Tooth Fairy

Dinosaurs, Tooth Fairies, and Fireworks, Oh My!

May 26th, 2016

Wellesley Dental Group Had a Blast at #WellesleyWonderfulWeekend2016!

The smile ambassadors of Wellesley Dental Group had the pleasure of serving Wellesley Wonderful Weekend last Sunday, May 22nd.

We started off the morning by setting up our tractor float to represent our caring team. Despite the rainy forecast, the weather turned out beautiful (probably because of the Indian anti-rain dance that was performed)!

The float wouldn't be complete without our life-size dinosaur mascot Christopher, our very own tooth fairy, our team members, giant toothbrushes, and fun blue balloons!

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All along the parade route, our smile ambassadors passed out toothbrushes and toothpaste to kids and gave them quite a few smiles as well! We were so happy that the kids were all having such a great time.

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After the parade, the team made a quick stop at Dr. Ali and Ali's home and headed straight to the Wellesley town picnic in Hunnewell Field.

At the picnic, we set up a tent and a photo booth full of props. We had a great time handing out hair feather extensions and glow sticks to start the fun. To satisfy those sweet cravings, we also made fried Oreos and fried dough (shh...don't tell anyone!) But don't worry, we also gave out toothbrushes and toothpaste to promote proper oral hygiene!

At our booth, over 100 kids and adults that were young at heart took fun pictures with our beautiful tooth fairy and of course, our dinosaur mascot Christopher.

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To see the SmugMug album of the photobooth pictures, click here!

Looks like Batman found a new sidekick! Together they fight both crimes and tooth decay :)
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We hope the Wellesley community had a great time! We're proud to have supported Wellesley Wonderful Weekend and to have co-sponsored the fireworks on Sunday night!

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For more fun pictures from the event, check out our Facebook album (#wellesleywonderfulweekend2016)!

Thank You Wellesley Mothers Forum!

September 22nd, 2014

Last weekend a wonderful community event gathered Wellesley residents of all ages on the Town Green between the Post Office and Town Hall. This annual event is a family favorite for kids of all ages and the only Wellesley Mothers Forum event that is open to everybody. We want to thank Wellesley Mothers Forum for organizing such a wonderful event, you have doe a great job! Mothers Forum is a non-profit organization and a member-led social and support group for Wellesley women with young children. Members are required to live in Wellesley or surrounding towns and have at least one child (or be currently expecting). The majority of their members have children between the ages of birth to eight years old.

Our caring team of Wellesley Dental Group was happy to attend the event, staying true to our mission of being the Smile Ambassadors for the community. Our local kids had a great time dancing with our friendly dinosaur Mr. Chuckles and taking pictures with the Tooth Fairy, who were giving away hugs, toothpaste & toothbrushes as well as answering their questions about "tooth health". Each child left our booth with a bright balloon and, of course, an ear-to-ear smile!

What a fun community event, it couldn't have happened without the Wellesley Mothers Forum! We can’t wait for to participate again next year for the Fall Carnival!

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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. Your little ones and teens are welcome to visit our pediatric dentist Dr. Kim.

Get Your Child Excited About Losing Baby Teeth

May 19th, 2014

your-childs-first-loose-toothIs it time for the tooth fairy to make their first visit to your household? Losing primary teeth can be an exciting and memorable experience for your child. At about age six, children usually have their first loose tooth and can often be anxious about losing their teeth. Reassure your child that everything will be okay, and that the process of loosing primary teeth is a normal part of growing up. If your child is frightened once their tooth falls out, show them how proud you are of them for being brave. Yet, many children are excited and view the experience of losing a tooth as a sign that they are growing up. No matter the case, it is important to make the moment special and memorable, and to inform them of the value of good oral health habits as their permanent teeth begin to arrive.

Even though your child’s primary teeth will eventually fall out, it is important to remember that primary teeth are significantly important to your child’s oral health. Once your child’s tooth becomes loose, encourage them to continue brushing and rinsing well, as food particles may be hiding under the tooth. Also, offer them soft foods to avoid pain when chewing.

