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Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2015

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Happy New Year from our team to you and your family! New Year's Day is the beginning of the  Gregorian calendar celebrated in most parts of the world. Midnight on New Year’s Day is typically celebrated with fireworks, fire crackers, noisemakers, and a toast with champagne or sparkling ciders. However, New Year's celebrations vary across cultures, religions, and countries. 

New Year’s Day is a public holiday in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and many other places around the world. Many government businesses are closed and individuals have the day off from work or school. A highlight for many in the United States is watching the New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square, New York City. The concept of the New Year’s Eve ball  was thought of as an alternative because of a ban on fireworks in New York City in 1907. The New Year’s Eve ball is currently made of Waterford crystal and weighs six tons!

In Japan, the New Year symbolizes renewal. In December, several parties are thrown to say goodbye to the problems of the past year and welcome a new beginning. On New Year's Day, children often receive small gifts.

In Spain, many enjoy the tradition of eating twelve grapes at midnight to symbolize twelve happy months in the coming year.

The Jewish New Year is a ten-day celebration that begins with Rosh Hashanah and ends with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is held in September or October, depending on the Hebrew calendar dates. During these holidays, Jews make amends for any wrongs they have committed during the previous year.

In Scotland, a popular New Year's tradition is called "first-footing," where neighbors visit with each other and tell their New Year's wishes.

There are a lot of fun celebrations going on across the world. We hope that you have a safe and fun New Year's celebration welcoming in the start of 2015!

Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group if you have any thoughts or concerns; they will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation.

Your little ones and teens are welcome to visit our pediatric dentist Dr. Kim or Dr.PradhanDr. Emad is happy to help with your orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions or any other oral surgery needs Dr. Ghazi would be more than willing to help.

References:

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/new-year-day

http://www.advanceddentistryofplantation.com/blog/2014/12/new-years-eve/

http://www.factmonster.com/spot/newyearcelebrations.html

http://imagesih.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/happy-new-year-2015-wallpaper-happy-new-year-2015-event-photo-happy-new-year-2015.jpeg

Wellesley Wonderful Weekend 2014: Events and Activities

May 16th, 2014

Fireworks WCC It's that time of the year again! Time for a wonderful tradition - a town-wide celebration of Wellesley businesses and residents during Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend! Every year a slew of events and activities is planned for the entertainment of Wellesley residents and visitors, young and old alike. The biggest attractions of the weekend are the Wellesley Veterans' Parade on Sunday and the Picnic in the Park, culminating with the Fireworks at dusk.

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tooth fairy chucklesPicture4Every year, Wellesley Dental Group is involved in the Wellesley Wonderful Weekend Events. This year, on May 18th, at 1-3pm, our office team will participate in the parade on a tractor float, full of little smile ambassadors on board helping us promote healthy smiles. We will also be giving out "smile-protection kits" during the parade! The fun will continue at the picnic at 5pm, where we will have offer feather extensions and balloons for all our young smile ambassadors! Guest appearances from the Tooth Fairy and Chuckles the Dinosaur are expected. Also, this year we have a special treat for you - a photobooth, where you can goof around, play dress up (feel free to bring your own props, too!) and take pictures with your family or friends. You get to keep the photos as a token of appreciation of you joining us to celebrate the Wellesley Wonderful Weekend! At the end of the night, at dusk, you are in for a special treat - a colorful fireworks show, that we are proud to co-sponsor, together  with the Roche Brothers. Being Smile Ambassadors, it is our mission to put happy smiles on people's faces at the end of the weekend-long celebration! You can see the precise Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend website Event Schedule right here. Thank you to the Wellesley Celebrations Committee for organizing such wonderful events for the community and the volunteers who support it. We also want to thank the Wellesley Police Department and Wellesley Fire Department for keeping everyone safe, and Wellesley Municipal Light Plant for powering up our photobooth! Let's plan on a sunny weekend of community spirit celebration and welcome all the Wellesley residents and guests to celebrate a great weekend! We will see you there!

Local Specials for Valentine's Day/Weekend

February 14th, 2014

heart valentines love woman smile manValentine's Day, February 14th, is a joyous holiday celebrated by spending time with loved ones, sending and receiving hand-written letters, exchanging flowers, and consuming inordinate amounts of chocolaty goodness in the form of truffles and pastries.

Valentine's Day was sanctioned as a church holiday by Pope Gelasius around 498 A.D.  The specific origin of this lovely holiday remains unclear because the Catholic Church recognizes and celebrates three different saints, all named Valentine or Valentinus.  In one interpretation, St. Valentine fell in love with the daughter of his jailor.  Before he died, Valentine wrote her a letter and signed it as "From your Valentine" -- a phrase that we see today in many letters and cards.

