Did you know the same plaque that decays your teeth can cause major heart problems? What if you could fight plaque and heart failure both by improving your oral health? Dr. Sevey and Dr. Sigwart in Bangor are here to tell you more!
Someone dies from a heart attack every minute, according to the American Heart Association, and most heart attacks (and 85% of strokes) are caused by cholesterol build-up – aka plaque.
But there is good news. You can work with your Bangor dentist and your doctor to understand and minimize your risk factors for developing plaque and tooth decay. Read more ›
In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic, or alkaline. Read on to find out why people are talking about this, and what it means for your oral and overall health. Read more ›
Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?
There are many specialized toothbrushes and types of mouthwash and toothpaste available to Bangor residents who suffer from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you ever wondered why it exists? Today, we at Creative Dental Solutions would like to explain what causes tooth sensitivity and how these products work. Read more ›
Can you imagine a 2-liter bottle of your favorite soda? Now imagine that same bottle filled with spit. That’s approximately how much saliva the average adult produces in their mouth every day! It may be gross, but it’s definitely important. Saliva is a normal body fluid that’s crucial for oral health and overall wellness.
If you struggle to make enough saliva, your mouth will feel very dry and you will have trouble with daily activities like speaking, eating, and swallowing. This condition is commonly known as dry mouth, but the clinical name is xerostomia. A chronically dry mouth is uncomfortable and unhealthy.
You have three salivary glands in different parts of your jaw that make and secrete saliva. Saliva is mostly made of water, but it also contains important molecules called enzymes that help keep your mouth clean and fight infection.
Dry mouth is common and can usually be fixed with the help of your Bangor dentist and doctor. Dr. Sevey and Dr. Sigwart share more below about what causes dry mouth and how to treat it. Read more ›
We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really should be flossing more. Any of these might cause us to avoid and put off regular visits to the dentist.
Has it been so long since your last dental appointment that you’re not even sure how to find a dentist you can trust? Or perhaps you know and love your dentist but you dread the idea of trying to catch up on life with the hygienist while your mouth is being propped open by a tiny plastic jack. (Yes, we think about that too!)
Bangor dentists Dr. Sevey and Dr. Sigwart, along with our staff, are happy to help you prioritize your dental health, which is why we go to great lengths to remove any barrier that might keep you from stepping through our doors. Read more ›
It’s often said that a true friend will tell you if you have bad breath. Bad breath, formally known as halitosis, is embarrassing and can hold you back from truly enjoying your life and social situations. Like good friends, Dr. Sevey and Dr. Sigwart in Bangor will tell it to you straight. Read more below to determine what to do about your bad breath. Read more ›
Cold sore. Fever blister. Herpes simplex virus-1. These babies go by a lot of different names, but the experience is always the same:
- Tell-tale burning or itching near the lip
- Red bump appears a day or so later
- Bump becomes a cluster of blisters
- Blisters dry up and scab over
- The scab falls off
The whole process usually takes two weeks or less. Read more ›
Do you have a spouse or loved one that complains about your snoring? Do you wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air? Do you find that you are always exhausted during the day and just can’t seem to ever catch up on sleep? If these symptoms sound familiar, you may be one of many Bangor residents suffering from sleep apnea. Dr. Sevey and Dr. Sigwart want you to know you are not alone, there is a solution, and we can help you get the restful sleep you deserve. Read on to learn about what sleep apnea is and how we can treat it. If you have any questions, our team at Creative Dental Solutions is happy to answer them. Feel free to give us a call! Read more ›
The World Health Organization defines health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Sadly, in our fast-paced culture, many of us settle for less-than-healthy or even truly sick conditions every day. We allow ourselves to be tired, achy, stressed and in pain more often than not. Why? Because it’s hard to prioritize our long-term health in a world of so many immediate needs competing for our attention. But long-term health is actually the most important need of all. Without our health, we won’t truly be able to enjoy life or contribute to a greater good.
Dr. Sevey and Dr. Sigwart offer a few points on how to seek wellness and prevent oral health problems before they even start. Read more ›
Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone in Bangor should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At Creative Dental Solutions, we know how much a healthy, happy smile means – so we’d like to talk about how Dr. Sevey can help get you the smile you deserve with veneers.
What are Veneers? Read more ›
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