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Some Patients Avoiding Regular Oral Health Checkups

July 15, 2022

In this part of our pandemic update we wanted to speak to those patients who are choosing not to return because they are not experiencing any adverse oral health issues. Some patients seem hesitant to return for regular oral health checkups and preventive care   We’ve noticed that some patients have decided to forego scheduling …

Two Reasons Dental Patients Seem Hesitant to Return for Checkups

June 30, 2022

Grateful for our patients We’re gratified that many of our patients are back into a regular oral health maintenance routine. Yet we have also noticed that a significant number have not yet returned after staying away due to pandemic restrictions and concerns.   Some patients seem hesitant to return  We’ve noticed that patients have expressed two …

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 …