Caring for Your Smile With Dental Veneers

Are you unhappy with the look of your smile? Is it because of the condition of your teeth? Did you know that an entire branch of dentistry known as cosmetic dentistry exists to help invigorate and enhance the visual aspects of your oral health? If you have any issues with... Read more »

Treatments for Your Smile: Composite Dental Fillings

Oftentimes, dental erosion can occur to the point that a hole forms in your tooth enamel. If a hole forms, this is what is known as a cavity. To effectively treat cavities, the holes will need to be filled in with a highly durable material such as a composite filling.... Read more »

A Partial Denture Can Help Replace Teeth Lost to Chronic Gum Disease

If you don’t effectively brush your teeth each morning and night, or you have a bad habit of forgetting to floss at least once each day, hardened tartar can start to accumulate at the base of your teeth near the gumline. This increases your chances of suffering from gum disease.... Read more »

A Dental Bridge Can Help Replace a Missing Tooth

Tooth loss from dental avulsion, severe tooth decay, or another oral health problem can hamper your basic oral function. Depending on the location of the original tooth the void left in your mouth could also affect your speech and the appearance of your smile. If you have lost a tooth... Read more »

Year-End Smile Upgrades: Bruxism

If you ever wake up and feel any signs of tenderness or soreness in your jaw, it may be linked to an oral health condition known as bruxism. Bruxism consists of grinding and gnashing your teeth unconsciously. Although bruxism can often occur while you're awake, it is most often associated... Read more »

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 »