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First Dental Blog

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Medford, MA area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health.

As always, feel free to contact our First Dental office with any dental questions or concerns.

Dealing with the Reality of Increased Disease Risk with Braces

Dealing with the Reality of Increased Disease Risk with Braces Wearing braces is all about the future: you undergo many months of treatment to gain a lifetime of better mouth function and a more attractive smile. In the meantime, though, you'll have to deal with a few new realities during treatment: restrictions on foods, limitations with mouth function, and (perhaps) embarrassment over your new “metallic” smile. There's one

By |August 14th, 2017|Categories: Oral Health|Tags: , |

Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits?

Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits? Do you have good oral hygiene habits? If you do, they'll show at your regular oral exam and cleaning appointments at First Dental. Plaque- and tartar-free teeth and gums experience less decay and gum disease (periodontitis). Plus, when your mouth is clean, your breath smells fresh, and you just feel confident when speaking face to face with another person. What are the

By |August 8th, 2017|Categories: Oral Health|Tags: |

Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields

Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields Ever since childhood, when her career as a model and actress took off, Brooke Shields has enjoyed worldwide recognition — through advertisements for designer jeans, appearances on The Muppet Show, and starring roles in big-screen films. But not long ago, that familiar face was spotted in an unusual place: wearing a nasal anesthesia mask at the dentist's office. In fact, Shields

By |August 6th, 2017|Categories: Oral Health, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

A Pediatric Dentist Could be a Great Choice for Your Child’s Dental Care

A Pediatric Dentist Could be a Great Choice for Your Child's Dental Care When it's time for your child to visit the dentist (we recommend around their first birthday), you may want them to see your family dentist. But you might also want to consider another option: a pediatric dentist. The difference between the two is much the same as between a pediatrician and a family practitioner. Both

By |July 22nd, 2017|Categories: Oral Health|Tags: , |