You have your father’s eyes and your mother’s dental phobia. Does genetic dental phobia sound a little strange? Millions of US adults and children report experiencing some level of anxiety or fear associated with visiting the dentist. If you’re one of these fearful dental patients, recent research out of West Virginia University (WVU) indicates your genealogy may be to blame. It’s important to keep in mind that the right dentist also has an impact on alleviating both genetic and learned dental phobias and anxieties. That means finding a trustworthy family dentist is essential to help you overcome your dental anxieties or fears. (more…)
September 10, 2017
July 9, 2017
Welcome to Central Dental Associates! If you and your loved ones are looking for a family dentistry practice in Norwood, our office might be right for you. We offer a wide range of dental treatments to meet the needs of patients of all ages, and for your convenience, we offer early morning, evening, and Saturday appointment times to fit even the busiest family’s schedules. If you’d like to bring your whole family to see us on the same day, we can even set aside a block of appointments. We do our utmost to make dental care convenient and comfortable for every member of the family. Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more or schedule your appointment today.
October 14, 2016
Xerostomia, or dry mouth as it is commonly called, comes from several sources: anxiety and stress, cancer treatment, immunosuppression plus others. More than annoying, dry mouth contributes to worrisome dental issues, such as cavities. Learn more about xerostomia and how to deal with it from Central Dental Associates, your caring dentists in Whiting.
August 2, 2016
Prevention resides at the heart of dentistry. At Central Dental Associates, Dr. Robert L. Viventi and his associate Norwood dentists do everything possible to preserve natural tooth structure and healthy gums. Restorations such as tooth-colored fillings and porcelain crowns shore up cracked, decayed enamel, and root canal therapy removes infected inner pulp and seals a tooth for more years of good function.
However, sometimes, teeth must be pulled. Learn the process and the reasons behind this needed treatment at Central Dental Associates.
June 17, 2016
At Central Dental Associates, we’ve got a team of experts working together to provide excellence in dentistry — and we’re happy to announce we’ve just added Dr. Robert Stoddard as the sixth dentist at Central Dental Associates! He adds his significant experience and skill to our practice, where Norwood patients know they can find comprehensive dental care for smiles of all ages.
January 7, 2016
You love seeing your little one smile — especially when you know those precious white teeth are not just adorable, but healthy, too. At Central Dental Associates, we’re passionate about taking care of the latter. In fact, we pride ourselves on building the healthy, beautiful smiles children and adults in our community enjoy. If you still haven’t found an excellent children’s dentist in Norwood, why don’t you give the Central Dental team a try?
December 1, 2015
We know you’d do anything for your family’s oral health — but we also know that caring for smiles of all sizes doesn’t have to send you to dentists all over town. At Central Dental Associates, we’re the experts our neighbors turn to for excellence in family dentistry. That means that from the youngest teeth to the oldest, we’ve got you covered — and all under one roof. Keep reading to learn more about your trusted family dentist in Norwood, MA.
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.
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.
August 6, 2015
Brushing and flossing your teeth properly is one of the best ways to help keep your oral health in check. If you think about all of the bacteria and food particles that float around your mouth during the course of a day, it’s no wonder why brushing and flossing is so important. Food that gets caught in teeth or bacteria that becomes trapped can grow into something sinister, like a disease or infection. Infections can wreak havoc on your smile and cause all sorts of other problems. At Central Dental Associates in Norwood, MA, the last thing any of us want for you is a smile that’s been overrun with disease or infection. There are ways to keep these unwanted guests from taking over your mouth, and it’s through excellent dental hygiene – including brushing and flossing. Your teeth deserve the best care possible and by being proactive, you’re giving them a chance to look and feel healthy. Preventive dentistry is easy to practice, all it takes is some dedication and love for your teeth.