A: A comprehensive dental exam ensures that your dentist can evaluate overall your health and oral hygiene as well as determine and discuss with you any factors that might contribute to the wellness of your teeth, jaw, gums, bones, and more. Oral health offers your dentist insight into the overall health of your body, so dental check-ups are a must for complete full-body health.


Depending on the severity of any problems you may have, dentists will typically recommend a visit every six months. Examinations assist in determining any need for dental procedures on your behalf and can reveal very serious medical conditions such as vitamin deficiencies, oral cancers, or even diabetes and joint/muscle problems. Regular examinations mean that these problems can be found when they are at their most treatable or even before they fully develop so that preventative measures can be taken.

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Dr. Lawlor belongs to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists and has been specifically trained in cosmetic dentistry. The American Dental Association does not issue special certifications or licenses indicating which dentists are cosmetic dentists and which are not. The dentist you go to for twice-yearly check-ups is probably not going to be the same dentist you go to for cosmetic enhancement. Unless you’re in the qualified hands of Dr. Lawlor!

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We bill most dental insurances and accept credit cards or CareCredit as forms of payments. Unfortunately, we don’t accept MaineCare. Any questions? We’re here to help!


We get it. You hate the dentist. You’ve been trained to loathe the very word and everything associated with it. That’s exactly what inspired us to rethink the dental experience, backed by decades of insights and know-how. Meet Maine Dentistry–our space feels both familiar and inviting, our crew seriously knows their stuff, and our approach promotes long-term luster over emergency care.