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Wondering How Long a CEREC Crown Takes? Read This!

January 27, 2022

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Dentistry has come a long way in the last few decades alone. Thanks to advancements in both techniques and technology, maintaining, restoring, and enhancing your smile is more convenient than ever. One of the biggest improvements is CEREC crowns, which bypasses the gross-tasting impressions and the need for multiple appointments. Now, your tooth can be restored the very same day! But how long does it take exactly? Keep reading for the answer!


How You Can Protect Your Teeth While Enjoying Holiday Treats

November 22, 2021

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Gingerbread cookies that can harm oral health

The holidays bring their fair share of extended family members and decorations but that’s hardly the only thing you can expect during the colder months of the year. It also means foods that you don’t normally have decide to make an appearance on your family’s dinner table and kitchen counters, including cookies, cake, pie, hard candies, chocolates, and other foods containing a ton of sugar. While the foods themselves play a role in harming your oral health, other habits can also increase your risk. Learn what they are from a dentist and how you can protect yourself ahead of the holidays!


4 Ways to Protect Your Child’s Smile in Time for the New School Year

August 3, 2021

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As your child is getting ready to start their new school year, there’s a reasonable chance they aren’t quite as on top of their oral care routine as they should be. Unfortunately, this can not only increase the risk of experiencing dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease, but negatively impact their academic success. In fact, research has shown that poorer child dental health was significantly associated with reduced school performance as well as social well-being. Today, a children’s dentist has four tips worth keeping in mind as you help your child get ready for a new year of learning!


9 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Same-Day Crowns

July 29, 2021

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Same-day crown sitting in a milling machine

Restorative dentistry has been around for quite some time, and technology within the field has only become more advanced as a result. Researchers have designed many new ways to make receiving dental crowns easier and more comfortable, especially for patients. With the advent of same-day crowns, now people in need of dental repairs can get restorations faster than ever! if you’re just learning about same-day crowns for the first time, consider these nine quick facts to know ahead of your next dental appointment.


What Can Happen If You Put Off Necessary Root Canal Treatment

May 26, 2021

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Woman with damaged tooth in need of a root canal

It’s no secret that no one wants to hear the phrase “you need a root canal” from their dentist, but they aren’t recommending this treatment lightly. In fact, they are doing so because while the tooth may be damaged, it is not beyond repair. If you’ve been able to get away with not having a root canal completed, even when you have needed one for weeks, months, or even years, you’ll want to keep reading.


Your Toothache Could Turn Fatal. Learn How from a Dentist.

October 21, 2020

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Older man with a toothache in Wayland.

If you’ve ever had a toothache or experienced a dental infection, you probably know how much discomfort can appear as a result. However, did you ever stop to think about how a toothache could turn into something far more deadly? The next time you experience a toothache in Wayland, don’t simply brush it off. Instead, get in touch with an emergency dentist right away. Doing so could save your life.


How Surgically Clean Air Benefits You, Especially During COVID-19

June 2, 2020

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A dentist performing an exam in surgically clean air.

Over the past several weeks, you’ve probably heard from local dentists and dental associations on how practices are taking all the necessary steps to ensure patient protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. As practices reopen so people can get their routine exams and cleanings completed once again, dentists and their team members are doing more than simply removing waiting areas and providing hand sanitization stations throughout their offices. On top of that, they are purchasing devices specifically designed to create surgically clean air. Learn what this is and how it benefits you below!


Are You at High Risk for COVID-19? A Dentist Answers Your Questions

May 1, 2020

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One of the dentist’s high risk dental patients in Wayland.

Adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic can be difficult, but it’s essential that we don’t let our guard down at this time. While many communities are taking the necessary steps to protect themselves during the pandemic, it’s important to recognize that certain groups fall into the category of “high risk” when it comes to the virus. These are people who are more likely to suffer from the harshest effects of COVID-19. If you are considered a high risk patient or have a family member that falls into this category, you probably have many questions on what to do next. For all high risk dental patients in Wayland, here’s what you need to know.


Stuck at Home Due to Quarantine? Here’s How You Can Stay Stress-Free.

March 15, 2020

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A woman smiling on a couch.

Staying stress free can already be difficult when you have a busy schedule. However, what happens when your community has asked all of its neighbors to stay inside in order to prevent the risk of spreading an incredibly infectious disease? In these uncertain times, it can be hard to focus on staying stress-free. However, there’s a good incentive to do so, and it’s related to your oral health, according to a dentist near Natick. To learn why and what you can do to stay free of stress, keep reading!


Maximize Your 2019 Dental Benefits Before They Expire

November 10, 2019

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an older woman smiling in the dentist’s chair while the dentist reviews a digital image

Did you know that more than $100 billion is lost each year due to patients forgoing their dental benefits? This massive amount of money is returned to the insurance company, requiring patients to restart with each calendar year. From the deductible to the annual maximum, everything is reset to “0.” If you want to avoid being one of the people who lose hundreds or thousands of dollars each year, find out what you can do to maximize your dental insurance benefits before it’s too late.

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