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    The future of dentistry is digital!

    “The future of dentistry is digital” says Biomed Central of Oral Health. It is true, the future of dentistry is indeed digital. Consider the last time you had an impression taken at the dentist’s. That feeling of discomfort and the recurrence of the ultimate gag reflex made your dental experience, surely, less enjoyable and your dentist’s experience more nerve-racking. In addition to that, the custom design of the trays, the materials used, and sending the impression to lab and getting the plaster model back is time consuming and expensive.   Therefore, recently the use of Intraoral Scanner (IOS) devices is becoming more and more popular. The technique is referred to…

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    Bright and Healthy Smiles for the Summer!

    It is summertime and you are finally ready to take on a good well-deserved vacation. You have finally freed up some space on your phone and are probably just ready for the limitless photo opportunities. But, is your smile also ready to steal the show? Wherever you go this summer, remember that your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. That is why the state of your teeth is a big contributor to your overall confidence. Any diet that is high in acidic food or drinks leads to a weakening of the enamel which makes it more more likely to get stained and discolored. In…

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    It’s not you, it’s your morning breath!

      Have you ever wondered why despite keeping good oral hygiene, brushing your teeth and tongue regularly, using a mouthwash and flossing before bed, you still wake up with an unpleasant odor coming from your mouth? Well, it’s not you; bad breath in the morning is very common. The condition is also known as halitosis. It happens because during the supposed 8-hours of sleep at night, our mouth goes through a period of reduced salivary flow and no access to food and water. The main function of saliva is to ‘rinse’ and remove solid food particles which if not removed cause bad breath. And when there is no source of…

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    Ice cream, you scream, your teeth shouldn’t scream!

      With the hot summer already here, ice cream is one of our favorite cold treat. But while you are enjoying your summer treat, also keep in mind the effect that too much of it can have not only on your summer figure, but also on your teeth. If you were thinking “well, how bad can ice cream really be?; it is a dairy product; it supplies me with calcium, and that’s mostly what teeth are made of, so how can it harm my teeth?” Yes, ice cream is a dairy product, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is a good source of calcium. In fact, it has only…

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    Participate In Our 9th Annual Candy Drive!

    All Metrowest Schools and organizations are invited to join Wellesley Dental Group’s 9th Annual Community Candy Drive to benefit the US troops serving overseas. From November 1st to November 9th, we will be collecting candy, along with handwritten notes and cards for our soldiers. Our goal is to teach our kids lessons in giving by encouraging them to share their extra Halloween candy with our troops. The sweet treats and the handwritten cards are a little reminder of home for our troops, and a message of support just in time for Veteran’s Day. The packages will be sent via CarePacks, a non-profit organization, along with oral hygiene supplies. We are inviting all schools and organizations to participate in our Press Event – November 10th at 10:00 am. Local media and photographers will capture the spirit of…

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    Ever Dream of Losing Teeth?

    Typically we all have one-of-a kind dreams at bedtime. However, a common dream that some have experienced is a dream about their teeth falling out. This may be in the form teeth breaking, rotting, or going completely missing. These dreams are not only scary, but are also confusing. If you’ve ever experienced dreams about losing teeth, check out what it could possibly suggest:

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    Smoking Equals More Germs!

    We’ve all heard that our bodies are home to millions of germs. But, new research has found that smoking increases the risk of certain bacteria like Porphyromonas gingivalis from invading the mouth and battling the immune system. Researcher David A. Scott, Ph.D., at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry  recently investigated how cigarettes promotes bacteria colonization and disrupts the immune system. Also, research published in Tobacco Induced Diseases indicated that cigarette smoke and its chemical components increase biofilm formation by bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mutans, Klebsiella pneumonia and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. These biofilms contain several microbial communities and can stick to most surfaces like teeth, heart valves, and the respiratory tract. Biofilms make it hard for your body’s immune system to…

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    Milk Helps Prevent Cavities

    Many of us have heard the famous advertising campaign, “Got Milk?” Well, it’s a good question to ask when speaking about oral health. Grabbing a glass of milk after consuming sugary foods can help reduce the risk of developing cavities, especially for children! Tooth decay can arise when proper dental habits are not being practiced. Plaque then begins to form on tooth enamel and produces acids stimulated by the sugary foods and drinks that have been consumed leading to cavity formation. Along with brushing, flossing, rinsing, and other necessary oral habits, milk can also help increase pH levels making the mouth less acidic. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association,…

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    Dental Pains on Airplanes

    Flying to a new location, or home to visit family is typically always exciting. Nevertheless, some fliers may experience  dental pain and problems as a result of changes in atmospheric pressure. Because the atmospheric pressure is often too low for humans the higher the plane reaches, fliers may be impacted by some of the following oral issues:

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    The Risks of Oral Piercings

    Oral piercings has become a popular expression of self, however, there are several health risks that come along with them. It is important to be aware of the common infections and problems that may occur as a result of oral piercings. tongue, lip, uvula, and other oral piercings can not only change your speech, chewing or swallowing, it can also cause infections, nerve damage, and much more! Here are just a few of the issues that can arise due to oral piercings: