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Center Street Dental Wants You to Snack Smarter This Summer!

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

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

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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Protecting Your Athletes Teeth with Mouthguards

Auburn Preventative Dental Care
Apr 27 2014

If you have an active child or teen who participates in organized sports activities, it is just as important to properly protect their teeth as it is to prevent any other injuries. A mouthguard should be a standard part of your child's athletic gear from the time they begin sports activities. According to the American Dental Association, an athlete is 60 times more likely to have an injury to the mouth when not wearing a mouthguard. The mouthguard cushions impact that may otherwise cause broken teeth, jaw injuries, or cuts to the lip, tongue or face.

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Do Your Gums Bleed or Hurt?

Auburn Dentist Office
Mar 30 2014

 Many people think it is normal for your gums to bleed when they brush and floss; studies show that half of Americans over 30 have bleeding gums. Swollen and bleeding gums is an early sign that you have bacterial infection which can progress to periodontitis. Periodontitis is a severe case of gum disease; where the gums are inflamed due to buildup of calculus and bacteria. It can get so severe that the bone surrounding your teeth can recede leading to tooth loss.

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Root Canal Treatment at your Auburn Dentist

Auburn Maine Dentist
Mar 21 2014

If you have been told that you need root canal treatment, you are not alone. Millions of teeth are saved every year by root canal treatment. As a patient, it is good to understand exactly why you need the treatment and how the process works.

Inside your tooth, there is soft living tissue that contains nerves and blood vessels called pulp. When there is deep decay, deep fillings, or other significant traumas to your tooth, the pulp can get injured and diseased. This causes tremendous pain and infection because the nerve itself is dying.

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Emergency Dental Care in Auburn ME

Auburn ME Emergency Dental Care
Mar 11 2014

Have you ever had a dental emergency and were not able to get an appointment at a dental office near you? This won't happen at Center Street Dental, if you have an emergency occur, we will be sure to take care of you on the same day. Unbearable toothaches, cracked/broken teeth, or any other traumas can occur without warning and catch you unprepared. We will have you come in as soon as possible for an exam and x-ray for proper diagnosis and give you all of your options for treatment. Most often we are able to follow through with the treatment plan you choose.

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National Nutrition Month: Foods For Your Teeth

Maine Dental Care
Mar 02 2014

The month of March is National Nutrition Month. We should always be keeping our health in mind when it comes to eating nutritiously but this month gives us the opportunity to learn new things about the foods we eat. We know what foods are bad for our teeth but we don't often learn about what foods are good for our teeth. The best food choices for the health of your mouth include cheeses, chicken or other meats, nuts, and milk. These foods are thought to protect tooth enamel by providing the calcium and phosphorus to replace tooth minerals.

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Repairing Cavities in Baby Teeth is Important

Maine Pediatric Dentist - Child Oral Care
Feb 23 2014

Because your child's baby teeth have a thinner layer of enamel than permanent teeth, it is much easier for them to get cavities. Even with your best efforts to prevent cavities, sometimes your child can still get them. Once a small cavity starts, unless it is treated, the decay can rapidly spread to your child's other healthy teeth because it is a source of bacterial growth.

Early cavities are not always easily detected, so regular checkups at the dentist with a clinical exam and x-rays are necessary to catch any hidden decay.

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Tooth Heros: Sealants and Fluoride

Lewiston / Auburn Maine Dentist
Feb 20 2014

In the past cavities were almost impossible to avoid but this is no longer the case. The increasing use of sealants and fluoride have allowed for a dramatic decrease in decay. Fluoride is a natural mineral that not only strengthens tooth enamel to prevent decay but also helps repair early stages of tooth decay. Fluoride is a perfectly safe and healthy form of prevention when used appropriately.

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