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4 Surprising Risk Factors of Bad Oral Health

February 20, 2017

How Bad is it Not to Brush Before Bed?

February 10, 2017

Is Alcohol Contributing to Periodontal Disease?

February 7, 2017

Chomping Habits

February 1, 2017

5 Surprising Foods for a Brighter Smile

January 24, 2017

Dental Habits for Babies

January 17, 2017

A Guide to Sedation Dentistry

January 9, 2017

If you are the type of person who hates the dentist, then sedation dentistry might be right for you. People who suffer from extreme anxiety and fear regarding going to the dentist can now opt to be sedated during the … Continue reading

Social Anxiety and Teeth Grinding

January 3, 2017

Thousands of people suffer from anxiety; in fact, it is fairly common for people to suffer from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders usually affect the lives of sufferers in many ways and can be very difficult to manage. But, something … Continue reading

Dentists Finally Decide on The Proper Brushing Technique

December 27, 2016

When it comes to proper brushing technique, there are a lot of conflicting methods coming from different sources. Toothbrush companies say one thing, while your dentist may say another. Brushing in small circular motions, brushing in short strokes, which type … Continue reading

Could Fillings Become a Thing of the Past?

December 20, 2016

Could fillings be a thing of the past? Scientists in London have developed a pain-free filling that doesn’t require drilling or injections. Normally, a dentist would remove the decay by drilling and then the cavity is filled with a material … Continue reading

Osteoporosis and Oral Health

December 14, 2016

Having osteoporosis can affect more than just your bones. The treatment for osteoporosis as well as the disease itself can harm your oral health. If you suffer from osteoporosis, then it is important to let your doctor know about any … Continue reading

Recognizing and Treating Gingivitis

December 7, 2016

When we think about oral health, one of the major parts of our mouth that can cause problems is the gum. If gums become red and often bleed, it may be an indication of gum disease. There are two different … Continue reading

Saliva: The True Mouth Guard

November 30, 2016

Saliva is a big deal, especially when it comes to oral health. Saliva serves as a neutralizer in your mouth, it quiets enamel-eroding acids produced by bacteria in your mouth. It is your best line of defense against acids, sugars, … Continue reading

Watch Out For Fluoride

November 22, 2016

Fluoride is a must if you want healthy, strong, cavity-free teeth. Fluoride hardens enamel, which helps prevent your teeth from decaying. But fluoride, which can often be found in your town’s drinking supply, may suddenly be harder to find. Many … Continue reading

A Whistling Sound Could Be a Bad Sign

November 16, 2016

Whether you are getting a root canal, a cosmetic procedure, or a cap, there are risks associated with every dental treatment. For dentists, any procedure that deals with the contour or position of the front teeth could affect the sounds … Continue reading

Don’t chew on this: The hazards of ice are crystal clear

November 9, 2016

Ever have a bad habit that you just can’t break? Chewing on ice may be a habit that can break your teeth. Before you start crunching on the last bits of cubes left in your glass or reaching for ice … Continue reading

How to avoid 4 common oral health problems and keep on smiling!

November 2, 2016

Your smile is your best chance at making a great first impression. It’s the first thing people see, and it can be the key to opening a conversation, making a new friend, or even brightening someone’s day. So, if oral … Continue reading

Don’t Fall Asleep With Your Dentures In

October 26, 2016

Having dentures can be challenging, especially at first. Many patients have issues adjusting to the size, shape, and orientation of dentures. It may take awhile for patients to become accustomed to having dentures as well as the cleaning and care … Continue reading

Could Fillings Become a Thing of the Past?

