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Pandemic Update for Your Appointment

June 16, 2022

Pandemic restrictions have been easing for the general public, while at the same time Covid transmissions are reported to be increasing, we wanted to provide a quick update to our patients.   First please note — Restrictions have not eased for dental offices Mask mandates still apply to dental offices. While it is true that …

Five Questions About Dental Sealants

April 27, 2022

In our previous blog, we gave a brief overview of dental sealants and their benefits as an added tool in preventing tooth decal, especially for children.  In this blog we answer some basic questions that people have about sealants.   Who Can Get Sealants? Both children and adults can benefit from sealants, but the earlier …

Three Facts About Dental Sealants

April 6, 2022

In our previous blog, we outlined the importance of creating good dental health habits in children because the best way to treat tooth decay is to prevent it from happening in the first place!   And while brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, it’s not always easy for kids to …

Tooth Fairy’s Average Payout Reaches Record High

February 28, 2022

With recent news reports concerning inflation for a variety of items, it should come as no surprise for parents with young children, that the Tooth Fairy is facing inflationary pressure as well. As reported by Delta Dental’s 2022 Original Tooth Fairy Poll, “the Tooth Fairy’s average cash gift for a lost tooth has reached a …

Part Two: February is Children’s Dental Health Month

February 14, 2022

Part 2 of our series on children’s dental health February is Children’s Dental Health Month.    It’s important to help children understand and learn the importance of good oral health habits! Below are five recommendations outlined by the American Dental Association’s Mouth Healthy website (www.mouthhealthy.org) that can help make it easier to get kids in …

February is Children’s Dental Health Month.

February 2, 2022

Instilling good dental habits in kids is important. Childhood tooth decay is Public Health Enemy #1 for kids in America. The best way to treat tooth decay is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Having children brush with toothpaste twice a day, cleaning between their teeth once a day, and limiting their …

Reflections on 2021

December 23, 2021

It’s been an exciting and busy year, but one also touched with sadness.  We are thankful for those of you that have returned or scheduled treatment that you postponed due to Covid. We are also grateful for our new patients who decided to join the Dr. Poz family this year.  Welcome, and we look forward …

Covid-19 Related to Increase in Cracked Teeth

December 6, 2021

According to survey figures compiled by the American Dental Association (ADA) and reported in October, there has been a 59% increase in teeth grinding, or bruxism, along with a 63% increase in chipped and cracked teeth since March of 2020.  when the pandemic began. Higher Anxiety and Work-From-Home May be Factors The ADA suggests that …

Masks Still Required for Dental Appointments

July 29, 2021

Patients are asking us variations of the following question — “I thought the mask mandate was lifted, why do I still need to wear a mask in your office?”. Mask mandates still apply to dentist offices While it is true that mask mandates in Ohio have been lifted for most settings, they are still applicable …

Athletic Mouth guards Important for Ongoing Mouth Health

August 27, 2018

As a new school year approaches and fall sports seasons near, it is important for parents to consider mouth guards for their children.  Mouthguards benefit children (and adult) participants of any sport where there is a chance of impact with other players, or equipment, or the possibility of serious injury. Currently, the American Dental Association …