With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, love is definitely in the air! Many may not realize the role kissing plays in oral health. Kissing increases saliva production in your mouth, which helps to neutralize acids and wash away plaque that can lead to tooth decay. Kissing is also beneficial for your overall health, as it can reduce blood pressure, relieve cramps and headaches, boost self-esteem, and even help you burn calories! However, kissing has consequences too. Did you know that a single ten-second French kiss can transfer an average of 80 million bacteria from one mouth to another?
Teeth are extremely important in helping us with day-to-day functions, including eating and speaking. Not to mention, they are important elements of our smiles! If you’re missing your natural teeth, whether from tooth decay, periodontal disease, or other oral health problems, complete or partial dentures can be a great option to help improve your smile and health. Recently, poor oral health has been recognized as putting the elderly at a major risk for pneumonia.
Happy New Year from our team to you and your family! New Year’s Day is the beginning of the Gregorian calendar celebrated in most parts of the world. Midnight on New Year’s Day is typically celebrated with fireworks, fire crackers, noisemakers, and a toast with champagne or sparkling ciders. However, New Year’s celebrations vary across cultures, religions, and countries.
Much like Thanksgiving, the winter holiday season is a time for celebration and lots of delicious foods! Most importantly, it’s a time for smiles. Family events and holiday parties usually involve platters of cookies, candies, and other sweet desserts to enjoy. Although it can be normal to indulge your sweet tooth minimally, make sure to continue to brush and floss after consumption. It’s important to keep your smile healthy during the holiday as you’re surrounded by the tasty treats that may not be so good for your teeth!
Our team wants to wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holidays! We hope that you are staying warm and enjoying the company of family, friends, and loved ones. If you find yourself looking for things to do this holiday, look no further! There are a lot of fun and family-friendly events happening in the Metrowest and Boston areas! Here is a list of a few events and attractions all here in Massachusetts that will help you and your family celebrate this holiday season with happy smiles!
Check out the Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker at the Boston Opera House. Experience a winter wonderland and an extravagant performance that the whole family can enjoy!
The Holiday Pops are performing a holiday concert for all ages at the Symphony Hall in Boston. Don’t miss out on the beloved holiday music!
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Boston’s First Night Festival of the Arts, which displays the work of 1,000 artists in 200 performances and exhibits throughout downtown Boston. The celebration typically lasts from 1 pm to midnight. Over 1 million people usually show up to this celebration which includes ice sculptures, crafts, music, dance, theater, art, performances, fireworks, film programs, and much more!
Skating can be a fun way for the family to get active and enjoy the cool outdoors!
Enjoy the puppet Mr. Punch staring as Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story at the Puppet Showplace Theater!
Bring your preschooler to Sing and Swing with Deb Hudgins in Wakelin Room from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Wellesley Free Library. There will be lots of singing, dancing and stories for your child to enjoy!
Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group if you have any thoughts or concerns; they will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment and consultation.
Your little ones and teens are welcome to visit our pediatric dentist Dr. Kim or Dr.Pradhan. Dr. Emad is happy to help with your orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions or any other oral surgery needs Dr. Ghazi would be more than willing to help.