October 19, 2016

Could fillings be a thing of the past? Scientists in London have developed a pain-free filling that doesn’t require drilling or injections. Normally, a dentist would remove the decay by drilling and then the cavity is filled with a material … Continue reading

Dental Care for Cleft Lip and Palate Patients

October 12, 2016

Patients who have cleft lip or palate face dental issues regarding the number, shape, size, and position of their teeth. Often times children with a cleft require more dental work to help correct teeth that may have come in malformed … Continue reading

What You’re Doing Wrong with Your Child’s Oral Health

October 5, 2016

It’s no secret that kids don’t always have the best oral health routines, which results in multiple cavities by the time they get into the dentist’s office. Some causes include: eating too much sugar, not brushing thoroughly enough, not flossing, … Continue reading

What Sickle Cell Anemia Patients Need to Know About the Dentist

September 28, 2016

A good healthcare provider always makes sure they have a full background on their patients, and it’s no different for dentists. As a patient, make sure that you are forthcoming with your dentist about any health issues you may have … Continue reading

Low Vitamin D Could Cause Cavities in Babies

September 21, 2016

Research done by a team at the University of Manitoba found that “low levels of vitamin D in pregnancy are associated with the development of cavities in babies.” These findings were based upon a survey of 134 expectant mothers. The … Continue reading

Meth Mouth

September 14, 2016

It is widely known that drug use, including tobacco use, can cause tooth decay. The worst drug offender in ruining teeth, however, is methamphetamine. Meth is known as a powerfully addictive drug that can harm overall health, but it can … Continue reading

How to Naturally Relieve Sensitive Teeth

September 7, 2016

Everything from your eating habits to going outside can be painful when you struggle with sensitive teeth. For many, sensitive teeth means altering your lifestyle and habits. Luckily, there are a few easy and natural things that you can do … Continue reading

Can Wisdom Teeth Stem Cells Be Used to Treat Corneal Scarring?

August 31, 2016

A scarred or scratched cornea is a condition that necessitates immediate treatment, and it could potentially lead to permanent vision loss. As of now, the options to treat this scarring include donor corneas replacing the damaged one, or donor tissues … Continue reading

Tooth Decay May Prohibit Growth in Children

August 23, 2016

As children grow, it’s only natural that we go to great lengths as parents to ensure they become healthy and happy adults. Recent studies have shown that tooth decay may affect the way children grow up. These studies found that … Continue reading

Can mouthwash lower premature birth rates?

August 17, 2016

Pregnant women are at risk for gum disease because of hormonal changes in their bodies. Gum disease poses health risks to both the mother and the unborn child – but using alcohol-free mouthwash may lower the risk of preterm delivery! … Continue reading

Eating Disorders and Dentistry

August 10, 2016

Eating disorders are a serious problem in today’s society. More than 10 million Americans currently suffer from serious eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating. These eating disorders take a serious toll on your body as well as … Continue reading

Is Losing Teeth Related To Losing Other Functions?

August 3, 2016

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently published a study that showed people aged 60+ who had none of their own teeth performed worse in memory and walking tests than people who still retained their own teeth. Even after … Continue reading

Tea for Your Teeth

July 26, 2016

Many drink options can contribute to issues with dental health. Whether it’s the acid in fruit juices or the acid and sugar in soft drinks, it’s hard finding drinks that don’t harm teeth or, in fact help them. Tea is … Continue reading

Can Therapy Cure Dentist Fear?

July 18, 2016

For some people, fear of the dentist can be debilitating enough to prevent them from seeking the routine or even emergency care they need. As a result, these people are often in poorer oral health, as their lack of treatment … Continue reading

Natural Ways to Fight Tooth Decay

July 12, 2016

You may not have realized it, but one of the chemicals in your oral care product comes from nature, and is vital in helping prevent decay. The plant-based chemical, trans-chalcone protects against harmful mouth bacteria and prevents the build-up of … Continue reading

Learn how gum contouring and oral health are related

July 6, 2016

If you dislike your smile, there are many dental treatments that can be performed to change that. But, if you have high gums that give you the appearance of small teeth and a gummy smile, then laser gum surgery is … Continue reading

What is Your Mouth Trying to Tell You?

June 28, 2016

You may not realize it, but your mouth is probably trying to tell you something pretty serious after you turn thirty. Past the age of thirty you have a fifty percent chance of suffering from some form of gum disease. … Continue reading

The Importance of Space Maintainers

June 20, 2016

If your child loses a tooth prematurely than they may need a space maintainer to keep their teeth aligned while waiting for their permanent teeth to come in. Many kids who fall or get in accidents can lose a tooth … Continue reading

What Are Dentures Made Of?

