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Posted April 13, 2021 / Dental News, Patient Care
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

Finding Your Oasis: Food & Drinks for Dry Mouth

Xerostomia is the technical term for dry mouth, the condition that results from absent or reduced saliva flow. It is not a disease on its own, but it may be a side effect of medication or radiation treatments.  Xerostomia affects about 20% of the elderly population—not because of their age, but due to the increased […]

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Posted March 13, 2021 / Dental Health, Dental News
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

What Are Those Bumps? Oral Tori

Unusual shapes and growths can be alarming anywhere in the body. If you’ve noticed hard bumps growing in your mouth, you might have oral tori.  What are Oral Tori? Tori (or a single torus) are bumps in the mouth made of bone tissue covered by gum tissue. They grow slowly and some people have them […]

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Posted February 27, 2021 / Dental News, Patient Care
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

Is Your Lipstick Aging You?

Creative Dental Solutions believes that natural beauty comes first. Our priority is for you to feel comfortable in your smile, and nothing should hold you back from laughing and grinning each day. Many different dental treatments can bring you this lifelong confidence.  But we also know that the right makeup can enhance your natural beauty. […]

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Posted January 27, 2021 / Dental Health, Dental News
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

Brushing Your Teeth – Are You Doing It Wrong?

Did you know that certain times of day might be better for brushing than others? While it’s always recommended to brush your teeth twice per day, and floss once per day, your timing is also important.  If you love your pearly whites and want to keep them around as long as possible (because face it, […]

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Posted January 13, 2021 / Dental News
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

Can I Recycle My Toothbrush?

Take a look around your bathroom and you’re likely to see a lot of products in plastic packaging. Paper boxes and toilet paper rolls are easily recycled in your bin at home, but what about the tricky stuff like toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes? Your Bangor dentists Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart have the […]

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Posted December 27, 2020 / Dental Health, Dental News
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

Suffering with a Sore Throat & Bad Breath? You Might Have Tonsil Stones

You’ve heard of kidney and gallbladder stones, but have you heard of tonsil stones or experienced their formation yourself? The symptoms of tonsil stones may include: Bad breath Sore throat Difficulty swallowing Ear pain None of these are pleasant, so your dental team at Creative Dental Solutions is here to tell you ways you may […]

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Posted December 13, 2020 / Dental News, Patient Care
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

Do You Hate Needles?

If you fear shots, injections, or medical needles in general, you may be suffering from trypanophobia—and an estimated 10 percent of Americans share the same aversion. The general public calls it “needle phobia” but the DSM-IV classified it as a specific phobia of medical needles as of 1994.  Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart […]

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Posted November 27, 2020 / Dental Health, Dental News
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

Do You Have an Abscessed Tooth?

No one wants to think about the words “abscessed tooth” applying to their own mouth, but to paraphrase Sun Tzu, it’s a good idea to know your enemy. Causes of an abscessed tooth include: Tooth decay Gum disease A cracked tooth When a tooth is compromised by one or more of these conditions, bacteria may […]

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