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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If you’re a new mom or about to be one, you’re likely already used to putting your needs second to the needs of this beautiful new little person in your life – but maintaining good oral hygiene is still important for keeping you and your baby in tip-top shape. If something happens and you need dental work, it shouldn’t prevent you from breastfeeding regularly, or from seeking the dental treatment you need. Dr. Sevey is an experienced dentist in Bangor and can explain how prioritizing your own health needs is safe and important during this stage of a woman’s life.
Dental Procedures Safe for Breastfeeding
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Your Mouth: A Picture of Health
Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true: your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Creative Dental Solutions should know. We’ve seen mouths from all over Bangor in our office!
If you’re not taking care of the rest of your body, your gums will give it away. Hormones, sickness, stress, diet, smoking, prescription medicine, and more can all affect your gum health, and that goes both ways. If you don’t take care of your gums, the consequences will stretch beyond just your mouth. Unhealthy gums can lead to an unhealthy heart, diabetes, pregnancy complications, memory problems, tooth decay, and more. Your mouth is naturally good at washing away and fighting germs, but without proper oral hygiene, those bacteria can lead to gum disease. When it comes to your oral health, it’s more than just pearly white teeth you want. Healthy gums play an important role in your overall health. Healthy gums protect not only your teeth and jawbone; they also prevent infection from entering the rest of your body.
What Is Gum Disease?
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When it comes to ridiculous beliefs on dental hygiene and treatment, we’ve heard just about everything. However, the most dangerous ones usually aren’t quite so over the top. Unfortunately, a number of dental myths are floating all over Bangor, so Dr. Sevey and Dr. Sigwart are here to put an end to the misinformation. Don’t feel bad if you have believed one or more of these at some point, you’re not the only one, but do make sure to give us a call at Creative Dental Solutions if you have any questions or concerns. Read more ›
A few things are equally important for your oral health no matter your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always the essentials. And you won’t ever hear us say otherwise.
However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations at each new season of growth and maturity. Read below as Creative Dental Solutions shares what is especially important to know for your oral health throughout your life. You may be surprised at what we have to share! Read more ›
Sure, dentistry is serious medicine, and daily dental hygiene is a top priority. But teeth can be pretty fun, too! And fascinating. For starters, have you ever seen the full sets of baby teeth and adult teeth present in a child’s head x-ray? Go ahead, look it up.
Creative Dental Solutions in Bangor treats our patients professionally and joyfully because teeth are cool. Take Dr. Sevey & Dr. Sigwart’s word for it, there’s much to learn and admire about even the most average set of teeth. Read more ›
Most Bangor folks have had some exposure to the concept of wisdom teeth. Perhaps you have had yours removed, are considering a removal, or Dr. Sevey or Dr. Sigwart has just shown you an X-Ray with the infamous third molars creeping into view. It’s common to hear patients ask how they are removed, but we rarely hear people talking about the reasons for getting rid of wisdom teeth. Today, we at Creative Dental Solutions are going to explain what wisdom teeth are, why they don’t deserve to stay in your mouth, and how we can help! As always, feel free to call us with any questions or concerns. Read more ›