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.




Balancing Mouth Rinses - Benefits and Indications

Benefits and Indications Balancing mouth rinses, such as saltwater rinses, can offer several benefits for oral health. ... Read More

Why is it important to maintain good oral hygiene during pregnancy?

Pregnancy is an incredible journey filled with anticipation and joy as you prepare to welcome a new life into the ... Read More

Why Balancing Mineral Mouth Rinses are Better than OTC Mouth Rinses ?

Mouthwashes are a popular addition to oral hygiene routines, but not all mouthwashes are created equal. ... 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

What is periodontitis? And how to prevent it.

We all know how important it is to take care of our teeth. But good oral hygiene doesn’t stop at just brushing twice a ... Read More

Oral Cancer Awareness & Early Detection

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and we want to do our part to bring attention to this disease which is more common ... Read More

National Oral Cancer and Facial Protection awareness month

April is national oral cancer awareness month, which raises awareness on oral cancer screenings and facial protection. ... Read More


The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist at least twice a year to get a routine ... Read More

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors this movement to ... Read More

To Floss Before or After?

Whatever your style - flosser, string, AirFloss - you have heard that flossing is one of the best things you can do to ... Read More

Scaling and Root Planing-What you need to know.

Before and After Scaling and Root Planning is a deep cleaning below the gumline used to treat gum disease. Gum disease ... Read More

Oral and throat cancer, what you need to know.

Cancer can develop in and around the mouth or in the throat. Cancer that develops on the lips, in front of the mouth, ... Read More

What do hygienists do?

Hygienists are specially trained to professionally clean teeth and assist in the prevention of dental disease. Dental ... Read More

Bleeding Gums: The Cause And When To See The Dentist

Our gums have a very important job; after all they protect our roots and teeth from bacteria. Our gums should be a ... Read More

Helpful Oral Health Care Tips For Teens

Creating good oral hygiene habits early on can lead to better oral health throughout an individual’s life. We recommend ... Read More