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The Latest Dental Imaging Technology – Invisalign Itero Element

Michelle, Stay on the Farm!

Aligntech’s Itero Element Every Smile tells a story and every story creates an impression.  That’s why we’ve invested in the latest digital imaging technology.  In just a couple of minutes our iTero Element scanner can capture an incredibly accurate digital impression of your teeth. Once complete we can use this model to begin the journey to the smile you’ve always wanted and deserve. The 3d digital impression can be used with all invisalign related services. Including the Invisalign outcome simulator that will show you what your new smile might look like. Say goodby to the gooey mess associated with the traditional way of taking impressions, and say hello to a more comfortable procedure. iTero Element Scanner and Seasons of Smiles Dental working … Continue reading →

On Retainers and Other Dog Toys

Kami Does Vivera Retainers

Dogs love chewing on plastic retainers. I am convinced that all canines believe retainers should fit in their mouth since they fit so nicely in yours. However, this is just one of many ways you can lose your precious teeth-stabilizers. Maybe the dog got it, or after wrapping it up in a napkin at lunch time you never found it again. I have never lost mine literally, but if you saw my retainer, you’d say it was a lost cause. It has been 5 years since I got my braces off and I haven’t had a new retainer since. So, I hit up the dentist for a possible upgrade. When I approached my dad, Dr. Medina, about my retainer, all … Continue reading →

Making someone’s day with a small gesture.

A Small Gesture - Michelle, Nellie and Samantha

Working in the field of dentistry can be challenging. This is largely because coming to the dentist is not always high on people’s list of favorite things to do. And this is completely understandable. Having a gloved, masked, person 15 inches from your body and working in your mouth is intimidating to say the least. Also, if you have had a previous negative experience, it adds to the anxiety of going to the dentist. We often hear comments like “No offense, but I don’t like the dentist” or “I hate coming here.”  While we do understand, and try not to take it personally, there are times when it can be very deflating for us to hear. I recently had a patient who … Continue reading →

A DJI Phantom 4 Drone at the Dental Office.

DGI Phantom 4 Rockport Maine

While at my daughter’s wedding a friend of the bridal party brought his DJI Phantom 4 Drone.  Wow, what a neat toy, I thought as it buzzed around the guests capturing each moment. So when I came home I started investigating online.  I think one of my favorite YouTube videos I saw was some fishermen using the Drone to do some Tuna fishing.  I had some mixed feelings for the Tuna involved, but the film footage and the application of how the drone was used was fascinating. We live in a beautiful part of the world, I was curious what it would look like 400 feet up from 100 Elm Street in Camden Maine. Aren’t you curious too? Is 400 ft. the … Continue reading →

Bill Curtis has a Smile Makeover

Bill Curtis's new smile makeover at Seasons of Smiles Dental

When Bill Curtis was thirteen years old he was riding his bike near the General Henry Knox Museum at Montpelier in Thomaston, Maine. He crashed his bike and chipped his two front teeth in half.  By the time he was seen by a dentist it was too late so his two front teeth were removed and a flipper partial was put into place. Seven years later he had a permanent bridge placed by Dr. Gerald Pendleton DDS here in Camden Maine. Do you want to venture the cost on a 4 unit bridge back in 1970? A whopping $180! For the next forty-six years, that bridge held on. No decay and nothing broke on it. However, aesthetically the bridge needed help. Curious to see more … Continue reading →

Flossing isn’t for everyone – Floss alternatives.

Floss Option #3

Flossing isn’t for everyone. What? It’s true that flossing is the ideal way to clean in between the teeth but, for some people, flossing is difficult and often impossible. People with limited dexterity and some types of dental restorations can make it challenging to clean with regular floss. And, for some people, flossing just plain isn’t going to become part of the oral hygiene regimen at home. Thankfully there are options to assist in cleaning the tough in between spaces. Here is a list of alternatives, or adjuncts, to flossing. Hand Held Flossers – Essentially this is the same as the traditional way of flossing but allows for easier access and control with the fingers. There are different size handles and … Continue reading →

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