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Starbucks is Hiring

Starbucks is Hiring, and so are we at Seasons of Smiles Dental.

This morning while checking out a bulletin board in Lewiston, I saw this posted. Starbucks is hiring. I thought it was cute, and an effective way of getting the word out. We are hiring in Camden, Maine as well. We currently have two part time positions available. 1) We are searching for a dental hygienist that is looking for work. Maybe you need to pick up an extra day or so?  Throughout the years, we have met some great new graduates that are having a hard time finding their first office, and we are reaching out to you too. If you, or someone you know, is interested, please send them here. 2) We are also looking for a part time dental assistant, no … Continue reading →

Presidential dental makeover : Hillary Clinton

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton

I do love looking at smiles; and online photos of smiles- It’s amazing the detail that can be seen.  I remember looking at Hillary’s smile a few years back.  It can be easy to think of Hillary as living a pampered life, a rich life, the genteel life.  But accidents happen to the most elite, and from the look of Hillary’s smile, she has had a serious accident and her teeth were involved.  As a dentist it hurts to just look at it. Four years back I looked at her smile, and I noticed her dental work looked a bit aged.  You can see a bit of gray coming through on her porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, and her gums around the crowns look inflamed.  I don’t know if it’s … Continue reading →

How do Invisalign Aligners Work

How do Invisalign aligners work?

Invisalign uses a series of custom made aligners to straighten your teeth. It’s easy! Every two weeks you’ll pop in a new set of aligners that will gradually transform your smile. Throughout your treatment the aligners will gently move your teeth into place without any wires or brackets, plus, because Invisalign is clear and removable, You can begin to see results in a matter of months.   If you are interested in setting up an appointment to see if Invisalign will work for you or your loved one, give us a call at (207) 236-4740. … Continue reading →

Doughnuts at the dental office

Dunkin Donuts at the Dental Office?

When I drove into our parking lot I had to chuckle, “Doughnuts at the dental office?!” hmmm, maybe we can use this . . . I must admit I’m not a big fan of doughnuts. Maybe I should clarify. I hate doughnuts. Can I go on? In my opinion, Doughnuts should never be eaten, or especially given to children.  I will be bold enough to say they should never be fed to the elderly.  As a dental professional I know that  doughnuts not only cause cavities, but a host of other aliments.  Hmm, this could be an interesting list. Diabetes Heart Disease Hypertension Bad Breath Obesity Cancer Alzheimer’s Low Libido Atherosclerosis Colon Cancer Diarrhea Stroke Depression Dandruff OK, maybe I’m … Continue reading →

Invisalign Orthodontic Records and ClinCheck

What can Clincheck do for you?

The first step to your Invisalign journey is to take records. We usually schedule an hour. In this visit, we will do a complete clinical exam with Digital x-rays. The exam and x rays are needed to ensure that we will be working with a healthy foundation which in turn provides a healthy end result.  We will also take your first set of Invisalign Photos. Getting ready for ClinCheck.   During this visit we will be taking impressions for your digital models. Your new Invisalign smile is created with the latest state of the art computers.  Once Invisalign receives your digital models, the process begins of creating your clincheck video. What ClinCheck does for you.     Check back in 9 … Continue reading →

Part-time Dental “Floater” (Assistant/ Front Office) Position

Come join our team.

Seasons of Smiles Dental is growing!  We are looking to fill a part time position with the right candidate to help us with our daily needs including dental assisting and front office help. Our office provides dental care in the mid coast area of Maine. Every day will present new challenges and new adventures. As you work with us, being a dental team member will come to mean so much more. To many patients, you will be a mentor, a teacher, and even a friend. Our entire staff is deeply committed to providing quality dental care to those in our community. We are a close-knit team, and although we’re serious about our work, having fun and loving what we do are … Continue reading →

Yuck mouth

Yuck Mouth

People make fun of the 1970’s and 80’s but there were a few good things that came out of those years. One in particular that comes to mind is the educational offerings from ABC network (one of the seven channels that I had growing up). Schoolhouse Rocks, afterschool specials and also a few educational commercials. My husband and I have actually introduced our children to Schoolhouse Rocks and they have learned multiplications facts through singing songs. They’ve also learned about sentence structure, electricity, the pilgrims. Most all of these are set to music and who doesn’t love music? ♫♫♫ They call me Yuck Mouth ♫♫♫ One of the commercials that sticks with me is about keeping your teeth clean. It’s … Continue reading →

Take Home Instructions for Invisalign

Take Home Instructions for Invisalign - Seasons of Smiles Dental - Rockland Maine

Congratulations on getting your Invisalign aligners! They should only be removed while eating, drinking (anything other than cool water), and while brushing and flossing.  Before inserting your aligners wash your hands thoroughly and check that you are inserting the proper aligner by checking the printed code- U is for the upper aligner and L is for the lower aligner. You will leave wearing aligner #1 and we may give you aligners to take home with instructions to change on a certain date.  To insert push aligner gently over front teeth first then use firm pressure to insert over the back teeth.  TIP- DO NOT bite your aligners in place! Use the “Invisalign “chewies”” provided to fully seat the aligners. Be sure and … Continue reading →

What do Invisalign buttons look like?

