Practice News

Kelly Richardson, DDS has recently completed a year-long fellowship on dental implants.

Dr. Richardson Completes Dental Implants Fellowship

As part of her commitment to continuing education, Kelly Richardson, DDS has recently completed a year-long implant fellowship with the NYU School of Dentistry and online dental education site Dental XP. “I don’t want patients to be scared when they hear the word implants,” she says. “Implant placement is certainly a process, but if you have missing teeth, it’s the best way to replace your teeth for proper function and good quality of oral health afterwards.”

Closeup photo of toothbrush with toothpaste

Use Your Toothbrush Like a Champion with These 11 Tips

What’s the best way to hold your toothbrush? Is an electric toothbrush more effective than a regular one? How long should you brush? These are all great questions! Here are the best practices of toothbrushing.

Coconut oil contains anti-microbial agents that are an important part of oil pulling.

Is Oil Pulling Good for Your Teeth?

Oil pulling is a traditional oral health practice with origins in ancient India. In recent years, this practice has received significant media coverage regarding its reported health benefits—among them, removal of harmful bacteria from the mouth. Are the health claims true? Just what does oil pulling involve? Should you try it? Here’s what you’ll want to know.

A colorful vegan feast including potato casserole with broccoli and carrot, fresh tomato, tofu, onion, and mushrooms.

How to Protect Your Teeth If You’re Vegan

Whether your diet is vegan, vegetarian, or includes meat, science shows that eating plenty of plant-based foods is necessary for optimal health. But if you follow a vegan diet (or are considering doing so), which nutrients could you be missing? What do you need for a healthy mouth and teeth? Here’s what to know—and do.

Dental corwns can help you smil in style!

September Special on Dental Crowns!

Students are back in school, and it’s a great time to focus on YOU. We can help! From now until September 30, 2019, get $100 off any crown at Winchester Dental.

Vaping is bad for health. Illustration of an electronic cigarette behind a red "prohibited" symbol.

Is Vaping Bad for Me?

While vaping was once believed to be an acceptable alternative to smoking regular tobacco cigarettes, there is new evidence that this practice presents its own serious health risks. Moreover, in August 2019, the CDC confirmed the first-ever death caused by vaping.

All your teen’s oral health habits---both helpful and harmful---play a role in determining her oral and overall health.

Your Teen’s Oral Health Habits: Helpful or Harmful?

Your teen’s oral health habits play a major role when it comes to a great smile, a healthy mouth, and overall health. Daily flossing and twice-daily brushing are a great start—and as always, there’s much more you should know.

Chewing ice can harm your teeth, and may be a sign of iron deficiency anemia.

Love Chewing Ice? Why You Should Stop, AND See Your Doctor Promptly

If you love chewing ice, you’re not alone. Many people find that chewing ice helps them to deal with stress, ease the effects of dry mouth, lose weight, or stop smoking. Chewing ice might seem to be an acceptable coping method, but it can harm your teeth in other ways, and ice cravings may also be a symptom of a more serious health issue.

Here are answers to your questions on how to brush and floss like a boss.

You’ve Got This! Brush and Floss Like a Boss

Yes, you can optimize your dental health and visit your dentist with confidence! Our team members Donna Greco, DMD and Laura Steinmetz, RDH provide answers to some of the most common questions on how to brush and floss. You’ve got this!

A dental issue may be the cause of your persistent headaches.

Persistent Headaches? Surprising Reasons to Consult Your Dentist

Headaches can occur for different reasons, and most of us have experienced them on occasion. If you have headaches that persist or interfere significantly with your daily activities, your doctor may prescribe medication to help. But in some cases, when medication isn’t completely effective, your dentist may be the key to relief.

Vitamins and minerals for healthy teeth are plentiful in fresh berries. Photo credit: Cecilia Par on Unsplash

The Most Important Vitamins and Minerals for Your Teeth

A healthy diet serves your oral health as an important part of your overall health. Are you doing as much as you can for your mouth and teeth? These delicious foods (non-vegan and vegan), packed with crucial vitamins and minerals, will help you.

A young extraction patient sits in the dental chair with his mother and Gio Iuculano, DDS nearby

What to Expect at Your Dental Extraction Visit

If your treatment plan requires the extraction of a tooth, we will work with you to understand and address your concerns, and to ensure your comfort during every part of the process. Here’s what you can expect.

Young boy holding a book, looking surprised beside text reading "Orthodontic Myths BUSTED!" (Photo credit: Ben White on Unsplash)

Busted! 7 Common Myths About Orthodontic Treatment

Modern dental technology and techniques mean that orthodontic treatment now looks and feels quite different than it did as recently as ten years ago. In most cases, it’s faster, more comfortable, more convenient, and more effective than ever. Bye, myths!

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A Clear Alternative to Braces

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, clear aligners may be a great option for you! The latest advances in research, technology, and materials mean that clear aligners are a comfortable, convenient alternative to braces. Gio Iuculano, DDS discusses the most recent developments.

Cartoon showing electric toothbrush, tube of toothpaste, and phone timer set to two minutes

Is an Electric Toothbrush Better?

When it comes to cleaning teeth, patients often ask if an electric toothbrush is better than a regular one. Gio Iuculano, DDS weighs in, “We provide free regular toothbrushes after every dental cleaning. Our first priority is for patients to brush twice daily with any high-quality toothbrush. For those who seek an A+ with extra credit, an electric toothbrush can be a game-changer.” Here’s why.

Closeup of very young child holding toothbrush in mouth. A healthy mouth starts with good habits formed in childhood.

Help Your Child Have a Healthy Mouth! Here’s How

For children, a healthy mouth often starts with parents and caregivers modeling and encouraging good oral care habits. Beginning at a young age makes it easier for children to maintain good oral health as they get older. How can adults best help children with this? Donna Greco, DMD has answers.