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 members at Kennebunk Center for Dentistry in Kennebunk, Maine, are... 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 to share some facts about it. Those facts are: -Professional... read more »

The Things a Dental Bridge Can Do for Your Smile

If you’re interested in replacing your teeth, helping your smile, and improving your oral health with a dental bridge, then our dental team is happy to help you! First, it’s best to call our office and schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Sara Sheikh. During this visit, we will tell you if this is the right treatment for your... read more »

Get Facts About Gum Disease

There are several different things that can cause gum disease, but the most common cause of gum disease is the accumulation of plaque on your teeth. Your gums react to the presence of plaque by swelling. This allows the plaque to work its way below your gumline, allowing bacteria to enter your system. Most people understand that gum disease can... read more »

All About Acid

Acid is a naturally occurring substance. People tend to think of acid in terms of batteries, or something that you wouldn’t want to spill in a lab. But acid turns up in many places, including in our mouths and on our teeth. When acid comes into contact with your teeth, it will attack the enamel opening the door to tooth... read more »

Fact Finder: Oral Hygiene

There are countless ways to improve your oral health. Everything including lifestyle changes, effective accident prevention plans, eating healthy, and even cleaning your teeth and gums are all known to improve your smile in one way or another. You can improve your oral health by getting rid of any unhealthy habits that may be in your life. This includes using... read more »

Protect Your Smile During the Cold and Flu Season

If you wish to protect yourself as best as possible while you're sick, don't forget to care for your teeth and gums. When you are sick, illnesses often present themselves first in your mouth. Prevent or treat ailments such as the cold and flu by keeping your mouth clean at all times. Even if you have a cold or the... read more »

How to Take Care of a Toothbrush

Sometimes as we brush, we get so used to it that it becomes mindless. At these times, it’s a good idea to brush up on your brushing habits to make sure your brushing is as effective as it needs to be. Toothbrushes that are dirty should no longer be used. This includes if you choose to share your toothbrush with... read more »

Whitening Gel vs. Whitening Strips

Are you considering whitening your smile with whitening gel or whitening strips? If so, good for you. You’re on your way to a whiter and brighter smile! Little did you know, both of these treatments are very different, which means it’s best to do your research to see which treatment is right for you. Our dentist, Dr. Sara Sheikh, is... read more »

The Oral Health Care Guidebook to Bruxism

Have you ever noticed the quality of your smile diminishing, or found irregular cracks and chips in your teeth that have no reasonable explanation? Oftentimes, these are due to a disorder known as bruxism. Bruxism is a habit that affects around 10% of the population and is characterized by grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw that causes tooth wear... read more »