Thursday, December 27, 2018

White Dental Fillings


White Bonded Fillings for a Polished Smile

Over the years, silver-mercury amalgam has been a standard filling used in dental practices, and many practices continue to use it. While they get the job done, amalgams have certain shortcomings. Metal does not attach well to teeth, so decay might leak into the tooth. But the most popular reason many patients choose the white bonded fillings has to do with the look. Many people just don’t want a dark filling in their smile. We offer modern restorations that blend with your natural tooth structure, contain no metals, and can even strengthen your teeth. They also bond tightly to the healthy part of the tooth so there is less likelihood for dental decay in the future.

Jeffrey B. Kravitz, DDS, DICOI    
417 Water Street   
Wakefield, MA 01880    
(781) 245-7714  
WakefieldFamilyDentist.com

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Gum Disease Treatments

But There is Some Good News

With late-stage periodontal disease, the treatment is surgical. Gum surgery isn’t pleasant, but it is generally a success in controlling the issues, and it’s normally covered by common insurance. With milder forms of periodontal disease, there are effective non-surgical treatment options that, coupled with better dental hygiene, will virtually halt the spread of the disease. These procedures are also usually covered under most dental insurance plans.

Jeffrey B. Kravitz, DDS, DICOI   
417 Water Street  
Wakefield, MA 01880   
(781) 245-7714  
WakefieldFamilyDentist.com

Monday, December 17, 2018

6 MouthHealthy Holiday Snacks (That Are Almost Too Cute to Eat) (3 of 3)

Below is an excerpt from an article found on MouthHealthy.org

Sweet as the holidays may be, sugar-packed treats can wreak havoc on your pearly whites. This season, ring in the festivities with healthy and fun holiday snack options that fill your mouth with joy.

Pita Tree Appetizers








The low-fat sour cream in this recipe is a source of vitamin D, which strengthens bones and teeth.
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Grinch Poppers













Be good for goodness sake to your teeth with these Grinch Poppers. For a healthier and more MouthHealthy alternative, swap the sugary and sticky marshmallow for another piece of banana. 
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To read the entire article with all healthy snacks please visit MouthHealthy.org

Jeffrey B. Kravitz, DDS, DICOI    
417 Water Street   
Wakefield, MA 01880    
(781) 245-7714  
WakefieldFamilyDentist.com

Monday, December 3, 2018

6 MouthHealthy Holiday Snacks (That Are Almost Too Cute to Eat) (2 of 3)

Below is an excerpt from an article found on MouthHealthy.org

Sweet as the holidays may be, sugar-packed treats can wreak havoc on your pearly whites. This season, ring in the festivities with healthy and fun holiday snack options that fill your mouth with joy.

Black Olive Penguins










These penguins will waddle their way into your heart - especially because they’re filled with cream cheese, which has calcium. 
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Cheesy Reindeer














Rich in calcium, cheese is always a MouthHealthy favorite. To get perfectly round eyes and noses, the author of this recipe used a juice box-sized straw to cut round pieces of black olive and a larger straw for the red pepper nose.
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To read the entire article with all healthy snacks please visit MouthHealthy.org

Jeffrey B. Kravitz, DDS, DICOI    
417 Water Street   
Wakefield, MA 01880    
(781) 245-7714  
WakefieldFamilyDentist.com

6 MouthHealthy Holiday Snacks (That Are Almost Too Cute to Eat) (1 of 3)

Below is an excerpt from an article found on MouthHealthy.org

Sweet as the holidays may be, sugar-packed treats can wreak havoc on your pearly whites. This season, ring in the festivities with healthy and fun holiday snack options that fill your mouth with joy.

Egg Snowmen










These adorable snowmen - made with hard-boiled eggs, carrots and peppercorns - will melt your heart before melting in your mouth. Eggs are a source of Vitamin D, which is needed to help absorb, carry and deposit calcium in the bone that supports your teeth. Carrots - which are crunchy, firm and full of water - help to scrub your teeth clean like a natural toothbrush.
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Spinach Artichoke Frittata Trees











You won’t need to cut down on these trees! Dairy products like milk contain calcium, eggs are a source of Vitamin D and leafy greens like spinach are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. (Just be sure to floss before flashing a smile beneath the mistletoe!) 
Get the recipe >> 

To read the entire article with all healthy snacks please visit MouthHealthy.org

Jeffrey B. Kravitz, DDS, DICOI    
417 Water Street   
Wakefield, MA 01880    
(781) 245-7714  
WakefieldFamilyDentist.com

Dental Intra Oral Camera

See What Our Team Sees with the Intra-Oral Camera!
Dr. Kravitz works closely with patients to build a bond of teamwork. One way he brings this about is through the use of a high-tech tool called the intra-oral camera. This device is a small video camera that produces a closeup image of the inside of your mouth. You get to see what work needs to be completed, as well as which teeth are perfectly healthy. You then become an active participant in your dental care. You’ll love this technology!

Jeffrey B. Kravitz, DDS, DICOI    
417 Water Street   
Wakefield, MA 01880    
(781) 245-7714  
WakefieldFamilyDentist.com