Cancer Causing Foods

August 8th, 2012

We all know that certain foods are healthier than others. However, did you know that some foods can actually lead to the development of cancer? Some of the ingredients in common foods are carcinogens, or cancer causers. Once you get to know these ingredients, you can make smart choices about the foods you eat.

Part of what causes cancerous tumors to develop is sugar in the blood. Consuming too many sugar ridden snacks (simple carbs) creates an ideal environment for cancer cells to grow. Eating a low-glycemic diet means avoiding refined sugars at all costs.

Some examples of these are high-fructose corn  syrup, sugar, sucrose, enriched bleached flour, white rice, white pastas, and white breads. Also, eliminating soda and sweeteners is advised. Not only will you be eating healthier, you'll also help keep a good body weight and warding off diabetes.

Below are five cancer causing foods to avoid:

- Hot dogs: Children should not eat more than 12 hot dogs in a month. If these are a favorite of your child, look for ones without harmful sodium nitrite as an ingredient.

- Processed meats/bacon: These also have sodium nitrite as an ingredient most of the time. Going to an organic market would be the best way to find some without it. There is also a high amount of saturated fat, which is bad for heart health.

- Doughnuts: They are loaded with hydrogenated oils and are condemned by experts as a terrible breakfast choice.

- French fries: Hydrogenated oils are an ingredient in these as well. They're fried at an extremely high temperature and contain saturated and trans fats, which are counter productive to heart health.

- Chips, crackers and cookies: What makes them so delicious is excess sugar, trans fats, and white flour. Also, there are often preservatives to maintain their shelf life.

Avoiding these foods as much as possible is an easy way to a better, healthier life!

Outstanding Yelp Review

August 8th, 2012

We recently received the below review on Yelp. We are truly speechless and touched by our patient's kind words and comments. Thank you so very much!


"After a negative experience at another local dentist, I followed my friends' advice and took my then 2.5 year old twins to see Dr. Femina Ali at Wellesley Dental Group.  Immediately, she put my children's minds at ease--even conducting my daughter's dental exam in a waiting room chair when she was too nervous to sit in the big dental chair.  Dr Ali's patience and natural ability with children has had such a positive impact on my children that they actually LOOK FORWARD to their semi-annual cleanings and visits.
Once we saw firsthand their high level of service and dedication at the Pediatric level and realized that they work with adults as well, my husband and I switched for our own dental visits as well.  Now we all go as a family, which I feel sets an especially good example for my kids.  They see that we're making our dental care a priority, so they are as well. My husband and I have both needed fillings in the past five years, and Dr. Ejaz Ali is an absolute perfectionist (which we love)!  Using cutting edge technology, he makes a mold to not only fill the tooth, but to make it a seamless match that will last a lifetime and look like it was always part of the tooth.  He did such a great job that I opted to have my previous fillings taken out and replaced with his handiwork.  My teeth look great and my smile is brighter and healthier than ever!

In addition to Drs. Femina and Ejaz Ali, I also have to mention their staff.  They employ a team of people who are warm, engaging, and passionate about dental health.  In the office and representing the practice around town, they make everyone feel welcome and take a genuine interest in each patient.  They even help entertain our kids while we're having our teeth cleaned!

Over the years, we have used their Oral Surgeon Dr. Ghazi to extract numerous teeth from both children.  He has the gentlest touch and always took great care to make it quick, easy, and painless for my children.  My children have also seen Dr. Emad--their orthodontist--to have their teeth evaluated for future orthodonture needs.  As a busy working mom, I am so grateful to have these services offered in-house, so I don't have to go elsewhere.  It makes it so much easier for me, especially knowing their high standard of care.

All in all, we can't say enough about the Wellesley Dental Group.  They are what every dental practice should be.  After six years as patients and friends of the Wellesley Dental Group -- we wouldn't trust our teeth and smiles to anyone else!!" - Joanna


Pediatric Dentist at Wellesley Dental Group

May 23rd, 2012

Did you know we have a pediatric dentist on our team? Dr. Nooruddin Pradhan received his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston Massachusetts in 1993, Fellowship in Cranio Mandibular Joint Disorder in 1994 from Tufts University, and Master of Science in 1995 from Tufts University.

In 2010, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts University and has staff membership and hospital privileges at Tufts Medical Center and Franciscan Hospital for Children.  He is a member of American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Metropolitan District Society, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Contact us at 781-237-9071 or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pradhan today!

Congratulations Dr. Pradhan

November 29th, 2010

Dr. Nooruddin Pradhan, our pediatric specialist, has recently achieved Diplomate status on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry - the only certifying board recognized by the A.D.A. for the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry.

To learn more about the ABPD, please visit the website.

Dr. Pradhan is an Assistant Professor in Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts University and has Staff Membership and hospital privileges at Tufts Medical Center and Franciscan Hospital for Children.

He is a member of American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Metropolitan District Society, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in addition to being a Diplomate on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Wellesley Dental Group is proud to have such a highly trained, skilled, dedicated professional as part of our team.

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