David B. Harte, DMD | Kimberly A. Harte, DMD | Lily Liu, DMD | 480 Adams Street, Milton MA, 02186



March 06, 2018
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Here at Harte Dental, we like prevention...and we also like to have fun!

That's why every quarter, we have a drawing for members of our No Cavity Club. In the past, we've given away toys, gift cards, and other prizes for both adults and children. This quarter, we have two prizes available:

We will hold a drawing for these adult and child-size mountain bikes right as the weather starts to get warm. To get an entry ticket, all you have to do is receive a cavity-free diagnosis from one of our doctors during a  New Patient Exam, or a routine exam for existing patients.

So whether you're due, overdue, or new, come by and join our many patients in the running to take these bikes home!

February 15, 2018
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photo source: CDC

March is our Sealant Project! As part of the American Dental Association's Give Kids a Smile initiative, we are offering sealants for FREE for the entire month. Sealants are a quick, easy, pain-free way to prevent back teeth from developing cavities. Read on for more information, 

Why sealants?
Our teeth have lots of pits, valleys, and fissures on their chewing surfaces. If you've ever looked in your mouth after eating Oreos, you know that it's easy for food to get stuck into those grooves. If these grooves are too deep, our saliva can't wash out that food and cavities can develop as a result. When permanent back teeth grow in around age 6 and age 12, dentists cover the grooves with a clear or tooth-colored material to "seal" off the deepest parts of the grooves.

Do sealants hurt?
Sealants are completely painless. Patients getting sealants don't have to be given any shots, and can eat immediately afterward. After getting sealants, most patients completely forget that they're there!

Are sealants safe? What about BPA?
You may have heard that sealants contain a dangerous substance called Bisphenol-A (BPA), but the amount contained in sealants is less than the BPA we're exposed to just by breathing air. The benefit of preventing cavities more than outweighs the microscopic BPA exposure they can cause.

Don't wait-- give us a call today to schedule your appointment!

For more information, see the following websites:
National Institutes of Health - Seal out tooth decay!
Centers for Disease Control - Sealants
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry - Use of Pit and Fissure Sealants

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