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    Have Teeth that are Too Big or Too Small?

    Although not frequently common, you may know someone or yourself experience having a tooth or teeth that are smaller or larger than normal in size. When adult permanent teeth appear to be smaller, or similar to the size of baby teeth, this condition is known as Microdontia. Microdontia commonly affects the upper lateral incisors, and are often referred to as peg laterals. On the other hand, if the teeth are larger than usual, this is known as Macrodontia. When every tooth is affected by Macrodontia, this is typically due to the rare condition pituitary gigantism, which is seen in children and affects other parts of the body such as the feet…

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    New Year, Healthier Teeth!

    Happy New Year’s Eve! As we approach 2019 this is a perfect time to think about what we want for the New Year. Many people wish for improved health without realizing that overall health involves dental health. Resolutions to keep your smile beaming will help your body in the long run! Here’s some resolutions that can make a huge difference in improving your health:

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    Could There Be Bacteria On Your Retainer?

    We all know the importance of brushing our teeth to keep bacteria away in order to preserve the health of our teeth. But many who wear clear aligners or retainers to help keep teeth straight may not know that they also need to keep bacteria away from these appliances to keep their teeth healthy. Retainers are commonly instructed to be worn after having braces to correct one’s bite so that the teeth do not shift out of the correct position over time. Beware of the myth: Retainers are bacteria-free so long as you brush your teeth twice a day and do not eat with the retainer on. The truth is…

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    What’s Up With My Bite?

    Malocclusion, or the misalignment of opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaw, is very common in both children and adults. This is often due to the fact that teeth can move slowly overtime just from the normal forces of chewing. This can even occur in individuals who have had braces in the past if they are not wearing a retainer. But not to worry, occlusal/bite problems can be identified early on in children while they still have baby teeth or mixed dentition and restored with orthodontic treatment.

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    Enhancing Your Smile with Invisalign

    Straightening your teeth doesn’t have to be uncomfortable or inconvenient! With Invisalign, you can get the smile of your dreams without food restrictions or brackets and wires. This kind of orthodontic treatment uses clear, removable aligners made with 3D computer imaging technology. Therefore, you can eat or drink whatever you want and brush and floss without complications. Because there are no metal or wires involved, you don’t need to come into the office as often to get adjustments. Invisalign gradually and gently shifts your teeth into their correct placements. You will only need to visit us about once every six weeks for a checkup, and the total treatment lasts about…

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    Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

    Some common new year’s resolutions are exercising more or trying a new activity, but did you know that improving your oral health should also be one of your priorities for 2017? Healthy teeth is the key to your overall well-being! A few small improvements could lead to great rewards. The first step to a healthier mouth is to have better brushing and flossing habits. If you’ve had your toothbrush for more than three or four months, replace it! Worn bristles don’t clean your teeth as well as a brand new toothbrush! Brush at least two times a day with a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes every day. This is the…

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    The Key to a Healthy Smile with Braces

    Even though braces will allow you to have a beautiful smile, they can also trap food particles and cause plaque to build up in your mouth. However, braces don’t have to be a burden if you take care of your teeth properly during treatment! Here are some good oral hygiene tips to follow if you have braces: 1. Use toothpaste with fluoride By brushing your teeth with a high-fluoride toothpaste, you can stop white spots and decay from forming on your teeth. Try to brush for a full two minutes after every meal or at least twice a day. Make sure that your toothbrush reaches all the spots under wires and…

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    Achieve a Beautiful Smile with Orthodontics!

    Are you self-conscious about your smile? If so, we can help you feel confident and beautiful with orthodontics! After undergoing treatment with braces, you’ll have the smile of your dreams. At Wellesley Dental Group, we will ensure that you feel comfortable and satisfied with your experience. Treatment usually varies from one to three years. There are many different types of orthodontic appliances. They can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic and are either removable or bonded to your teeth. You have the choice of clear, metallic, and many other colors for your brackets. The types of treatment we offer include: Traditional Metal Braces: most common, made of high quality stainless steel, uses…

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    Do You Have a Gap Between Your Teeth?

    Taylor Swift might like the gap between your teeth, but your orthodontist might think differently. A gap between teeth, most commonly between the two upper front teeth, is called a diastema. Extra spaces between teeth or crowding of teeth can be caused by one of these problems: a difference in jaw bone size or teeth size teeth that are too big or small for the jaw some teeth are missing or undersized (especially with the upper lateral incisors) habits such as thumb sucking, incorrect swallowing reflexes, tongue thrusting periodontal disease A diastema doesn’t seem like the worst, but spaces can become larger if tongue habits are not corrected or if periodontal disease…

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    Spring into Sports with Facial Protection

    To those who have long awaited spring, the days are starting to get brighter, and warmer! With spring comes many joys, including the beginning of the spring sports season. Not to mention, April is National Facial Protection Month, which is sponsored by the Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Association of Orthodontists. Whether you’ll be out on the field playing or watching from afar, it’s important to spread the word to both children and adults participating in outdoor activities about the necessity of keeping their face, head, and mouths protected. It is important to take the…