Here are some tips about several ways to celebrate this significant moment:

  • Make your child excited about the tooth fairy. Most children will be excited about receiving some cash to collect on their own. Consider having your child create a tooth fairy mailbox as a craft activity. The mailbox can be placed outside of their door for the tooth fairy to drop their treasure.
  • Help your child create a tooth chart that tracks when they loose teeth. Teach them about the 32 permanent teeth that they will soon have, and how important it will be to take good care of them.
  • Create a scrapbook and note the date when your child loses their first tooth. Take pictures before and after to remind your child of this huge accomplishment. By showing pride in maintaining good oral health, your child will be prepared to take care of their permanent teeth.
  • Create a small craft party. Print out tooth coloring sheets or whip up a batch of tooth shaped cupcakes to excite your child. Also, you could help them create a homemade picture frame out of popsicle sticks, glue, and glitter. This frame can hold a picture of their new and bright smile after they loose their tooth.
  • After your child loses a tooth, take them to pick out their own new toothbrush, floss, and mouthwash. Have them choose their favorite toothbrush color and toothpaste flavor to boost their excitement!
  • Host a healthy snack party to help inform your kids of healthy foods for healthy permanent teeth. Bring apples, carrots, celery sticks, and other healthy snacks to the party, and discuss why they’re better for permanent teeth than junk food.

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.colgate.com/app/CP/US/EN/OC/Information/Articles/ColgateNewandNow/Community/2013/September/article/SW-281474979199403.cvsp

http://www.babycenter.com/0_losing-baby-teeth-what-to-expect-and-when_3658971.bc

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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!

Tooth Fairy's Generosity Growing Over the Years

February 27th, 2014

tooth fairyIf you a young investor and still happen to have your baby teeth, stick with the Tooth Fairy! Apparently, the Tooth Fairy's average payoff was up 44.6 percent last year! According to a poll from insurer Delta Dental, the average gift for a displaced tooth rose last year to $3.50, up from $2.42 in 2012. Like with the regular stock market investments, the Tooth Fairy can pay off big if you get in early. First-time tooth losers earned more than they did for other teeth in 59 percent of homes. Kids got an average of $4.51for their first tooth, a 29.2 percent increase from last year.

Besides, every Fairy is different, some can leave really special gifts under your pillow, like toys, gum or a lovely hand-written note. Here is what some kids find under their teeth:

  • For our family, she leaves $1 if Mom or Dad pull the tooth out for the child," shares Jacy Cheney of Washington. "If they pull it out themselves, or it falls out on its own, then it's $2."
  • "The tooth fairy always leave $1, a personal note (written with my opposite hand), a tooth brush and fairy dust!" offers Erika Deady-Wohlers of tutupourmondeux.com.
  • "The tooth fairy leaves $2 per tooth and $5 per molar," reveals Mary Anschutz. "However, if the tooth fairy is so busy that he or she cannot make it, i.e., she forgets, then the amount gets doubled."
  • "Our tooth fairy leaves small gifts instead of money," shares Roo Wyda of Oops! Sheet Inc.. "Puzzles, crafts, something to delight and engage her!"

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.Pradhan. Dr. 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.cbsnews.com/news/tooth-fairy-pays-off-better-than-the-stock-market/
http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/842499/how-much-does-the-tooth-fairy-pay
http://www.theoriginaltoothfairypoll.com/the-original-poll/

Thank You Wellesley Mother's Forum!

September 24th, 2013

The caring team at Wellesley Dental Group had a fun Saturday morning at the Wellesley Town Hall Greens, next to the Wellesley Post Office . We were the guest of Wellesley Mother's Forum. Mother's Forum is a non-profit organization and a member-led social and support group for Wellesley women with young children. Members are required to live in Wellesley or surrounding towns and have at least one child (or be currently expecting). The majority of their members have children between the ages of birth to eight years old.

