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4 Surprising Risk Factors of Bad Oral Health

February 20, 2017

How Bad is it Not to Brush Before Bed?

February 10, 2017

Is Alcohol Contributing to Periodontal Disease?

February 7, 2017

5 Surprising Foods for a Brighter Smile

January 24, 2017

Dental Habits for Babies

January 17, 2017

A Guide to Sedation Dentistry

January 9, 2017

If you are the type of person who hates the dentist, then sedation dentistry might be right for you. People who suffer from extreme anxiety and fear regarding going to the dentist can now opt to be sedated during the … Continue reading

Social Anxiety and Teeth Grinding

January 3, 2017

Thousands of people suffer from anxiety; in fact, it is fairly common for people to suffer from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders usually affect the lives of sufferers in many ways and can be very difficult to manage. But, something … Continue reading

Dentists Finally Decide on The Proper Brushing Technique

December 27, 2016

When it comes to proper brushing technique, there are a lot of conflicting methods coming from different sources. Toothbrush companies say one thing, while your dentist may say another. Brushing in small circular motions, brushing in short strokes, which type … Continue reading

Could Fillings Become a Thing of the Past?

December 20, 2016

Could fillings be a thing of the past? Scientists in London have developed a pain-free filling that doesn’t require drilling or injections. Normally, a dentist would remove the decay by drilling and then the cavity is filled with a material … Continue reading

Osteoporosis and Oral Health

December 14, 2016

Having osteoporosis can affect more than just your bones. The treatment for osteoporosis as well as the disease itself can harm your oral health. If you suffer from osteoporosis, then it is important to let your doctor know about any … Continue reading

Recognizing and Treating Gingivitis

December 7, 2016

When we think about oral health, one of the major parts of our mouth that can cause problems is the gum. If gums become red and often bleed, it may be an indication of gum disease. There are two different … Continue reading

Saliva: The True Mouth Guard

November 30, 2016

Saliva is a big deal, especially when it comes to oral health. Saliva serves as a neutralizer in your mouth, it quiets enamel-eroding acids produced by bacteria in your mouth. It is your best line of defense against acids, sugars, … Continue reading

Watch Out For Fluoride

November 22, 2016

Fluoride is a must if you want healthy, strong, cavity-free teeth. Fluoride hardens enamel, which helps prevent your teeth from decaying. But fluoride, which can often be found in your town’s drinking supply, may suddenly be harder to find. Many … Continue reading

A Whistling Sound Could Be a Bad Sign

November 16, 2016

Whether you are getting a root canal, a cosmetic procedure, or a cap, there are risks associated with every dental treatment. For dentists, any procedure that deals with the contour or position of the front teeth could affect the sounds … Continue reading

Don’t chew on this: The hazards of ice are crystal clear

November 9, 2016

Ever have a bad habit that you just can’t break? Chewing on ice may be a habit that can break your teeth. Before you start crunching on the last bits of cubes left in your glass or reaching for ice … Continue reading

How to avoid 4 common oral health problems and keep on smiling!

November 2, 2016

Your smile is your best chance at making a great first impression. It’s the first thing people see, and it can be the key to opening a conversation, making a new friend, or even brightening someone’s day. So, if oral … Continue reading

Don’t Fall Asleep With Your Dentures In

October 26, 2016

Having dentures can be challenging, especially at first. Many patients have issues adjusting to the size, shape, and orientation of dentures. It may take awhile for patients to become accustomed to having dentures as well as the cleaning and care … Continue reading

Could Fillings Become a Thing of the Past?

October 19, 2016

Could fillings be a thing of the past? Scientists in London have developed a pain-free filling that doesn’t require drilling or injections. Normally, a dentist would remove the decay by drilling and then the cavity is filled with a material … Continue reading

Dental Care for Cleft Lip and Palate Patients

October 12, 2016

Patients who have cleft lip or palate face dental issues regarding the number, shape, size, and position of their teeth. Often times children with a cleft require more dental work to help correct teeth that may have come in malformed … Continue reading

What You’re Doing Wrong with Your Child’s Oral Health

October 5, 2016

It’s no secret that kids don’t always have the best oral health routines, which results in multiple cavities by the time they get into the dentist’s office. Some causes include: eating too much sugar, not brushing thoroughly enough, not flossing, … Continue reading

