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This blog is a tool we use to keep patients informed of the latest advancements related to dental and orthodontic treatments, as well as interesting news happening in our office.

We invite you to visit this blog occasionally so you can remain up to speed. If you have a request for a topic we can address in an upcoming blog post, please let us know!

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Common Summer Dental Injuries…

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…and how to avoid them! Summer is a time when kids are very active outdoors, which we love!  In New England, we earn every minute of our summer outdoor time.  However, that increased activity level leads to an increase in dental injuries, including chipped and cracked teeth, dislodged teeth, jaw injuries, even concussion! The activities […]

Why you should choose a pediatric dentist for your child

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We talk a lot about how our pediatric dental practice in Westborough makes visiting the dentist more fun for kids, and we really do make it fun!  However, there are actual medical differences between pediatric dentistry and general dentistry, and it’s important for parents to know why they are significant. 1 – Pediatric Dentists are […]

My child has bad breath, what can I do?

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We hear this question a lot. Rest assured, this is not an unusual concern. In fact, a study published in Pediatric Dentistry showed that 23% of young children had halitosis (bad breath). Why? The most common things that cause bad breath are tongue coating, gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and tooth decay. Here’s the bottom […]

Meet Dr. Talia Miller, Pediatric Dentist

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Dr. Talia Miller is a pediatric dentist at the Dental Place Westborough, and Pediatric Dental of Millis, both part of the brushfloss.com family of dentists.  We asked Dr. Miller some questions about what makes her work and these practices so special.   Why did you decide to become a Pediatric Dentist? I love working with kids […]

Vaping, Juuling and teens – what parents should know

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“Vaping” is inhaling heated vapor via a small device, and it’s popular among teens who don’t think it’s dangerous because it’s “not actually smoking”. There is a new device called a Juul that has twice the nicotine content of other vaping devices, and it’s been surging in popularity. So much so that it even has […]

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

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There seems to be a month for everything, have you noticed? Why a whole month dedicated to teeth? There’s very good reason… The American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health month every February to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good oral care habits at an early age is very […]

Santa isn’t the only one checking his list…

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The Holidays are a busy time for everyone.  Here’s a quick checklist to keep your smile as bright as the season!    Eat foods that clean your teeth: With all the holiday hustle and bustle, sometimes we don’t get to brush as often as normal. Did you know there are some foods that clean teeth […]

10 Cool Dental Facts about Baby Teeth

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Your baby’s dental health is an exciting topic: When will the first tooth come in? When will the first tooth fall out? How many teeth will your child have? But Westborough pediatric dentists say there are tons of other interesting facts about your baby’s teeth. Check out these 10 cool dental factoids about baby teeth: […]

Avoid cavities from Halloween candy

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We love Halloween, but that candy can result in new cavities.  Scary! Here are a few ways you can enjoy that candy and minimize the risk of cavities. Eat your treats directly after a meal, rather than as a separate snack.  Saliva production increases during meals, washing away food particles and helping to neutralize cavity-causing […]