September 7, 2016
Can you do without even one of your teeth? Maybe you could, but is that best for your appearance and for your oral health? The answer is no. Missing teeth impact aesthetics, speech and oral function. The dentists at Central Dental Associates place dental implants in their Norwood office and also deliver dentures and fixed bridgework for complete and happy smiles. (more…)
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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.
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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.
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December 25, 2014
Is everyone in your family up-to-date with their dental checkups? If it’s been more than six months since their last dental exam, they may be unnecessarily endangering their good health. Oral cancer screenings are a routine part of every dental checkup. If you’re over 40, skipping these regular screenings could jeopardize your life. Tens of thousands of new oral cancer cases develop every year. The single greatest factor in the outcome of oral cancer cases is the stage at which it is found. Because many oral cancer symptoms are disguised as less threatening illnesses, it can go undetected for far too long if you don’t see a dentist regularly. The best way to protect your family and yourself is to make an appointment with Central Dental Associates for a dental checkup and oral cancer screening today. Central Dental Associates provides experienced and compassionate dental care to families throughout Norwood, MA, Walpole, Westwood, Medfield, Dedham, and the surrounding communities.
Are You at Risk for Developing Oral Cancer?
Oral cancer can develop at anytime. However, you may be at heightened risk for developing oral cancer if:
- You are over 40
- You are male
- You use any type of tobacco products
- You drink any alcohol
- You have Human papillomavirus
What Do Oral Cancer Screenings Check?
Any of the following symptoms could be early warning signs of oral cancer:
- An ulcer in your mouth or sore on your tongue that won’t go away
- A red or white patch in your mouth
- Unexplained pain in your mouth or ear
- An unexplained lump in your neck
- Persistent sore or painful throat
- A croaky voice or difficulty swallowing
Oral Cancer Screening Appointments in Norwood, MA
There’s no upside to postponing the dental care you and your family need to stay healthy. Making an appointment for the oral cancer screening and dental checkup you need is easy with Central Dental Associates. Central Dental Associates are standing by to help you protect your family this coming year, and for the many happy years to come. The highly qualified dentists of Central Dental Associates restore smiles daily throughout Norwood, MA, Walpole, Westwood, Medfield, Dedham, and nearby areas.
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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.
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September 4, 2013
Are you unhappy with your smile because you’re missing teeth? Do you wear dentures and are unhappy with the slippage that can often occur? There’s no need to live with an incomplete or unsatisfying smile any longer. At Central Dental Associates, we can restore your smile with implant-supported dentures.
Combining dental implants with dentures allows us to replace your missing teeth in a more secure manner. Also, since it’s anchored to your jawbone, this method helps to prevent bone loss better that traditional dentures. If you have sufficient bone mass to support implants, this could be a great option for your smile.
Implants are placed along the jawline. Over time your jawbone will naturally bond with these posts, creating a firm base for your implant-supported dentures. Once the bond has occurred, we’ll attach your custom dentures to ensure a complete smile restoration.
If you have dentures or have several missing teeth and want to learn more about implant-supported dentures, give us a call today. We want to help restore your smile so you can smile proudly once again. This is a secure, natural looking smile solution that could be just what your smile needed.
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!
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