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Retiring and Losing Your Insurance? Consider a Dental Membership Plan

September 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 3:40 pm
happy senior at the dentist’s office using a dental membership plan

After decades of working hard every day, you’ve decided to retire. As soon as you leave your job, dental insurance benefits funded by your employer stop. But Medicare should have you covered, right? Think again! Without insurance to catch them, many retired seniors feel like they have very few options; however, some offices offer dental membership plans to those who don’t have dental insurance benefits.

If you find yourself in this predicament, you may be wondering whether visiting the dentist is even worth it, what you can and cannot get from Medicare, and what is involved with membership plans. Keep reading to get answers to your questions!


3 Powerful Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

September 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 2:46 pm
happy patient talking about maximizing dental insurance benefits

Although many practices have implemented a membership or savings plan to help those who don’t have access to dental insurance, this traditional option is still popular and affordable for many individuals and families. But how do you know that you’re taking full advantage of your plan? Are there tricks to maximizing your dental insurance benefits? The short answer is yes! Here are just three simple, yet powerful, ways that you can get the most value out of your policy!


Nailed It! Why You Should Get Teeth Whitening for a Job Interview

August 31, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 2:53 pm
person smiling after getting teeth whitening for a job interview

The big interview is coming up. You’ve polished your resume, practiced some interview questions, and chosen which suit you’ll wear all because you really want to land this particular job. Although you should certainly have all these things prepared going into the interview, there’s one thing you shouldn’t forget about beforehand—your smile.

The color of your teeth may seem trivial, but did you know your pearly whites can help you as you talk with your potential future employer? Keep reading to learn how professional teeth whitening for a job interview can push you in the right direction toward your career goals.


Here’s How We Treat Every Day Like Earth Day

April 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 9:35 pm
Patient holding up recycling sign on Earth Day

Are you ready for a shocking statistic? According to the American Dental Association, roughly one billion plastic toothbrushes are thrown away annually in just the U.S. That roughly translates to 50 million pounds of waste. So, while Earth Day may be April 22nd, our team at Mind Your Mouth celebrates this important holiday year-round. In fact, being mindful of our ecological footprint is something that unites our team! To learn more about our efforts to take care of our world and how you can participate, read on.


Oral Cancer: Risk Factors, Symptoms, and the Key to Early Detection

April 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 4:11 pm
Dentist smiling while conducting oral cancer screening

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, there are roughly 53,000 new cases of oral cancer each year. If left untreated, it can progress rapidly, wreaking havoc on your overall well-being in the process. Don’t worry though – with the knowledge of the risk factors, symptoms, and the key to early detection, you can lower your chances of being diagnosed. To learn more, keep reading!


Saving Money by Visiting Your Dentist

February 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 1:03 pm
Female dental patient leaning back in chair

You’re looking for ways to save money, and one idea you’ve come up with is cutting back on dental visits. Since you brush and floss every day, your smile should be safe enough that you don’t really need to spend extra on dental checkups, right? However, what you may not realize is that by not visiting your dentist every six months, you could actually be setting yourself up for higher dental costs in the future. Here are 3 ways that visiting the dentist ultimately saves you money.


Can a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet Affect Your Oral Health?

January 26, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 5:24 pm
Closeup of bowl filled with plant-based ingredients

Do you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet? From the increased intake of fruits and vegetables to the positive impact on the environment, there is a seemingly endless list of pros to this lifestyle. As with any change to your eating habits, however, it is important to take note of how your diet affects your oral health. Keep reading to learn a few things to look out for so you can maintain your plant-based commitment and your healthy teeth!


Kick Your Cold Sores to the Curb with Laser Treatment

December 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 4:34 pm
Woman frowning at cold sore, needs laser cold sore treatment

Cold sores are painful and unattractive. Even more annoying is the fact that they always seem to appear at the worst times. When you suffer from one, you could go to the local pharmacy and pick up a topical cream, but it might be several days before you notice any significant results. Is there a better way to address cold sores? Yes! Find a dentist who offers laser cold sore treatment. Let’s talk about how the treatment works and why it is so beneficial.


Is Teledentistry Right for You?

November 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 4:21 pm
 Man attending an appointment for teledentistry in South Portland, Maine

As the COVID-19 pandemic began, many medical and dental practices started to offer virtual services. Telehealth appointments allow patients to receive guidance and help from the comfort of their own home or office — truly, it is a convenient provision. But is it right for you? Let’s talk about a few groups of people that stand to benefit from teledentistry in South Portland, Maine.


November Update on Construction of Our New Practice

November 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 1:34 pm
Latest News text on iPad on desk

Last month, we popped on here to give you a brief update on the construction of our new dental practice. We know that you are just as excited as we are to see the new home of Mind Your Mouth, which is why we are continuing to keep you updated right here on our blog.

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