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Informed patients are happy patients, and our blog is a resource designed to help you stay informed regarding important news pertaining to our practice, and to the dental and orthodontic fields.

Please visit our blog periodically to learn more about dentistry and orthodontic topics. If there’s a topic you would like for us to address in a future blog post, let us know!

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Important Announcement regarding COVID-19

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The health and safety of our patients, staff, vendors, and doctors, is and always will be our top priority.  These are unprecedented times, and we’re in uncharted territories.  Per the recommendation of the Massachusetts Dental Society and the declaration of the State of Emergency in Massachusetts, we will have to close our offices starting tomorrow […]

4 Reasons December is a great time for a Dental visit

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The holidays are so busy we all procrastinate on a few things to meet that Christmas deadline! But, this year many of the kids have a nice long Christmas break. They finish school on December 20th and don’t have to go back until January 6th! So, you have a little extra time to squeeze in […]

Common Summer Dental Injuries…

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…and how to avoid them! Summer is a time when kids are very active outdoors, which we love!  In New England, we earn every minute of our summer outdoor time.  However, that increased activity level leads to an increase in dental injuries, including chipped and cracked teeth, dislodged teeth, jaw injuries, even concussion! The activities […]

Why you should choose a pediatric dentist for your child

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We talk a lot about how our pediatric dental practice in Hopkinton makes visiting the dentist more fun for kids, and we really do make it fun!  However, there are actual medical differences between pediatric dentistry and general dentistry, and it’s important for parents to know why they are significant. 1 – Pediatric Dentists are […]

My child has bad breath, what can I do?

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We hear this question a lot.  Rest assured, this is not an unusual concern.  In fact, a study published in Pediatric Dentistry showed that 23% of young children had halitosis (bad breath).  Why?  The most common things that cause bad breath are tongue coating, gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and tooth decay.    Here’s the bottom […]

Meet Dr. Webb, Orthodontist

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Dr. Ken Webb is our orthodontist here at The Dental Place Hopkinton, part of the brushfloss.com family of dentists.  We asked Dr. Webb some questions about what makes his work and these practices so special. How long have you been working here? Since it opened! Why did you decide to become an Orthodontist? In dental school, […]

Vaping, Juuling, and Teens – what parents should know

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“Vaping” is inhaling heated vapor via a small device, and it’s popular among teens who don’t think it’s dangerous because it’s “not actually smoking”. There is a new device called a Juul that has twice the nicotine content of other vaping devices, and it’s been surging in popularity. So much so that it even has […]

A Thank You to the Boston Marathon!

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We love being a part of the Boston Marathon!  This year we donated our parking lot space and set up a tent for the runners at the starting line.  Here’s a Thank You note from marathon partner MGH.  To that we say… Thank You!  For making the Boston Marathon a very special race and the […]