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The Effects of Poor Fitting Dentures

As people age, their dentures don’t change, but their mouths do. If you have false teeth, they should fit and you should be wearing them. Proper care and regular dental visits are important factors for keeping your mouth healthy and your dentures in good shape. Problems from Poor Fitting Dentures

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Cheese Please for Healthy Teeth

It is our goal as dentists to inform our patients f their current oral conditions, and to provide multiple treatment plan options to choose from that will improve their oral condition. We understand that it is not realistic, or practical, to assume that every patient wants the ideal treatment plan,

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Which toothpaste do you use Dr. Drews?

This is a question that I get almost once a week.  Having the opportunity to just go to my supply room and grab my favorite brand makes it too easy for me.  I wanted to put together a blog that explains how to select a toothpaste from the drug store

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Dentist Should Advise Vegetarians on Good Oral Health

Health concerns about fat and cholesterol have prompted many people to become vegetarians, and the nutritional deficiencies that can sometimes result may reveal themselves during dental exams. Academy of General Dentistry spokesperson Ludwig Leibsohn, DDS says he usually asks patients if they adhere to vegetarian or other special diets. “Most

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Where Do Cavities Come From?

I recently received an email on www.mainedentalclinic.com asking the question “Where do cavities come from?”.  With the popularity of energy drinks in the Lewiston and Auburn Maine area dentist are seeing a segment of these young patients with a high number of cavities.  To understand how a cavity forms, you

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They’re only baby teeth……

Patient Question: “Why do you want to fill baby teeth? They will fall out anyway.” Dr. Drews’s Answer: “I can understand why you would wonder about that. It is confusing when some of the teeth we call baby teeth may stay in a child’s mouth until he’s 12. While it

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“Why do I need gold in my mouth?”

From your first visit to the completion of your treatment, at Drews Dental we treat your mouth like it’s our own. With an office in Lewiston that enables us to service Auburn as well, you’ll be sure to receive high quality dental care no matter where you live.  Recently I

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What is ClearCorrect Invisible Braces?

Why ClearCorrect? You deserve a smile you can be proud of, and ClearCorrect can make it happen. Our clear aligners are comfortable, removable, and, best of all, nearly invisible. Most people won’t even notice that you’re wearing them. And because you can easily remove the aligners to eat, you don’t

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a denture and corresponding implants impression model

Dentures and Implants: A Perfect Marriage!

As young children, losing a tooth is probably one of the more exciting milestones we can attain. Unfortunately, the tooth fairy isn’t going to pay any of us middle-aged folks a visit with her money purse, nor are there a third set of strong, shiny white teeth coming to replace

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Natural Remedies for Gum Disease

Every week we receive questions from patients regarding natural supplements that claim to help the health of their gums. There is a lot of information on the web about such supplements that claim to help; unfortunately, there are no large studies that follow good research standards that allow us to

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What is happening to my 6-year-old’s teeth?

I get a lot of questions from parents as they start to bring their kids in for regular dental check ups. Some people even wonder why they should bother treating children’s teeth since “the teeth are going to fall out anyway.” The truth is, good oral hygiene begins before your

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ADA suggests ‘recall bias’ in x-ray, brain tumor study

April 10, 2012 — In response to the study released today that found an association between frequent dental x-rays and an increased risk of developing meningioma, the ADA issued the following statement: The ADA has reviewed the study and notes that the results rely on the individuals’ memories of having

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Why do I Need these Fillings? Nothing Hurts.

When I go to one of those drive-thru oil change places, I always feel like the mechanics are trying to sell me a bunch of stuff that I don’t really need. They sound very convincing, but don’t really have a lot of evidence to back up why I should charge

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April Is Cancer Control Month

Cancer is the second leading cause of illness and death in the United States; that’s one in four individuals who will succumb to the disease. The death rate for oral cancer is actually higher than that of the death rate for cancers which we routinely hear about (cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s

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Do I Grind My Teeth?

Bruxism is the dental lingo that we use for the grinders and teeth clenchers of the world. You may or not be aware that you grind your teeth because you are; a) sleeping while you’re doing it, or b) generally oblivious because you’re stressed out and focusing on what’s stressing

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