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Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

There are many specialized toothbrushes and types of mouthwash and toothpaste available to Bangor residents who suffer from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you ever wondered why it exists? Today, we at Creative Dental Solutions would like to explain what causes tooth sensitivity and how these products work. Read more ›

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Dry Mouth: Nothing to Spit At

Can you imagine a 2-liter bottle of your favorite soda? Now imagine that same bottle filled with spit. That’s approximately how much saliva the average adult produces in their mouth every day! It may be gross, but it’s definitely important. Saliva is a normal body fluid that’s crucial for oral health and overall wellness.

If you struggle to make enough saliva, your mouth will feel very dry and you will have trouble with daily activities like speaking, eating, and swallowing. This condition is commonly known as dry mouth, but the clinical name is xerostomia. A chronically dry mouth is uncomfortable and unhealthy.

You have three salivary glands in different parts of your jaw that make and secrete saliva. Saliva is mostly made of water, but it also contains important molecules called enzymes that help keep your mouth clean and fight infection.

Dry mouth is common and can usually be fixed with the help of your Bangor dentist and doctor. Dr. Sevey and Dr. Sigwart share more below about what causes dry mouth and how to treat it. Read more ›

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Have You Been Avoiding the Dentist?

We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really should be flossing more. Any of these might cause us to avoid and put off regular visits to the dentist.

Has it been so long since your last dental appointment that you’re not even sure how to find a dentist you can trust? Or perhaps you know and love your dentist but you dread the idea of trying to catch up on life with the hygienist while your mouth is being propped open by a tiny plastic jack. (Yes, we think about that too!)

Bangor dentists Dr. Sevey and Dr. Sigwart, along with our staff, are happy to help you prioritize your dental health, which is why we go to great lengths to remove any barrier that might keep you from stepping through our doors. Read more ›

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Bad Breath: When Morning Breath Becomes Halitosis

It’s often said that a true friend will tell you if you have bad breath. Bad breath, formally known as halitosis, is embarrassing and can hold you back from truly enjoying your life and social situations. Like good friends, Dr. Sevey and Dr. Sigwart in Bangor will tell it to you straight. Read more below to determine what to do about your bad breath. Read more ›

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Do I Have Herpes? Cold Sores 101

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 ›

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Get Your Beauty Sleep Back with Sleep Apnea Treatment

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 ›

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Prevention vs. Treatment of Oral Health

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 ›

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Veneers Can Give You Back Your Smile!

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.

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Breastfeeding & Dental Work

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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Gum Disease – More than Just Gums

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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