Would you still drink sugary beverages if you knew this?

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!

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?

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

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.


Concerned about Missing Teeth? Complete Your Smile at Center Street Dental

Auburn dentist
Jul 30 2014

Center Street Dental understands that the loss of a tooth can make smiling, chewing, and speaking more difficult. We're here to help you achieve your desired smile and improve the function of your teeth. Missing teeth can result from many reasons such as injury, periodontal disease, and tooth decay. Some people have congenitally missing teeth. Fortunately, dental implants can replace missing teeth. When a tooth is missing, premature bone loss of the jaw can occur and this can lead to facial and speech changes over time.


Center Street Dental Wants You to Snack Smarter This Summer!

Dentist Lewiston Maine
Jul 10 2014

Here at Center Street Dental, we hope everyone is having a great summer. A hot summer day may seem like the perfect time to cool off with a big bowl of ice cream, but we want to encourage you to think twice before indulging that sweet tooth. After you eat food that is filled with sugar, bacteria in your mouth turns that sugar into acid that starts to deteriorate the enamel of your teeth. These acids form every time you eat something sweet. Frequent snacking throughout the day results in a higher number of these damaging acid attacks in your mouth.


Don't Take a Vacation From Your Oral Health This Summer

Dentist Lewiston Maine
Jul 03 2014

Summer is here at last! Mainers are gearing up to go camping, taking in the sun at the beach, exploring the rocky coast, and visiting local businesses for a bite to eat on a hot day. Summer in Maine is the perfect time to kick up your feet a bit and see for yourself why our home state is known as “Vacationland.” Center Street Dental wants to wish everyone a happy summer and reminds all vacationers to not take a break from your oral health on that weekend getaway or camping trip.


Focus in on Zoom Whitening at Center Street Dental

Auburn Teeth Whitening
Jun 26 2014

Would a brighter smile make a difference in your life? Center Street Dental can help! Tooth discoloration can result from drinking coffee, tea, dark sodas, and wine. It can also result from smoking. We offer in-office Philips Zoom whitening that comes in different treatment types and strengths to best fit your unique needs. Zoom whitening is a great option for anybody with a healthy smile. The in-office whitening treatment only takes about an hour to complete.


Thanks for Joining Center Street Dental at the B2B Trade Show!

Jun 13 2014

Center Street Dental in Auburn had a great time yesterday at the Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show. We enjoyed handing out toothbrushes and educating members of the community about oral health. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us along with the other exhibitors in the show. We met a lot of great people and are proud to have been a part of such a successful event. We look forward to next year!