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LAST MINUTE GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST.

Your smile is the best way to greet the world. Smile and others will smile back. While you have many options for whitening your teeth, at Boston Dental our professional dental staff is the best resource for your whitening treatments; ensuring your treatment is safe and your results are outstanding.  This holiday season, unleash a whiter, brighter smile with Philips…

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CHOCOLATE FOR BETTER MOUTH HEALTH? YES, THAT’S RIGHT!

Latest studies support the fact that chocolate is efficient at fighting plaque, cavities, and tooth decay in the mouth. In fact dark chocolate may actually help avert cavities! It’s hard to believe, but compounds in chocolate may be more effective at fighting tooth decay than fluoride! Researchers are predicting that one day, the compound found in chocolate called CBH will…

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PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. There are many forms of preventive dentistry, such as daily brushing and dental cleanings. To maintain optimal oral health, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visits to the dentist at regular intervals determined by a…

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WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE COMPOSITE FILLINGS

When considering tooth fillings, one of the options available are composite fillings which are made from durable plastics that are similar in color to natural teeth. Because the composite fillings are tooth-colored, they look more natural and are less noticeable compared to other types of fillings. Another benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that they are compatible with sealants allowing your…

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THE POWER OF IMAGERY IN CREATING EXCEPTIONAL PATIENT EXPERIENCES

Dentists have a marketing problem: people understand that oral care is valuable to their health and well-being, but they are often afraid to visit dental offices. Drills, picks, knives, and scary-looking machines can lead to fear and anxiety, so practitioners need to be proactive about transforming their offices into more calming environments. Major patient care advances have been made in medicine,…

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DENTAL SEALANTS

Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it’s not always easy to clean every nook and cranny of your teeth – especially those back teeth which are rough, uneven and a favorite place for leftover food and cavity-causing bacteria to hide. Still, there’s another safety net to help keep those teeth clean. It’s called a sealant,…

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TOOTHBRUSHES

There have been multiple studies comparing the effectiveness of manual brushes as opposed to electric brushes. Although not all electric brushes are the same, these studies conclude that in general electric brushes are more efficient in controlling plaque than manual brushes. Theoretically, you can do a very good brushing with a regular hand brush, but the movements of an electric…

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PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Even though children often seem as just small adults, their patience and cooperation can be largely compromised during a dental exam. Pediatric dentists are specifically trained to know how to examine and treat children in ways that make their experience at the dental office relaxing and fun. This is often achieved by special office equipment and decoration which is designed with children in mind. A pediatric…

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DELTA DENTAL IS CHANGING – HOW WILL IT IMPACT YOU?

You may have seen a recent Boston Globe article that discussed a major rift between dentists and the largest dental insurer, Delta Dental. In an effort to attract more budget-conscious consumers and businesses, Delta rolled out a new low-cost plan that could potentially lower the amount of money practitioners would earn per patient visit. The good news is that Boston…