Soft Food Recipes – What to Eat After Dental Work

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You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all of that effort has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done?

For some of us, it’s nostalgic to remember having a frozen treat after the dentist as kids, or attempting to say such bouncy words as “baby” with a numb jaw. However—depending on how extensive your dental work is—you will need to be cautious of what you consume in the days following major dental work. And milkshakes will only get you so far in recovery, anyway.

Many foods can be troublesome after dental surgery or extensive dental work. Ask Dr. Sevey & Dr. Atwell for their recommendation about specific foods and for how long you should avoid them. Creative Dental Solutions in Bangor can be an especially helpful resource for patients navigating what to eat after dental restoration services. Read more ›

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How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay!

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If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get Bangor children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Creative Dental Solutions, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s some information on how Dr. Sevey & Dr. Atwell can help protect your kids from tooth decay. If you have any questions or would like schedule a consultation, please give us a call.

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The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth

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We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as fun as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of 25 permanent teeth remaining, which is three shy of a full set (minus wisdom teeth). Dr. Sevey & Dr. Atwell  want everyone in Bangor to know that replacing a missing tooth is important to your dental health. Read on for more information and please give Creative Dental Solutions a call with any questions or concerns.

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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We will be closed after today until Tuesday morning to celebrate Labor Day.  We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Health Through Oral Wellness® (HOW®) with Northeast Delta Dental


Northeast Delta Dental understands that some patients need more dental care than others. That is why they offer HOW, Health through Oral Wellness program that provides additional benefits at no additional cost to at-risk patients.

Through the use of a simple risk evaluation tool – the Oral Health Information Suite or OHIS  – we may be able to help you receive the care you really need.

Benefits of using HOW®

Patients who are at greater risk for oral disease or medical complications related to oral health may be eligible for enhanced preventive dental benefits.

If you have Northeast Delta Dental and your hygienist has recommended more frequent cleanings than the every six months that NE Delta allows, talk to us!  We may be able to get you approved for more frequent cleanings!

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I’d Rather Have a Root Canal

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Have you ever heard someone say, “It was worse than a root canal?” Most of us in Bangor are used to hearing root canals compared some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Dr. Sevey and Dr. Atwell would like to set the record straight and talk about how root canals can do some serious dental good. As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have, so please feel free to give Creative Dental Solutions a call.

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Important Update for Patients who have Patient Advocate as their Insurance!

Do you have Patient Advocate for your dental insurance? If so, here’s some important information.
Patient Advocates has changed their policy effective 7/1/2016. They are now requiring all patients to call them to let them know whether or not they have other dental insurance coverage. If patients do not call to notify Patient Advocates about this, Patient Advocates will deny all future claims. Even if you do not have any secondary coverage through another dental insurance company, you still need to call Patient Advocates to let them know.
 
The number to call for Patient Advocates is 800-290-8559. If you haven’t called already, please call to avoid any issues with your appointments. Again, EVERYONE has to call!!
 
If you have any questions, please call us!
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Fluoride: Good or Bad?

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fluoridation of drinking water is ranked among the ten greatest public health achievements of 20th century America. However, a quick search of the internet tells us that fluoride is actually toxic if ingested in large enough quantities. So which is it? Do the health benefits outweigh the negatives of fluoride in toothpaste and drinking water? We at Creative Dental Solutions know that Bangor folks care a great deal about their health, so we’ve put this article together to examine the facts and help you come to your own decision. As always, we are happy to answer any questions you might have, so feel free to give us a call!

Why Use Fluoride in the First Place? Read more ›

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Voted Best Dental Office Second Year in a Row!

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Relief from Dry, Chapped, & Cracked Lips

Cracked_LipsWe’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and dry weather in Bangor, and our lips are proof. Most of us experience chapped lips at some point during the year and it’s not uncommon to see lips that suffer from annoying, painful cracks. Here at Creative Dental Solutions we are very much attuned the oral health needs of Bangor, so here are a few tips from Dr. James Sevey DMD and Dr. Robert Atwell DDS, about how to keep your lips healthy, kissable, and free to eat and drink whatever you crave!

Do You Have Chapped or Cracked Lips?

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