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Dry Mouth in an Aging Population

Dry Mouth in an Aging Population

May 26, 2017

People are living longer. Many things contribute to this healthy longevity.  People exercise, eat healthy, don’t smoke, get plenty of sleep, maintain a good social network and engage in mentally challenging activities and take advantage of advances in medicine. However, there’s another, largely overlooked, ingredient: oral health care. As we age, our bodies become more …

Drink Tap Water for a Sparkling Smile

Drink Tap Water for a Sparkling Smile

February 17, 2017

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. Here at our office, we take kids dental health seriously. Dental experts agree that building good oral care habits should begin as early as possible to create a foundation for a lifetime. In addition to the basics of daily routine dental care, as well as regular office check-ups (which …

Three Ways to Get Whiter Teeth for the Holidays

Three Ways to Get Whiter Teeth for the Holidays

December 12, 2016

Holiday Parties. Holiday Outfits. Holiday Pictures.  Three things that ask for whiter, brighter  holiday smiles. If you want to get a whiter smile in time for the holidays (or anytime), we have three ways to whiten your teeth. Opalescence Go™ Whitening System This whitening system uses disposable trays.  The trays, for both upper and lower …

Children’s Happy Visit™

Children’s Happy Visit™

November 3, 2016

Dental experts agree that building good oral care habits should begin as early as possible to create a foundation for a lifetime.  Parents often ask us when this should start and what they can do to help build and encourage these habits. Here’s what parents can do. First, model good oral care routines themselves. Children …

Why Continue to Floss?

Why Continue to Floss?

August 25, 2016

After seeing the recent news reporting that flossing is not a significant factor in maintaining oral health, many of my patients and friends have asked me for my opinion. Responses from several health and dental organizations like the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology and the National Institute of Health, refute the recent …

Greetings From Dr. Poz Dentistry

Greetings From Dr. Poz Dentistry

June 17, 2016

Welcome to the Dr. Poz blog ! In the near future, this blog will serve as a one-stop destination for the latest news and events for Dr. Poz. In addition, you can expect original, informative articles regarding tooth care, dental practice selection, and more. Check back soon for updates. In the meantime, please feel free …

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Patients get Improved Appearance and Strength from New Crown Materials

March 19, 2015

Recent advances in dental materials mean fewer patients are receiving crowns (caps) made with metal. Is this good news? Definitely. If you had a crown placed prior to 2007, there is a 75% chance it has metal components — either all gold or a porcelain overlay on a metal substructure. If you feel your crown stands …

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Fight Holiday Tooth-decay with Xylitol

December 17, 2014

Sugar is a primary cause of tooth decay. Halloween launched a long sugar-laden season in our diets — one that runs through Christmas and the New Year. However, there is an effective way you can reduce the amount of sugar you consume — and thereby limiting the damage it can do to your teeth — …

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Baseball Star. Tobacco User. Dead at 54.

August 5, 2014

I recently wrote about the connection between oral health and your overall wellness. But sometimes it takes a shocking story to get the public’s attention and provide a powerful illustration of that connection. In June, Tony Gwynn, Jr., hall of fame baseball player, died at the age of 54 from salivary gland cancer. He had …

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10 Ways Your Dentist Helps Improve Your Overall Health

May 28, 2014

On Monday, March 17, The Blade published an article (see the full article here) discussing the direct link between oral health and heart health. The article made the case that neglecting your oral health can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. Among the recommendations for maintaining good oral health were regular checkups …