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    Toothpaste: what type and how much?

    It is easy to be overwhelmed at the convenience store, where the stacks of toothpaste in the aisles leave you wondering if you are really using the right type of toothpaste for your needs. You finally decide on a toothpaste tube, only to go home and question whether you are using the right amount. Follow the tips below to end your worries! Prevent tooth decay: opt for a toothpaste which contains sodium fluoride as an active ingredient. Fluoride aids in the enamel remineralization process caused by tooth decay. By using a toothpaste which contains fluoride, you are preventing tooth decay! Prevent sensitivity: opt for a toothpaste which contains potassium nitrate.…

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    This trend could ruin your smile

    Lately, the activated charcoal trend is all around us. Proponents of activated charcoal use it for clearing acne, detox, and recently even on food! But is it really safe for achieving a healthy, bright, and white smile? After seeing hundreds of online before and after pictures proving that it works, many people are willing to try activated charcoal to remove the ‘yellowness’ of their teeth. These surface stains will be more apparent in avid drinkers of coffee, tea, or wine. The truth is that activated charcoal actually does remove these surface stains your enamel, but at a cost. Using activated charcoal can be too abrasive for your teeth and can…

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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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    Get Whiter Teeth For Summer!

    A dazzling bright smile is all the catch nowadays. Especially now that it’s summer and there are many graduations, weddings, and fun events planned, why not show off a healthy white smile! Of course regular dental habits like brushing and flossing are ways to keep a brighter smile. However, if you feel like your smile doesn’t sparkle as much as you’d like, there are many products and whitening treatments available to achieve your smile goals. Tooth whitening is a simple process and a great option for individuals who have stained or discolored teeth. Teeth can become stained for many reasons, including tobacco use, certain medications, foods with dark dyes, and such as…

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    Brighten Your Smile For Prom Season!

    Prom Season…Whitening Season! Is your high school prom coming up? Now’s the perfect time to dust off those pearly whites so you can strut into your prom with confidence and take the best pictures! A sparkling smile perfectly complements your beautiful outfit. Make prom memorable with professional whitening treatment! Here at Wellesley Dental Group (where one of our specialties is cosmetic dentistry), we offer four types of whitening treatment, customized just for you: 1. Custom Take Home tray whitening paint-on teeth whiteners teeth-whitening strips whitening toothpaste and mouthwash 2. Sinsational Smile This pre-filled whitening tray with the addition of an LED accelerating light will whiten your teeth quickly and effectively. 3. Philips…

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    Happy National Wine Day!

      Happy National Wine Day! Did you know that moderate wine consumption (no more than one drink per day for women and two per day for men according to the US Department of Agriculture’s “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010”) can lead to many health benefits? 1. Reduced Risk for Certain Cancers and Diseases Moderate red wine consumption has the potential to prevent both breast and colon cancer. According to an article in the Journal of Women’s Health, red grape skin and seed chemicals decrease estrogen levels and increase testosterone in women in the premenopausal stage, which leads to a reduced risk for breast cancer. A study conducted by scientists from the University of Leicester, UK…

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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…

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    How To Have a Tooth-friendly Valentine’s Day

    Happy Valentine’s Day! This is a great day to show your love and appreciation for the important people in your life, whether it’s someone special, your friends, or your family. Did you know: $345 million is spent on candy for Valentine’s Day each year Around 8 billion heart-shaped candies are sold from Feb. 1 to Feb.14 People eat around 58 million pounds of chocolate around Valentine’s Day The amount of chocolate an average American eats each year: 10-12 lbs Considering all the ways that Valentine’s Day can harm your teeth…Here are some tips on how to have a tooth-friendly and healthy Valentine’s Day! Make sure to keep your breath fresh! Check out this…

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    Reap the Potential Benefits of Coconut Oil

    You may have heard about oil pulling in the news, on blogs, or from friends. This latest trend is actually an old Indian oral therapy dating back 3,000 years! It’s an inexpensive practice that involves the gentle swishing of approximately 1 tablespoon of oil through the teeth for about 10 minutes daily before rinsing out. However, it should be well noted that this procedure should never replace brushing, flossing, and other daily dental habits. Research has found that coconut oil may be effective in keeping our mouths healthy. It was tested against strains of Streptococcus bacteria, which are often found in the oral cavity and aid in producing acids that cause tooth decay. The study reported that the oil was able to fight off cavity-causing…

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    Latte, Espresso, Cappuccino? Think Twice Before You Indulge

    Coffee is America’s favorite beverage, especially for early risers. Not to mention, coffee lovers have many options to choose from. From sweetened flavors like mocha, caramel swirl, and French vanilla, to the less sweet flavors of cinnamon, coconut, hazelnut, raspberry, and toasted almond. It’s estimated that 68 percent of the American population indulge in a cup of coffee every morning to help them wake up and to keep them going throughout the day. The real question is, “Is coffee good or bad for you?”