How to have fun at your holiday parties and keep your mouth healthy

Dec 11 2014

Candy canes, egg nog, and holiday stress- oh my! This special time of year is filled with joy and celebration, but it can also be really tough on your teeth. December is a busy month, and you probably have at least a couple of holiday parties on your calendar. Worried about bad breath? Concerned about what all of those sugary beverages and desserts are doing to your teeth? Not to fear! We here at Center Street Dental have a few tips to stay cool and collected in those festive red and green sweaters- well, about your oral health at least ;)

1) Limit hard, sticky candies


Smile! Don't let holiday stress take a toll on your teeth.

Auburn Dentist Office
Dec 02 2014

The holiday season is a busy time of year, but that doesn't mean that it can't be fun and relaxed. Amidst all of the to-do lists, shopping, and cooking, find time to decompress and focus on your health. It's no secret that stress influences your overall well being. Stress can cause you to develop canker sores, clench and grind, eat poorly, and neglect your ordinary dental health routine.


Show your smile this Thanksgiving

Auburn Dentist
Nov 25 2014

Center Street Dental wants you to smile your brightest this holiday season. Trends in holiday gifts and recipes can go out of style, but a beautiful smile is timeless. Whether you've been thinking about calling to become a new patient or you've been wondering about porcelain veneers for a revitalized look, a step forward on the path to great oral health is the best gift you can give yourself this winter.


Center Street Dental Accepts Award at Androscoggin Land Trust Annual Meeting

Nov 19 2014

Yesterday evening at the Androscoggin Land Trust (ALT) Annual Meeting, Dr. Rosemarie Sheline accepted the 2014 Androscoggin Partner Award. Center Street Dental values conservation efforts and shares ALT's belief in the potential of the Androscoggin River and the surrounding communities. Conservation of land helps to protect our agricultural land, allows access to the fresh local farm products we love, preserves wildlife, maintains the area's aesthetic and residential desirability, and conserves access to clean drinking water.


Planning your Thanksgiving meal? Keep this in mind

Auburn dentist
Nov 05 2014

Center Street Dental knows that Thanksgiving provides a great time to connect with loved ones over a home-cooked meal. For many families, it is common to graze for a few hours before the main course is served. When you're snacking on Thanksgiving, remember to keep your oral health in mind. Between the frequent snacks and high sugar content of many traditional treats, the holiday can leave your teeth vulnerable to the early process of decay.


Center Street Dental: 4th Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back

Auburn child dentist
Oct 28 2014

Center Street Dental is hosting its 4th annual Halloween Candy Buy Back! This year, we're buying back candy all week long! Stop by our Auburn dental office at 26 Cross Street anytime during normal business hours Monday, November 3rd through Friday, November 7th, and your little ones can get cash for their Halloween treats! For every pound of candy you bring in, you receive $1 and your school receives 50 cents! Plus, you'll get a free dental goody bag with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. All candy is donated to our troops through Operation Gratitude.


Would you still drink sugary beverages if you knew this?

Auburn kid dentist
Oct 21 2014

A bottle of soda or fruit juice takes approximately 50 minutes of running to burn off. Researchers at John Hopkins University conducted a study, now published in the American Journal of Public Health, that involved the placement of signs in convenience stores that displayed key facts about the caloric and sugar content of juice and soft drinks. Such facts included, “Did you know that a bottle of soda or fruit juice has about 16 teaspoons of sugar?” and “Did you know that working off a bottle of soda or fruit juice takes about 5 miles of walking?”


It's National Dental Hygiene Month!

Auburn dentist
Oct 15 2014

At Center Street Dental, we encourage great dental hygiene all year long. This month is special, however - it's National Dental Hygiene Month! During October, the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) and Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company raise awareness about good oral hygiene habits. They stress the importance of brushing twice a day for two minutes, flossing every day, rinsing with mouthwash, and chewing sugar-free gum.


Are you satisfied with your oral health?

Lewiston / Auburn dentist
Oct 08 2014

More than 1,000 U.S. citizens from across the country participated in a survey about their oral health in a study outlined by Dental Tribune International. The results? About 50% of respondents expressed satisfaction with their oral health. However, the survey results also suggested that those who visited their dentist at least once a year reported higher satisfaction with their oral health and felt more well overall than those who rarely visited the dentist.


Cavities: Debunking Common Myths

Lewiston Dentist
Sep 11 2014

Many of us have an idea of what cavities are. We know that they can hurt, and we know that good dental hygiene can help keep them away. However, there are many myths that surround dental health and decay. At Center Street Dental, we want our patients to be educated on the causes of cavities so that they can develop better habits and practices to prevent them.


Avoid These Workplace Habits to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Healthy Teeth
Aug 26 2014

According to the Harvard School of Public Health, 54% of adult Americans are daily coffee drinkers. Not only that, but Americans drink an average of just over 3 cups of coffee a day! Most Americans drink their coffee with breakfast, but nearly a third of American coffee drinkers consume it in between meals - at the office, while driving, after lunch, etc. Drinking all of this coffee, especially while at your desk, can have a negative effect on the health and appearance of your teeth.


Braces and Dental Care: The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene

Braces & Dental Care
Aug 21 2014

Braces are great for achieving that straight smile you've always wanted, but taking care of your teeth while you have them requires some special attention. Food likes to get trapped between the tiny spaces under and around your braces, which makes your teeth more susceptible to developing plaque. The buildup of plaque can lead to other dental problems, so it's very important to maintain good oral hygiene while you have braces.


Remember Your Child's Teeth this Back-to-School Season

Auburn Pediatric Dentist
Aug 14 2014

It's August, and for a lot of people, back-to-school shopping is on the brain. You know that having some new threads, a sturdy backpack, and pencils and paper will help make your child's transition into the new school year a little easier. We want every child to feel prepared going into the classroom. Good dental health is integral to your child's overall well-being throughout the school year.


We Want to See You Smile! Consider Cosmetic Dentistry at Center Street Dental

Auburn cosmetic dentist
Aug 07 2014

You deserve to have a smile you can be proud of. At Center Street Dental, we want all of our patients to feel confident about the way their teeth look. It's important to have a functional, healthy mouth first, and Center Street Dental will help you to prioritize your dental needs. We also understand that your smile's appearance can factor in to your overall wellness. A brilliant smile can help you feel more comfortable in social situations, can aid in self-esteem, and can allow you to express yourself more freely without being worried about how your teeth look when you smile or laugh.



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