June 15, 2016

If you are contemplating getting dentures, then there are a lot of things that you need to know. While pricing, fit, and care instructions are all important things to keep in mind when researching dentures, one thing you may want … Continue reading

A NEW SOLUTION TO ENAMEL LOSS?

June 8, 2016

In as little as 3 years, we may have a solution for worn-down enamel! Researchers in Japan are developing a film made from hydroxyapatite, which is an important mineral present in natural enamel. Researchers were not sure if it was … Continue reading

The Jury is Still Out on E-Cigarettes

June 1, 2016

Some cigarette users switch to the electronic version in hopes of reducing their addiction and adverse health effects. However, recent research warns that e-Cigarettes may be even worse for you than traditional cigarettes, and they don’t help you quit smoking. … Continue reading

Diet Soda Habit as Bad for Teeth as Meth Addiction, Study Claims

May 25, 2016

Ah, the crack of the bottle cap, the bubbly fizz, its refreshing nature, and zero calories to boot… diet soda can be addicting right? But is it possible to enjoy this delight without any side affects? A new study states … Continue reading

Could Fillings Become a Thing of the Past?

May 18, 2016

Could fillings be a thing of the past? Scientists in London have developed a pain-free filling that doesn’t require drilling or injections. Normally, a dentist would remove the decay by drilling and then the cavity is filled with a material … Continue reading

Oral Health Tips for Those Aged 40-60

May 11, 2016

If you’re between 40-60 years old, you have unique concerns with regards to your oral health. Here’s what you should be paying attention to. 1. Gum Disease Gingivitis is the first and only stage of gum disease that is reversible. … Continue reading

Ways that diabetes can affect your oral health

May 2, 2016

The body is an intricate network working together, so if one system is failing the others suffer as well. While it’s important for everyone to maintain proper oral health, diabetics need to pay extra attention to keeping their mouth healthy. … Continue reading

Travel Wise: Don’t Leave Home Without Following These Simple Dental Health Tips

April 27, 2016

Vacations can be relaxing, restful, and the best way to “get away” from it all. Traveling, on the other hand, can be stressful, tiring, and can leave you longing just to be home. Taking care of your health, especially your … Continue reading

Don’t Overlook Your Dental Health, Your Smile Is Important!

April 20, 2016

Think about how many times you smile a day, you see someone else smile, you see billboards with smiles or pets smiling, they are all around us when you stop and think about it. Our teeth and how they appear … Continue reading

Can a Dentist Help Me Manage Sleep Apnea?

April 15, 2016

Did you know that managing your sleep apnea might be as simple as a trip to the dentist? Depending on the type of sleep apnea that you have, a consultation with a dentist can actually help. At Hammond Pond Dental … Continue reading

Keep That Smile! Calcium and Vitamin D Prevent Tooth Loss

April 11, 2016

Researchers at Boston University Dental School and Tufts University Nutrition Research Center have found that calcium and vitamin D have an affect on tooth health. Lead researcher, Dr. Elizabeth Krall, says that while “studies have shown calcium and vitamin D … Continue reading

How Your Genetics are Affecting Your Teeth

April 4, 2016

You may have stellar brushing, flossing, and rinsing habits, but it is genetics that plays the leading role in your oral health. About 60% of the risk for tooth decay comes from genetic factors. Tooth decay is the most common … Continue reading

Is Losing Teeth Related To Losing Other Functions?

March 29, 2016

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently published a study that showed people aged 60+ who had none of their own teeth performed worse in memory and walking tests than people who still retained their own teeth. Even after … Continue reading

Budget Friendly Options for Treating Sensitive Teeth

March 23, 2016

Having sensitive teeth can be a real bummer. It can prevent you from eating the foods you love and cause you pain. While it may sound pricey to treat sensitive teeth, there are a few simple things you can do … Continue reading

Carbs and Cavities: Understand & Beat Tooth Decay

March 16, 2016

Carbohydrates are an important part of a balanced, healthy diet, but they are also one of the main culprits in tooth erosion and decay. Since we can’t cut carbs out our diets completely we have to understand how the carbs … Continue reading

If You Found Something Weird in Your Mouth, It Could Be This

March 9, 2016

Human nature usually leads us to jump to conclusions. We get really nervous when we find a new lump, bump, or mole on our body, because we know it doesn’t belong, and it wasn’t there before. We tend to get … Continue reading

Beware of Brushing?

