Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in water and many foods. It can also be applied to teeth through several dental products. Fluoride helps protect teeth from developing cavities by making the tooth more resistant to acids from plaque bacteria in the mouth. It also helps reverse early stages of tooth decay.
Fluoride intake is critical for infants and children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years, when primary and permanent teeth are developing. It is also beneficial for adults.
Intuitively, it may seem like the more fluoride, the better! However, this is not the case! Too much fluoride, particularly in young children can be damaging to tooth enamel. It can lead to a tooth discoloration called dental fluorosis.
Happy New Year from our team to you and your family! New Year’s Day is the beginning of the Gregorian calendar celebrated in most parts of the world. Midnight on New Year’s Day is typically celebrated with fireworks, fire crackers, noisemakers, and a toast with champagne or sparkling ciders. However, New Year’s celebrations vary across cultures, religions, and countries.
Much like Thanksgiving, the winter holiday season is a time for celebration and lots of delicious foods! Most importantly, it’s a time for smiles. Family events and holiday parties usually involve platters of cookies, candies, and other sweet desserts to enjoy. Although it can be normal to indulge your sweet tooth minimally, make sure to continue to brush and floss after consumption. It’s important to keep your smile healthy during the holiday as you’re surrounded by the tasty treats that may not be so good for your teeth!
Our team wants to wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holidays! We hope that you are staying warm and enjoying the company of family, friends, and loved ones. If you find yourself looking for things to do this holiday, look no further! There are a lot of fun and family-friendly events happening in the Metrowest and Boston areas! Here is a list of a few events and attractions all here in Massachusetts that will help you and your family celebrate this holiday season with happy smiles!
Check out the Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker at the Boston Opera House. Experience a winter wonderland and an extravagant performance that the whole family can enjoy!
The Holiday Pops are performing a holiday concert for all ages at the Symphony Hall in Boston. Don’t miss out on the beloved holiday music!
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Boston’s First Night Festival of the Arts, which displays the work of 1,000 artists in 200 performances and exhibits throughout downtown Boston. The celebration typically lasts from 1 pm to midnight. Over 1 million people usually show up to this celebration which includes ice sculptures, crafts, music, dance, theater, art, performances, fireworks, film programs, and much more!
Skating can be a fun way for the family to get active and enjoy the cool outdoors!
Enjoy the puppet Mr. Punch staring as Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story at the Puppet Showplace Theater!
Bring your preschooler to Sing and Swing with Deb Hudgins in Wakelin Room from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Wellesley Free Library. There will be lots of singing, dancing and stories for your child to enjoy!
Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group if you have any thoughts or concerns; they will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment and consultation.
Your little ones and teens are welcome to visit our pediatric dentist Dr. Kim or Dr.Pradhan. Dr. Emad is happy to help with your orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions or any other oral surgery needs Dr. Ghazi would be more than willing to help.
We did it again! This year’s Candy Drive was a great success, and we are proud to say we have collected even more candy than last year: over 7600 pounds! The candy will be sent as care packages with carepacks.org to the troops overseas as a sweet reminder of home.
Here are some highlights from the Candy Drive!
We were joined by so many wonderful people and organizations! We had the National Guards come out. We were also joined by some Veterans, and U.S. Marines who served as an amazing reminder for everything our troops do for us. We also had the Wellesley Police Department, along with Chief DeLorie and the Wellesley Fire Department—everyone who keeps us safe! All the local public schools were represented, along with many other schools and organizations from the surrounding MetroWest community. Many children and school principals came personally as well. Even local businesses and organizations came to drop off candy and show their support!
The spirit of patriotism was running high. Evan sang the National Anthem, and we had a moment of silence for those overseas.
The Wellesley Public Schools and surrounding MetroWest schools were each awarded 3 prizes to hand off to the raffle winners.
It is heart warming to see the whole MetroWest community come together in the spirit of giving. The Wellesley Fire Department and Wellesley Police Department, along with the National guards supporting the town-wide initiative to support the troops. All Wellesley Public Schools participated with many private and neighboring town schools.
We received so many handwritten notes. We imagine that these kind words of love and support will be even sweeter than the candy!
It has been so touching to see the message of health and giving being spread across our community. We really could not have done it without everyone’s help, and we want to thank everyone who participated! And lastly, a big thank you to the Wellesley Dental Group team that put in the hard work to make our Candy Drive such a success!
Check out out past Candy Drive Blogs!
A Special Thank You to the following Participants: