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URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT
03/16/2020
Please read the urgent announcement about the temporary closure of our three office locations from Monday, March 16th through Saturday, March 21st.
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History of Toothpaste
03/11/2020
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Scott shares information on the history of toothpaste.
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If I Was Not A Dentist
03/02/2020
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Amy Regen writes about what if she was not a dentist.
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50th birthday
Happy 50th Birthday Chestnut Dental!
02/26/2020
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Shelley McBride writes about our 50th birthday.
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Train Travel
02/18/2020
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Richard Strakus writes about taking the train to NYC.
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Invisalign
02/03/2020
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Adam Donnell writes about Invisalign treatment.
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Community Water Fluoridation
01/27/2020
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Annne Hertzberg writes about the ADA 2020 campaign.
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Charcoal Toothpaste
01/22/2020
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Martin Spielmann writes about charcoal toothpaste.
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Lip trauma
Soft Tissue Trauma
01/14/2020
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Sharon Jin writes about soft tissue trauma.
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Winter in Vermont
12/31/2019
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Richard Strakus writes about a winter trip to Vermont.
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Winter Season
12/17/2019
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Benjamin Roth writes about what he looks forward to during the winter season.
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Tricks To Travelling With Kids
11/25/2019
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Nora Zaki writes about travelling with kids.
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Entering Needham
Needham Community
11/19/2019
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Martin Spielmann writes about how he enjoys working and living in the same community.
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Invisalign Before and After
Invisalign Treatment
10/07/2019
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Adam Donnell writes about Invisalign treatment.
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Mouthguards
08/27/2019
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Han Yi writes about mouthguards.
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Agricultural fair
Going to the Fair!
08/20/2019
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Benjamin Roth writes about the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair.
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Dental Implants
07/29/2019
We have updated our blog. Dr. Sharon Jin shares information she learned about dental implants.
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Orthodontics for Significant Issues
07/15/2019
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Adam Donnell shares some results after orthodontic treatment.
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Tooth Erosion Update
05/30/2019
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Nora Zaki gives us an update on a potential cause of tooth erosion.
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Power Brush Benefits
05/14/2019
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Martin Spielmann discusseses the benefits of a power brush.
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Oral Cancer Awareness
04/23/2019
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Sharon Jin writes about oral cancer awareness.
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The Ins and Outs of Laughing Gas
02/19/2019
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Kathleen McCafferty writes about using nitrous oxide for pediatric patients.
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Take Home Tips
02/12/2019
We have updated our blog. This week Dr. Anne Hertzberg shares helpful tips with parents about dental care at home.
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Pregnancy Ginvigivitis
01/22/2019
During pregnancy, about half of women experience a symptom that is called pregnancy gingivitis. Gingivitis is defined as inflammation of the gums, and is typically caused with the accumulation of plaque and tartar, and the bacteria associated with it.
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What Does a Palatal Expander Do?
12/31/2018
Happy New Year everyone! This week I am writing about palatal expanders, a tool we frequently use in orthodontic treatment. Most children and teens who need braces will get them during the middle school years. However, some children also need a short course of orthodontic treatment earlier, during elementary school, to treat an emerging bite problem such as a crossbite or crowding.
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Sleep Apnea
12/11/2018
In 2017, I obtained board certification in a small but growing field within dentistry: dental sleep medicine. No, it does not mean doing fillings and crowns on patients while they are asleep – that is more appropriately referred to as “sedation dentistry.” Dental sleep medicine is the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) with dental appliances that resemble a mouthguard or nightguard.
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Dental Emergency Phone Calls
11/26/2018
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! We had a wonderful time with family and with our of town friends visiting us. On top of celebrating the holiday I also took calls for our 3 offices. While this seems to some like it could be a challenging part of our job it is really an opportunity to help, guide and sometimes change people's lives.
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Doctors Awarded
Congratulations to Our Doctors
08/08/2018
Chestnut Dental is thrilled to announce that 14 of our doctors are on the 2018 Top Dentists List in the August issue of Boston Magazine. We are honored and humbled that our doctors were selected to be included on this list through a survey of 4,000 dentists in the Greater Boston area.
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Teeth Whitening
07/31/2018
Patients often ask about teeth whitening: Is it safe? Will it work on me? Chestnut Dental recently added the ZOOM! line of products to our whitening offerings and I’ll review the basics here.
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Non-Nutritive Sucking Habits
07/16/2018
On a daily basis, I get asked by parents when is the best time to stop a pacifier or thumb-sucking habit. As we all know, it is normal for most babies to use a pacifier or thumb as a self-soothing mechanism from an early age, even in utero!
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Cracked Teeth
05/07/2018
Cracked teeth. Inevitably, our teeth will develop cracks with time. For most, it is simply the accumulation of a lifetime of normal wear and tear.
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Fluoride Toothpaste and Babies: Do They Mix?
03/19/2018
Fluoridation of water in the United States was named by Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) as one of the ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Obviously, given my profession, I one hundred percent support the fluoridation of water and to go one step further, I endorse the use of fluoride toothpaste.
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