Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Morning Breath

Morning breath is a form of halitosis. Almost everyone has woken up to their mouth tasting sour. To best help fight against morning breath, it’s important to know more about what might cause halitosis for you. Our dentist, Dr. Sara Sheikh, understands the common causes of halitosis. Furthermore, our team... Read more »

Take Control of your Oral Health

You don’t always have complete control over your health. Genetics play a big role in the cards you’re dealt, and you have to learn to work with that. However, one aspect of your health you can control is your oral health. A few extreme examples aside, you’re able to control... Read more »

A Badly Fractured Tooth May Need a Dental Crown Restoration

Sometimes something as seemingly simple as grinding your teeth at night or crunching down on a piece of ice can exert such force on a tooth’s biting surface that it fractures the tooth enamel. In many of these cases the individual experiences immediate discomfort and sensitivity. A simple dental filling... Read more »

The Threat of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a serious threat to your smile. Thanks to your dental checkups with our dentist, Dr. Sara Sheikh at Kennebunk Center for Dentistry in Kennebunk, Maine, you can be screened for oral cancer every six months as part of your dental checkup. Over 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed... Read more »

Professional In-Office Whitening Facts

Professional in-office teeth whitening is a successful, effective treatment that our dentist, Dr. Sara Sheikh, is proud to offer at Kennebunk Center for Dentistry. This treatment can help many patients, including you, achieve the smile of their dreams. To help you know more about this treatment, our dentist is happy... Read more »

Do You Have Frequent Jaw Pain? You May Also Have a TMJ Disorder

Did you know that the ball and socket joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull are called your temporomandibular joints? They allow you to move your mouth around for a variety of purposes, such as speaking clearly and chewing food to digest it better. Chronic jaw pain can... Read more »

Enjoy Same-Day Dentistry With CEREC Technology

Do you wish you could receive same-day dentistry for a damaged or unflattering tooth? Thanks to CEREC technology, your wish for same-day dental care can now be a reality! There are many benefits of CEREC technology, which is a system that provides custom-made dental restorations in just one visit to... Read more »