Reflections on 2021 Learn More >

Author: Dr. Poz

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 …

Can a Visit to the Dentist Cause High Blood Pressure?

July 27, 2018

For some people, a trip to any medical provider can cause anxiety. And that can result in high blood pressure readings even if their blood pressure is typically normal. This phenomenon — known as white coat hypertension (or white coat syndrome) — affects an estimated 15 to 30 percent of people with high blood pressure …

5 Reasons Dentists Recommend Against E-cigarette Use

April 30, 2018

E-cigarettes – Not as Healthy as They Seem   Electronic cigarettes continue to grow in popularity among younger adults and current and former smokers because they are often perceived as a healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes. However, while e-cigarette vapors do contain far fewer harmful compounds than tobacco smoke, e-cigarette aerosol is not harmless. As …

Featured Image forEssential Oils for Better Oral Health

Essential Oils for Better Oral Health

July 25, 2017

A recent article in The Blade (http://www.toledoblade.com/Medical/2017/05/15/Using-essential-oils-to-treat-illness-a-growing-trend.html) discussed the growing trend of using essential oils – derived from plants, fruits and herb extracts – to treat a variety of illnesses. We continually look for treatment, techniques and procedures that produce the best oral health (and overall health) outcomes for our patients. If you are looking …

Featured Image forDry 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 …