facing the United States today is periodontal disease (gum disease). The Centers for Disease Control estimate that half of adults aged 30 years and older have gum disease, either gingivitis or periodontitis. It is also the number one cause of tooth loss. Gum disease is easily preventable, but it’s also easy to develop. Many factors beyond whether or ...

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