What Sickle Cell Anemia Patients Need to Know About the Dentist

September 28, 2016

A good healthcare provider always makes sure they have a full background on their patients, and it’s no different for dentists. As a patient, make sure that you are forthcoming with your dentist about any health issues you may have … Continue reading

Low Vitamin D Could Cause Cavities in Babies

September 21, 2016

Research done by a team at the University of Manitoba found that “low levels of vitamin D in pregnancy are associated with the development of cavities in babies.” These findings were based upon a survey of 134 expectant mothers. The … Continue reading

Meth Mouth

September 14, 2016

It is widely known that drug use, including tobacco use, can cause tooth decay. The worst drug offender in ruining teeth, however, is methamphetamine. Meth is known as a powerfully addictive drug that can harm overall health, but it can … Continue reading

How to Naturally Relieve Sensitive Teeth

September 7, 2016

Everything from your eating habits to going outside can be painful when you struggle with sensitive teeth. For many, sensitive teeth means altering your lifestyle and habits. Luckily, there are a few easy and natural things that you can do … Continue reading

Can Wisdom Teeth Stem Cells Be Used to Treat Corneal Scarring?

August 31, 2016

A scarred or scratched cornea is a condition that necessitates immediate treatment, and it could potentially lead to permanent vision loss. As of now, the options to treat this scarring include donor corneas replacing the damaged one, or donor tissues … Continue reading

Tooth Decay May Prohibit Growth in Children

August 23, 2016

As children grow, it’s only natural that we go to great lengths as parents to ensure they become healthy and happy adults. Recent studies have shown that tooth decay may affect the way children grow up. These studies found that … Continue reading

Can mouthwash lower premature birth rates?

August 17, 2016

Pregnant women are at risk for gum disease because of hormonal changes in their bodies. Gum disease poses health risks to both the mother and the unborn child – but using alcohol-free mouthwash may lower the risk of preterm delivery! … Continue reading

Eating Disorders and Dentistry

August 10, 2016

Eating disorders are a serious problem in today’s society. More than 10 million Americans currently suffer from serious eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating. These eating disorders take a serious toll on your body as well as … Continue reading

What Childhood Gum Issues Could Mean

August 3, 2016

Gum disease can start much earlier than you think. In fact, gum disease can start as early as childhood. In order to keep your child’s mouth safe, be aware of what types of gum disease are most common in kids … Continue reading

Tea for Your Teeth

July 26, 2016

Many drink options can contribute to issues with dental health. Whether it’s the acid in fruit juices or the acid and sugar in soft drinks, it’s hard finding drinks that don’t harm teeth or, in fact help them. Tea is … Continue reading

Can Therapy Cure Dentist Fear?

July 18, 2016

For some people, fear of the dentist can be debilitating enough to prevent them from seeking the routine or even emergency care they need. As a result, these people are often in poorer oral health, as their lack of treatment … Continue reading

Natural Ways to Fight Tooth Decay

July 12, 2016

You may not have realized it, but one of the chemicals in your oral care product comes from nature, and is vital in helping prevent decay. The plant-based chemical, trans-chalcone protects against harmful mouth bacteria and prevents the build-up of … Continue reading

Learn how gum contouring and oral health are related

July 6, 2016

If you dislike your smile, there are many dental treatments that can be performed to change that. But, if you have high gums that give you the appearance of small teeth and a gummy smile, then laser gum surgery is … Continue reading

What is Your Mouth Trying to Tell You?

June 28, 2016

You may not realize it, but your mouth is probably trying to tell you something pretty serious after you turn thirty. Past the age of thirty you have a fifty percent chance of suffering from some form of gum disease. … Continue reading

The Importance of Space Maintainers

June 20, 2016

If your child loses a tooth prematurely than they may need a space maintainer to keep their teeth aligned while waiting for their permanent teeth to come in. Many kids who fall or get in accidents can lose a tooth … Continue reading

What Are Dentures Made Of?

June 15, 2016

If you are contemplating getting dentures, then there are a lot of things that you need to know. While pricing, fit, and care instructions are all important things to keep in mind when researching dentures, one thing you may want … Continue reading

A NEW SOLUTION TO ENAMEL LOSS?

