Need a Tooth Extraction? Don’t Be Afraid!

We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult your Bangor dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many Bangor residents have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the only solution is for Dr. Sevey or Dr. Sigwart to perform an extraction (remove the tooth). Today, Dr. Sevey and Dr. Sigwart at Creative Dental Solutions would like to talk about what you can expect from an extraction and why it’s not something to fear! Read more ›

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Crowns, Bridges, Dentures & Implants: The Facts

There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Creative Dental Solutions talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever wondered what they are and how they work? Dr. Sevey and Dr. Sigwart know that folks in Bangor like to be informed, so think of this as your personal guide to things that might end up in your mouth. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us! Read more ›

Posted in Dental Health, Dental Services, Dental Technology

Types for All Stripes: Teeth Whitening

Whiter, brighter teeth are on the top of everyone’s smile wish list – and for good reason! White teeth look young and healthy. The good news is that teeth whitening is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to improve your smile, and the results are almost immediate. If you’re already taking good care of your oral health, whitening your teeth will truly put the polish on all of your efforts. Read more ›

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TruDenta® – Truly Life-Changing Dentistry

TruDenta is a drug-free dental pain management system with methods proven to help provide relief from chronic headaches, tinnitus, vertigo, and TMJ dysfunction. Today, Dr. Sevey and Dr. Sigwart at Creative Dental Solutions would like to share some information with readers about TruDenta and the conditions it can treat. Read more ›

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The Oral-Systemic Link: Risk Factors for Tooth Decay

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 ›

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Lemon Juice – The Good, The Bad, & The Sour

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 ›

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Stop Tooth Pain and Sensitivity Now!

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 ›

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Dry Mouth: Nothing to Spit At

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 ›

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Have You Been Avoiding the Dentist?

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 ›

Posted in Blog, Dental Health, Dental Practice, Dental Services, Dental Technology, Patient Care, Teeth Whitening

Bad Breath: When Morning Breath Becomes Halitosis

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 ›

Posted in Dental Health, Patient Care
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