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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 […]

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

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There seems to be a month for everything, have you noticed? Why is there a whole month dedicated to teeth?  There’s very good reason… The American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health month every February to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good oral care habits at an early age […]

Santa isn’t the only one checking his list…

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The Holidays are a busy time for everyone.  Here’s a quick checklist to keep your smile as bright as the season!    Eat foods that clean your teeth: With all the holiday hustle and bustle, sometimes we don’t get to brush as often as normal. Did you know there are some foods that clean teeth […]

3 Dental Conditions that Run in the Family

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There are lots of similarities between family members. From eye color to height to certain health conditions, we acquire many of our characteristics from our family members. But, Hopkinton MA dentists say that we can also inherit some pretty significant dental conditions, too. If you have been affected by any of the three following dental […]

Don’t be Scared! You can have your candy and avoid cavities.

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We love Halloween, but that candy can result in new cavities.  Scary! Here are a few ways you can enjoy that candy and minimize the risk of cavities. Eat your treats directly after a meal, rather than as a separate snack.  Saliva production increases during meals, washing away food particles and helping to neutralize cavity-causing […]