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The holidays— the most wonderful time of year — for sugar consumption!

December 3, 2019

Part 3 It’s a question our Toledo area dental patients routinely ask us at Dr. Poz — “I’m doing everything you suggested I do to take care of my teeth, so why did I still get a cavity?”  In this third of a multi-part series we will discuss important information on sugar and useful tips …

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Three Tips to Improve Daily Brushing

October 1, 2019

It’s a question our Toledo area dental patients routinely ask us at Dr. Poz — “I’m doing everything you suggested I do to take care of my teeth, so why did I still get a cavity.”  In this second of a multi-part series we will discuss important information and useful tips to improve your daily …

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Three Tips to Improve Daily Oral Care

September 18, 2019

It’s a question our Toledo area dental patients routinely ask us at Dr. Poz — “I’m doing everything you suggested I do to take care of my teeth, so why did I still get a cavity.”  In this first of a multi-part series we will discuss important information and useful tips to improve your daily …

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Things to Consider Before Trying Self-Serve, Teledentistry Tooth Straightening

July 23, 2019

(Second of Two Parts) (In our first post on this topic, we discussed the importance of determining whether or not you are a good candidate for this treatment approach — preferably by reviewing with your personal dentist, as well as the wisdom of having an oral healthcare professional take the photos and impressions of your …

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Things to Consider Before Trying Self-Serve, Teledentistry Tooth Straightening

June 24, 2019

The online and TV ads in Toledo OH, Sylvania, OH and the surrounding area are very compelling.  You can get a new, do-it-yourself smile with straighter teeth just by walking in to a store, or sending for a packet in the mail, with no dentist visit. Submit a few selfies, along with impressions you’ve taken …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Essential 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 …

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 …