June 8, 2016

In as little as 3 years, we may have a solution for worn-down enamel! Researchers in Japan are developing a film made from hydroxyapatite, which is an important mineral present in natural enamel. Researchers were not sure if it was … Continue reading

The Jury is Still Out on E-Cigarettes

June 1, 2016

Some cigarette users switch to the electronic version in hopes of reducing their addiction and adverse health effects. However, recent research warns that e-Cigarettes may be even worse for you than traditional cigarettes, and they don’t help you quit smoking. … Continue reading

Diet Soda Habit as Bad for Teeth as Meth Addiction, Study Claims

May 25, 2016

Ah, the crack of the bottle cap, the bubbly fizz, its refreshing nature, and zero calories to boot… diet soda can be addicting right? But is it possible to enjoy this delight without any side affects? A new study states … Continue reading

Could Fillings Become a Thing of the Past?

May 18, 2016

Could fillings be a thing of the past? Scientists in London have developed a pain-free filling that doesn’t require drilling or injections. Normally, a dentist would remove the decay by drilling and then the cavity is filled with a material … Continue reading

Oral Health Tips for Those Aged 40-60

May 11, 2016

If you’re between 40-60 years old, you have unique concerns with regards to your oral health. Here’s what you should be paying attention to. 1. Gum Disease Gingivitis is the first and only stage of gum disease that is reversible. … Continue reading

Ways that diabetes can affect your oral health

May 2, 2016

The body is an intricate network working together, so if one system is failing the others suffer as well. While it’s important for everyone to maintain proper oral health, diabetics need to pay extra attention to keeping their mouth healthy. … Continue reading

Travel Wise: Don’t Leave Home Without Following These Simple Dental Health Tips

April 27, 2016

Vacations can be relaxing, restful, and the best way to “get away” from it all. Traveling, on the other hand, can be stressful, tiring, and can leave you longing just to be home. Taking care of your health, especially your … Continue reading

Don’t Overlook Your Dental Health, Your Smile Is Important!

April 20, 2016

Think about how many times you smile a day, you see someone else smile, you see billboards with smiles or pets smiling, they are all around us when you stop and think about it. Our teeth and how they appear … Continue reading

Do Dental Implants Hurt?

April 15, 2016

Getting dental implants can be one of the most predictable ways to replace your missing teeth. Their reliability and integrity is unlike any other type of prosthesis or restoration available in modern dentistry. After all, they can last for an … Continue reading

Keep That Smile! Calcium and Vitamin D Prevent Tooth Loss

April 11, 2016

Researchers at Boston University Dental School and Tufts University Nutrition Research Center have found that calcium and vitamin D have an affect on tooth health. Lead researcher, Dr. Elizabeth Krall, says that while “studies have shown calcium and vitamin D … Continue reading

How Your Genetics are Affecting Your Teeth

April 4, 2016

You may have stellar brushing, flossing, and rinsing habits, but it is genetics that plays the leading role in your oral health. About 60% of the risk for tooth decay comes from genetic factors. Tooth decay is the most common … Continue reading

Is Losing Teeth Related To Losing Other Functions?

March 29, 2016

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently published a study that showed people aged 60+ who had none of their own teeth performed worse in memory and walking tests than people who still retained their own teeth. Even after … Continue reading

Budget Friendly Options for Treating Sensitive Teeth

March 23, 2016

Having sensitive teeth can be a real bummer. It can prevent you from eating the foods you love and cause you pain. While it may sound pricey to treat sensitive teeth, there are a few simple things you can do … Continue reading

Carbs and Cavities: Understand & Beat Tooth Decay

March 16, 2016

Carbohydrates are an important part of a balanced, healthy diet, but they are also one of the main culprits in tooth erosion and decay. Since we can’t cut carbs out our diets completely we have to understand how the carbs … Continue reading

If You Found Something Weird in Your Mouth, It Could Be This

March 9, 2016

Human nature usually leads us to jump to conclusions. We get really nervous when we find a new lump, bump, or mole on our body, because we know it doesn’t belong, and it wasn’t there before. We tend to get … Continue reading

Beware of Brushing?

