General Dentistry

General dentistry includes consultations, diagnostics, and treatment of normal oral health needs. These articles are relevant to fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, dentures, cleanings, veneers, and dental implants, among others. If you do not find what you are looking for, contact our Cambridge dental office to set up an individual consultation.


What to Do After You Receive Your Fillings

After you have received your white or composite filling at Fresh Pond Dentistry in Cambridge, it is critical that you avoid chewing until the anesthetic has completely worn off. Sensitivity to Foods: hot, cold, and sweet can be common. Things You Ar ...

Caring for your Veneers is Important

At Fresh Pond Dentistry in Cambridge, your custom plastic restorations will serve you for a short time while your permanent veneers are being made. If a veneer falls off, call our office and we will replace it immediately. Sensitivity to hot, cold, s ...

Following Sinus Lift Surgery

Following your sinus lift surgery at Fresh Pond Dentistry in Cambridge, you may notice some swelling. This can be alleviated by using ice packs regularly while you are awake, in fifteen minute intervals.  When Bleeding Occurs: Bleeding is comm ...

Root Planning & Scaling

Following your root planning & scaling procedure at Fresh Pond Dentistry in Cambridge, it is critical that you avoid chewing until the anesthetic given to you has completely worn off.  Medicine: Take over-the-counter medicines like Tylen ...

What Happens After You Get Your Implants?

Following your implant surgery at Fresh Pond Dentistry in Cambridge, it is critical that you do not bite on the tooth that has been implanted. On occasion the healing abutment or cover screw may loosen or completely fall out; this will not affect you ...

After Your Bone Grafting Procedure:

Following your bone grafting procedure, you should rest and try to avoiding strenuous activity.     Things to Decrease Pain & Increase Healing: Ice packs are recommended for the first 36 hours following a surgery. You can apply ice ...

Zoom! Teeth Whitening Aftercare

Congratulations on completing the Zoom tooth whitening process with Fresh Pond Dentistry in Cambridge. Now that your teeth are significantly whiter there are a few guidelines that will help you maintain your beautiful new smile! Approaching the firs ...

How to care for your recent Tooth Extraction:

Following a tooth extraction with Fresh Pond Dentistry in Cambridge, you may experience swelling during the first 24 hours. Try to relax as much as possible and avoid all strenuous activities during that day. For Pain: Take over-the-counter medic ...

After Root Canal Therapy

Following your root canal treatment (RCT) at Fresh Pond Dentistry in Cambridge, it is critical that you do not eat on the side of your mouth that is affected, because that area is still numb from the anesthetic.  For Pain/Medicine: Ice packs ...

After you have received your Dentures/Partials

After you receive your dentures and/or partials from your dentist in Cambridge, it may take several weeks to get used to their new fit. You may notice an altered speech, which may require you to adapt to it by alternating your mouth/lips.   Exp ...

What to do AFTER an Apicoectomy

Bleeding can be common and a small amount is expected following the operation possibly for the next 24 hours. If bleeding does occur you can place a sterile gauze pad between your cheek/lip and the treated area for thirty minutes. If active bleeding ...

Post-Operative Instructions

Fresh Pond Dental would like to thank you for choosing us to perform your dental surgical procedure. Your comfort and health are important to us. We have provided some basic post-operative instructions to make sure your recovery is as comfortable as ...

Propel® Orthodontics

At Fresh Pond Dental in Cambridge we are happy to announce that we will be implementing a new procedure for our orthodontics patients. It’s called Propel® Orthodontics, and it will cut orthodontic treatment time nearly in half! Imagine havi ...

Eliminate TMJ from Your Life

If you are experiencing pain in your jaw when chewing or talking or if you feel a clicking or popping sensation you may be suffering from Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ). The jaw bone and skull are connected with the temporomandibular joint. I ...

Sleep Apnea Relief

If your partner complains that you snore at night you may have a serious sleep disorder called Sleep Apnea. People with this disorder stop breathing in their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This robs the brain and body of oxygen and if left untre ...

5 Things You Didn`t Know About Dental Implants

Every year millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss due to: injuries, tooth decay, gum disease or other issues. Once upon a time the only options available for missing teeth were dental bridges or dentures. But today dental implant services in C ...

Periodontists Can Cure Gum Disease

Your dental center in Cambridge, MA, has highly trained, experienced, periodontists on staff. They diagnose and treat issues pertaining to the gums and tissues in the mouth. Gums are the foundation for the teeth, therefore a patient must have healthy ...

The Orthodontist Does More than Braces

A dental specialist whose main function is to correct or prevent misaligned teeth and jaws is called an orthodontist. Issues within the teeth and jaw area can cause sleep apnea, breathing problems, snoring and they can affect chewing and speaking abi ...

The Truth about Dental Fillings

They say knowledge is power so being fully informed about a dental procedure or process is the best thing you can do. If it’s composite fillings you’re wondering about, your dentist in Cambridge has the answers.  The Process Prior ...

Dental Implants: Are They Safe?

Millions of people receive dental implants each year in the United States. It’s very common for a dentist in Cambridge to recommend having a tooth removed and replaced with a dental implant versus having periodontal surgery or a root canal. In ...

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

December 17, 2013

A dental crown can make a difference in the appearance of your teeth, giving you the freedom to smile more confidently. At our dental practice in Cambridge, we offer the latest methods and state-of-the-art techniques for the dental restoration of da ...

