Mother's Day

Spotlight: Women’s Health!

May 14th, 2021

woman sitting on floor exercisingJoin us in honoring the special observance, National Women’s Health Week (NWHW), which highlights the necessity of maintaining good health for all women. Organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH), this awareness week begins on Mother's Day each year. Staying healthy is especially important throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and there are lot s of ways to safely stay physically active and healthy.Check out some tips to gain better health according to the OWH:

  • Be sure you are making regular check-ups with your physicians and dentists. Check-ups are necessary to ensure there is no disease or issues present. Taking preventative measures to stay healthy can help lower the risk of developing health issues or help identify issues early on when treatment is often more manageable.
  • If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, be sure to be in contact with your health care professionals.
  • Staying physically active is important. The CDC recommends adults aged 18–65 years  should exercise for a minimum of 30 min on five days per week. Physical activity can lower the risk of developing several conditions, including heart disease, which is one of the leading causes of death for women.
  • Eat a healthy well-balanced diet, which plays a significant role in keeping your body healthy. Getting all of the right nutrients is essential to stay healthy. For instance, folic acid is particularly important for women who are pregnant. Also, consuming tooth-friendly foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and limiting the amount of high-sugar foods and drinks can help keep your body and pearly whites strong and healthy. Vitamin D and calcium intake are important in particular for strong bones and teeth. Avoid heavy alcohol consumption, and remember everything in  moderation is key.
  • Put your mental health at the forefront. Having a positive mental state has been shown to improve overall health. Stress, on the other hand, can take a toll on your body and has been linked to poorer health and well-being. Find healthy behaviors that make you happy to help manage stress. If you find that stress is getting in the way of your daily activities, it is important to seek professional help as soon as possible.
  • Make sure you are getting the appropriate amount of sleep each day. The CDC recommends adults rest for at least 7 hours per night. While children and adolescents should have 8-12 hours of sleep each night.
  • Avoid harmful behaviors such as smoking, which can have a significant negative impact on your overall health.

Making changes to better your health isn't always a walk in the park, but luckily there are a lot of tools and resources available to give you a jump start on achieving your goals. The OWH encourages everyone to learn more about the COVID Vaccine and how schedule your appointment. Not only does the vaccine provided the best protection against COVID-19 as recommended by the CDC, but also fully vaccinated individuals are able to enjoy greater freedoms than during the start of the pandemic. The OWH offers an online tool customized to help you create your plan for improving your health.

This pandemic has impacted us all, but our community is indeed all stronger together. Our team at WDG always has your safety and health as our top priority, and we have implemented additional safety measures and equipment to help prevent the transmission of all infections, including COVID-19. Wellesley Dental Group has completely reopened since June 8th, 2020 for all dental procedures and cleanings! Thank you for entrusting your health and dental care to us at Wellesley Dental Group.

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.

Your little ones and teens are welcome to visit our pediatric dentist, Dr. Bahar Houshman and Dr. Marisa Reason is happy to help with your TMJ and orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions or any other oral surgery needs, Dr. Reisman would love to help, and our gum-specialist Dr. Singh can help with your gum-related concerns.

2019 Mother's Day in Boston!

May 12th, 2019

Today we celebrate our appreciation for Mothers across the nation! Mother’s Day is the perfect holiday for celebrating everyone who has played a role as a mother figure. Their sacrifices, unconditional love, and all of their efforts. From flowers, to cards, to a trip out on the town, there is a lot going on in Boston to honor your special mom this Mother's Day 2019. Check out some events happening today: 



Mother's Day Brunch

Does your mom enjoy a good brunch? Check out brunch at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. The tickets include floral bouquets from Winston Flowers, and a lot of tasty items on the menu to try. Not to mention a chocolate fountain with strawberries, marshmallows, and biscotti!

When? 

10:30am and 11:00am

Where?

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston

138 Saint James Avenue 

Boston, MA 02116

Memories of Mothers

Looking for an outdoor activity this Mother’s Day? Check out the Mother’s Day stroll with Volunteer Docents Nancy Callan & Susan Zawalich at the Mount Auburn Cemetery to learn about the symbols of motherhood on monuments at the graves of many notable mothers, including the founder of Mother’s Day for Peace, Julia Ward Howe.

When?

Sun, May 12, 2019

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Where?

Mount Auburn Cemetery

580 Mt Auburn St 

Cambridge, MA 02138

Mother's Day Cruise on the Charles River

Spend your Sunday with your mom on a 90-minute cruise on the Charles River with a mimosa and assorted sweets at the Mother's Day Cruise on the Charles River. You’ll get a tour on the historic and cultural sights of Boston and Cambridge. 

When?

Sun, May 12, 2019

10:45 AM – 1:45 PM EDT

Where?

Charles Riverboat Company

100 Cambridgeside Place 

Cambridge, MA 02141

Mother Daughter Yoga Class

Looking to get your work-out on? Make your way to the BK Lounge Mother-Daughter yoga class on the beautiful esplanade in Boston. Available to all ages.

When?

Sun, May 12, 2019

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where?

