How to Clean and Preserve Dentures

We won't lie: false teeth can take lots of work. However, the benefits really are worth it. Here are some tips on treating dentures. Once you've received false teeth, you'll be able to speak appropriately and chew food again, and your smile will be full again. To preserve your regained... Read more »

What Kind of Oral Health Risks Are You Taking With Oral Piercings?

Oral piercings are becoming a fashion trend when it comes to body jewelry, such as earrings. But it’s important to remember that piercings on the tissues of the mouth--tongue, cheeks, and lips--are riskier than earring piercings. Essentially, this is due to the millions of oral bacteria that live in the... Read more »

What Dental Bleaching is All About

If you’re thinking about whitening the tint of your pearly whites, you’ve come to the right site! We’ve helped numerous of our patients in Portland, Maine, whiten their pearly whites, and we continue to do so on a daily basis. The service works through bleaching, and it’s totally safe. Bleaching... Read more »

Reducing the Chance of Oral Infection in the Home

Just as our team at Prosthodontics Associates, P.A. has to be conscious of and manage oral infection in the office, there are things you can do at home to reduce your probability of disease of the mouth, teeth and gums. Beyond the fundamentals of brushing and flossing, here are some... Read more »

Helpful Information About Dental Crowns

There are many types of dental restorations, including dental crowns. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. At Prosthodontics Associates, P.A., we provide tooth-colored, aesthetic dental crowns. Dr. Paul Best may recommend a dental crown in... Read more »

A Chipped Tooth Often Needs to Be Repaired to Prevent Tooth Decay Problems

Damaged tooth enamel can cause more than tooth sensitivity, and cosmetic imperfections. As time goes by bacterial deposits can start to build up in the minute textures in the tooth enamel. This could eventually cause a large and painful cavity to develop in the already distressed tooth. A minor chip... Read more »

Be Confident! Get Veneers!

Coffee, soda, tea, wine, berries – is there anything that doesn’t stain your teeth? Believe it or not, these substances and many others can stain your teeth, and those stains can be very hard to remove once they’ve breached your tooth enamel. Are your teeth stained or misshaped? If so,... Read more »

A Shattered Tooth Might Need to Be Replaced with a Dental Bridge

A hard blow to the face from a household accident, automotive collision, or sports injury can sometimes cause severe dental trauma. When a tooth is cracked, shattered, or severely fractured Dr. Paul Best might be able to restore it with endodontic therapy. If the dental trauma has also traumatized the... Read more »

Oral Health Services: Teenage Dentistry

The secret to a great smile during your teen years is heavily dictated by the decisions you make in your personal life and your social life. Not only can you enhance your oral health by not giving into the peer pressures of a teen life, but your overall health will... Read more »

Dental Crowns and Your Smile

Do you know what the benefits are for dental crowns and your smile? The advantages of dental crowns include an aesthetic upgrade for your teeth against irregularities and abnormalities, as well as protection for your teeth from future wear and tear and oral health disorders such as bruxism and cavities.... Read more »