What Causes Drooling?

July 25, 2018

A woman sleeping with her mouth open.Many of our patients ask us about excessive drooling. While everyone experiences drooling from time to time, usually during sleep, those patients who struggle with salivary over production may have difficulty speaking clearly, eating certain foods, or smiling with confidence. If you’re dealing with excessive drooling, read this post to learn more about the causes of drooling and treatments available. If you want to find out more, talk to your skilled dentist during a preventive dentistry appointment.

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.

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.

How Dental Needs Differ as We Age

July 21, 2016

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family dentist in ToledoDental Group West is your family dentist in Toledo who cares for your entire family’s dental needs—even as those needs change. Throughout various stages of life, your family’s dental needs will change. We provide the services your family needs through each stage to create beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. With our services for family dentistry in Toledo, we care for the youngest of patients with preventative care to ensure they have the right oral health foundation for a beautiful smile. As your children age, we are right by their side to provide the orthodontic care they need to promote the beauty of their smiles. We will even care for you and the senior members of your family with care that’s specific to your current needs based on age and oral development.

Watch Out for these Unexpected Causes of Oral Health Problems

May 2, 2016

dentist toledoGood oral health is about more than just brushing and flossing. A healthy mouth requires a mix of balanced nutrition, solid hygiene and regular preventive care. Sometimes, just one small factor can throw off the balance and leave your oral health really out of whack. Your dentist in Toledo wants you to know about these surprising causes of oral health problems so you can make sure they don’t happen to your smile. We’ve got the top three here — can you think of any more to add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!


Oral Cancer Screening in Toledo, OH

February 15, 2016

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oral cancer screeningHow common is oral cancer? Well, let’s see if you recognize any of these names: Michael Douglas, Michael Medved, Babe Ruth, Diane Von Furstenberg, George Harrison, President Grover Cleveland and Sigmund Freud. Needless to say, this cancer doesn’t only select celebrities. Oral cancer is an equal opportunity killer. According to the International Oral Cancer Association, one person dies of oral cancer every hour of every day. That’s more than 8,000 people annually just in the United States. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to not only avoid this disease, but also to find it early. The dentists and their staff at Dental Group West provide oral cancer screening Toledo residents trust to help them live long and healthy lives.

Family Dentist in Toledo Uses iTero for Easier Impressions

January 6, 2016

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family dentist toledoAt Dental Group West, we pride ourselves on bringing the best dentistry to Toledo residents and neighbors. One way we accomplish that is by using the latest in technology to care for your teeth — like the new iTero digital scanner, a more high tech way of capturing an image of your teeth! Keep reading to learn why our patients greatly prefer iTero to traditional impressions, from your family dentist in Toledo.


Find out How Oral and Overall Health Connect from Your Family Dentist Toledo

November 16, 2015

Woman with a beautiful smile thanks to the family dentist Toledo trustsIf the question, “How often do you floss?” is the part of your dental appointment you dread, it may be time to make some changes. Unlike brushing, flossing does not have the instant gratification of cleaner teeth and fresher breath, but the impact of flossing on your tooth and gum health can be amazing. Even more importantly, flossing reduces the risk for and the side effects of numerous chronic and systemic illnesses as well. A recent BBC series discussing oral health in the UK presented some startling evidence that has been interpreted as stating that flossing isn’t essential to oral hygiene. The truth is that the British Dental Association evidence actually said that only brushing has the years of research and longevity studies in the UK that proves necessity as part of regular hygiene routines. While the jury is still out on the effects of flossing in the UK, the American Dental Association studies reveal brushing alone isn’t enough to remove plaque between teeth. Flossing is essential to oral health, especially in prevention of gum disease, one of the most common oral health concerns, the leading cause of tooth loss in the US, and the reason for many of the whole body health concerns related to poor oral health. Find out more about how flossing may help you prevent dental and whole body health concerns below, or contact your Toledo dentistry team at Dental Group West.

Your Family Dentist Toledo Offers Tips for Healthy Halloween

October 13, 2015

The family dentist Toledo trusts talks Halloween candy and cavities with this surprised child dressed as a witchYour child is busy learning something new every day — and as you well know, their quest for understanding is filled with mistakes and more than a few bumps in the road. Their dental hygiene is no different — it takes years to learn how to properly brush, floss and care for teeth in general. And once they’ve mastered the techniques, adolescence presents its own obstacles to healthy teeth: an erratic diet, and priorities that usually don’t include proper brushing and flossing. Your family dentist in Toledo knows it’s a long journey developing good oral health habits that stick for life.

Maintaining a smile that’s protected against decay can be especially difficult at this time of the year, when children are surrounded by Halloween candy all month long. It’s important than ever to help your child keep up their oral hygiene habits right now, so read on for tips for a healthy Halloween — your child will thank you for it later.

How to Handle a Dental Emergency, Toledo

August 6, 2015

woman with injured tooth dental emergency help from dental group westWhen did you last schedule an emergency? While we can’t plan for our dental emergencies, we can prepare for them. The best way to prepare for an emergency is to know who to call. If you need emergency medical care, you’d probably call 911. If you need emergency dental care, call Dental Group West of Toledo, OH. Our dedicated team is here to help you no matter what your emergency. We can help you stay calm, and get the assistance you need to keep smiling. Next time you experience a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact our dental care team. We see emergency cases on the same day whenever possible, even if you are not a patient of record with our office. Find out more about our outstanding emergency dentistry treatment as well as our general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry services.

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