Posts Tagged "dentistry"

Is Your Mouthpiece Making You Sick?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2015 in Blogs | 0 comments



Whether your little one is signing up for little league or soccer camp, the season for sports is coming up. April marks National Facial Protection Month, which is a great time to remind children and adults about the importance of being safe by wearing a mouth guard during recreational and school sports this spring.  There are quite a few items of equipment you’ll need to get, but never forget to protect those teeth! All contact sports require mouthguards, and for good reason. To read some more about why using a mouthpiece is so important, visit “Sports Mouthguards: Necessary Protection for Your Child.” After learning a bit about what type of mouthguard you’d be best off with, you need to ensure that you know the necessary upkeep. Washing your mouthguard is as essential as washing your hands and needs it about as often. The importance of this cleanliness cannot be stressed enough.

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Getting Your Crown Overseas

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Blogs | 0 comments


Since the snow has taken longer than usual to start melting, it might come as a surprise that summer is almost upon us! Summer brings a variety of activities; you can finally plan that trip to the Cape, maybe go camping and of course, you finally have time for that six-month dental appointment. You might even be considering jumping on the bandwagon for a quickly rising trend called “dental tourism.” Dental tourism is the act of going abroad to find a cheap dental appointment, and getting a quick vacation in at the same time. Seems like a great idea, right? For the 500,000 Americans in 2013 who participated in the trend, it surely did.

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Happy Easter Every Bunny!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2015 in Blogs | 0 comments

The Easter bunny is out and about today! Spring is considered to bring new life and a time of rebirth. Easter is a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Holy Week is also celebrated during the week before Easter. It starts on Palm Sunday and continues on to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and lastly Easter Sunday. It also marks the end of Lent, which involves 40 days of fasting, prayer, and penance. Typically individuals who participate in Lent focus on giving up a significant indulgence. On Easter morning when Lent ends, people often reward themselves with what they gave up for Lent. Many other Easter traditions have been present for centuries, including the decorating of eggs and easter parades. Eggs are recognized as an ancient symbol of fertility. A prominent symbol of the holiday is the Easter bunny, which is said to have been created by German immigrants who spoke of stories of an egg-laying hare.

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Does the Word “Diet” Make Soda Any Healthier?

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Blogs | 2 comments

You know what they all say, “Sip All Day, Get Decay!” It’s not only a catchy phrase, it’s the truth! There is a clear correlation between soda consumption and tooth decay, as well as to other health complications including diabetes, kidney problems, and obesity. We all are familiar with the fact that bacteria in the mouth convert sugars and carbohydrates from the foods and beverages you consume to acids, which decays tooth enamel. What’s even scarier is that the acids can remain in the mouth for 20 minutes after snacking or drinking.

To avoid this reality, many turn to diet soda thinking that there will be no consequences for their teeth. You may have even been asked at one point or another, “Which is better, Diet Coke or regular Coke?” It turns out that their damaging effects on teeth are roughly the same!

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Welcome Home Dr. Van Orenstein!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Blogs | 0 comments

© Leise Jones Photography 2014Van Orenstein, D.M.D.  — The caring team at Wellesley Dental Group is excited to welcome our Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Van Orenstein! He is a native of Massachusetts, having been raised in Newton, where he attended the Newton North High School. He then went on to complete his undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont. Before returning to Massachusetts, Dr. Van covered a lot of distance! He attended dental school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and then completed a pediatric dental residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. Now, he is finally back home!

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