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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 …

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Fight Holiday Tooth-decay with Xylitol

December 17, 2014

Sugar is a primary cause of tooth decay. Halloween launched a long sugar-laden season in our diets — one that runs through Christmas and the New Year. However, there is an effective way you can reduce the amount of sugar you consume — and thereby limiting the damage it can do to your teeth — …

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Baseball Star. Tobacco User. Dead at 54.

August 5, 2014

I recently wrote about the connection between oral health and your overall wellness. But sometimes it takes a shocking story to get the public’s attention and provide a powerful illustration of that connection. In June, Tony Gwynn, Jr., hall of fame baseball player, died at the age of 54 from salivary gland cancer. He had …

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10 Ways Your Dentist Helps Improve Your Overall Health

May 28, 2014

On Monday, March 17, The Blade published an article (see the full article here) discussing the direct link between oral health and heart health. The article made the case that neglecting your oral health can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. Among the recommendations for maintaining good oral health were regular checkups …

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Teething Baby/Toddler? Try This Natural and Effective Solution

April 17, 2014

Do you have a fussy, uncomfortable child who is teething? If so, I have found a very helpful all-natural and soothing solution — a Baltic Amber teething necklace. As soon as I put it on my daughter Paisley (photos above), I noticed a totally different baby. She was no longer fussy – she was happy …

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Dr. Poz’ three-step treatment plan for cold sores

March 16, 2014

Many people suffer from cold sores.* They’re unsightly and cause discomfort. There’s no cure for a cold sore infection. And the blisters may recur sporadically, often triggered by fatigue, fever, exposure to the sun, stress, menstruation or a weakened immune system. If you suffer from cold sores (like I do) you know it’s not a …

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Dr. Poz’ Pączki Days!

February 27, 2014

In the midst of this record-setting Toledo winter, it’s hard to think about much more than cold and snow, much less remember that next week is Ash Wednesday. The days prior to the start of Lent have always held significance for me. Fat Tuesday is a day when Polish mothers and grandmothers traditionally used up …