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Posted February 27, 2024 / Community, Dental Services
Dr. James Dow

I’d Rather Have a Root Canal

Have you ever heard someone say, “I would rather have a root canal”? Most of us are used to hearing root canals compared to some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Main Street Dental would like to set the record straight and talk about how root canals can do some serious dental good.  Root Canals Save Teeth […]

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Posted February 13, 2024 / Community, Dental Services
Dr. James Dow

Mail-Order Braces: Buyer Beware

Mail-order braces are a controversial dental topic, and Dr. James Dow of Main Street Dental weighs in today. Direct-to-consumer orthodontics companies make many appealing promises—no dental visits, aligners delivered to your door, and lower costs. But are the risks worth it?  Not according to this consumer alert from the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). As […]

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Posted January 27, 2024 / Community, Dental Technology
Dr. James Dow

An Orthodontics Overview

The root word “ortho” means “straight or upright.” Orthodontics— you guessed it – help make your teeth straight. But oh, how it can do so much more!  A lovely smile with straight teeth and an even bite is equal parts functional and beautiful – and thanks to scientific progress, all that can be yours. Orthodontics […]

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Posted January 13, 2024 / Community, Dental Health
Dr. James Dow

Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic and complicated disease that affects how your body processes sugar—its main source of energy. Diabetes symptoms mostly affect your heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys, but it can affect your whole body, including your mouth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and almost 2 […]

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Posted November 27, 2023 / Community, Patient Care
Dr. James Dow

Is it Time to Toss that Toothbrush?

When you find a toothbrush that’s just right for you, it can be easy to get attached. After all, you use your toothbrush morning and night (ideally) to prevent plaque and bacteria from hardening and becoming tartar—that’s what we like to call quality time!  When your toothbrush does so much good, you want to return […]

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Posted November 13, 2023 / Community, Dental Technology
Dr. James Dow

Lasers: A “Groovy” Tool for Dentists

At Main Street Dental, we take pride in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest and greatest in dental treatments and technologies. That’s why we think dental “lasers” are truly smashing. And if you’re worried about paying one million dollars, rest assured laser treatments are more accessible and affordable than ever. […]

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Posted October 27, 2023 / Community, Dental Services
Dr. James Dow

Same Day Dentistry – Too Good to Be True?

In a world of same day shipping and same day photo prints, your dental restorations can now be same day services too! This is thanks to CEREC® milling machines and digital imaging technology. CEREC is short for “ceramic reconstruction”. This technology has been around since the early 1980s and it’s only gotten better with time, […]

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Posted October 13, 2023 / Community, Dental Services
Dr. James Dow

Six Months to a Straighter Smile

Six Month Smiles® is a short-term orthodontic treatment that adds some updated twists to traditional braces—with average treatment times of only six months! No one loves the way metal wires and brackets look, and for teens and adults who are concerned about the appearance of their smile during orthodontic treatment, the clear brackets and tooth-colored […]

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