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Sit Back, Relax & Enjoy Your Dental Implant Surgery

Dentistry is a lot like the aviation industry in that the priority is always a safe, predictable and routine experience for both the pilot and the passengers; the dentist and the patient. Our respective professions have been able to advance due to technology and engineering which have increased accuracy and

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Dental Resolutions; And a Naggy New Year to You, Too

I gave up on compiling a list of New Year’s resolutions a few years ago when my wife (and now employees) started making them for me . . . lose weight – stop leaving half finished cups of coffee all over the office – quit picking up and drinking other

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karey and mindy playing the mouthguard challenge game

“Come on, it’ll be FUN!” Our #MannequinChallenge

Our office is a big fan of social media (have you seen our Facebook page?!), so any excuse to do something “fun” that is pseudo-work related tends to be met with way more enthusiasm than when it’s CPR renewal time. For those of you who may not be familiar with

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Please Don’t Use Your Teeth

Winter is coming, my friends, and so are the holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, Festivus – whatever your religious or familial customs it’s a safe bet that you will witness, or perhaps even partake in, a time honored tradition which I have come to dread as a dentist .

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Why Zombies Don’t Get Cavities

I’ve had zombies on the mind lately. No, not literally, I mean I’ve been thinking a lot about zombies. We have a Halloween costume competition at the office every year, so I’m thinking about what I might be, and my wife won’t stop talking about the premiere of The Walking

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Wine Stained Teeth & Other First World Problems

My wife’s friend texted her in a panic the other night saying that she had a black tongue and wanted to know if I could diagnose the cause/solution over the phone. As a healthcare professional, I always try to encourage patients to surf Google images first, that way there’s an

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may the floss be with you

Why You Should (Still) Floss

Inquiring minds want to know what Dr. Drews and Dr. Lake think about the recent associated press report that states studies don’t support flossing. The AP article has certainly made its rounds. Here’s the general gist: The AP looked at the most rigorous research conducted over the past decade, focusing

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Desperately Seeking Dr. Right

Choosing any kind of provider, whether it’s the person who cuts your hair, works on your car, or is responsible for the management of your health, can be a daunting task. In any profession, there are individuals who are good at what they do and individuals who are, well, not

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Young girl with Dr. Drews during her dental visit

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Children who have their first (positive) dental experience when they are very young tend to have a better outlook towards dental care throughout life. The role of a parent is key in achieving a successful visit. However, we know that for some, a child’s dental appointment can actually be more

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fun hello from Dr. Kristie Lake

A Hardy Hello from Dr. Lake

Hi, tooth fans! This is Dr. Kristie Lake here. I wanted to share with everyone just how excited I am to be joining the talented and friendly staff at Drews Dental Services in Lewiston. First, a bit about me . . . As I’ve been telling all my new patients,

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Peter Drews and Kristie Lake in the waiting room at Drews Dental

Please Be Upstanding…

Ladies and gentlemen, please be upstanding for our newest addition to the Drew Dental team, Dr. Kristina Lake Harriman, D.M.D. We are delighted to formally introduce her as our new Associate Dentist and we can’t wait for you to get to know her. Informally, she’s affectionately known as Dr. Lake.

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Setting the Table for a Dental Hygienist

Sure, this waiter knows what he’s doing as he’s setting that table for dinner, but I can admit that I have a borderline panic attack when I show up to a wedding reception and see that it’s a formal sit-down dinner with half the kitchen drawer at my place setting.

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aunt polly performing dentistry on young tom sawyer

5 Things to Avoid after a Tooth Extraction

It’s Like Pulling Teeth for Some People to Go to the Dentist “Your tooth, indeed! What’s the matter with your tooth?” “One of them’s loose, and it aches perfectly awful.” “There, there, now, don’t begin that groaning again. Open your mouth. Well—your tooth IS loose, but you’re not going to

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Hello. My Name Is…

Drews Dental Services is once again thrilled to announce a new addition to the team! We’re excited to introduce you to Emilie Bilodeau, the newest member of our business team. Emilie brings with her oodles of experience working with people and we’re lucky to have her here at our front

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A Dentist By Any Other Name Is Still A Dentist, Right?

That’s a lot of consonants. Have you ever wondered what all of those ‘letters of authority’ mean after someone’s name? When they’re lined up in a row, they have the potential to be a really, really bad turn in a game of Scrabble. It’s All Greek To Me LOL, ROFL,

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welcome megan higgins

Getting To Know You, Getting To Know All About You!

Drews Dental is once again thrilled to announce a new addition to the team! A native Maine-ah, Megan arrived to the field of dentistry by way of spending a lot of time in dental offices as a teenager, “I was one of those annoying patients who asked tons of questions!” She

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It’s A Girl!

Drews Dental Services is thrilled to announce a new addition to the team! Having an additional hygienist is part of our larger, overall goal of providing more convenient options for our patients who are often juggling work, family, and school obligations. How lucky we are to be welcoming Angela Roy,

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There’s No Place Like A New Home

No, we’re not in Kansas, we are still here in Lewiston! Although I feel like I’ve been caught up in a tornado for the last couple of weeks, Drews Dental Services is now officially moved into our new digs at 471 Sabattus Street. Fortunately, the move was pretty seamless. Nothing

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man with a toothache - ouch!

Pain is a Great Motivator

Whether it’s the avoidance of or the onset of, pain is a great motivator. And let’s face it, toothache PAIN is one of the primary reasons people go to the dentist. When you have a toothache, you definitely need to visit a dentist – sooner rather than later. I’d like

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