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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Come Smile With Us at the Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show

Jun 06 2014

Center Street Dental in Auburn is pleased to participate for our third year in the 19th Annual Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show. On June 12, we will join over 165 exhibitors at Maine's largest business networking event. We look forward to shaking hands and smiling with nearly 2,500 individuals!

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What to Expect at your Child's First Visit to Center Street Dental

Auburn Pediatric Dentistry
May 30 2014

Your child's baby teeth are just as important as their permanent teeth! Making your child's first few visits to the dentist as fun and relaxing as possible is critical to their future dental experiences.

What to expect for your child's first dental visit with us:

  • The Hygienist will introduce herself and anything unfamiliar in the room.

  • Your child will get to choose their preferred flavors of toothpaste and fluoride.

  • The Hygienist will clean your child’s teeth gently as much as your child allows.

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New Patients at Center Street Dental

Auburn Dentist
May 23 2014

When you come to Center Street Dental you will be greeted by our friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable team. As a new patient at Center Street Dental you will begin with a comprehensive exam involving x-rays, oral cancer screening, periodontal (gum) measurements, and treatment plan development. If it has been a long time since you have been to the dentist, don't worry, our goal is to help you with your concerns and to get you back on track towards dental health.

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Crowns at your Auburn Dentist

Auburn Crown Replacement
May 09 2014

A crown is a porcelain/gold/metal tooth that fits over your natural tooth to give it back its shape and function. The crown also serves to protect the structure of your existing tooth beneath it from breaking. It strengthens your tooth and restores its normal shape and size.

Teeth can need crowns for a variety of reasons:

  • Cosmetically restoring a badly discolored or broken tooth

  • Replacing a tooth in the case of a bridge

  • A cavity is too large for a filling to hold up

  • Protecting a tooth after Root Canal treatment

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Clenching and Grinding Teeth (Bruxism)

Auburn Preventative Dental Care
Lewiston Preventative Dental Care
May 04 2014

A common habit that often goes unnoticed is the clenching and grinding of teeth.The habit of clenching and grinding (Bruxism) is usually involuntary and most often happens subconsciously while one sleeps. As a result, many people are completely unaware it is occurring. It is also possible for clenching and grinding to occur during wakefulness. Causes can simply be stress and frustration or more severely, misaligned jaw joints and stressed muscles, ranging in severity from occasional clenching and grinding to constant nightly grinding.

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