March 2, 2016

Too much brushing can’t hurt, right? Not exactly. The American Dental Association recommends that everyone brush their teeth at least twice per day. If you’re especially keen about taking perfect care of your teeth, maybe you brush after meals too. … Continue reading

The Scary Link Between Childhood Obesity and Tooth Decay

February 24, 2016

September is childhood obesity awareness month, and with childhood obesity on the rise, the issue really needs to be addressed. One of the issues that are often overlooked when discussing childhood obesity is the damage that is does to teeth. … Continue reading

What to Know About Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

February 17, 2016

For most adults the dentist can be a scary experience, so we understand your reservations about bringing your baby to the dentist. But, good oral hygiene starts young, and so do dentist visits. Your child should definitely make their first … Continue reading

It’s Like A Face Lift For Your Teeth!

February 10, 2016

In today’s world, there exist an abundance of treatments for the sole purpose of improving ourselves. It’s a fairly judgmental world we live in: from working out, to buying nice clothes, to feeling nervous about a crooked smile, everyday we … Continue reading

3 Places to Listen to Live Music in Chestnut Hill

February 8, 2016

Chestnut Hill is alive with the sound of music. Better yet, you can usually enjoy a fabulous meal while getting your live-music fix. This February, we’re sharing our list of great places to catch new acts and local favorites in … Continue reading

5 Apps to Benefit Your Dental Hygiene

February 2, 2016

Alright all you tech savvy smart phone owners: time to put your phone to good use in helping with your oral health! We all use our phones all day everyday, but did you know that among the millions of apps … Continue reading

Oral Issues for People with Diabetes

January 31, 2016

Did you know that diabetes could also affect your oral health? With some diligent care, however, you don’t have to let diabetes cost you your smile. At Hammond Pond Dental Group, we believe in treating you as complete individual – … Continue reading

New ways to floss without floss: Now there’s no excuse to opt out!

January 27, 2016

When it comes to flossing, it’s not exactly the easiest thing to add organically to your routine. Sure, we are all told from childhood that flossing daily is crucial to oral health and preventing cavities/gum disease, and this is one … Continue reading

What Challenges Do Adults With Braces Face?

January 20, 2016

It used to be pretty rare for anyone other than teenagers to have braces, but in today’s society everyone with a crooked tooth or an overbite has the option to get it corrected with adult braces. Adults have a wider … Continue reading

3 Exciting Chestnut Hill Sushi Restaurants

January 19, 2016

If you’re craving sushi this January, you’re in luck. The Chestnut Hill area is home to some pretty amazing sushi bars. Here are our top Japanese restaurant picks for 2016: Oishii Sushi Bar Daikanyama Misono Oishii Sushi Bar is all … Continue reading

A Breakdown of Dental Insurance

January 13, 2016

Why doesn’t my dental insurance pay for this? This is a frequently asked question when it comes to dental coverage. It is common for patients to be unsure of what their coverage actually covers and why they have certain limitations. … Continue reading

4 Unexpected Ways Your Diet Could Be Ruining Your Teeth

January 6, 2016

Everybody knows that eating sugar can cause cavities. But there are other, less obvious, ways your diet can negatively impact the health of your teeth. Unhealthy diet and immune system- If you don’t eat nutritious meals your immune system starts … Continue reading

What to Expect When You Get Dentures

December 23, 2015

Has your dentist or prosthodontist recommended dentures? Are you getting mixed emotions? If so, you’re not alone. People of all ages have great-fitting dentures that boost their oral health as well as their self-confidence. Here’s what you need to know … Continue reading

What Other Surgeries Can an Endodontist Perform?

December 21, 2015

While endodontists are known as specialists in root canal therapy, they actually specialize in saving teeth by working with the inside of the tooth. Endodontists can do a variety of surgeries to save your natural tooth. One of these surgeries … Continue reading

What Are Dental X-rays For?

