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.
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.
April 25, 2015
Although dentistry has expanded over the years to include categories ranging from cosmetics and restoration to periodontal therapy and implant dentistry, at its core dentistry is still about prevention. If dentists can prevent small concerns from becoming big problems, then they can help their patients enjoy greater oral health and overall wellbeing. At Central Dental Associates in Norwood, MA, our dentists practice preventive dentistry to help you and your family have healthy and happy smiles.
Preventive Dentistry Norwood, MA Trusts
In addition to brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice each day, we’d like to see you in the office at Central Dental at least twice each year for regular checkups. The objective of these regularly scheduled visits is to allow our dentists and their staff to closely monitor your oral health and more easily recognize any changes that may be of concern. If we do find something concerning, then we’ll want to treat promptly in order to prevent a more complex—and costly—problem from developing.
Of course, at these checkups, our dental hygienists will clean your teeth and remove plaque buildup. We’ll also carefully examine your teeth for any signs of decay and we’ll evaluate your gums for indications of gingivitis or periodontitis, the early and late stage of gum disease. When necessary, digital x-rays will be taken to reveal hidden tooth decay or infection below the gum line.
Fluoride and Dental Sealants
To assist you in preventing unwanted cavities, we may recommend fluoride treatments or dental sealants. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens teeth enamel, the first line of defense against decay. Although fluoride is added to tap water, many people do not consume enough of this mineral because of the popularity of bottled water.
A dental sealant is a clear or white plastic coating that is applied to deeply pitted and grooved molars to create a physical barrier between decay-causing bacteria and your teeth.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you or a family member could use an ounce of prevention, then call Central Dental in Norwood, MA, to schedule an appointment for preventive dentistry. We also serve patients from Walpole, Westwood, Medfield, Dedham and the surrounding communities.