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4 Helpful Tips to Help You Navigate Your Dental Insurance

October 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 1:17 pm
Dental insurance

A lot of people tend to use their health insurance more often than their dental insurance which can lead to some confusion. Even though there are lots of similarities between the two, there are also plenty of differences. This can make it difficult to completely understand. Your cosmetic dentist in Norwood is here to help. Here are four tips that can give you a better understanding of how your dental insurance works so you can navigate it more easily.


Why Your Dentist Is Asking You To Use Mouthwash Before Your Appointment

May 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 9:15 am
Person rinses with mouthwash before visiting their dentist in Norwood.

The next time you visit your dentist in Norwood, you may be handed a cup of mouthwash to use before starting your appointment. It’s one of the many new procedures dentists are using to slow the spread of germs inside their offices. Keep reading to find out why rinsing with mouthwash can help protect the people involved in your care as well as improve your oral health.


5 Easy Tips to Find a New Family Dentist

March 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 7:47 pm
Happy family visiting new family dentist in Norwood

Whether you have just moved to town or your dentist recently retired, finding a new family dentist in Norwood can seem like a daunting task. You want the perfect combination of quality care, expertise and a warm and welcoming environment – but how? Do not worry, there is no need to stress out! Fortunately, many others have been in your shoes before and can share their knowledge. Case in point, here are 5 easy tips to find the best dentist for the whole family.


Tips for Getting Your Child Excited About Their Oral Health

February 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 4:03 pm
Smiling little boy excited to see his family dentist in Norwood

Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? Every February since 1941, dental experts and healthcare professionals have used this time of year to promote the importance of great oral health in children. It’s the perfect time to take a moment to enjoy your little one’s precious smile and teach them how to take care of it. Find out from your family dentist in Norwood what you can teach your son or daughter this month that their smile will benefit from for the rest of their lives.


The Perfect Time to Schedule a Dental Checkup for Your Family!

January 1, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 9:53 am
family happy hugging and smiling

As a parent, you’re not only responsible for maintaining your oral health, but also making sure that your family members receive the vital care they need. With all of life’s challenges, this can be difficult at times. Thankfully, with a new year here, you have an opportunity to lighten your load. As you read on, your family dentist in Norwood explains why now is the perfect time for the entire family to visit for a dental checkup!


4 Ways Your Smile Can Change as You Age

December 19, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 9:55 am
elderly couple smiling

Our hair color isn’t the only thing that changes as we get older. As we age, so does our smile. Your teeth eventually wear down after a lifetime of chewing meals and snacks. But did you know that the alignment of your teeth can become altered as well? A family dentist in Norwood is here to explain four ways that age can change your smile.


Visit Your Dentist Before Your Coverage Expires

November 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr. John Maheu @ 12:14 pm

dental appointmentWhen was the last time you visited your family dentist in Norwood? If you’re like one-third of adults, you probably haven’t been to your dental office within the last 12 months. Despite having dental insurance, many people believe it’s still too expensive to visit their dentist unless it’s an emergency, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Your coverage allows you to get the services you need without breaking the bank; however, if you don’t hurry, you’re going to lose the opportunity. At the end of the year, your dental benefits will expire.


Keep Your Smile Healthy with These 7 Halloween Candy Alternatives

October 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 3:10 pm
two young girls dressed up for Halloween

It’s likely your child is getting excited about Halloween and all the sweet, colorful candy that comes with it. Unfortunately, as delicious as these treats can be, they can wreak havoc on your child’s teeth (and yours)! If you’re planning to stay home this year and take part in the annual passing out of the “candy,” don’t feel like you have to follow along with the crowd in purchasing that expensive bag of candy on the shelf. Instead, hear from a family dentist in Norwood who shares 7 alternative treats that are still yummy but will do less harm to young teeth.


Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

September 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 2:46 pm
woman with sensitive teeth eating ice cream

An old friend is coming back into town, and to celebrate you’re going to see a Patriots game with them. You’re having a great time and the team is doing well when you start to get a little hungry. You get some ice cream, thinking it’ll be a yummy snack. You take a huge bite, only for a jolt of pain to shoot through your teeth! Why are your teeth so sensitive? Fortunately, your family dentist in Norwood has the answers, and can offer treatment options to soothe your discomfort.


3 Reasons to See Your Family Dentist for a Back-to-School Checkup

August 23, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 5:12 pm
little boy in dental chair

Buying school supplies isn’t the only thing you need to do to make sure your little one is ready for the upcoming school year. According to the American Dental Association, dental checkups are just as important as getting a routine physical exam from their primary care doctor. Since you’re already making a list of things you need to do before school starts, why not add “see my family dentist in Norwood” to that list? Here are 3 reasons why your kid’s smile can benefit from a checkup.

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