Great smile, can't even tell she is wearing aligners!

What are Invisalign buttons? One definition that we found online, that we liked: So what are invisalign buttons or attachments and where are they placed?The Invisalign attachments are actually an anchor that is positioned strategically depending on your treatment plan and what they’re for is to give a bigger area to be able to grasp on to so that the aligners can move the teeth.Sometimes to turn them, sometimes to move them down or up but essentially that is what the buttons are for… Taken from Questions answered regarding Invisalign buttons.. Some other questions, that we have heard, What do Invisalign buttons and aligners look like? Sometimes words can only go so far, pictures are worth a thousand words.   … Continue reading →

Give Them More Than They Expect

Kristin Pelletier with KP Consulting (small)

This little video clip came across my facebook page a few weeks ago and right away I thought ”that’s it! this is how we work at the dental office and in my Creative Memories business!”‘ Thinking about it some more, I realized that it’s because when I have business dealings with anything from the grocery store to putting tires on my car, the Top of the Line Customer Service is what just totally makes my day and motivates me to come back. So, we too have made an effort to Give them more than they Expect, Give them more than they pay for and Give them more than they have ever gotten from any other Dentist. Kristin Pelletier And if … Continue reading →

Bad Breath? – Problem Solved

Bad Breath - Problem Solved - Lifehacker video 6/22/2015.

Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath can be a real stinky problem to have. Quit often, we have patients asking us, if there is a solution to this problem. The American Dental Association recently sent this video link.  I hope you find it as informative as I did. Common causes are: Dry mouth Bacteria accumulation on the tongue Food particles left behind after eating Eating food and drink like garlic, coffee, alcohol Best way to help prevent bad breath: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water Chew sugar free gum or sugar free mints to stimulate saliva Use a tongue scraper to remove bacteria from the tongue Brush and floss thoroughly after each meal Eating a healthy and nutritious … Continue reading →

Looking for Lumps and Bumps

Mouth Sores and Spots

Looking for Lumps and Bumps Ever wonder what we are doing when we say “Stick out your tongue.”, “Say Ah.”, and feel your neck?  We are looking for lumps and bumps that do not belong, or discolorations as part of an Oral Cancer Screening. What we know about oral cancer: Oral cancer kills an average of one person an hour here in the U.S. and 100 new cases will be diagnosed each day. The leading cause of oral cancer is no longer tobacco use, but exposure to HPV.  HPV, or the Human Pappilloma Virus is a sexually transmitted disease that people can carry and not have any symptoms. For more facts on oral cancer you can check out this link: 50 … Continue reading →

Are your teeth sensitive?

Toothbrush Abrasion

Are your teeth sensitive? Do you avoid ice cold drinks or hot foods in certain areas?  Does coming to the dentist cause you anxiety because you are waiting for that “ZING!”? Tooth sensitivity is typically seen in areas where the gums have receded exposing the root surface.  This may be caused by toothbrush abrasion or an incorrect bite.  When the root surface is no longer protected, small tubes that go from the outside to the inside where the nerve is located are exposed or open.  When left open these small tubes can be easily stimulated and trigger pain.  Another form of tooth sensitivity can be caused by teeth grinding due to the excessive force and trauma on the teeth.  We do not … Continue reading →

Invisalign Cleaning Tips and Maintenance

Invisalign Cleaning Tips and Maintenance

Invisalign Recently our office staff flew to Boca Raton for a course to become certified for Invisalign. From experience we know this is a great product, and we are happy to be able to offer this service to our patients. There is so much great Invisalign material out there, the above video is one of my favorites for a number of different reasons. It’s been 40 years since I wore braces, and I never felt like I needed Invisalign, but after attending the classes, and watching the videos, I began to wonder if it might be fun to get Invisalign for my own teeth . . . We’d love to hear your feedback on this video! If you are interested … Continue reading →

The Best Electric Toothbrush


The Best Electric Toothbrush We love electric toothbrushes.  At our last trip to Yankee Dental Convention in Boston we learned a fun fact, that just brushing once (two full minutes) with an electric or powered toothbrush is equal to a typical persons month of manual brushing! You don’t have to take our word for it, we found this article comparing the electric toothbrushes on the market: The Best Electric Toothbrush. And we agree! Making the switch to an electric toothbrush can be very affordable and will be invaluable to your oral health. Are you ready to make the switch?    

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