Dentists 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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April 2, 2018
March 10, 2018
Everything 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…)
February 13, 2018
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!
January 3, 2018
One 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.
December 19, 2017
Now, 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.
November 21, 2017
If 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!
October 6, 2017
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.
September 5, 2017
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.
July 17, 2017
There’s nothing worse than having a battle with your child twice a day over brushing and flossing their teeth! You’re thinking to yourself – “There must be a better way,” and there is. Your family dentist in Toledo has some tips on how to make brushing fun for your child. Perhaps, they’ll even look forward to it!
June 13, 2017
After eating or drinking something, you may feel a slimy, thick film over your teeth. That usually prompts some of us to brush our teeth right away or even take a napkin and rub the film off our teeth. That sticky substance is called plaque. This is the stuff you’re trying to remove every time you brush and floss — sometimes you can’t see it, but it’s still important to remove it. Although plaque is natural, it’s one of your smile’s worst enemies. But why? Your dentist in Toledo explains how plaque can harm your teeth and gums and what Dental Group West can do to help you.