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    My Lungs, Mouth, and Inhaler: What to Know

    It’s that time of the year where blooming flowers and warm breezes take over and are welcomed by many. However, for some, this time of the year triggers asthma and allergies! Unfortunately, individuals with asthma may not share the same joy in this seasonal change. Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that is characterized by airway obstruction, coughing, and wheezing caused by constriction of the lung bronchi. But, that’s not all! Since the body is all interconnected, this respiratory condition also has been found to increase your risk of developing gum disease (gingivitis and periodontal disease), tooth decay, malocclusion (overbite, overate, posterior crossbite), oral candidiasis, dry mouth, and oral sores.…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sleep Apnea and Permanent Tooth Extraction

    Sleep apnea is common condition that can lead to trouble sleeping and cause tiredness throughout the day even after a full night’s rest. Individuals with sleep apnea experience one or more pauses in breathing during their sleep that can last from seconds to minutes. Aside from excessive daytime sleepiness, signs of sleep apnea also include dry mouth, headache, and snoring, just to name a few. Research has found that sleep apnea may increase the risk of of high blood pressure, heart problems, stroke, obesity, and diabetes, and the chance of getting into a car accident. So, you may be wondering how this condition plays a role in dentistry. Some studies suggest that getting teeth extracted for braces…

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    Welcome to the New Year!

    Time is moving quickly as we jump into the New Year, 2016! Today, many around the world enjoy traditions to bestow good luck for the year ahead. New Year’s celebrations date all the way back some 4,000 years to ancient Babylon! Beginning on New Year’s Eve, it’s common to hear and see spectacular fireworks, and the well-awaited countdown to midnight.

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    Sleeping in Dentures Linked to Pneumonia?

    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.