March 2, 2016

Too much brushing can’t hurt, right? Not exactly. The American Dental Association recommends that everyone brush their teeth at least twice per day. If you’re especially keen about taking perfect care of your teeth, maybe you brush after meals too. … Continue reading

The Scary Link Between Childhood Obesity and Tooth Decay

February 24, 2016

September is childhood obesity awareness month, and with childhood obesity on the rise, the issue really needs to be addressed. One of the issues that are often overlooked when discussing childhood obesity is the damage that is does to teeth. … Continue reading

Wellesley’s Top Private Schools

February 22, 2016

Ask almost anyone what makes a community desirable, and you’re likely to find great schools at or near the top of the list. In 2016, Wellesley families have access to a number of highly rated learning institutions. We’ve chosen a … Continue reading

What to Know About Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

February 17, 2016

For most adults the dentist can be a scary experience, so we understand your reservations about bringing your baby to the dentist. But, good oral hygiene starts young, and so do dentist visits. Your child should definitely make their first … Continue reading

It’s Like A Face Lift For Your Teeth!

February 10, 2016

In today’s world, there exist an abundance of treatments for the sole purpose of improving ourselves. It’s a fairly judgmental world we live in: from working out, to buying nice clothes, to feeling nervous about a crooked smile, everyday we … Continue reading

5 Apps to Benefit Your Dental Hygiene

February 2, 2016

Alright all you tech savvy smart phone owners: time to put your phone to good use in helping with your oral health! We all use our phones all day everyday, but did you know that among the millions of apps … Continue reading

How to care for a CEREC Restoration

January 31, 2016

Do you now have a new CEREC restoration brightening your smile? Congratulations! You can expect that restoration to see you through many years with peace of mind. After having your crown or bridge designed with the CEREC machine at Wellesley … Continue reading

New ways floss without floss: Now there’s no excuse to opt out!

January 27, 2016

When it comes to flossing, it’s not exactly the easiest thing to add organically to your routine. Sure, we are all told from childhood that flossing daily is crucial to oral health and preventing cavities/gum disease, and this is one … Continue reading

What Challenges Do Adults With Braces Face?

January 20, 2016

It used to be pretty rare for anyone other than teenagers to have braces, but in today’s society everyone with a crooked tooth or an overbite has the option to get it corrected with adult braces. Adults have a wider … Continue reading

3 Date Night Restaurants in Wellesley

January 15, 2016

Do the winter blues have you down this January? A super-special date night may be just what you need. Whether that means an evening with your significant other or spending time getting to know someone special, you’ll find the perfect … Continue reading

A Breakdown of Dental Insurance

January 13, 2016

Why doesn’t my dental insurance pay for this? This is a frequently asked question when it comes to dental coverage. It is common for patients to be unsure of what their coverage actually covers and why they have certain limitations. … Continue reading

4 Unexpected Ways Your Diet Could Be Ruining Your Teeth

January 6, 2016

Everybody knows that eating sugar can cause cavities. But there are other, less obvious, ways your diet can negatively impact the health of your teeth. Unhealthy diet and immune system- If you don’t eat nutritious meals your immune system starts … Continue reading

How to Handle a Dental Emergency

December 26, 2015

Dental emergencies should never be ignored, as they can potentially be very serious. In many cases, you may endure permanent damage to your smile if you don’t treat your emergency right away.  In other cases, you may not need to … Continue reading

Dental Product Imposters

December 22, 2015

Proper regulation of materials and products is required in almost every health & wellness field. It is essential for dental tools and materials, such as crowns, bridges and implants to be strictly regulated, as they come are permanently placed inside … Continue reading

What Other Surgeries Can an Endodontist Perform?

December 21, 2015

While endodontists are known as specialists in root canal therapy, they actually specialize in saving teeth by working with the inside of the tooth. Endodontists can do a variety of surgeries to save your natural tooth. One of these surgeries … Continue reading

What Are Dental X-rays For?

December 9, 2015

We all consider X-rays a normal part of routine dental care. But how much do you really know about them? X-rays are a diagnostic tool used by dentists during exams to detect damage, disease and decay. These pictures show the … Continue reading

Explore Wellesley Trails

December 8, 2015

December is a great time to take a hike. Resolve to get out and hit the Wellesley trails during the 2015 winter season for a refreshing cold-weather workout. Rockridge Pond Trail Brook Path Charles River Path If you’re looking for … Continue reading

Do You Know What a Prosthodontist Does? And How They Could Change Your Life?

