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Dear Colleague,

Fall is in full swing. While our schedule remains quite full, we want to ensure you that we are taking new patients each day, and making every effort to accommodate them in their time of need. If you have a patient with a true emergency, please don't hesitate to call us directly to see what we can do.

Thank You as always for having us on your patient care team.

Jeff, Rick, Tim, and Dan
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Southern Maine Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
131 Johnson Road, Portland, ME
12 Drive In Lane, Windham, ME
20 W. Cole Rd., Biddeford, ME
Nov 13, 2019
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Avoiding the Dentist Is Costly to Your Smile and Wallet
When was the last time you visited your dentist? You might think that if you’re not having any symptoms with your oral health that you won’t need to see a dentist. However, preventative care plays an essential role …
Your Dental Health Resource
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
If you have dental flaws that deny you the opportunity to smile in group photos, dates, and interviews, then you may have to look for …
Alternative Medicine
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Why Noise Is Bad for Our Health
We spend our days inundated by sounds — both pleasant and irksome — arising from the physical environment. This ubiquitous clatter is …
Experience Life
And the winners are...
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Again it wasn't easy, but we have chosen the winners of the 2020 SMOMS Wall Calender Photo Contest, and they have been announced on our fb page. Many thanks to all who entered; your office should receive a copy during the Holidays.
SMOMS
Please join us this month for an Open House.
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Navigated Surgery is here at SMOMS, and we look forward to showing you the advancements that are possible with the X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation system! All events happen from 5-7 PM; in Portland on 11-7, Windham on 11-12 and Biddeford on 11-18.
SMOMS
2 in 5 Americans have misdiagnosed themselves after searching symptoms online, survey finds
A new survey has found that turning to Google for health issues may be doing some patients more harm than good, with two in five …
Fox News
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13 Things Sleep Experts Would Never, Ever Keep In Their Bedroom
According to the National Sleep Foundation, nearly 20% of American adults suffer from moderate to severe daytime sleepiness …
Huffington Post
Why Are Insulin Prices Still So High for U.S. Patients?
Nearly a century ago, Dr. Frederick Banting discovered lifesaving insulin, but skyrocketing prices are putting the drug out of reach …
Medicine Net
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10 Common Causes of Itchy, Red Bumps and Skin Rashes
Regardless of your skin type, chances are you've experienced red itchy bumps bumps at one time or another. Although they can be …
Self
Why you feel up to 30% more anxious after a bad night’s sleep
A new study involving nearly 300 adults has found that a sleepless night can raise anxiety levels by up to 30% the following day …
Body And Soul
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Lung Cancer Rates Among Women Are Falling Much Slower Than Those in Men. Here's Why
Gina Hollenbeck said she did "everything right." The Tennessee nurse and mother of two avoided cigarettes all her life. She ate …
Time
Foot and Ankles Care Tips for Seniors
Although you may have never had any problems with your foot and ankle, it is important for you to begin taking good care of them as …
Alternative Medicine
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Millennials' declining health could sicken U.S. economy
Millennials are in bad shape, and their poor physical and mental health carries serious adverse economic consequences, according …
CBS News
Cartoon
"Lose some weight, quit smoking, move around more, and eat the carrot."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
How much does your brain weigh?
See the answer below.
Why Hand-Washing Beats Hand Sanitizers
Proper hand-washing with soap and water is one of the best ways to protect yourself during the cold and flu …
Medicine Net
What Year Was It?
Ellis Island Closes
What Year
Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892.
The day was Nov 12. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account."
Anne Wilson Schaef
Trivia Answer
How much does your brain weigh?
Answer: Approximately three pounds, but two pounds of that is water
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