Charles River Esplanade 

Boston, MA 02116

If you’re looking for good places to eat around Boston this Mother’s Day, take a look here at special brunches and dinners here. Wishing all a Happy  Mother’s Day!

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. DerekDr. Emad is happy to help with your orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions or any other oral surgery needs Dr. Stephens would be more than willing to help.

References:

https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ma--boston/mothers-day/?page=1

https://www.bostonchefs.com/holiday/mothers-day-boston-restaurants/

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Happy Mother's Day!

May 8th, 2016

Don't forget to let your mother know how much you care about her this Sunday, May 8th. Take a little time out of your busy schedule to treat her to a nice dinner or simply give her a phone call!

We all know that this holiday honors the love and hard work of mothers, but did you know that celebrating motherhood originated a long time ago? Mothers' Day began with the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals to honor mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. Later on, "Mothering Sunday," an early Christian festival that fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent, was celebrated in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe. On this day, people returned for a special service at their "mother church" and children gave their mothers flowers to show their appreciation.

In the United States, Mother's Day was founded in 1908 by social activist Anna Jarvis, who honored her mother and motherhood in a memorial ceremony at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church (now the International Mother's Day Shrine) in Grafton, West Virginia. In 1914, Mother's Day became an official national holiday. Ironically, Jarvis later dedicated much of her time and effort to attempt to remove the holiday, because she denounced the commercialization of Mother's Day.

We hope you all have a great Mother's Day and enjoy these lovely craft ideas linked below:

 

DIY Pop-Up Card from Buzzfeed:

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Mother's Day Photo Vase:

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DIY Bath Salts:

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Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and their newest addition to the team, Dr. Zarah Ali, if you have any thoughts or concerns. The caring team at Wellesley Dental Group 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. VanDr. Emad is happy to help with your orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions or any other periodontal or oral surgery needs, Dr. Ghazi would be more than willing to help.

Resources:

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/mothers-day

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Spring Events with Wellesley Dental Group

March 1st, 2010

Spring in bloom

Spring is almost here!

There are a lot of events coming up in Wellesley and the surrounding area that may interest you.

March 26 (Friday) - 3rd Annual Heritage Day Celebration at Wellesley Middle School auditorium, 6 pm - includes production of "Our Story" by OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center

March 27 (Saturday) - Bates Elementary School Rock-N-Roll Auction at Regis College

March 27 (Saturday) - 3rd Annual Heritage Day Celebration continues at Wellesley Middle School from Noon to 6 pm, hosted by Wellesley High School, the WHS African American Studies Class, and the Wellesley METCO program.

March 27  (Saturday) - Wellesley High School Class of 2011 Junior Auction Fundraiser from 7:30 - 9:30 pm at Wellesley High School cafeteria.

March 27 (Saturday) - Earth Hour 2010

April 2010 - Oral Cancer Awareness Month - Vizilite Plus Oral Cancer Screenings www.oralcancer.org

April 9 (Friday ) - Fiske Elementary School biennial auction

April 10 (Saturday) - The Wellesley Community Children's Center Fun Run at Wellesley College

April 19 (Monday) - Patriot's Day and the Boston Marathon - Our 5 Seaward Road location is right next to the marathon route.

April 22 (Thursday) - Earth Day 2010 - We'll be giving out tote bags and are planning a special Earth Day event.

May 1 (Saturday) - Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation Gala

May 8 (Saturday) - Wellesley Mother's Forum Truck Day - Sprague Elementary School parking lot from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

 May 9 (Sunday ) - Mother's Day 2010

May 22 + 23 (Saturday + Sunday) - Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend - We'll be in the parade and participate at the picnic in the park.

June 20 (Sunday) - Father's Day 2010

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Recent events:

March 6 (Saturday) - "A Pot Full of Wishes" to benefit The Make-A-Wish Foundation at Coogan's in Boston.

March 7 (Sunday) - Community Health Fair at Newton-Wellesley Hospital - Free screenings!

March 17 (Wednesday) - St. Patrick's Day! Council on Aging concert

March 19 (Friday)  - Dr. Ali is speaking at the Wellesley Council on Aging about links between oral health and overall health.  Click here for more info.

 

Inexpensive gifts that moms will love!

May 6th, 2009

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Here are some Mother's Day gift ideas that are inexpensive and meaningful from some of the mothers at W.D.G.

1.) Give her a bunch of handpicked flowers
2.) Breakfast-in-bed
3.) Let mom sleep in (and maybe also breakfast in bed)
4.) Bring mom her favorite coffee or morning beverage
5.) A booklet of "I will do __(chore)_____ for you" certificates
6.) Surprise her with a day-trip to a neighboring town that you don't normally go to; experience the local flavor by checking out the stores, historical buildings, parks, and scenery
7.) Buy her a large single cookie from a local bakery and use frosting or food safe gel to write her a special note
8.) Wash and vacuum her car
9.) A hand-written, heart felt letter of what your mom means to you ( believe us, it can mean a LOT more than store-bought cards)

And last, but not least,

10.) Give the moms in your life a HUG and tell them that you LOVE them!

 

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