Serving as the Smile Ambassadors for Wellesley and the surrounding towns this was a perfect way to educate the young kids about brushing and flossing. Events like this help motivate and encourage young children and their parents about being proactive for their dental health. While Dr. Femina Ali was helping demonstrate on our famous mascot, Christopher,with a giant toothbrush Dr. Ejaz Ali was giving balloons as prizes. Everyone that stopped for brushing lessons also got an Oral Stages toothbrush.

The kids also loved having pictures taken with our wonderful Tooth Fairy. It was a successful event and we cannot thank Wellesley Mother's Forum enough for including us. We were so happy to see all of our young smile ambassadors and teach them about the importance of maintaining good oral health. Thank you Wellesley Mother's Forum for being so proactive in the community!

We want to acknowledge the help of our friend Joanna Bandte who brought smiles to tons of children by doing feather extensions in their hair. Thank you Joanna!

Also, we want to give a big thank you to the event directors Diane Conway & Meryl Glassman and also to the Co-Presidents Sabreena Kropp & Meghan Thompson. What a fun community event, we can't wait for to participate again next year for the Fall Carnival! We are also looking forward to hosting our annual Candy Drive for the Wellesley Mother's Forum.
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Quick Tips from the Tooth Fairy

August 28th, 2013

As a parent with a busy schedule, it can get tough monitoring and helping with the care of a child’s oral health. However, a child’s maintenance of good oral hygiene is extremely important, not just for their oral health but also for their overall health. On top of this week’s grocery list and the errands that need to be completed, we’ll throw in just a few more reminders and tips on the care of a child’s teeth.

 

  • Although work schedules can get overwhelming, a great and healthy way to spend time with the kids is to join them while they brush and floss. Children learn by example, and a great way for them to pick up good oral hygiene is if their parents show them great brushing and flossing techniques.

 

  • Keep track of times when your child demonstrates good oral hygiene. A fun way to get children to stick to good oral care is to create a calendar that can track their oral health. Hang the calendar in the bathroom and post a gold star or a fun sticker on days when they did a great job brushing and flossing their teeth. This is can get children excited about maintain good oral health and is a wonderful way to let their dentist know how they are doing!

 

  • There have been recent studies showing that bacteria responsible for tooth decay can be transferred when parents clean their child’s pacifier or bottle nipple. It’s best to clean these items in warm, soapy water and to avoid sharing food and drinks and children.

 

  • It is no secret that children love to get their hands on sweets. However, sugar-heavy foods can end up creating an environment that is optimal for the growth of tooth decay-causing bacteria. Try to opt for products containing xylitol, which is a tooth-friendly, nonfermentable sugar alcohol that does not get converted in the mouth to acids like regular sugars. It can reduce the levels of bacteria in saliva and can also act against some of the bacteria responsible for ear infections!

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

References:

 

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-996-XYLITOL.aspx?activeIngredientId=996&activeIngredientName=XYLITOL

 

http://www.ncohf.org/resources/parents-corner

 

http://www.ada.org/news/8582.aspx

 

Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend

April 15th, 2010

View of parade near Star MarketIt's just around the corner - Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend! Complete with a parade, picnic, and TONS of other events.  More info is available at www.wellesleyweekend.com.

 

 

This year, we're so excited to have a very special guest - a Junior Tooth Fairy!

We can't wait to introduce you to her.  It's been a dream of hers to be a tooth fairy.  She'll march with us in the parade on Sunday, May 23.

Wellesley Veterans' Parade Photos

May 18th, 2009

We were part of the Wellesley Veterans' Parade yesterday and got lots of great photos of all the excitement.  The picnic and fireworks did get rescheduled to Sunday May 31, and we believe the Tooth Fairy will still be able to join us. She will pose for photos with all the children.

View of parade near Star Market

The Tooth Fairy

Parade fly over

Marching band

The Tooth Fairy and Zann Ali

Parade watchers at Forest Street

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