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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 …

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 …