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Are you happy with your smile's appearance?

Center Street Dental - Cosmetic Dentistry
Apr 22 2016

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see a happy, confident reflection of yourself? Is there anything you'd like to change about your smile? Cosmetic dental services offer great solutions to dental imperfections such as discoloration, staining, broken or chipped teeth, slight misalignment, and can also improve the overall appearance and function of your smile.

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Why do you need to change your toothbrush?

Why do you need to change your toothbrush?
Apr 14 2016

It's spring cleaning season! When's the last time you switched out your toothbrush for a new one? We recommend changing your toothbrush (or toothbrush head if you have an electric toothbrush) every 3 months or so. Your toothbrush is instrumental in cleaning all of that plaque and food debris off of your teeth every day. After a while, your toothbrush begins to show signs of wear such as frayed and faded bristles. When this happens, your toothbrush is much less effective at cleaning those hard-to-reach spots of the teeth.

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What do we look for at every hygiene visit?

What do we look for at every hygiene visit?
Apr 08 2016

It's Oral Cancer Awareness Month! Did you know that we screen for oral cancer at every hygiene visit? You might remember being asked to stick out your tongue at your last cleaning, but maybe you didn't know why. When you stick out your tongue, the hygienist or dentist is able to check all sides of the tongue for any signs of oral cancer- as well as underneath the tongue on the floor of the mouth. We also look at the back of your throat and your cheeks for any abnormalities that might be cancerous or precancerous.

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A complete smile is a beautiful smile

Center Street Dental - Dental Implants
Apr 01 2016

A dental implant is a light-weight titanium post that is placed in the upper or lower jaw to mimic the root of the missing tooth. After the post integrates with the jaw bone, an abutment and crown are placed to look just like a natural tooth. Dental implants can also support partial or full dentures. The procedure can be done right in our office, and the benefits can last a lifetime.

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Your smile and body benefit from workplace wellness

Your smile and body benefit from workplace wellness
Mar 09 2016

This morning, the Wellness Council of Androscoggin (WCAC) held its quarterly breakfast titled: “So, what's the buzz about wellness?” Here at Center Street Dental, we're about to gear up for the largest component of our wellness program: a series of local 5Ks that run (no pun intended) from April to October, culminating with the Dempsey Challenge. Because wellness was on our brains, we thought it'd be a good idea to check out what's new with the WCAC.

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Little smiles deserve lots of love- and fun!

Chelsea and Cecelia - Children's Dental Health Month 2016
Mar 03 2016

It was all about the kids this February in celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month. Throughout the month, we visited over ten local elementary schools and childcare centers to teach kiddos about proper brushing and flossing. With the help of furry friends Flossosaurus and Peter & Peggy Panda, the kids learned a lot about the importance of great oral hygiene. They even had some fun, too!

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A healthy smile = a happy heart

A healthy smile = a happy heart
Feb 10 2016

Sunday is Valentine's Day! Did you know that the health of your smile is closely connected to the health of your heart? In celebration of Valentine's Day, here are some heart-happy and mouth-healthy facts to share with a loved one:

 -Smiling naturally boosts your mood

 -Smiling lowers stress and reduces your heart rate

 -Good oral hygiene reduces the risk of heart disease 

 -People with good oral hygiene are more likely to stay active and control their blood pressure

 -A healthy smile reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke

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Tasty Treats that are Good for your Teeth?! Yes, Please!

Tasty Treats that are Good for your Teeth?! Yes, Please!
Feb 03 2016

 

Do you have plans to watch the Super Bowl this weekend? If so, everybody knows that one of the best parts of watching the Super Bowl is the chance to eat all of the delicious snack food that goes along with it! However- and this may come at no surprise- not all snack food is healthy for your teeth and body. We're here to help give you some inspiration for Super Bowl treats that are tasty and good for you!

 

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Have you heard of the First Visit, First Tooth program?

Have you heard of the First Visit, First Tooth program?
Jan 27 2016

It's almost February, and you know what that means: National Children's Dental Health Month! Throughout the whole month of February, we focus on little smiles and the habits that can make them healthy. The CDA (Canadian Dental Association) recently launched a new program titled First Visit, First Tooth that gives parents and offices resources to help make early dental visits more fun and productive.

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Achieve a stunning, bright smile the safe way

Jan 15 2016

Everybody wants a beautiful smile. However, sometimes that smile can come at a damaging cost if you're not careful. A recent report1 indicates that the growing pressure to have whiter teeth has encouraged many people to go out and purchase over-the-counter whitening kits. Without the supervision of a dentist, whitening at home can cause serious negative health effects.

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You'll Love these Holiday Health Tips for Healthy Smiles

You'll Love these Holiday Health Tips for Healthy Smiles
Dec 17 2015

The holiday season is here! Despite the seasonal hustle and bustle, have you taken the time to take care of yourself? One of the best gifts you can give yourself this season is a healthy smile! While you enjoy holiday festivities, keep the following few tips in mind to maintain the best oral health you can- while still enjoying the holiday treats you love the most in moderation, of course!

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Visit the dentist regularly for a healthy smile as you age

Visit the dentist regularly for a healthy smile as you age
Dec 11 2015

20% of American adults over 75 haven't seen the dentist in the past 5 years (ADA). Older adults may experience a number of difficulties that could prevent them from seeing the dentist. For example, one may have trouble with mobility or transportation. They may also lack the support to prioritize dental care, and, in some cases, may not be able to financially manage their dental care.

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Meet Nikki and Jess, our Expanded Functions Dental Assistants

Nikki and Jess, our Expanded Functions Dental Assistants
Dec 02 2015

Nikki and Jess have been valuable members of the Center Street Dental team for 12 years. They have completed a one-year intensive program at York County Community College to become Expanded Functions Dental Assistants (EFDAs). Before acceptance into the program, Nikki and Jess were both Certified Dental Assistants (CDAs) and had a wealth of dental experience.

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Do dental stereotypes stand in the way of your beautiful smile?

Do dental stereotypes stand in the way of your beautiful smile?
Nov 05 2015

It's no secret that dentists commonly get a bad rap in pop culture depictions. From the terrifying (and unarguably irresponsible) dentist in the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” to the humorous, drill-happy dentist in Finding Nemo, dentists are often portrayed as fearsome- even sadistic- subjects. Make a mental collage of these portrayals, and it's no wonder why so many Americans harbor anxiety or fear when it comes to seeing the dentist.

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