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

An Alkaline Diet for Oral Health

Acids and bases might sound like something from far back in your memory, like middle-school science class, but the concept is still very applicable to every aspect of life today. The foods and beverages you consume daily have a very big effect on your oral health and overall health, for better or worse. You can […]

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Posted September 27, 2020 / Dental Health, Dental News, Patient Care
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

Tongue Talk – To Scrape or Not to Scrape?

For such a seemingly small part of your body, the tongue plays a major role in many everyday functions, such as talking, helping you digest and taste food, and swallowing. In fact, the appearance of your tongue may speak volumes (pun slightly intended) about the state of your oral and overall health.  Today, Bangor dentists, […]

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Posted August 13, 2020 / Dental Health, Dental News, Dental Services
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

How NOT to Pull a Loose Tooth

We’ve all seen variations of DIY methods when it comes to pulling loose baby teeth: the string and door slam method is by far one of the most popular (although we’re not sure why). But our team at Creative Dental Solutions is here to advise against this and similarly aggressive techniques so your kiddo will […]

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Posted June 27, 2020 / Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

Top 5 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

If you’re one of the 40 million Americans with sensitive teeth, you must be familiar with the painful zing that follows a hot drink, a bite of ice cream, or just a deep breath of cold air. These and other elements can cause a sudden discomfort if you have sensitive teeth, also called dentin hypersensitivity. […]

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