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How Do I Stop Drooling in My Sleep?

June 16, 2018

Man drooling with dog's head on his cheekIn a previous post, we discussed some of the many causes of drooling or excessive saliva production. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the ways you can address these concerns. For many patients, these issues are first noticed by a dentist who is trained to recognize changes in oral health, including over and underproduction of saliva. During your general dentistry appointments twice a year, let your dentist know if you’re struggling with excessive drooling or dry mouth. In many cases, these issues need to be addressed by neurologists and other medical doctors, but a dentist will be able to give you more information about whether or not you should be seriously concerned about saliva overproduction.
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Why do I Drool in My Sleep?

May 16, 2018

Drooling man in bedMany patients ask us about drooling. For the majority of people, a few nights of mild drooling can occur from time to time due to sinus issues or allergies, but for others, excessive drooling seems to be a daily part of life. While general dentistry treatments may not always be the right solution to address these concerns, the dentist’s office is often a good place to start your search. We can complete an examination to help you determine the underlying cause of your drooling and partner with you to find the best treatments to meet your needs. Keep reading this post to learn more about the common causes of drooling.
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Take a Stand Against Oral Cancer with Your Dentist in Toledo!

April 2, 2018

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oral cancer word black inkDentists all around the country have joined forces to emphasize the importance of preventive care visits in April, as this is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month. This year, over 40,000 people will be diagnosed with this disease. Thus, one of the goals of professionals is to reverse the trend of the rising number of new cases. Your dentist in Toledo is eager to do his part, which is why he encourages you to maintain preventive care visits to get a full oral cancer screening. Learn more about this disease and how you can fight it as you read on.

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Why Is My Tongue Orange? Your Family Dentist in Toledo Answers!

March 10, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_thomas @ 1:19 pm

orange tongueEverything from orange popsicles to gelatins to hard candies can give your tongue a very distinct, warm hue, but what if your tongue has changed colors and you haven’t eaten any of these foods? Should you be concerned? According to your family dentist in Toledo, there are numerous factors that can cause the tongue to turn orange, and some may actually indicate an underlying medical condition. What are they? Read on to learn more. (more…)

Good News! Your Family Dentist in Toledo Calms Anxiety!

February 13, 2018

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woman smiling

If you want to improve your oral health, you must visit the dentist! Unfortunately, your dental health doesn’t take into consideration your dental fear or how you have anxiety when thinking about sitting in a dental chair. It just understands when your mouth is ridden with plaque and tartar.

Get the dental care you need with the help of sedation from a family dentist in Toledo. Learn more about sedation in this week’s blog post!

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Your Dentist in Toledo Says Oral X-Rays Are Important

January 3, 2018

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x-ray photo of teeth and jawboneOne of the most popular comic book characters ever created is Superman, and fans of the character debate what his greatest attributes are. Is it the fact that he can run fast, fly or his amazing strength? What if the answer is neither of these? Let’s entertain the idea that his greatest quality is the fact that he has X-Ray vision, because if he can use his vision to assess any approaching danger, he can then determine which one of his other attributes to use. We can say the same for your dentist in Toledo. He uses the power of X-Ray photography to gain a picture of your jawbone, teeth and mouth that the naked eye can’t see. Learn more about how this impacts your oral health.

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Can Anyone Perform as a Sedation Dentist in Toledo?

December 19, 2017

Filed under: Sedation Dentistry — Tags: — dr_thomas @ 7:46 pm

Woman smiling at dentistNow, the use of sedation has become a common practice in dentistry across the nation. It enhances patient comfort, especially for those who suffer from dental-related phobias or need lengthy, invasive procedures. However, the safety of it often comes into question, leaving many to wonder if just anyone can offer this service? The answer is no. Your sedation dentist in Toledo must abide by state and local regulations, as well as the guidelines set in place by the American Dental Association.
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Sedation Dentist in Toledo Creates Comfortable Appointments!

November 21, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_thomas @ 6:36 pm

woman smiling dental visitIf you haven’t been to a dental office in a while, it can be understandably difficult to feel comfortable relaxing in a dental chair. With the end of the year approaching, we want everyone to receive the dental care they truly need without worry.

That’s why your local dental practice has a sedation dentist in Toledo within the office! With the help of a calming, safe sedative, you can achieve the healthy smile you need to start 2018 off on the right foot. Learn more in this week’s blog post!

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Your Dentist Reveals the Best Toothpaste to Use

October 6, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_thomas @ 6:11 pm

A tube of toothpaste.Standing in front of the wall of toothpaste, you start to feel sweaty. There are so many choices here! How do you know which one is right for you? As you’re starting to panic, you remember that your dentist had some helpful tips on choosing the right toothpaste for your needs.

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Is Ice Ruining Your Smile? Get Help from Your Dentist!

September 5, 2017

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Is Ice Ruining Your Smile? Get Help from Your Dentist!Many patients may mindlessly chew ice when they finish a refreshing drink, which isn’t too uncommon. It becomes a problem when you chew ice as a habit. People chew on ice for many reasons, whether it’s to enjoy a nice cool summer treat, relieve boredom, relieve stress, or cut back calories. Although it seems harmless, chewing on ice is very damaging to your teeth for several reasons.

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