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Read Before Vaping

Hello Tooth Fans! One of the questions we routinely ask at a new patient visit is whether or not a patient has a tobacco habit. This isn’t because we’re nosy or because we want to judge you in some way, but because there are very important health consequences, including dental consequences, to this type of […]

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Funny Dental Scenes & Skits

Dentistry is pretty serious business and we value the trust you place in us as your dental service provider. That said, we also really like to lighten up the atmosphere at work, and after work, with a little bit of banter and laughter. Let’s face it, a trip to the dentist office can cause some […]

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Why Do I Gag at the Dentist?

Do you dread getting radiographs or having impressions taken at the dentist office, specifically because it makes you gag?! You are not alone. About 10-15 percent of dental patients suffer from hypersensitive gag reflex (HGR). And, like you, they dread getting radiographs and impressions. The goal of this blog post is to explain why you […]

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What, Exactly, Is A Family Dentist?

Hello Tooth Fans, It’s that special time of year again, the magical time between eating pumpkin pie and hanging the mistletoe; of black Friday madness, cyber Monday deals and giving Tuesday considerations. I think what I like most about this specific time of the holiday season is the optimism that seems to float in the […]

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Forensic Dentistry

Happy Halloween, Tooth Fans! You may be surprised to learn that dentists enjoy Halloween just as much as the rest of the “normal” population. And no, it’s not because we get more business due to the large number of cavities formed during the heavy sugar consumption this holiday spawns. Although, I have known many people […]

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Around the Water Cooler with the Business Team

  • Peter Drews, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
One thing is for sure, you are never actually going to see all four of these ladies standing this far away from the phone at one time. It has been a busy start to the year, which means we want to make sure we’ve upped our game in the ‘front of house.’ Last month, Dr. […]

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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 […]

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Winterize Your Mouth

Whether you keep up with Game of Thrones or not, Winter is most definitely here in Maine. Last week the number registered on my car’s temperature gauge was -22, which can create all kinds of problems for; your car’s battery, your extremities, your general mood and . . . your teeth. As hard as teeth […]

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Lifelong Learners; Our 2017 Retrospective

December 1st can signal a lot of different things to different people. My wife tends to go into present-shopping mode. As licensed and credentialed dental professionals, the first day of the last month of the year usually means at least a couple of us (ok, just me) are scouring emails, filing cabinets, and even under […]

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Is Your Dental Insurance “Good” . . . or Not?

“Is my dental insurance good?” is a question I get asked a lot. To be perfectly honest, it’s actually difficult for us to answer that question. Here’s why . . . From my perspective, a “good” insurance company (or good insurance policy) means that they pay what they say they will pay, on time, and […]