December 9, 2015

We all consider X-rays a normal part of routine dental care. But how much do you really know about them? X-rays are a diagnostic tool used by dentists during exams to detect damage, disease and decay. These pictures show the … Continue reading

Pamper Yourself in Chestnut Hill

December 3, 2015

Everyone deserves a little pampering from time to time. Whether you’re in search of a break from holiday preparations, are ready for a makeover or just need to get away from it all for a few hours, Chestnut Hill spas … Continue reading

Do You Know What a Prosthodontist Does? And How They Could Change Your Life?

November 30, 2015

When meeting someone, the most prominent feature they notice is your smile. According to a recent survey cited by USA Today, 47% of people notice the smile on first impression, while only 31% notice the eyes. For centuries, artists and … Continue reading

A Glass of Wine a Day Keeps…The Cavities Away?

November 25, 2015

Wine lovers, rejoice! A study in Italy has shown that certain chemicals in red wine, called proanthocyanidins, have antioxidant properties that prevent bacteria from forming in the mouth. These beneficial chemicals are found in such foods as grapes, apples and … Continue reading

5 Tips to Cure Bad Breath

November 23, 2015

“Would you like a mint?” Bad breath tends to be a social taboo. It’s such a sensitive subject that you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by telling them they have bad breath. Also known as halitosis, bad breath can … Continue reading

How Dental Implants Can Change Your Life

November 17, 2015

Dental implants are titanium screws that provide a secure base for dental crowns. It’s important to remember a few factors before considering dental implants. If you have generally healthy gums and bones to support the implant, then you are probably … Continue reading

10 Easy Decorating Tips for the Holidays

November 12, 2015

You don’t have to host a decorating show to create the perfect holiday decor. The 2015 winter holidays just got a little easier with our DIY tips! This November, enjoy the confidence that comes with knowing you have holiday decorating … Continue reading

Afraid of the Dentist? Read this.

November 5, 2015

Thousands of Americans suffer with poor oral health because of a serious fear of the dentist. It is not uncommon to be afraid of the dentist and it can be a serious issue that keeps people out of the dentist’s … Continue reading

Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Teeth?

November 3, 2015

Brushing your teeth should be a seemingly simple part of your daily routine. But, if while you are brushing you are doing any of these things then you could be causing more harm to your teeth than help. 1. Multitasking … Continue reading

4 Questions to Ask an Orthodontist

October 27, 2015

If you have decided to take the leap and get braces, then there are a few questions that you need to ask your potential orthodontic specialist before choosing them. 1. What is your experience? Before picking an orthodontic specialist, make … Continue reading

Smile Correction Options For Adults

October 22, 2015

More and more children today are equipped with a beautiful smile to carry with them into adulthood. It certainly is easier to detect and treat dental issues while children are young, avoiding the need for advanced treatment later on. Perhaps … Continue reading

Breast Cancer and Oral Health

October 19, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While you may see many people sporting pink bracelets, clothes, or even hairstyles, we have chosen to raise awareness by writing about the connection between oral health and breast cancer. More than 200,000 women … Continue reading

What Does Your Dentist’s Title Mean?

October 8, 2015

You have likely noticed the string of letters after you dentist’s name, but do you know what they mean? Well, we are here to clarify what that list of letters actually means. First of all, that string of consonants means … Continue reading

3 Hobby Shops in Chestnut Hill

October 7, 2015

Hobbies can be lifesavers. They relieve stress, provide a creative outlet and offer a sense of satisfaction. Whatever your reason for enjoying your favorite pastime, you’ll find all the supplies you need at Chestnut Hill hobby shops this October. Check … Continue reading

What Is Causing Your Tooth Decay?

September 30, 2015

Discovering new cavities at every dental checkup is no fun. Understanding tooth decay and why you may be especially prone to it can be the key to preventing cavities. What Causes A Cavity? The protective enamel on teeth is under … Continue reading

Frightening Whitening

September 29, 2015

A recent BBC article unveils the dangers of teeth whitening when a dental professional does not perform it. Unless you have purchased an over-the-counter whitening system, or one from a licensed dentist, it is not recommended to receive teeth whitening … Continue reading

If You Dread the Dentist, Ask About These Treatments

September 23, 2015

Many people cringe at the thought of sliding into the dentist’s chair. For some people, even the idea of opening their mouth wide to the bright lights of the exam room is enough to make their hearts beat faster and … Continue reading

The Truth About Multivitamins

September 21, 2015

Millions of Americans take a daily multivitamin, but why? Most Americans pop the pill because they believe that it has an array of health benefits attached to it, but studies show that it may not be true. Whether you are … Continue reading

Rock Climbing in Hammond Pond

September 17, 2015

Hammond Pond is the go-to spot for many Newton residents seeking a little peace and quiet or a great place to exercise. Although the reservation can get busy at times, it’s generally an oasis amid the bustle of 2015. Rock … Continue reading

Are Cavities Contagious?

