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Demystifying Mouthguards

August 20th, 2014

A recent article at AGD Impact Magazine offered a great overview of mouthguards for people who engage in different kinds of sports. It is common knowledge that mouthguards can significantly reduce the severity and prevent the occurrence of injuries while playing sports, both contact and non-contact. For more detailed information about different kinds of mouthguards available on the market, and why dental professional strongly suggest using one to begin with, see below.

At Wellesley Dental Group we offer custom sports mouthguards, feel free to call with questions (781-237-9071) or come for a free consultation. Our office is at 5 Seaward Rd, Wellesley 02481.

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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.

Source: GD Impact Magazine, August 2014, Vol. 42, No. 8; pages 17, 20-24.

Image credit: http://www.fitness-europe.com/main/images/stories/skulls_prob_solu_web.jpg

Vacation week!

February 19th, 2013

It’s school vacation week! At WDG, we had an amazing President’s Day where we saw so many of our wonderful patients. We’re looking forward to seeing so many more this week. It really makes us happy when vacations come because it means that our busiest patients will have enough time to put their health first and come visit us for their much-needed care. This is especially true for our youngest patients who attend school.

 

Have you visited your dentist recently? Now might be a great time. It’s so important to prioritize your oral health, especially for children. Starting good oral health habits early on lead to a life of better oral and general health.

Besides visiting your dentist, here are some fun things you can do this vacation week!

1. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and check out their special learning opportunities with your child. Workshops are from 10 am – 4 pm.

2. It’s February Vacation week at the zoo! Visit the Franklin Park Zoo and experience the wonders of the animal kingdom and the jungle with your child. This week, the zoo is offering extra learning opportunities for young enthusiasts.

3. Even though it’s still chilly, if your child is outdoorsy, here are some great suggestions for family hikes from Mommy Poppins, like Walden Pond. It may be a good idea to call beforehand to make sure there are no weather-related issues.

4. Check out your local library for fun events, concerts, and movies! The Wellesley Free Library even has a Young Scientist event where they are bringing in owls!

5. Spend family time together. No matter what you do, having fun as a family is special! Get off the computer and connect with one another the old fashioned way. Cook, take walks, listen to music. It doesn't matter as long as you have each other.

Keep smiling and have a safe vacation!

Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group will be very happy to answer your questions and advise you on your oral health needs. Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com!

Basix Dental Savings

September 21st, 2009

Many area colleges, including Brandeis and Wellesley College, utilize the Basix Student Dental Savings & Wellness Support Program.  This program provides insured students access to contracted dental providers at a discount.  There are no claims to file and no exlcusions.  Wellesley Dental Group (providers Dr. Ejaz Ali and Dr. Femina Ali) is part of the Basix Dental Savings plan.  More information on the program and the participating colleges are at http://www.basixstudent.com.

We know that it can be hard being away from home.  But sometimes getting to your hometown/country for your medical and dental care is not possible.  It's very important, however, to maintain your oral health and continue to get professional cleanings and check-ups at least every six months.  On the Basix student website, we noticed they have a neat tool for college students called "Campus Fit."  We're not sure if this is accessible for all colleges that participate in Basix, or if it's solely for Wellesley College students, but you can find it at http://campusfit.basixwellness.com/.

Please feel free to contact us at abby@wellesleydentalgroup.com if you have any questions about using the Basix program at our office.

 

 

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