 

Whether you are single, married, in a relationship, or all things in between, here are some great ways to celebrate the joy of love locally with friends or family.

 

Enter Our Photo Contest for a Chance to Win a FREE Teeth Whitening Certificate!

Deadline: Friday, February 14, 11:59pm

Submit photos of your loved ones smiling and tell us what makes them happy! Tag us in your post on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, Instagram or Pinterest. You can also post directly to those pages. You can also email the photos to smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com. Details

Meet Buddy Love

Friday, February 14
10 AM
177 Main Street Acton MA 01720

www.petsandpeoplefoundation.org

Come meet Buddy Love and her handler Christine Macdonald from the Pets & People Foundation. They will read us a story and Buddy Love will bark along! Learn about people therapy through pets and all about Buddy Love’s role in the organization. Buddy Love is a mixed breed that was rescued from a shelter and he’s ready to greet you!

The Bruce Marshall Group: Valentine's Dinner Dance

Friday, February 14
7 PM
Merchants Row at The Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord

http://www.concordscolonialinn.com

Show cost $20 per person or FREE with Dinner.
A Special Overnight Package is Available for $299 Per Couple. The Package Includes: Dinner for Two, the Show and a Room at The Colonial Inn on Friday night with Breakfast on Saturday morning. A beautiful historic Inn in the heart of charming Concord, MA. Enjoy authentic Colonial ambiance, mouth-watering cuisine and exceptional service.
New England Blues Legend Bruce Marshall formed the BRUCE MARSHALL GROUP in 1991 and has been recording and performing throughout the US since their inception.

Valentine’s Day Storytime and Curious George

Friday, February 14
10 AM - 1 PM
The World’s Only Curious George Store, 1 JFK Street, Cambridge, 617-547-4500 

thecuriousgeorgestore.com.

"Forget traditional romance and enjoy some family fun. Join Curious George in Cambridge to hear stories, make a Valentine’s Day craft, and hang out with the monkey himself. RSVP to one of three event times required."

Anti-Valentines Day Party

Friday, February 14
3:30 - 4:30 PM
530 Washington St., Wellesley, 781-237-0485

Wellesley Free Library

"Kids in grades 6-8 join us in the Quigley Youth Room on February 14th from 3:30-4:30 for an Anti-Valentines Day Party! Whether you've got a broken heart, or just want to avoid the cheesy Hallmark cards and love songs, come for snacks, crafts and fun as we un-celebrate the holiday!  Sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries."

Cupid Undie Run

Saturday, February 15
12 PM
19 Yawkey Way, Boston

cupidsundierun.com

"Take your pants off for charity, and join the WROR Morning Crew by running half-naked through the streets to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation. You can start a team for $50 or run solo. However, if you’re only interested in watching the half-naked runners go by, that’s (fortunately or unfortunately) free of charge."

If you have any more questions, feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group if you have any thoughts or concerns; they will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation.

4th Annual Valentine's Love Crawl

Saturday, February 15
12 PM

Stadium State Street, 148 State Street, Boston

valentinelovecrawl.com

Join us February 15th as once again we take over downtown Boston, with our 4th annual crawl.. Last year Valentines Love Crawl was voted Boston's #1 Pub Crawl of the year from Boston Magazine .... And this year we have even MORE...

The Cat Connection Meet & Greet

Saturday, February 15
11 AM

1185 Chestnut St Newton

Fall in Love Fur?ever Adoption Day. Looking to adopt a furry friend? Come meet senior cats Cleo and Murray who are each looking for their forever Valentines. Their mom went into assisted living so now they need new moms or dads...there are not a bonded pair, so they will be adopted separately. They each have so much more love to give!

Mood Dancing - Musical Therapy

Saturday, February 15
2 PM
738 Main Street, Waltham, MA, Acrobatic RocknRoll Academy Studio (across from library)

www.mooddancing.com

Welcome to MOOD DANCING! If you are tired of going to the
gym and doing the same exercise routine over and over --- why don't you try something new? MOOD DANCING is FUN exercise!! You will get a fabulous work-out - and feel SO good. We dance to music of the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's +, dance, techno, rock n roll, reggae, disco, etc., etc. Come and HAVE SOME FUN!!!!!!!!

If you believe that you may be in need of dental implants, feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group; they will be happy to answer your questionsContact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com to set up an appointment and consultation.

References:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/14/history-of-valentines-day_n_822911.html
http://momsevents.boston.com/wellesley_ma/events/show/363817883-anti-valentines-day-party
http://wicked-needham.eviesays.com/event/1556842.html
http://www.bostonmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/blog/2014/02/03/free-events-boston-february-2014/

INVISALIGN® Special Event

January 15th, 2014

smile-familyLEARN HOW INVISALIGN CAN WORK FOR YOU

Thursday, January 23rd
3 - 6 pm

Drs. Ali & Ali will be providing FREE consultations to answer your questions about Invisalign treatment, the clear way to straighten teeth. If you have wondered if Invisalign is right for you, make an appointment for this special event.

