Dental Blog

summer promo
The warm weather is finally here and we are excited to announce a new summer offer for July and August! We are offering a complimentary set of diagnostic x-rays and an oral exam for all new patients. If you know anyone looking for an outstanding dental practice please send them our way! We wish you all a wonderful and relaxing summer and we look forward to seeing you soon! (617) 527-1600   |   Email us 1306 Washington St, West Newton, MA 02465 Appointments  |  Review Us  |  Refer a Friend
free-pdf
Here at West Newton Dental Associates, we believe it’s vital to not only treat our patients with high-quality dental care but also to teach and educate them about their oral health so they can be empowered to live healthier oral lives. Teeth, we see and work with them every day, after all, we are West Newton's Family Dentists and have been treating families around us for over 25 years! Even so, they never cease to amaze us. We bet you’ll be amazed, too, when you read the Free PDF we have put together with amazing tooth facts ... Read More
spring-dental-special
The Spring season has arrived and brings with it graduations, weddings and many other occasions where you may want to brighten your smile. West Newton Dental Associates is offering you a complimentary visit to have your teeth polished by any one of our experienced staff members. Give us a call today so we can make an appointment to polish up those pearly whites for you! Check into West Newton Dental Associates on Facebook, for tips, giveaways and sweepstakes.
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A beautiful smile is one of your most attractive traits. Toothpaste to brushing your teeth is the cornerstone to get a beautiful smile and achieve a of good oral health. What is Toothpaste? Toothpaste, also called dentifrice, is essential to your daily oral hygiene routine. Toothpastes are pastes, gels or powders that help remove plaque, a film of bacteria that forms on teeth and gums. Toothpaste improves the mechanical brushing and cleaning power of a toothbrush. How to pick the right Toothpaste? With the dizzying array of toothpaste choices in a typical drugstore aisle, it can be daunting to try and find one ... Read More
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Toothbrushes War, Which One Wins? Toothbrushes, which one should I choose? When it comes to oral care, consistency is everything. The single most important element of good oral care is following a regular routine of twice-daily tooth brushing and daily flossing. Using the right toothbrush can make your daily oral care routine more enjoyable—and more effective A toothbrush is personal, which is why they’re available in a variety of sizes and shapes. If you have a large mouth, you may prefer a full-sized toothbrush head. If you have a small mouth, opt for a compact head. And some adults even prefer youth ... Read More
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Brush your teeth the right way Proper brushing takes at least two minutes — that's right, 120 seconds! Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. To get a feel for the time involved, try using a stopwatch. To properly brush your teeth, use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restoration. Concentrate on thoroughly cleaning each section as follows: Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth Clean the chewing surfaces For ... Read More
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No one likes the idea of growing older, especially with all the new risks and health conditions that can accompany the aging process. Just as you must care for your overall health with advanced age, you also must take care of your dental and oral health. Did you know that your oral health could actually aggravate conditions that affect your whole body? In fact, dental disease can cause infections is other areas of the body, and gum disease has even been linked to heart disease. We all know ... Read More
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Many dental patients visit West Newton Dental for professional cleanings and check ups alone. However, tooth decay can affect any one, no matter how diligently you brush and floss at home. In order to increase your chances of avoiding tooth decay and gum disease it is just as important to understand how to care for your teeth at home – and not just go through the motions every day. First of all, it is important to brush and floss your teeth after every meal. Modern dental devices such as pre-laced flossers and single use flossers, ... Read More
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Dry mouth can cause a number of inconveniences in your dental routine. Of course dry mouth causes your mouth to be drier than normal, which often leads to discomfort of the tongue, gums and inside the cheeks. Chewing gum, using lozenges and mouth rinses can all help alleviate this discomfort. Dry mouth is more common than many patients realize. In fact, almost everyone experiences the symptoms of dry mouth at some point in time. There are many things that may cause your dry mouth symptoms. The most common causes are illness, ... Read More
braces-home
We understand that when it comes to costly dental services many patients need affordable and convenient options. However, in any medical treatment, safety should also be a top priority. Orthodontics is so specialized that not every dentist performs this service. When the practice of orthodontics is not performed by every dentist, so as a patient why would you try to manage your own care at home? Unfortunately, one of the newest trends in dental care is do-it-yourself orthodontics. These mail order kits claim cost savings and convenience – but many patients don’t realize how ... Read More