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Central Dental Associates: Your Trusted Norwood Dentist

September 14, 2015

Family with healthy smiles from the trusted Norwood Dentist1965 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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Cosmetic and Other Dentistry Services Can Transform Your Smile

May 30, 2015

Cosmetic services can get your teeth looking gorgeous.Your health is very important to us at Central Dental Associates. We provide comprehensive care from our practice for all of our current and prospective patients. Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most popular areas of dentistry. Changing the appearance of your smile can pay dividends. If you’re needing to nail that next job interview, a teeth whitening session could help you get the job. If you’re wanting to ask someone out on a date, a white smile can work wonders. Basically, anything that has to do with perfecting your smile from an appearance standpoint, we have the tools and team to make it happen. Our Norwood, MA office is ready to help you get the smile of your dreams. Our dental team consists of some of the best dentists in our area: Dr. Robert Viventi, Dr. John Maheu, Dr. Maryam Shomali, Dr. Caroline Faris and Dr. Thomas Parsi. No matter what cosmetic issues you’re dealing with, our dental team can get your smile looking beautiful.
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Enjoy a Brighter Smile with Teeth Whitening in Norwood, MA

March 25, 2015

78768689A smile can speak volumes. However, if you tend to cover your smile because you don’t want people to see the stains on your teeth, then no one can “hear” what your smile has to say. If this is the case with you, then you might want to consider teeth whitening from Central Dental Associates. Our dentists and their team of dental hygienists and assistants have brightened the smiles of many people in and around Norwood, MA, and they can do the same for you.

As we age, our teeth become stained and discolored for a variety of reasons. In fact, the aging process is an unavoidable reason itself. Other things that cause tooth discoloration include:

  • Deeply colored foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, cola, preserves and tomato sauces
  • Chips and cracks that hide food debris, which stains teeth
  • Unusual wear that causes the edges of teeth to appear darker
  • Certain antibiotics such as tetracycline
  • Tobacco products

Regardless of why your teeth are stained, with teeth whitening you can likely have a whiter and brighter smile that will actually give you the confidence to smile.

Two Ways to Whiten Teeth

At Central Dental Associates we offer two methods for you to whiten your teeth. If you would like to see results quickly, then we have an in-office treatment to whiten your smile. With this treatment, we apply a bleaching gel to your teeth. As the gel oxidizes, it penetrates the enamel of your teeth to eliminate stains. The results are immediate and long lasting. In about an hour, you’ll have a smile that will be much brighter

If you would rather not take the time for an appointment and you’d prefer to whiten your teeth in the privacy of home, then we can supply you with custom-fitted trays made at Central Dental Associates along with professional grade whitening gel. After whitening for about 30 minutes a day for two weeks, you’ll see amazing smile results.

Call Our Office Today

To have a smile that you want the world to see, schedule an appointment for teeth whitening with Central Dental Associates in Norwood, MA. We also serve patients from Walpole, Westwood, Medfield, Dedham and the surrounding communities.

A Brief History of Toothpaste

October 25, 2014

76945246The average person brushes their teeth over 40,000 times and uses over 80 liters of toothpaste. The tarter build-up fighting, brightening, whitening toothpaste we enjoy today has not been around for very long. In fact, it has only been around in its modern day form for about 60 years. Toothpaste as we now know it has been on a long road of innovation and invention. The experienced team at Central Dental Associates wants to help you learn more about protecting your teeth. Contact Central dental Associates today for your next appointment at their Norwood, MA dental office. The doctors of Central Dental proudly serve Norwood, MA, Walpole, Westwood, Medfield, Dedham, and surrounding areas.

Early Toothpaste Formulas

The search for an effective toothpaste formula has gone on for thousands of years. The ancients were constantly seeking prevention and remedy for toothaches, tooth decay and bad breath. This search led to incredibly bizarre concoctions and formulas. As early as 5000 B.C. the Egyptians created a formula for toothpaste that consisted of mint flowers, salt and pepper. Unfortunately, it also had the side effect of making the gums bleed. Today we use baking soda as the abrasive in toothpaste which polishes our teeth.  As early as 500 B.C. in Rome, China and India some of the abrasives used were made from crushed fish bones and egg and snail shells, brushed on with sticks or cloths.

Advances in Toothpaste

It wasn’t until the early 19th century that the modern toothbrush and toothpaste began to take shape. The popular formula for toothpaste at this time consisted of chalk, salt and glycerin sold in jars, not tubes. An American dentist named Dr. Peabody was the first to add soap in 1824. The modern tube toothpaste can be attributed to a father son in Connecticut. Dr. W.W. Sheffield and his son had developed tube toothpaste by 1892, first Inspired by the tubes of paint used by painters. At this time it was known as “crème dentifrice”.

Modern Toothpaste

In 1896, Colgate began marketing metal tubes of toothpaste that wound up with a key. The healthy effect of fluoride on teeth was revealed by accident in 1901 when a dentist in Colorado Springs found that the local population he treated developed significantly fewer cavities than other populations. It was discovered that this was due to naturally elevated levels of fluoride in their local water supply. By 1950, fluoride was added to the general formula. After WWII synthetic detergents replaced the soap in toothpaste.

 

Toothpaste and Cavity Prevention in Norwood, MA

Modern toothpaste is made of an abrasive like baking soda or chalk, a whitener, flavoring, a foaming additive and a binder. You can easily make your own toothpaste at home using a simple recipe. Just mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of salt, 3 teaspoons of glycerin, a dash of water and one teaspoon of peppermint. To find out more about taking care of your teeth, contact Central Dental Associates today for your twice yearly check up. Central Dental Associates proudly serve patients in Norwood, MA, Walpole, Westwood, Medfield, Dedham, and the surrounding communities.

Teeth Whitening Solutions in Norwood, MA

September 25, 2013

teeth whiteningDo you find yourself longing for a whiter smile? Have you tried over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions or whitening toothpastes and been left disappointed with the results? At Central Dental Associates, we can help improve your smile with professional teeth whitening treatments.

If you’re interested in a brighter smile, we can help. We’ll start by analyzing your smile to determine the causes and types of stains that are affecting your smile.  One of the methods we offer is in-office whitening. This method takes a visit to our dental office, where we’ll apply a special bleaching gel to your teeth. You’ll leave with a noticeably brighter smile.

We also offer take-home whitening trays for increased convenience. We’ll create custom whitening trays from impressions of your teeth. You’ll line the trays with a professional bleaching gel, wear them as directed, and watch as your teeth gradually whiten. This is a good option if you want to have more control over the whitening process.

If you want a brighter smile, we’re here to help with a variety of teeth whitening solutions. We’ll find the right choice for your smile, and help you achieve the dazzling white smile of your dreams. Teeth whitening is a great cosmetic dentistry treatment that can have a big impact on your life.

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!

We’re proud to serve you!

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 today!

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