• Is periodontal disease contagious?
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adults age 30 and over suffer from some form of gum disease. Caused by plaque buildup, gum disease is Read more
  • Thanksgiving
    At Benjamin T. Watson, DDS, MAGD, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! the doctor would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the Newport Read more
  • Building Blocks for a Healthy Grown-Up Smile
    Even before a baby is born, those tiny baby teeth are already forming. Expectant mothers can help ensure that their children’s baby teeth will be strong and healthy by getting Read more
  • Top Reasons People Choose Veneers
    Dental veneers are a way to correct and transform your smile by using “contact lens”-thin shells of porcelain or ceramic material and bonding them to the front of your teeth. Read more
  • Getting Ready for Winter
    Winter Is Coming. Okay, that sounded a lot more dramatic in a popular fantasy series. But here in the real world, winter is coming as well, so let’s look at some Read more
  • Halloween: Candy, costumes, and more!
    All Hallows' Eve, more commonly known as Halloween, is a yearly event celebrated on October 31, and one that is anticipated by the young and young at heart all over Read more
  • Amalgam Fillings vs. White Fillings
    Many varieties of fillings are available at our Newport News, Virginia office. Most people are familiar with traditional amalgam fillings: those big silver spots on top of teeth. Made from a Read more
  • How can veneers improve my smile?
    the doctor and our team at Benjamin T. Watson, DDS, MAGD believe everyone’s smile should be a something they can be proud of. Most of us aren’t born with naturally Read more
  • What's on your fall reading list?
    How better to spend the fall months than inside by the fireplace with a warm cup of cider and a book in hand? the doctor and our team at Benjamin Read more
  • The Five Most Common Reasons for Emergency Visits
    An emergency usually evokes panic, and for good reason. Emergencies don’t discriminate when it comes to time or place. They’ll happen during your vacation, at home, while you’re shopping for Read more
  • Dental Anxiety
    If you suffer from dental anxiety, a visit to Benjamin T. Watson, DDS, MAGD might seem like a daunting prospect. Perhaps you had a bad experience in the past, but Read more
  • What is a root canal?
    A root canal entails the removal of the nerve supply from a tooth. If you know the purpose of a root canal, the process may seem a little less intimidating. the Read more
  • What was your favorite part of summer?
    It's the end of summer, and fall is just around the corner. Soon the temperatures will cool down, the leaves will start to change, and the doctor and our team Read more
  • Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away
    Labor Day honors the contributions that workers have made to this country, and for many Americans, the holiday is a great time to relax at home with family and friends. Read more
  • Oral Cancer Facts and Figures
    Oral cancer is largely viewed as a disease that affects those over the age of 40, but it can affect all ages, even non-tobacco and alcohol users. Oral cancer can Read more
  • The Most Common Causes of Gum Disease
    Unless you're aware of the signs and symptoms of gum disease and how it's caused, it's possible that you may have unknowingly developed it. Often painless, gum disease -- or Read more

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