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

Hate Flossing? – 5 Flossing Alternatives

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who floss, and those who don’t. Diligent flossers everywhere inspire those of us who live with them or know them. Flossing may not be a philosophical virtue but it’s certainly high on the list of qualities amongst people who “have it together.” Read more below […]

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

I Had Braces, Now My Jaw Hurts: Can Orthodontics Cause TMD/TMJ?

You had braces when you were younger and never experienced any jaw pain or other TMD/TMJ symptoms prior. Then, after you completed your orthodontic treatment, you developed a pain in your jaw, maybe accompanied by popping, locking, clenching and grinding. Maybe you developed these symptoms shortly after having your braces removed, maybe it was a […]

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