Did you know 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth? Decay is a common culprit of tooth loss, but cavities aren’t the only cause. Gum disease is also a leading contributor to missing teeth. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 50% of adults have the infection. Not only can it result in an incomplete smile, but the infection can wreak havoc on your health. Your smile doesn’t have to become another victim of gum disease. Here are 3 ways you can keep your gums healthy using your dental insurance.
Prevent Gum Disease Using Your Dental Insurance
October 13, 2022
Your BCBS Dentist Offers Advice on Dental Insurance
November 5, 2015
Let’s take a look at the calendar: Thanksgiving is at the end of this month, Christmas is at the end of next month. Can 2016 be far behind? Definitely not, and that means that your dental insurance benefits for 2015 are about to expire. As the saying goes—don’t leave money on the table! If you or anyone else in your family is due for a checkup or another dental service, then schedule an appointment today with Central Dental Associates, your Delta dentist in Norwood, MA.
Repair and Restore Damaged Teeth with Dental Bonding Norwood Loves
October 8, 2015
If you’ve ever owned a brand new car, you probably remember the first scratch or chip in the paint, but what about the 5th or the 10th? Most people stop paying attention to minor flaws after the first few, but overtime, even tiny scrapes and chips add up and the car looks worn and old. The same thing happens to teeth as we age. Tiny chips and stains seem to multiply leaving teeth looking worn and faded. You can trade in your old car for a brand new model, but it’s more difficult to trade in your worn teeth. At Central Dental Associates, we work closely with patients to prevent even minor damage keeping teeth looking and feeling beautiful for life. For those who haven’t been as careful with their smiles through the years, cosmetic bonding may just be your smile’s reset button. At Central Dental Associates, our Norwood, MA dental team helps patients renew their smiles with one visit, no prep cosmetic dental bonding.
Central Dental Associates: Your Trusted Norwood Dentist
September 14, 2015
1965 was a big year for the world — and, on a somewhat smaller scale (we suppose), it was a big year for Norwood. That was the year Central Dental Associates first opened its doors to our community. We’ve been providing excellent general and family dentistry ever since — and we were so proud to celebrate our 50th anniversary in our newly renovated office.
If you’re looking for a reliable, compassionate and skilled dentist, look no further than your trusted dentists at Central Dental Associates. We’ve helped countless Norwood neighbors achieve excellent oral health over the years — and we’d love to help you, too.
Holiday Dental Care Advice
November 25, 2014
The approaching holiday season can be a double dose of danger for your dental care. While most people tend to eat more sugary foods and drink more alcohol, they also get so busy with holiday preparations that they forget to keep up with their normal oral hygiene routine. You can protect your teeth and make dental care a priority this season by contacting Central Dental Associates today for an appointment. The experienced dentists of Central Dental Associates proudly serve all of Norwood, MA, Walpole, Westwood, Medfield, Dedham and nearby communities.
Holiday Dental Care Tips
- Desserts– Drink plenty of water after eating anything sugary. This will help wash away the bacteria.
- Sticky Treats– Avoid chewy candies and dried fruits such as cranberries. These sticky particles will linger on your teeth and are hard to remove, which increases the risk of developing cavities.
- Alcohol– Try not to swish wine around in your mouth and drink water between glasses of wine to rinse the acid away from your teeth.
- Sugar Free– Anytime you can substitute a treat for a sugar- free version you are helping protect your teeth. Sugar- Free treats containing the sugar substitute, Xylitol, can actually help reduce plaque buildup. Also try chewing a piece of sugar-free gum after a meal to un-stick food material from your teeth.
- Got Milk– Dairy can protect your teeth from acids produced by oral bacteria, decreasing the possibility of tooth decay. Just add a glass of milk or a slice of cheese to your holiday candies and treats.
- Stress- Holiday stress can cause some people to grind or clench their teeth while sleeping (bruxism). A dentist can provide you with a custom night guard to prevent damage from bruxism.
Holiday Dental Care in Norwood, MA
This time of year can spell disaster for your teeth. Have a healthy holiday season by remembering to keep up with your dental care. Make an appointment with Central Dental Associates for a pre or post holiday cleaning. Central Dental Associates serves patients throughout Norwood, MA, Walpole, Westwood, Medfield, Dedham and surrounding cities.
Don’t Forget to Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before the End of the Year
December 3, 2013
As yet another year draws to a close, it’s important to take the time to check and make sure you took full advantage of your dental benefits for 2013. If you have dental insurance, you have a certain amount of coverage that you can use every year. At Central Dental Associates, we want to make sure that our patients are taking full advantage of their dental benefits.
If you haven’t been to our office twice this year for your dental cleanings, this is a great time to address this. Dental cleanings and checkups are not only covered by your dental benefits, but they’re also a great way of ensuring the health of your smile. We can discover and address smile issues before they have a destructive impact on your smile.
Every dental insurance plan is different, so it’s important to check with your insurance provider to understand what coverage your plan provides. Any benefits that you have will be lost at the end of 2013, so it is important to schedule an appointment today. Also, plans can change from year to year, so there’s no guarantee that you’ll have the same dental benefits from year to year. Give us a call today to learn more or schedule an appointment.
Visit our contemporary practice and learn why Central Dental Associates has been Norwood’s premier choice for family and restorative dentistry since 1965. We’re located in Norwood, MA at Chestnut Green, convenient to patients from Walpole, Westwood, Medfield, Dedham, and surrounding areas. Call us today!