Dr Maria Cardenas sitting in a treatment room in the dental clinic in Wellesley and talking to a patient who is sitting in the dental chair.




Understanding Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), one of the most complex and frequently used joints in the body, is where the lower ... Read More

{FAQ} Can Porcelain Veneers Be Whitened?

Can porcelain veneers be whitened? No, once porcelain veneers are fabricated and bonded to your teeth, they cannot be ... Read More

Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?

Porcelain veneers are considered a permanent dental treatment because the process involves altering the structure of ... Read More

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers Porcelain veneers offer several benefits that make them a popular choice for smile ... Read More

Aftercare and Maintenance for Patients with Porcelain Veneers

Aftercare and maintenance are important to ensure the longevity and optimal appearance of your porcelain veneers. Here ... Read More

The Porcelain Veneers Procedure

The porcelain veneer procedure typically involves several steps and requires the expertise of a skilled dentist. Here ... Read More

How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?

How Do Porcelain Veneers Work? Porcelain veneers work by covering the front surface of the teeth, effectively masking ... Read More

Unlock Your Perfect Smile with Porcelain Veneers

Understanding Porcelain Veneers Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front ... Read More

What is Digital Smile Design?

What is Digital Smile Design? The Digital Smile Design (DSD) treatment planning protocol is considered the most modern, ... Read More

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Invisalign®

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, "I had braces when I was younger, but I never wore my retainer and my teeth ... Read More

Why does my dentist say I need a deep cleaning?

What is scaling and root planing? Scaling and root planing – commonly referred to as deep cleaning – is a dental ... Read More

Test Drive your smile makeover with digital smile design

Why a Smile Test Drive is a Crucial Part of Your Smile Makeover If you’re considering a smile makeover, you’ve probably ... Read More

What to expect at your first appointment

What to Expect at Your First Appointment with Maria Cardenas DMD You just scheduled your first appointment with us at ... Read More

Do You Have the Munchies?

What are Munchies®? No, not the cheesy, delicious snacks mix (although I’m sure I could write a blog all about my love ... Read More

Are you self conscious about your gums when you smile?

Are you self conscious about your gums when you smile? When you think about your smile, your first thought is probably ... Read More