November 30, 2015

When meeting someone, the most prominent feature they notice is your smile. According to a recent survey cited by USA Today, 47% of people notice the smile on first impression, while only 31% notice the eyes. For centuries, artists and … Continue reading

A Glass of Wine a Day Keeps…The Cavities Away?

November 25, 2015

Wine lovers, rejoice! A study in Italy has shown that certain chemicals in red wine, called proanthocyanidins, have antioxidant properties that prevent bacteria from forming in the mouth. These beneficial chemicals are found in such foods as grapes, apples and … Continue reading

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

November 23, 2015

When it comes to taking care of “projects” relating to your dental health, teeth whitening tends to fall pretty far down on the list. That’s understandable. If you are in pain or a tooth is in danger, then the last … Continue reading

How Dental Implants Can Change Your Life

November 17, 2015

Dental implants are titanium screws that provide a secure base for dental crowns. It’s important to remember a few factors before considering dental implants. If you have generally healthy gums and bones to support the implant, then you are probably … Continue reading

3 Kid Friendly Activities Around Wellesley

November 13, 2015

Keeping the kids engaged and entertained during the cooler months can be a challenge. This November, we’ve compiled our list of top activities for keeping cabin fever at bay in Wellesley. No one needs to mention that some are educational … Continue reading

Afraid of the Dentist? Read this.

November 5, 2015

Thousands of Americans suffer with poor oral health because of a serious fear of the dentist. It is not uncommon to be afraid of the dentist and it can be a serious issue that keeps people out of the dentist’s … Continue reading

Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Teeth?

November 3, 2015

Brushing your teeth should be a seemingly simple part of your daily routine. But, if while you are brushing you are doing any of these things then you could be causing more harm to your teeth than help. 1. Multitasking … Continue reading

4 Questions to Ask an Orthodontist

October 27, 2015

If you have decided to take the leap and get braces, then there are a few questions that you need to ask your potential orthodontic specialist before choosing them. 1. What is your experience? Before picking an orthodontic specialist, make … Continue reading

What Is Biofilm and How Does It Affect Your Teeth?

October 23, 2015

Perhaps you have heard the term “biofilm” at one of your dental visits. You should know that a dental biofilm starts out very small, invisible, in fact. But you should also know that a biofilm is the main culprit in … Continue reading

Breast Cancer and Oral Health

October 19, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While you may see many people sporting pink bracelets, clothes, or even hairstyles, we have chosen to raise awareness by writing about the connection between oral health and breast cancer. More than 200,000 women … Continue reading

What Does Your Dentist’s Title Mean?

October 8, 2015

You have likely noticed the string of letters after you dentist’s name, but do you know what they mean? Well, we are here to clarify what that list of letters actually means. First of all, that string of consonants means … Continue reading

Get Lost in the Gardens at Elm Bank

October 7, 2015

You don’t have to wait until summer to enjoy nature. Take advantage of our lovely October weather as you marvel at the natural beauty of The Gardens at Elm Bank in the fall of 2015. The gardens’ name dates back to the … Continue reading

Anesthesia and Sedation at Wellesley Dental Arts

September 30, 2015

The professionals at Wellesley Dental Arts understand that dentistry can be a very intimidating experience for some people. It’s absolutely essential that you receive the quality dental care you need with as little anxiety as possible. For that reason, our … Continue reading

Frightening Whitening

September 29, 2015

A recent BBC article unveils the dangers of teeth whitening when a dental professional does not perform it. Unless you have purchased an over-the-counter whitening system, or one from a licensed dentist, it is not recommended to receive teeth whitening … Continue reading

If You Dread the Dentist, Ask About These Treatments

September 23, 2015

Many people cringe at the thought of sliding into the dentist’s chair. For some people, even the idea of opening their mouth wide to the bright lights of the exam room is enough to make their hearts beat faster and … Continue reading

The Truth About Multivitamins

September 21, 2015

Millions of Americans take a daily multivitamin, but why? Most Americans pop the pill because they believe that it has an array of health benefits attached to it, but studies show that it may not be true. Whether you are … Continue reading

5 Top Wellesley Restaurants

September 17, 2015

Wellesley is a foodie’s dream. Make the most of September by sampling the diverse options designed to please the sophisticated 2015 palate. The Cottage Wellesley Cafe Mangal Yama Japanese Restaurant Papa Razzi Trattoria CK Shanghai You don’t have to visit … Continue reading

Are Cavities Contagious?