September 14, 2015

While this may come as a surprise, cavities are contagious. That’s right, just like catching a cold in the wintertime; you can also catch a cavity. While sugar is usually to blame for cavities and tooth decay, studies have shown … Continue reading

What About Your Pet’s Teeth?

September 9, 2015

Pets need dental attention too! While your general dentist is probably not qualified to take a peek in your dog’s mouth, that doesn’t mean that you should let your pet skip regular dental visits. Next time your pet goes to … Continue reading

Missing Teeth and Cardiovascular Health

September 2, 2015

A study done by the University of Helsinki found an association between tooth loss and cardiovascular events, diabetes, and death. The study found: • “More than five missing teeth increased the risk for coronary heart disease events and myocardial infarctions … Continue reading

Why Flossing is Important

August 31, 2015

Most people don’t think about flossing until it’s time to show up for a dental appointment (or after they’ve eaten a juicy ear of corn!) But flossing is just as important as brushing when it comes to a healthy smile. … Continue reading

Who is a Liar?

August 25, 2015

It turns out that a lot of us are liars. A recent survey found that more than a quarter of us admit to lying to our dentist about our flossing habits. To be frank, we’ve all been there. We’ve all … Continue reading

Common Signs of Teething

August 19, 2015

Your baby is growing up, and so are their teeth! According to the American Dental Association most babies develop their first tooth around six months of age. After that first eruption your baby will have a full set of primary … Continue reading

Date Night in Chestnut Hill

August 17, 2015

Every couple needs a great date night once in a while. They don’t happen often enough for most of us, so make your next one even more memorable with help from a few of our favorite Chestnut Hill businesses and … Continue reading

3 Habits That Destroy Your Smile

August 12, 2015

According to a spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry there are a few things that you are doing that are destroying your teeth. Read on to find out what you could be doing that harms your teeth. 1. Brushing … Continue reading

The Rise of Oral Vaccines

August 4, 2015

Throughout history, vaccines have been a hot topic, especially lately. While vaccination is an efficient way to prevent infectious diseases, the rise of oral vaccines proves to be an even more efficient and cost-effective way to prevent infectious diseases. Oral … Continue reading

Best Mexican Food in Chestnut Hill

July 31, 2015

Mexican food is delicious all year round, but hits the spot especially nicely in July. Spicy south-of-the-border dishes and tangy margaritas abound in 2015, but we’ve chosen the best offerings in Chestnut Hill. Try these local Mexican hot spots: El … Continue reading

The Wisdom Behind Wisdom Teeth

July 29, 2015

Getting your wisdom teeth out usually means a few different things. While it’s a great opportunity to miss school or work, it can also result in pain. It can be especially painful for those of us who had to wait … Continue reading

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

July 27, 2015

At Hammond Pond have the experience and knowledge to make sure your teeth stay strong and healthy. If you’ve never had dental problems or your teeth aren’t bothering you – then you probably wonder why you need to see a … Continue reading

Is Exercise Bad for Your Teeth?

July 21, 2015

You go for a run three times a week, make it to spin class twice a week, and even squeeze in a kickboxing class on the weekend; so, you think you’re doing pretty good when it comes to being healthy. … Continue reading

Is Alcohol Contributing to Periodontal Disease?

July 15, 2015

While it is known that alcohol consumption can seriously affect your liver and other organs, what about your mouth? One study in the Journal of Periodontology, done by Brazilian researchers has found that alcohol can contribute to periodontal disease, commonly … Continue reading

How to Avoid Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

July 7, 2015

As a parent, you will always be concerned about the health of your child. You will do all the research on the healthiest foods for babies; you’ll study up on the best formulas, and look into the best car seats. … Continue reading