What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer Screening

We all know it’s important to brush and floss our teeth every day and get regular dental checkups! Another part of good oral health is screening for diseases such as oral cancer. Your family dentist in Toledo Ohio can educate you about keeping your mouth healthy, including what to expect from an oral cancer screening.

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Each year, nearly 53,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with oral cancer, and the numbers are rising. This kind of cancer may be located inside your mouth, on your lips, Read More

Avoid Those Warning Lights with a Regular Dental Check-up

Some of you who have had a car long enough, have probably learned the value of those warning lights – the hard way! A regular oil change and tune-up probably would have avoided ever seeing those ominous red lights or, worse yet, calling a tow truck.

The same can be for having a regular dental exam. Putting off that annual or semi-annual checkup could mean the difference in avoiding major oral problems and leaving the dentist’s Read More

Cosmetic Dentistry: What Is It and Is It Right For You?

There are many different sorts of cosmetic dentistry that a person can receive for many reasons. Do you have teeth that are crooked, split, stained, hollow, or yellowed? Cosmetic dentistry can help you, and it may increase your quality of life more than you imagined. There are several different kinds of cosmetic dentistry—you may even have received some in a routine appointment before! Cosmetic dentistry helps to give you a brighter smile and increase your confidence. If Read More

How Can Sugar Affect Your Child’s Oral Health?

Having a sweet tooth isn’t always a bad thing, but it’s important to start healthy oral habits with your family dentist early on. We understand that most kids can be extremely picky eaters which limits their diet options considerably.However, the amount of added sugars in our foods and beverages is astronomical! The recommended daily limit of added sugars for young children and teens is only 25 grams, while a glass of apple Read More

5 Signs You Need Emergency Dental Care

It always happens at the most inconvenient times, doesn’t it? Whether you’re on the vacation of a lifetime or at a family event, dental emergencies can happen at any time, anywhere.

It can be hard to identify at what point you need emergency dental care– is your toothache normal or something out of the ordinary? To help avoid an unnecessary trip to the dentist or emergency room, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 symptoms that warrant a visit to the Read More

Is Thumb Sucking Bad for Your Childs Health?

Babies and small children have natural reflexes that cause them to suck on things. They put everything they see in their mouths and suck on it all- especially their thumbs. This can help them feel secure and safe. While thumb sucking is not uncommon or unusual, it’s important to catch and break the habit early.

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Children will often stop sucking their thumbs as early as 6 months and as late as 4 years. Many family dentists would Read More

How to Choose the Right Family Dentist

It can be difficult to find the right dentist that your whole family loves (we know going to the dentist isn’t everyone’s favorite activity)- but it doesn’t have to be a stressful process! As with any doctor, it’s important to do a lot of research on the dentists in your area. Ask for references and read online reviews for real feedback from the community.

It’s more than just positive reviews though. There are many things to keep in mind when searching for Read More

Invisalign 101: What You Need to Know

Since introduced in 2002, Invisalign has changed the face (or teeth) of cosmetic dentistry. For many, traditional braces are unsightly and even more uncomfortable. Having metal discs and wires in your mouth for years doesn’t seem that appealing to many, which is where Invisalign comes into play.

Invisalign is a set of clear, removable retainers that gradually straighten your teeth. They are made of an FDA approved plastic free of BPA, BPS, latex, and Read More

The Truth About Tooth Enamel

How many times have you seen commercials advertising a toothpaste that can restore your enamel? More than likely, it’s been too many times to count. We are going to tell you a secret: Enamel cannot be restored. If any product promises to restore or strengthen your enamel, it’s simply not true (though we wish it was!).

Even though enamel cannot be restored, there are several ways to keep your teeth strong and healthy for the future.

What is tooth enamel?

Tooth enamel is a Read More