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

Could Brushing & Flossing Prevent a Heart Attack?

A lot of healthy lifestyle choices benefit more than one system within your body. Eating well, exercising, good sleep, and fresh air all support a lot of your physical needs. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that what hurts one area of your health can easily hurt another area, too. An important (though less known) connection […]

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

Stop Brushing After You Eat – Do This Instead

For a long time, we’ve been told to brush our teeth right after we eat, but conventional wisdom might be changing on that. Thanks to your mouth’s powerful and natural ability to clean itself, rinsing with water might actually be the best way to freshen your breath and prevent cavities after you eat. In addition […]

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Posted February 13, 2020 / Dental Health
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

Do You Snore or Have Sleep Apnea? Get MAD!

We don’t mean the emotion, though you just might be feeling it if you or your loved ones have been losing sleep because of snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. MAD is the abbreviation for Mandibular Advancement Device, and it’s a type of oral appliance that could help you and your family experience restful sleep again. […]

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

Dental Implants: A Brief History of Tooth Replacement Innovation

Today’s dental implants boast a long-term success rate of near 97%. Because implants support surrounding teeth, encourage new tissue growth and continued bone formation, and give patients back full chewing ability and a complete smile, they have become the industry standard for tooth replacement. Today, your Bangor dentists would like to share some interesting history […]

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Posted January 13, 2020 / Dental Health
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

A Deeper Dental Cleaning: Scaling & Root Planing

Teeth are typically the first thing that comes to mind for people when they hear the words dentist or dentistry, which makes sense—the root word dent actually means tooth! However, your teeth require healthy gums to hold them in place. Did you know gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss? That’s why […]

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Posted December 27, 2019 / Dental Health
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

Why Does My Jaw Hurt?

If your jaw clicks when it opens, or you can’t fully open it, or you have pain in your face and trouble chewing, then you’re among the 15% of Americans who have chronic jaw pain. Your jaw joint is called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. The name comes from the jaw’s role to connect your […]

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Posted December 13, 2019 / Dental Health
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

Oral Health & Alzheimer’s

Did you know that unhealthy gums might put your brain at risk? Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, which harms your memory, ability to think, and can cause changes in your personality. It’s very common and usually affects people aged 60 and over. And, Alzheimer’s might be significantly more likely to happen if your mouth […]

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Posted November 27, 2019 / Dental Health
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

What Happens in Your Mouth While You Sleep?

Ah, nighttime… the end of the day, the ceasing of work, and hopefully a good night’s sleep. But did you know things are still happening in your mouth all night long, even if you’re blissfully unaware of it? The Bangor dentists of Creative Dental Solutions shed some light on the world of your mouth and […]

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Posted November 13, 2019 / Dental Health
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

The Smoking Gun: Tobacco & Oral Health

They say not everything natural is good for you. Nature has many poisons that humans have experimented with and learned the hard way to avoid. Tobacco is a popular plant that we’ve learned can really do a number on your health. Using tobacco is a personal and communal practice that can be really hard to […]

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Posted October 27, 2019 / Dental Health
Dr. James Sevey & Dr. Natalie Sigwart

Malocclusion: Sometimes It Bites

Malocclusion is the dental term for misaligned teeth, a common condition affecting about 200,000 people in the United States every year. Many seek cosmetic solutions to feel better about their smiles, but there are also negative health consequences including pain and discomfort that result from improperly aligned teeth. The most severe cases may require surgical […]

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