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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Heaven’s New Hygienist — Sandy Kohlenberg

May 18, 2021

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our long-time hygienist, Sandy Kohlenberg. Sandy was diagnosed with a brain tumor in December bravely undergoing both chemo and radiation treatment before finally succumbing Thursday afternoon, May 13, with her husband Larry by her side. Sandy was the first employee hired by Dr. Poz …

Dry mouth symptoms have increased during Covid Pandemic 

May 2, 2021

Dry mouth (also known as xerostomia) is a disorder that occurs due to insufficient saliva secretion or salivary gland dysfunction. In recent months, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus pandemic, some cases of dry mouth have been reported related to COVID-19. What Causes Dry Mouth Most cases of dry mouth can be attributed to …

Reflections on 2020

December 18, 2020

It’s been quite a year!  Between our mandatory closure from mid-March to the beginning of May, to my shoulder surgery in September, our mettle has been tested.  The good news is we are back stronger than ever! During this time, my assistant for 20 years, Deb Irving, decided to retire. We are all happy for …

Heath Savings Accounts

November 2, 2020

Using Your Health Savings Accounts Before the End of the Year As we approach the end of the year, we wanted to remind our patients about reviewing their health spending accounts.  These accounts, which put aside pre-tax money to pay for eligible medical and dental expenses are known as Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs), Health Savings …