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It’s Time to Show Off Your Smile (again)

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
Thanks to modern science and the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, mask restrictions are easing off a bit, though it’s still important to keep up with mask mandates and recommendations (here’s Maine’s Face Covering FAQs). I’m a dentist, so I’m pretty comfortable with the idea of wearing protective gear. However, I’m not going to lie, there […]

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Are You Smiling Enough?

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
A smile (and teeth) are often one of the first things we notice when we meet someone for the first time. After all, they are part of the most prominent facial features just staring us in the face. In fact, a famous scientist (Doctor of Biological Sciences) named Yarbus (Al’fred Luk’yanovich Yarbus, most famous for […]

clear dental aligners and dental xrays

At-Home Aligners – Why They May Not Be A Bargain

Hello Tooth Fans! I have been receiving an increased amount of questions from patients, friends, and family about dental services being advertised direct to consumers. In fact, because Facebook knows I talk about teeth a lot, and seems to be REALLY good at marketing stuff to me that I enjoy (geeky items in particular), they […]

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Dental Bridges vs Implants

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
As a dentist, I’m often asked about the best option for replacing a missing tooth. The popular dental restoration options I’d like to cover in this blog post are dental bridges and dental implants. So really, the question is, “To Bridge, Or To Implant.” Bridges and implants are both types of dental restorations. Restorative dentistry […]

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Charcoal Toothpaste: Does It Really Work to Whiten Teeth?

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
I am asked this same question about about twice a month – “Does charcoal whitening work?” Activated charcoal seems to be all the rage these days and since it’s now also become part of the oral care industry, I thought I’d talk a little bit about charcoal toothpaste and powder as a tooth whitener. When […]

kayla, renee, and chelsea in the office with a painting of the dentists on the wall

Superheroes and Sidekicks

Dr. Drews and I like superheroes. Superheroes are fantastic in their problem solving abilities and their passion for helping others. In fact, on days when our egos are really inflated, we fancy ourselves to be superheroes and decide to dress the part. Nah, we’re not that narcissistic, just fun loving and attention seeking. We really […]

dr. drews, dr. lake, and dental hygienists having fun with costume teeth

Got Costume Teeth? We Can Help!

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
Several years ago I went to a Halloween party where the host was dressed up as Austin Powers. My wife thought his costume was super cool and commented, “Oh my gosh, he even found the teeth to go with the outfit!” Errr, no, those were his actual teeth. We’re not really sure whether he built […]

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Wine Stained Teeth & Other First World Problems

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
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 additional level of anxiety for […]

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Beaver Teeth and Belt Sanders

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
My wife’s teeth look a lot like her shoes, and although I tell her to go to T.J. Maxx and buy herself a new pair (of shoes – they are about 10 years old), she’s stubborn and insists they’re just fine. She is approaching 40, which means she’s been chewing on her adult teeth for […]

nerd with super bright white teeth

Why You Don’t Want A Toilet Bowl White Smile

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
Have you ever met someone for the first time and, as you go to shake their hand, they smile and you must resist the urge to shield your eyes because their teeth are like a solar eclipse? It makes me want to just go and punch their dentist. These days you only have to open […]