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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.

(Don’t) Break It Like Beckham

(Don't) Break It Like Beckham During his former career as a professional footballer (that's a soccer star to U.S. sports fans) David Beckham was known for his skill at “bending” a soccer ball. His ability to make the ball curve in mid-flight — to avoid a defender or score a goal — led scores of kids to try to “bend it like Beckham.” But just recently, while enjoying

By |July 7th, 2017|Categories: Dental Procedures|Tags: , |

Your Child’s Impacted Front Teeth can be Saved – but Don’t Wait too Long

Your Child's Impacted Front Teeth can be Saved - but Don't Wait too Long Children's permanent teeth normally erupt over several years after first forming below the gum line. All their permanent teeth should come in by the time they reach early adolescence. Unfortunately, this process doesn't always happen as it should. If the erupting teeth become crowded due to a poor bite (malocclusion), teeth still to come

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Dental Procedures|Tags: |

How Inlays and Onlays Work

How Inlays and Onlays Work Have damaged teeth? Inlays and onlays can help to protect your damaged teeth by restoring their functionality and strength. Dr. Farshad Ghobbeh at First Dental, which has offices in Somerville, Avon and Medford, MA, offers a full range of dental services. Read on to find out how inlays and onlays work. Dental Inlays Overview An inlay is an indirect dental restoration consisting of a solid substance (such as

By |June 16th, 2017|Categories: Dental Procedures|Tags: , , |

Giancarlo Stanton Gets Major-League Mouth Protection

Giancarlo Stanton Gets Major-League Mouth Protection For major-league slugger Giancarlo Stanton, 2014 was a record-breaking year. After the baseball season ended, he signed a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins — the biggest deal in sports history. But earlier that same year, Stanton suffered one of the worst accidents in baseball: He was hit in the face by an 88-mph fastball, sustaining multiple fractures, lacerations, and

By |June 7th, 2017|Categories: Oral Health|Tags: , |