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This blog is a tool we use to keep patients informed of the latest advancements related to dental and orthodontic treatments, as well as interesting news happening in our office.

We invite you to visit this blog occasionally so you can remain up to speed. If you have a request for a topic we can address in an upcoming blog post, please let us know!

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Common Summer Dental Injuries…

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…and how to avoid them! Summer is a time when kids are very active outdoors, which we love!  In New England, we earn every minute of our summer outdoor time. However, that increased activity level leads to an increase in dental injuries, including chipped and cracked teeth, dislodged teeth, jaw injuries, even concussion! The activities we […]

Why you should choose a pediatric dentist for your child

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We talk a lot about how our pediatric dental practice in Wayland makes visiting the dentist more fun for kids, and we really do make it fun!  However, there are actual medical differences between pediatric dentistry and general dentistry, and it’s important for parents to know why they are significant. 1 – Pediatric Dentists are […]

My child has bad breath, what can I do?

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We hear this question a lot. Rest assured, this is not an unusual concern. In fact, a study published in Pediatric Dentistry showed that 23% of young children had halitosis (bad breath). Why? The most common things that cause bad breath are tongue coating, gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and tooth decay. Here’s the bottom […]

Vaping, Juuling and teens – what parents should know

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“Vaping” is inhaling heated vapor via a small device, and it’s popular among teens who don’t think it’s dangerous because it’s “not actually smoking”. There is a new device called a Juul that has twice the nicotine content of other vaping devices, and it’s been surging in popularity. So much so that it even has […]

Why are my teeth yellow, and how can I make them whiter?

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It seems we Americans have become obsessed with the color of our teeth. We see the ads on TV telling us to take the “tissue test” (hold a white tissue up to our teeth and see how yellow they look). There are ads for teeth whitening strips and whitening toothpaste. But, why are our teeth […]

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

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There seems to be a month for everything, have you noticed? Why a whole month dedicated to teeth? There’s very good reason… The American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health month every February to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good oral care habits at an early age is very […]

Santa isn’t the only one checking his list…

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  The Holidays are a busy time for everyone.  Here’s a quick checklist to keep your smile as bright as the season!  Eat foods that clean your teeth: With all the holiday hustle and bustle, sometimes we don’t get to brush as often as normal. Did you know there are some foods that clean […]

Enjoy your Halloween candy and avoid cavities.

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We love Halloween, but that candy can result in new cavities.  Scary! Here are a few ways you can enjoy that candy and minimize the risk of cavities. Eat your treats directly after a meal, rather than as a separate snack.  Saliva production increases during meals, washing away food particles and helping to neutralize cavity-causing […]

Ultra Low Dose imaging available here.

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Our practice has recently begun using ultra low dose CBCT Imaging for diagnostics. This provides a very high quality image for our Doctors, using a very low dose of radiation. It also reduces the number of images we require. That’s a win win for our patients. Dr. Kenneth Webb, our orthodontist, recently blogged about making […]

We’ve built a better Mouth Guard…

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The U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association requires the use of mouth guards for ice hockey, lacrosse, field hockey, and football. However, the American Dental Association recommends the use of mouth guards whenever there’s a chance of contact with other players or hard surfaces. This is especially important if your athlete wears braces or other dental […]

Common Summer Dental Injuries…

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…and how to avoid them! Summer is a time when kids are very active outdoors, which we love!  In New England, we earn every minute of our summer outdoor time. However, that increased activity level leads to an increase in dental injuries, including chipped and cracked teeth, dislodged teeth, jaw injuries, even concussion! The activities we […]

Why you should choose a pediatric dentist for your child

Posted · Add Comment

We talk a lot about how our pediatric dental practice in Wayland makes visiting the dentist more fun for kids, and we really do make it fun!  However, there are actual medical differences between pediatric dentistry and general dentistry, and it’s important for parents to know why they are significant. 1 – Pediatric Dentists are […]

My child has bad breath, what can I do?

Posted · Add Comment

We hear this question a lot. Rest assured, this is not an unusual concern. In fact, a study published in Pediatric Dentistry showed that 23% of young children had halitosis (bad breath). Why? The most common things that cause bad breath are tongue coating, gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and tooth decay. Here’s the bottom […]

Vaping, Juuling and teens – what parents should know

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“Vaping” is inhaling heated vapor via a small device, and it’s popular among teens who don’t think it’s dangerous because it’s “not actually smoking”. There is a new device called a Juul that has twice the nicotine content of other vaping devices, and it’s been surging in popularity. So much so that it even has […]

Why are my teeth yellow, and how can I make them whiter?

Posted · Add Comment

It seems we Americans have become obsessed with the color of our teeth. We see the ads on TV telling us to take the “tissue test” (hold a white tissue up to our teeth and see how yellow they look). There are ads for teeth whitening strips and whitening toothpaste. But, why are our teeth […]

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted · Add Comment

There seems to be a month for everything, have you noticed? Why a whole month dedicated to teeth? There’s very good reason… The American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health month every February to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good oral care habits at an early age is very […]

Santa isn’t the only one checking his list…

Posted · Add Comment

  The Holidays are a busy time for everyone.  Here’s a quick checklist to keep your smile as bright as the season!  Eat foods that clean your teeth: With all the holiday hustle and bustle, sometimes we don’t get to brush as often as normal. Did you know there are some foods that clean […]

Enjoy your Halloween candy and avoid cavities.

Posted · Add Comment

We love Halloween, but that candy can result in new cavities.  Scary! Here are a few ways you can enjoy that candy and minimize the risk of cavities. Eat your treats directly after a meal, rather than as a separate snack.  Saliva production increases during meals, washing away food particles and helping to neutralize cavity-causing […]

Ultra Low Dose imaging available here.

Posted · Add Comment

Our practice has recently begun using ultra low dose CBCT Imaging for diagnostics. This provides a very high quality image for our Doctors, using a very low dose of radiation. It also reduces the number of images we require. That’s a win win for our patients. Dr. Kenneth Webb, our orthodontist, recently blogged about making […]

We’ve built a better Mouth Guard…

Posted · Add Comment

The U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association requires the use of mouth guards for ice hockey, lacrosse, field hockey, and football. However, the American Dental Association recommends the use of mouth guards whenever there’s a chance of contact with other players or hard surfaces. This is especially important if your athlete wears braces or other dental […]