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Don't Worry...Be Happy!
08/15/2018
Did you ever notice how some people seem to get angry and frustrated at the strangest things? I am a happy person almost all the time. It is how I was raised. My mom always told me “if you think it’s going to be ok, then it probably is.”
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Doctors Awarded
Congratulations to Our Doctors
08/08/2018
Chestnut Dental is thrilled to announce that 14 of our doctors are on the 2018 Top Dentists List in the August issue of Boston Magazine. We are honored and humbled that our doctors were selected to be included on this list through a survey of 4,000 dentists in the Greater Boston area.
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Teeth Whitening
07/31/2018
Patients often ask about teeth whitening: Is it safe? Will it work on me? Chestnut Dental recently added the ZOOM! line of products to our whitening offerings and I’ll review the basics here.
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Cape Cod Sign
Signs of Summer
07/23/2018
As we are in the middle of summer, I started thinking about what images signify summer to me! I was fortunate enough to grow up going to Cape Cod during the summer.
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Pacifier
Non-Nutritive Sucking Habits
07/16/2018
On a daily basis, I get asked by parents when is the best time to stop a pacifier or thumb-sucking habit. As we all know, it is normal for most babies to use a pacifier or thumb as a self-soothing mechanism from an early age, even in utero!
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Botox
Botox
07/13/2018
What do you think of when you see that word? The Real Housewives of New York? Hollywood? Many people have attributed the practice of Botox to plastic, expressionless faces. However, I would love for you to know that, when administered accurately and conservatively, Botox can really make a dramatic difference to your face in a graceful manner.
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I Love The World Cup!!!
07/02/2018
So, I understand the US is not playing; and most of you may not watch a single minute; but I personally love the World Cup!
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Outer Space
How Do Astronauts Brush Their Teeth In Space?
06/26/2018
I have always been fascinated with outer space. As a kid I dreamed of being an astronaut, and even looked into getting a job at NASA while in college (not easy and didn't happen).
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Orthodontic Correction
Orthodontic Treatment for Thumb Sucking Habit
06/20/2018
As an orthodontist the most common treatment I provide is braces or Invisalign to straighten teeth and correct the bite. However, I see patients with a wide range of needs that require treatment beyond the typical scope.
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The Animal Game Tooth Facts
06/11/2018
My pediatric patients know I love animals and if they have ever had a tooth fixed, they know I like to play the “animal game” during the filling visit. I thought I would write my blog this week on whether or not some of my most frequent animal game animals have teeth.
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Video Game Controller
The Battle with Fortnite
06/04/2018
I HATE FORTNITE. Growing up I played video games. Sometimes I would play for an hour or even two hours. Then I would go outside and climb a tree or play whiffle ball.
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The Three S’s: Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen
05/29/2018
With summer FINALLY arriving in the Northeast, many of us can’t wait to spend some quality time outside. Summer means relaxation, ice cream and outdoor fun! However, it also means that it is time to stock up on sunscreen and protective SPF wear.
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Ranking the Marvel Movies
05/21/2018
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (known as the MCU) began in 2008. My son, Ethan, and I are huge fans. We have seen and own all 19 movies. Ethan and I ranked them below in order (worst to best) and provided a little nugget about each . We both get a little “geeked” up about these movies - hope you enjoy our list!
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Dr Jack Hertzberg DMD
Dr. Jack Hertzberg, DMD
05/16/2018
Dear Patients, Parents, Colleagues and Friends, As of August 24, 2018, I will be restricting my responsibilities and patient care time at Chestnut Dental Associates and entering retirement. I will have been practicing orthodontics and pediatric dentistry for over 41 years at CDA and Boston Children's Hospital.
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DKP and Son
Tribute to Mothers
05/14/2018
My blog post this week is a tribute to moms! As pediatric dentists we take care of children first and foremost.
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Cracked Teeth
05/07/2018
Cracked teeth. Inevitably, our teeth will develop cracks with time. For most, it is simply the accumulation of a lifetime of normal wear and tear.
