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Dr. Spekhardt and her staff are committed to providing their patients with the highest standard of dental care available in a pleasant and comfortable environment. They believe in the importance of patient education and promise to speak candidly about your treatment options and progress.

They offer a full range of services from dental implants and veneers to crowns and periodontal treatment – all tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient. Their office also offers several payments options, including CareCredit and Citi Health Card, to help make your dental care even more affordable.

Count on them for…

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Customized Treatment for the whole family! Whether you’re two or 92, they will do what’s best for you and your oral health. No Cookie-cutter care here!
  • Preventative Dentistry because they want your teeth to last a lifetime. They have three hygienists dedicated to helping you take the best care of your teeth and mouth you can.
  • Expert care if you do have a problem. Dr. Spekhardt is highly respected for her restorative dentistry.
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Positive, comfortable visits to make going to the dentist as stress-free as possible.

Talk to them about…

  • Sealants
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • CEREC
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Whitening
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Composite and amalgam fillings
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Porcelain veneers
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Crown over implant
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Full or partial dentures
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Bridges
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Invisalign/ ClearCorrect

It all starts with …

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A caring and knowledgeable team
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A comprehensive exam
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 A thorough cleaning and x-rays

Motto: ”Welcome to our office…Exceptional dental care – for the whole family!”
Founded: 1994
Led by: Dr. Michele Spekhardt
Why They’re Unique: Their caring, knowledgeable team makes sure you know how to best care for your teeth and mouth. And, you’ll be under the care of Dr. Spekhardt who has been practicing for over 20 years.  They base your care and treatment on what you need, not on what your insurance will cover! They want you to love your smile! So, they use the latest technology and techniques for all your cosmetic and restorative work. They’re punctual! They run their office on time and take pride in keeping scheduled appointments.
They Can Answer Questions Relating to: What age do I start bringing my child to the dentist? What is the difference between amalgam (silver) and composite (white) fillings? How do I know if I have gum disease? Why is my cleaning more expensive than my spouse’s?

Meet the Expert: 

 Dr. Michele Spekhardt has been providing exceptional dental care for over 20 years! Dr. Spekhardt earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine in 1984 and her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1990. After graduating from dental school, she started practicing in Brooks, Maine at the Jewell Dental Clinic. In 1994, she bought this practice from a retiring Bangor dentist.

Dr. Spekhardt feels it is important to stay on the cutting-edge of dentistry. Thus, she maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations to keep up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology including the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Academy for Sports Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Maine Dental Association and the Penobscot Valley Dental Society.

Dr. Spekhardt volunteers her time, knowledge, and skills to Donated Dental Services, an organization serving people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically at-risk.  In her free time, she enjoys the University of Maine icehockey, continuing education courses and attending her children’s sporting events.

 

 

Pam – office manager, Jasmine – office assistant, Becky – Registered Dental Hygienist, Alissa – Registered Dental Hygienist,  Shana – Registered Dental Hygienist, Beverly – Expanded Function Dental Assistant, Chris – office assistant, Courtney – Expanded Function Dental Assistant

 

 

 

Have a question? Ask the Expert!

Visit them: 34 Penn Plaza Bangor, Maine 04401 (Map)
Call them: 207-947-7503
Email them: smile@drspekhardt.com
Visit their website: www.drspekhardt.com

 

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Dental Expert Tips:

1. Regular dental exams are a necessary part of your total health care regime. Infection and bacteria in the mouth can affect the health of your entire body. Semi-annual check ups will monitor tooth decay, gum disease and early detection of oral cancer. Preventing and treating gum disease in its early stages are the best ways to keep your smile healthy. Think of good oral care as part of a healthy lifestyle.

2. X-rays are a necessary addition to your dental treatment plan in order to gather pertinent information regarding your oral health. The radiation dose that a person incurs from a series of dental x-rays is significantly less than an airplane flight from NY to LA, indicating the benefits out weigh the risks one my have concerning radiation dosage.

3. Energy drinks and sports drinks have a higher acidity than regular soft drinks and fruit juices, causing irreversible damage to enamel, which is the glossy outer layer of teeth. These drinks have additional citric acid which adds the tartness desired by consumers. For strong, decay-resistant teeth, our bodies need protein, vitamins and minerals (especially calcium, phosphorus and proper levels of fluoride).

4. Do you suffer from headaches, earaches, tenderness of the jaw muscles or dull, aching facial pain? Any of these symptoms may indicate that you are clenching or grinding your teeth in your sleep. The muscles and joints may not function properly, resulting in cycles of pain and spasm. Being fitted for a night-guard may help alleviate these symptoms and can also protect your teeth and the jaw joint.

5. Bleeding gums are not normal! Gums should not bleed upon brushing. If they are, this could be a sign of gingivitis or periodontal disease, which is caused by the bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that forms on your teeth. The plaque bacteria have toxins that inflame the gums. You should visit your dentist to evaluate your oral health.

Listen to the audio tip below to learn why regular dental exams are crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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Energy drinks and sports drinks are detrimental to the enamel of your teeth. Listen to hear why these drinks are damaging and how  you can keep your teeth strong.

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There are many  symptoms that result from clenching your teeth. Listen to the audio tip to learn how you can alleviate these symptoms and protect your teeth and  jaw joint.

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