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"Conveniently located on Northbrook Drive in Falmouth, Maine, our office provides modern dentistry in an enthusiastic, friendly and inviting environment."
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Common Questions

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13 . At what age are my children supposed to see a dentist?
The typically age for a first visit is age 3. Some children require a bit more time to be comfortable. If an area of concern is noticed, then the child should see a dentist as soon as possible.

14 . When will my child lose his/her baby teeth?
Children will begin losing their teeth at approximately age 5. They will usually lose their front teeth first. Children will continue to lose baby teeth until the age of 12 or 13 when all of the permanent teeth finally erupt.

15 . When does thumb-sucking become damaging to the teeth?
Generally, if the child has stopped sucking his/her thumb by age 5 there is no permanent damage. If the child is a vigorous and constant thumbsucker, however, there can be moderate to severe movement of teeth and prevention of normal bone growth.

16 . Should my child wear a mouthguard while playing sports?
It is strongly recommended that children wear a mouthguard while playing any contact sport. The main purpose of a mouthguard is to prevent concussion. It is always better to prevent an injury than to repair one. The earlier a child begins to wear the mouthguard, the easier it is to become comfortable and continue to wear it as they get older.

17 . What should I do if my child gets a tooth knocked out?
If the tooth is a permanent tooth, time is extremely crucial. Immediately stick the tooth back in the socket. Don't worry about getting it in straight or having it turned backwards, just get it in the socket and immediately call your dentist. If you are uncomfortable placing the tooth in the socket, put it in a glass of milk or water and get your child to the dentist as quickly as possible. If the tooth is a baby tooth, do not put it in the socket because damage to the permanent tooth can occur. When in doubt, put the tooth in milk and see your dentist immediately.

18 . What causes bad breath and what can be done about it?
Bad breath, or halitosis, is primarily caused by poor oral hygiene, but can also can be caused by retained food particles, gum disease, drainage from sinus dripping or systemic, respiratory or gastrointestinal problems. Proper brushing will remove bacteria and food particles. Flossing removes accumulated bacteria, plaque and food that may be trapped between teeth. Mouth rinses are effective in temporary relief of bad breath. Consult your dentist and/or physician if the condition persists.

CONTACT INFO
21 Northbrook Drive
Falmouth, ME 04105
P: 207.781.2328
ADVANCED TREATMENTS
:: Smile - With tooth-colored fillings
:: Porcelain Veneers - A perfect smile
:: Digital X-rays - 70% less radiation
:: Implant Dentistry - Ask us about it
NEWS & EVENTS
::See Dr. Long's new video on our Dental Herb Company tab, and see Dale Prue as she talks about tips for usage.
::We are recognized providers of Six Month Smiles.
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