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Economic Achievement Recognition

Jun 07 2012

On May 22, 2012, Center Street Dental was presented with an Economic Achievement Award by Lewiston/Auburn Growth council at its 31st Annual Dinner and Business Forum. A fun night was had by all, as local comedian Micheal Miclon and his side-kick Jason Tardy entertained the crowd with a Tonight Show-style format.  We are honored to be recognized with such a prestigious  award and hope to continue to grow and serve Androscoggin county for many years to come.

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Photo Contest

May 22 2012

Show Us Your Smile! And you could win a new iPad! Center Street Dental wants you to “Show us your smile”! Upload a picture of you, your child(ren) or your spouse with their best smile and get your friends and family to vote for your picture. We'll have prizes for the top three entries with the most votes. Good luck and happy smiling! 1st Place: A new Apple iPad! 2nd Place: $250 Republic Jewelry gift card 3rd Place: $100 Fuel Restaurant gift card You can place votes once a day. Come back and vote for your favorites each day! Deadline for entries and voting is August 15, 2012.

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Fluoride Varnish is not Just for Kids

May 07 2012

Fluoride varnish is a topical fluoride used to prevent tooth decay. We apply it simply by using a small brush to “paint” all surfaces of the teeth. The varnish enters the tooth enamel and strengthens the tooth. It prevents new cavities and slows down or stops decay from occurring. The varnish can also help with dental sensitivity. Fluoride varnish is safe for everyone. We can use it on babies, children and adults. At your next visit ask us how!

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Decay Prevention

Apr 24 2012

By Aurelija Assennato. Plaque is one of the main causes of tooth decay and gum disease. Daily brushing and flossing are the building blocks of good oral care, but are not enough in order to prevent decay. Daily fluoride rinses not only help to freshen breath but strengthen teeth and fight gum disease.  Additionally,  drinking fluoridated water and having annual fluoride at the dentist play a part in prevent cavities. A balanced diet with the proper nutrients is of the utmost importance. Avoiding foods high in carbohydrates, starches and sugars  will help reduce the risk of decay.

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3M Lava Chairside Oral Scanner (COS)

Apr 09 2012

Digital Impressions by Heidi Wieland, Dental Assistant. At Center Street Dental we strive to stay up to date with the latest advances in dental technology. Our newest upgrade in the office is the 3M Lava Chairside Oral Scanner (COS). If you have ever had a crown or bridge you probably remember having a mouth full of messy, gooey impression material. The Lava COS replaces this unpleasant step. It allows us to take a highly accurate, digital impression of your teeth without a tray full of putty-like material.

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2012 Poster Contest Winners

Mar 30 2012

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade Winners: 1st Place-- Sophie Carson, Walton School 2nd Place -- Lucy DeRoche, Fairview School 3rd Place-- Laura Lim, Lisbon Community School 4th Grade - 6th Grade Winners: 1st Place-- Ariel Davis, Fairview School 2nd Place-- Taylor Newman, Fairview School 3rd Place-- Rosa Doherty, East Auburn Community School To see pictures of the winners and their posters: http://centerstreetdental.net/2012-poster-cont

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Poster contest!

Jan 26 2012

We're having a poster contest! February is National Children's Dental Health Month and we want to raise awareness with children and parents in Androscoggin County. The scholarship prizes for each category (K-3 and 4-6) are $500 for 1st, $250 for 2nd, and $150 for 3rd place. Click the link below to view our PDF flyer to learn more... http://www.centerstreetdental.net/postercontest.pdf We also want to thank our community judges!

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Why gum health is important to your overall health!

Dec 02 2011

The link between oral health and systemic health is now well documented. Periodontal disease--distruction of the gums and bone surrounding the teeth--has been proven to have a direct relationship to heart disease, diabetes, premature pregnancy including lower birth weights and lowers the effectiveness of the immune system. Everyone understands the importance of caring for our teeth to prevent cavities. However, it is important to understand that oral care is not just about preventing cavities, it is about protecting your overall health.

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When should your child first visit the dentist?

Jun 01 2011

“Get It Done In Year One!” is the slogan of a new campaign by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) which aims to educate parents about the benefits of early dental care. The AAPD recommends that children be seen by a dentist by their first birthday. When a child has his or her first tooth erupt it's important to start healthy dental habits. Visiting the dentist from a young age helps the child and the parent learn preventative care that will carry into adulthood.

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We love kids!

May 05 2011

Check out our new children's area! We have educational books, toys, a drawing table, and a floor to ceiling mural. Center Street Dental is passionate about your child's oral health and our dentists and hygienists see children of all ages!

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Oral Cancer Screenings

Apr 28 2011

Did you know that dentists do an oral cancer screening during check-up exams? Let me tell you a story... One of my patients who rarely came to his 6 month check-up visit called the office one day to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. He reported difficulty swallowing and pain when opening his mouth. He also had an intermittent low grade fever. Upon examination, I noticed a patch of redness and a lump on his soft palate close to the uvula. I referred him to an EENT (Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat Specialist) to have him evaluated.

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National Children's Dental Health Month!

Apr 21 2011

In February, for National Children's Dental Health Month, Dr. Rose, Jennifer, and Jessica visited two local schools to talk to the students about their oral health and why they should brush and floss their teeth. Soon after we visited the schools, we were happy to receive posters from the students! We framed them and now they are hanging in our hallway. Thank you to Mrs. Ouellette, Mrs. Dozois, Mrs. Fox, Mrs. Tardif and their students at St. Dominic Academy! Thank you to Mrs. Carson and Mrs. O'Connell and their students at Washburn Elementary!

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Do you need a tongue cleaner?

Mar 24 2011

Did you know that cleaning your tongue should be an important part of your daily oral hygiene routine? The tongue has millions of taste buds that trap debris and bacteria. That bacteria can cause tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and can... lead to other health concerns. Cleaning every part of the mouth (teeth, gums, palate, and cheek lining) is important and your tongue is no exception. You should clean your tongue every time you brush!

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