Down payment matching with dollar value up to $500
Complimentary teeth whitening - a $550 value
Financing options available

Space is limited to the first 10 appointments.

If you would like to schedule or have any questions please don't hesitate to call
(781)237-9071 or email smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com

Read more about Invisalign here!

How Can You Help Prevent Cavities?

December 18th, 2013

shutterstock_31383964Prevent Cavities with Fluoride Varnish

Growing up, children start to develop a sweet tooth and begin to dig in to various desserts and candies. While sweets may leave kids happy, their teeth may be battling the development of cavities. A great way to slow down or help cavities from getting bigger is to give a child fluoride varnish. Fluoride varnish is a protective coating that can be painted on a child’s teeth to keep cavities from forming. If a child already has cavities, no fear! Fluoride varnish can be painted over teeth with cavities to prevent them from worsening. This varnish can be painted on a child’s teeth one or two times per year. Researchers have deemed ...the application of fluoride varnish to be safe and accepted. While this resin-based varnish adheres to teeth, fluoride is ingested over a period of time as the varnish slowly comes off. While a fluoride varnish can help maintain good oral health, it is not a ticket out of visiting a dentist to receive routine check ups. When this varnish is applied, the child’s teeth may look yellow in color and be a bit sticky to the touch on the first day. No worries; the color and the stickiness will eventually disappear. After a coat of fluoride varnish is applied, children can drink water at any time. However, children should only eat soft foods for their next meal and they should try to avoid sticky foods for the remainder of the day. These foods can include chewing gum, gummy bears, toffee, etc. A fluoride varnish also allows children to have a free pass on brushing their teeth for the day; this is the only time children should not brush or clean their teeth until the following day.

 

Don't forget, fluoride varnishes are also recommended for adults!  If you have any more questions, feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group; they will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com

 

Also, check out this AGD fact sheet!

 

 

References:

 

http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/fluoride-varnish

http://www.astdd.org/docs/Sept2007FINALFlvarnishpaper.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12137653

http://www.ada.org/sections/newsAndEvents/pdfs/fluoridation_facts.pdf

2013 Holiday Party

December 16th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_5991" align="alignleft" width="614"]The Caring Team at Wellesley Dental Group The Caring Team at Wellesley Dental Group[/caption]

 

Here at Wellesley Dental Group, we have built our team with a spirit of family and togetherness. Just this weekend, we joined together at the home of Drs. Ali and Ali and shared laughs, smiles and celebrations that come with the holidays. It is this warm sense of family that we have that we would like to share with you, our patients and our extended family. Through your support and trust, together, we have created the community that is Wellesley Dental Group!

We want to wish you all a very happy, warm, and beautiful Holiday Season!

 

From: The Caring Team at Wellesley Dental Group

 

Holiday Cheer!

December 13th, 2013

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Our team wants to wish you happy holidays and share a few tips on how to protect your smile this time of the year!

Holiday season is upon us and we all want to look and feel our best for the celebration time!

Busy schedules and the stress of visiting stores after stores, trying to get everything on your wish list, will make it very easy to break your daily cleaning routine. Holiday banquets with plentiful amounts of delicious food and desserts, as well as alcoholic beverages that are usually highly acidic and can harm your enamel, can definitely make it more challenging to have a bright pearly smile for that family picture.

Here are a few things you can add to your holiday routine:

    1. Keep a pack of chewing gum or even a travel package of floss in your pocket/bag. It's a quick fix and will help you keep your breath fresh and get rid of some harmful bacteria.
    2. Indulge in moderation! If you get to enjoy a glass or two of wine or a different alcoholic beverage, be mindful of the acidity they can raise in your mouth. When choosing between drinks, go for the less sweet ones. Also, drink a glass of water in between to wash away some of the acidity.
    3. Always bring your toothbrush when you are travelling away from home.
    4. Get your dental work done before the holidays. It can be tempting to put off a root canal or filling until after the holiday fun is over, but the truth is that taking care of your dental needs before family, friends and festivities begin is the best way to make sure you don’t have an unpleasant dental surprise in the middle of your celebrations.
    5. Eat your carbs in one sitting, rather than keep snacking throughout the day. Every time a piece of candy is eaten it takes an hour for the acid inside the mouth to dissolve!

Have a wonderful celebration and please share you beautiful smile with people around you!

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to call (781)237-9071 or email smile@wellesleydentalgroup. Drs. Ali & Ali and the Caring Team at Wellesley Dental Group are always willing to help.

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