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How To Eat Your Way To Whiter Teeth

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, Newton, MAAre you whitening your teeth while looking for a snack to get through those hunger pangs?   Dr. Ryne Johnson, prosthodontist and managing partner of Newton Wellesley Dental Partners  wants people to know that there are better options when it comes to your teeth's appearance. 

Below are the best treats that'll enhance the natural white undertones of your teeth, and help drive away the stains we're all guilty of building up over the years. Unless you were blessed with the world's most perfect set of teeth or you have seen a good dentist to create that radiant smile, a couple of shades whiter will make you look healthier and more-youthful.

While there are toothpastes that claim to give you a whiter smile in 'just one use (but not really), and there's always the option of getting professional teeth whitening by a dental professional, chances are you don't have the money or the patience to get that gleaming tooth look.

However, Dr. Johnson is here to tell you that there are foods we guarantee you're already eating that are scientifically proven to give you whiter teeth as you chow down on them. Yes, you have our permission to fist pump.

So, put down that coffee (or glass of red wine, depending on your beverage preference and where you are in the world at this point in time), and grab yourself one of these foods to gnaw on instead...


Thanks to their crisp skin and firm inner texture, biting into an apple helps to remove any plaque build up on your teeth. Try eating one after lunch if you don't fancy brushing your teeth in the office loos (shudders).


Now that you've picked yourself up off the floor, we're happy to deliver the best news ever. A protein in milk used in hard cheeses has been shown to reduce the loss of tooth enamel, which you need to keep your teeth looking their gleamiest.


It doesn't take a genius to know that chewing on lightly abrasive, hard nuts will help rub off plaque and wear any stains off the surface of your teeth.


Dental professionals recommend munching on pears because their subtle acids help break down staining bacteria colonies in your mouth and on your teeth.


Cucumbers are a good source of fibre for gums and teeth alike​, and their crunchy consistency helps remove sugar and chemical debris from the hardest to reach places in your teeth. Maybe just lay off the hummus...

Greek Yogurt

Dairy products are teeth superfoods. Their high calcium content strengthens teeth, making enamel healthier and whiter. Excellent news for all you 'breakfast people' out there...


Unlike other berries, strawbs act as a natural astringent that helps to remove surface discolouration from the enamel of your teeth. What better excuse do you need to indulge in champagne and strawberries this eve?!


Just like the apple, crunchy carrots help rub away unsightly stains from your teeth. We knew Bugs Bunny was onto something.

Banana Peels

Bananas contain minerals and vitamins, such as potassium and magnesium, which help whiten teeth. However, don't throw away the skin once your done - take the inside of a banana peel and gently massage your teeth with it for a speedy surface-level cleanse.​

So, next time you find yourself without a toothbrush, you'll know what to do...  If not, a speedy way to make your teeth look way whiter is through in office teeth whitening procedure. Contact Newton Wellesley Dental Partners for more information.


Let Your Smile Make the Right First Impression

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Newton Wellesley Dental Patners, Newton, MASpring is a season of renewal. Maybe this is the time change your life. Maybe look for a new job, a new love, a new look? Start with a new smile. According to Dr. Ryne Johnson, prosthodontist and managing partner of Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, "positive impressions often come down to the power of an attractive smile. So, when it comes to that desired job interview, candidates should flash those pearly whites to make a positive impression".

A study says that 48% of adults think a smile is the most memorable feature after they meet someone for the first time. This is even more powerful than the spoken word which raked in 25% of respondents. The way someone dresses pulled in 9% and the way someone smells got 8% of respondents.

It’s pretty close across generations since 52% of adults older than 50 and 45% of the 18-49 demographic are most likely to remember a smile after they’re introduced to someone for the first time.

That said, it’s not just any smile that gets remembered. It has to be attractive in order to be equated with a positive first impression. So, how does one define an appealing smile?

Well, the same survey revealed that some Americans view people differently if they have crooked or stained teeth. That’s viewed as less attractive, according to 37% of respondents. In fact, 25% of survey participants indicated people were viewed as less confident than people with “perfect” teeth.