Dental Restoration

A damaged tooth can be fully restored in both form and function with the assistance of a properly performed tooth restoration procedure. Dental restorations can involve the placement of fillings, dental crowns, dental bridges or dental implants, all ...

Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics

December 17, 2013

Fresh Pond Dental Clinic in Cambridge is the area’s premiere resource for prosthetic dentistry, or prosthodontics. This specialized field is focused on restoring teeth that are missing or broken with substitute materials that are compatible wit ...

Restoration Teeth in Cambridge Dental Office

It is our mission at Fresh Pond Dental to provide dental restoration services that transform the smiles of our patients in Cambridge and surrounding communities. We take pride in giving patients a healthy smile, and work hard to achiev ...

Tired of Sleep Apnea? Your Dentist Can Help

According to the National Sleep Foundation, it is estimated that about 18 million people in the United States suffer from sleep apnea. They wake up tired every morning after a night of restless sleep. When they try to seek medical attention for the p ...

Speed Up Tooth Extraction Healing At Home

Tooth extraction is often a necessary evil. There are many reasons a person may need to have a tooth removed by extraction, but it doesn't need to be a painful or scary experience. According to the Mayo Clinic wisdom tooth extraction is one of the mo ...

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment in Cambridge (Invisalign)

Orthodontic treatment is not merely for improving the look of your teeth or your smile. Misaligned teeth affect a number of things including chewing habits, oral care, speech and your smile. There is more wear to the enamel on misaligned teeth which ...

Quality Prosthodontic Dental Care in Cambridge

Prosthodontics is the process of diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating patients’ mouths when gums and teeth have become damaged or are missing. Treatments can be intensive, sometimes involving sedation and surgery. For the best prosthodontic ...

Oral-Surgery Preparations

Oral surgery can be quite simple and painless, especially if you opt for sedation dentistry. Whichever oral-surgery procedure you choose, there are preparations you should make. Alleviating Your Fears First, speak with your dentist or oral surgeon ab ...

The Cause of Basic Dental Concerns

Understanding the basics of common dental problems is essential for Fresh Pond Dental clients. It is necessary to maintain good oral care to prevent suffering from the consequences of inaction. Not taking care of your teeth will result in tooth sensi ...

Teeth Straightening at Any Age

Orthodontic treatments such as dental braces and Invisalign teeth straightening, is most often used by adolescents and young adults. However, no matter your age, you can obtain a straight smile and expert advice from our dentistry professionals. Elim ...

Sjogren`s Syndrome and Senior`s Oral Health

Estimated to affect as many as 4 million people in the United States alone, Sjögren's syndrome is the second most common rheumatic disease. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome, be sure to read on. Your oral ...

The Solution to Excessive or Uneven Gums

Many people feel excessive or uneven gums detract from their overall looks. When first impressions are a daily part of your life, this can have enormous repercussions. There are two causes for uneven gums and different treatments for both. What is E ...

Overcoming Bruxism

Everyone does it once in a while, but for some it is a habit that cannot be overcome. However, there is a solution for teeth grinding, a problem known by dentists as bruxism. Why is grinding your teeth a problem? Some teeth grinding is expected at ...

Jaw Disorder Identification

What is a Jaw Disorder? Jaw disorders are problems with the set of bones holding your teeth. Your upper jaw is called the maxilla and lower jaw the mandible. Your mandible meets your skull at a point called the temporomandibular joint. Jaw disorders ...

Are Your Teeth Too Sensitive?

At times, even breathing cold air can cause discomfort due to tooth sensitivity. For many people, this can be startling and even painful. In our Cambridge dental office, we often see clients experiencing tooth sensitivity. To understand the problem b ...

Wisdom Tooth Extraction in 4 Easy Steps

People often wonder what is involved in wisdom teeth extraction. They tend to fear the procedure because they don’t know what to expect. However, knowing the process can make wisdom tooth removal easier to deal with. On behalf of Fresh Pond Den ...

Concerned About Oral Cancer?

Cancer is the growth of malignant tumors that spread into neighboring cells and infect the tissue. Oral cancer may seem like a sore or growth in the mouth that does not diminish or heal. It can affect the lips, sinuses, throat, tongue, hard and soft ...

The Familiar Face of Gingivitis

This is a periodontal disease caused by bacteria within the mouth that infect the tissues surrounding the teeth. While not devastating at first, it can lead to very unhealthy and painful problems later on. In our Cambridge dental clinic, gingivitis i ...

Bad Breath - Finding the Cause

This is a very real problem for thousands of people. It can be caused by different things such as use of tobacco products, some medicines, diet, dry mouth, and less than adequate oral hygiene. However, often halitosis (medical term for bad breath) is ...

Inflammation Can Kill - Tooth Abscesses

Making regular appointments to have your teeth cleaned and treated for cavities or cracked teeth, will help you to avoid many adverse consequences. Fresh Pond Dental’s local Cambridge dental office can address and treat your dental infections. ...

Can Sports and Energy Drinks Cause Tooth Decay?

Even though we are trying to make healthy choices when we choose to drink sports drinks instead of soda, our teeth are subject to damage due to the citric acids contained in these types of beverages. Sugar may root your teeth, but the acid in energy ...

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Monday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
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180 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138
Located at Fresh Pond Mall next to Whole Foods store

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We accept all major insurance plans such as Delta Dental, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, MetLife, Altus and many more. We also accept Mass Health, Commonwealth Care Plans (type I) and United Health Care SCO. Do not hesitate to call our treatment coordinators if you have any questions or concerns regarding your insurance benefits