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Happy 2nd Birthday to Our Bedford Office
05/01/2018
It’s been an exciting few years, first planning for our newest location in Bedford and then opening the office. Over the years, many of our Needham and Franklin patients have said that they wished we had an office closer to them.
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Chestnut Dental and The Bedford Rotary Club Rise Against Hunger Event
04/24/2018
Rise Against Hunger is a large organization that sends food to people in need across the world. Since 2013 the Bedford Rotary club has organized a Rise Against Hunger food packaging event, often funding and preparing 60,000+ meals for shipment.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Dinner Recipe for a Busy Week
04/09/2018
Most families have busy schedules year-round, and planning family dinners is usually a chore. One of the busiest times of the year in our house is just beginning with the season of spring sports.
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Cookies
Cookie Recipe
04/02/2018
My family and I are Greek Orthodox and will be celebrating Easter next Sunday, April 8.
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Orthodontic Treatment forMissing Teeth
03/26/2018
As an orthodontist I use braces and Invisalign to align teeth for a nice looking smile and make the upper and lower teeth fit together correctly when you bite. However, sometimes patients have extra teeth or are actually missing teeth.
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Fluoride Toothpaste and Babies: Do They Mix?
03/19/2018
Fluoridation of water in the United States was named by Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) as one of the ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Obviously, given my profession, I one hundred percent support the fluoridation of water and to go one step further, I endorse the use of fluoride toothpaste.
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The Benefits of Hugging
03/12/2018
My son Luke is turning 2 in June. One of his favorite activities is giving hugs. We just love how Luke is learning at such a young age how to be kind and gentle with his friends and family.
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Nonni's Kitchen
Pickled Green Tomatoes
03/05/2018
Time to share another recipe from my family’s Italian heritage. My grandfather is the youngest boy in the photo. His sister Mary, in the middle of the picture, made handwritten notebooks filled with authentic, homemade recipes for all kinds of delicious Italian foods.
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The Importance of the HPV Vaccine
02/26/2018
The HPV vaccine is for protection from most of the cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV is a very common virus that spreads between people when they have sexual contact with another person. About 14 million people, including teens become infected with HPV each year. HPV infection can cause cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers in women and penile cancers in men. HPV can also cause anal cancer, throat ( oropharyngeal ) cancer , and genital warts in both men and women.
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Charcoal Teeth Whitening
02/21/2018
Charcoal has recently become a common ingredient in many skin and beauty products as well as teeth whitening products.
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Laughter is The Best Medicine
02/05/2018
My goals for 2018 includes being more mindful, living in the present moment, focusing more on the positive, and being HAPPY!! I recently read that you should smile 40 times a day, and laugh 20 times a day.
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Chronic Canker Sores and Your Toothpaste
01/17/2018
Aphthous ulcers, commonly known as canker sores, are a very common oral ailment. Many people will suffer from an occasional canker sore at some point in their lives. The cause is not fully understood, although some causes can be trauma, stress, hormones, and citrus or spicy foods.
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Moderation
01/02/2018
As we enter the New Year a lot of people make resolutions, some they keep and some they don’t. A common resolution is to cut out sweets. Given that we are in the dental profession we are obviously big proponents of this! However, we see day in and day out that this is a tough resolution to maintain.
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Adult Braces
Thinking about Adult Braces?
12/12/2017
As a teenager, my teeth were malpositioned. I had braces for a couple of years. For most of my adult life, my teeth have been nearly straight; however, within the past couple of years, I have noticed my teeth starting to shift and crowd as a result of not wearing my retainer as instructed; especially my upper four front incisors.
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E-cigarettes: A Threat to Health
E-cigarettes: A Threat to Health
11/27/2017
On this chilly Friday morning in late November, I casually mentioned to my husband that I needed him to watch the kids for a few minutes while I sat down to write my blog post on Juuling. His response? "What's Juuling?" This, my friends, is exactly why I am taking the time to write this post.
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