dentist near Newton, MA

A Brief History of Newton, MA

The area was originally settled in 1630 and was incorporated as a separate town in 1681, then called Cambridge Village. It took until nearly a century later before it would gain its current name, and it became a city in 1875.

In the 1700s and 1800s, a series of mills were built to take advantage of the water power from the Newton Upper Falls and the Newton Lower Falls. The power from the mills was enough to drive industry in chocolate, glue, paper, snuff, and more, but it wasn’t sufficient to turn Newton into a manufacturing city.

Thanks to the Boston and Worcester railroad reaching newton in 1834, the town became one of the first commuter suburbs in the country. Wealthy businessmen from Boston built their homes on the unused farmland of West Newton Hill and Commonwealth Street. Suburbanization continued in waves with streetcars and affordable automobiles.

The Dental Office at Chestnut Hill Near Newton, MA

We love serving the people of Newton and helping them achieve their dental health goals. Whether that means essential preventative dentistry through regular cleaning appointments, something more advanced like dental implants, or even emergency treatments in the case of an injury, we look forward to being your partners in lifelong dental health. Check this map if you need directions to our practice.

If you are unsure whether your situation is considered a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us anyway. We quickly diagnose and determine the gravity of the problem and treat you according to your emergency needs promptly. Sometimes life happens, and there are just times when dental care is immediately needed. In these times, an emergency dentist is who you need to call.

See What Newton Has to Offer

A lovely place to visit if you like walking in nature is the Hemlock Gorge Reservation. It’s pretty all year round, but especially during foliage season. After a short walk, you will reach the path that goes to the falls. You can also walk across the aqueduct and experience the reverb beneath Echo Bridge. The walk isn’t long but it is fairly steep, and it can be slippery when there are wet leaves on the trail. Any photographers will love the shots they can get on this hike.

Another beautiful place to see in town is the Newton Cemetery & Arboretum. This active garden cemetery is peaceful and full of beautiful trees, bubbling brooks, and interesting old graves. It’s wonderful for a quiet walk.

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