September 14, 2015

While this may come as a surprise, cavities are contagious. That’s right, just like catching a cold in the wintertime; you can also catch a cavity. While sugar is usually to blame for cavities and tooth decay, studies have shown … Continue reading

What About Your Pet’s Teeth?

September 9, 2015

Pets need dental attention too! While your general dentist is probably not qualified to take a peek in your dog’s mouth, that doesn’t mean that you should let your pet skip regular dental visits. Next time your pet goes to … Continue reading

Missing Teeth and Cardiovascular Health

September 2, 2015

A study done by the University of Helsinki found an association between tooth loss and cardiovascular events, diabetes, and death. The study found: • “More than five missing teeth increased the risk for coronary heart disease events and myocardial infarctions … Continue reading

5 Tips to Cure Bad Breath

August 31, 2015

Bad breath and chronic halitosis can be embarrassing – even interfering with your work, social and love life. Knowing what to do to cure your bad breath symptoms is important, because covering it up with mints or rinses might actually … Continue reading

Who is a Liar?

August 25, 2015

It turns out that a lot of us are liars. A recent survey found that more than a quarter of us admit to lying to our dentist about our flossing habits. To be frank, we’ve all been there. We’ve all … Continue reading

Common Signs of Teething

August 19, 2015

Your baby is growing up, and so are their teeth! According to the American Dental Association most babies develop their first tooth around six months of age. After that first eruption your baby will have a full set of primary … Continue reading

Hike for Your Health in Wellesley

August 17, 2015

Autumn is nearly upon us. As August gives way to September, the school year begins and the lazy days of summer prepare to come to an end. Enjoy the last vestiges of summer and boost your immune system by exercising … Continue reading

3 Habits That Destroy Your Smile

August 12, 2015

According to a spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry there are a few things that you are doing that are destroying your teeth. Read on to find out what you could be doing that harms your teeth. 1. Brushing … Continue reading

The Rise of Oral Vaccines

August 4, 2015

Throughout history, vaccines have been a hot topic, especially lately. While vaccination is an efficient way to prevent infectious diseases, the rise of oral vaccines proves to be an even more efficient and cost-effective way to prevent infectious diseases. Oral … Continue reading

Get Out and Play: Best Wellesley Playgrounds

July 31, 2015

There’s no time like July to get out and enjoy playtime in Wellesley. Even with access to tablets, video games and other 2015 technology, kids like nothing more than playing in the fresh air. Boost their vitamin D levels and … Continue reading

The Wisdom Behind Wisdom Teeth

July 29, 2015

Getting your wisdom teeth out usually means a few different things. While it’s a great opportunity to miss school or work, it can also result in pain. It can be especially painful for those of us who had to wait … Continue reading

Flossing is Extremely Important: Here is Why

July 27, 2015

We all know that our Wellesley Dental Arts hygienist and dentist want us to floss each day. But what’s the big deal? Flossing is something most people dislike or find difficult to do. It’s time to change that mentality. Here … Continue reading

Is Exercise Bad for Your Teeth?

July 21, 2015

You go for a run three times a week, make it to spin class twice a week, and even squeeze in a kickboxing class on the weekend; so, you think you’re doing pretty good when it comes to being healthy. … Continue reading

Is Alcohol Contributing to Periodontal Disease?

July 15, 2015

While it is known that alcohol consumption can seriously affect your liver and other organs, what about your mouth? One study in the Journal of Periodontology, done by Brazilian researchers has found that alcohol can contribute to periodontal disease, commonly … Continue reading

How to Avoid Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

July 7, 2015

As a parent, you will always be concerned about the health of your child. You will do all the research on the healthiest foods for babies; you’ll study up on the best formulas, and look into the best car seats. … Continue reading