Dentist Smile Blog

School’s Out, but Your Child’s Oral Health Isn’t

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Sat, Jul 12, 2014 @ 12:03 PM

Life takes on a more relaxed paced as we enter the summer months, especially for families with children.

Kids stay up later--sleeping later, too--and fill their hours with fun pursuits and, often, unhealthy foods.

Then there’s the inevitable panic that comes with the impending school year, filled with hair cuts, shopping for school supplies, and physical exams.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Family Dentistry, Oral Health

Oh, Grow Up! Oral Hygiene for Teens from a Sudbury MA Dentist

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Thu, May 29, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

Although it’s tempting to think of cavities as a matter of child’s play, the fact is that teenagers, too, are particularly susceptible to tooth decay.

Between school, work, extracurricular activities, and socializing, it’s easy for a busy teen to lapse in the oral hygiene department.

When you combine this with a penchant for junk food and soda, you have a perfect storm for tooth decay.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Family Dentistry, Oral Health, Dentistry for Woman

Framingham Dentist talks Hygiene, Healthy Behaviors, and Your Family

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Fri, May 23, 2014 @ 10:17 AM

When many of our patients think of physical fitness, a toned body and improved self-esteem most frequently come to mind. It’s true that an active lifestyle improves your appearance, and that exercise has been linked with longevity and a higher level of overall health.

Yet few stop to consider the benefits of exercise and physical fitness on the health of the teeth and gums. Dr. Janice Spada, a family dentist near Boston, MA, discusses important considerations for oral health and exercise.

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Topics: Healthy Smile, Framingham Dentist, Family Dentistry

Framingham, MA Family Dentist’s Guide to Fluoride for the whole family

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Sat, Mar 22, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

Fluoride, an element found naturally in a number of common foods, protects teeth from the harmful effects of demineralization. Demineralization, a process by which minerals in tooth enamel are lost to acid formed by bacteria in the mouth, strips the teeth of their protective covering. As a result, the teeth become more prone to infection and decay.

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Topics: Preventive Care, Family Dentistry, Framingham family dentistry

Clean Teeth and Collegiate Life | Family Dentist in Sudbury, MA

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 @ 08:34 AM

In my practice as a family dentist in Sudbury, MA, I see many of patients from the time they are three through their college years and then professional lives.

When my patients who are students from nearby Boston College, Bates College, and Connecticut College schedule exams and dental hygiene visits at our office, I see how college life can take a serious toll on young adults’ oral health.

Midterm exams are just weeks away, and while me and my staff can’t help you study for your exam, we can assure you that a healthy lifestyle and strong teeth and gums improves your quality of life, enabling you to excel academically.

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Topics: Dental Care, Family Dentistry, Dental Hygiene

Sudbury MA Dentist - Healthy Smiles Start with a Child's First Tooth

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Wed, Aug 7, 2013 @ 11:47 AM

Get started as soon as you see your baby's first tooth.

Your child's first tooth usually a lower front tooth is so important. It is the first tooth you should begin to apply dental hygiene.

You may use a moistened face towel with water wrapped around your index finger and merely lightly rub the tooth. This can be done for the first four lower and first four upper teeth. In time introduction of a tooth brush can be accomplished.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Family Dentistry, Oral Health, Pediatric Dentistry

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