Other than the tip to smile at a networking event, job interview, and anything related to first impressions, smile online as well for your professional headshot for all of your social media profiles.

To put your best smile forward this Spring, contact Newton Wellesley Dental Patners.


Why Choose a Prosthodontist for Dental Implants?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, Newton, MASo you're ready to do some dental implants. If so, do your homework and choose a prosthodontist. Unlike a general dentist, a prosthodontist specializes in smile reconstructions and has three years of additional education and additional expertise above and beyond dental school. They are the 'architects' and 'finished carpenters' of quality-focused dental care.

A prosthodontist, like Dr. Ryne Johnson of Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, will often use CT sans and computer diagnostics to understand the bone-topography how dental implants will impact your smile. They know how to balance your bite, and ensure that your normal speech pattern is not affected once the dental implants have been placed.

Prosthodontists will also customize your dental implants to fit your individual needs...a custom approach is ALWAYS better. Many dentists tout some expertise from a conference or correspondence course but prosthodontists are the REAL DEAL! The result will be the most attractive, natural looking and appropriate mouth restoration for you.

Dr. Johnson has been performing dental reconstructions, using implants since 1988, and has lectured on this topic throughout the country. That experience means that he can handle the complicated cases in addition to the cosmetically-demanding situations. Why settle for less?

Tips for Choosing a Prosthodontist

  • Prosthodontists have more years of education than general dentists, be sure they are "board eligible or certified".
  • Ask to see records of specialty training the prosthodontist has recently completed.
  • For the best results, choose a prosthodontist whose office uses 3D imaging (CT scans & CAD/CAM).
  • As a specialized dental field, prosthodontics is always advancing. Talk to your prosthodontist about the most cutting-edge treatments and how they can be used to give you the best smile possible.
  • Choose a prosthodontist who compassionately and carefully listens to your needs.

When considering dental implants, do your research and choose the treatment plan and prosthodontist that you are most comfortable with. Your smile is worth it! Contact Dr. Johnson at Newton Wellesley Dental Partners for more information.

A Perfect Smile Through Cosmetic Dentistry

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, Newton, MAWith magazines, billboards, and television, perfect, white smiles are all around us. As a result, cosmetic dental procedures are becoming more and more popular every year. Dr. Ryne Johnson, managing partner of Newton Wellesley Dental Partners has been called Boston's best prosthodontist for his utilization of digital dentistry to achieve outstanding cosmetic outcomes for his patients.

Beautiful teeth aren't just for celebrities anymore. Cosmetic dentistry is no longer a luxury, but a viable and reasonable option for anyone wanting to improve their smile. There are a number of reasons a patient might opt for cosmetic dentistry.

From traumatic injuries to permanent stains to missing or gapped teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help even the toughest cases. You don't have to wish for the perfect smile any longer. Dr. Ryne Johnson can transform your teeth and give you the smile you've always wanted.

Newton Wellesley Dental Partners offers any array of cosmetic dentistry services, from bonding and contouring to dental veneers and teeth whitening. Always dreamed of a dazzling smile? Tired of noticing coffee stains on your teeth? You don't have to put up with stained or yelllowing teeth any longer. More than ever it is very important to have dazzling white teeth and a beautiful smile. Teeth whitening and bleaching have become very popular options for patients over the last few years. It's a simple procedure that over time whitens and brightens your teeth. Patients have been immensely happy with the results.

If you're tired of having crooked teeth but don't want to spend a couple years wearing braces, then look no further than dental veneers. A cosmetic option that has grown in popularity, dental veneers are thin shells that are permanently adhered to the front of your teeth, producing a flawless, straight smile. Patients have been extremely satisfied with dental veneers. The procedure is simple and painless, and often requires little to no anesthesia. This is the perfect solution for adult patients who want to improve the appearance of their teeth but don’t want braces or invasive dental procedures.

For more information on cosmetic dentistry, contact Newton Wellesley Dental Partners.