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  • When should a filling be replaced?
    There is no substitution for a natural healthy tooth. Dental fillings are intended to replace tooth structure and restore a tooth damaged by decay (a cavity) back to its normal Read more
  • Your Snoring Might Be More Serious Than You Think
    Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing stops and starts repeatedly throughout the night. It’s most common among middle-aged adults, and the most prevalent symptom is loud snoring. Sleep apnea Read more
  • The Origins of Valentine's Day
    When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of cards, flowers, and chocolates. We think of girlfriends celebrating being single together and couples celebrating their relationship. We think of all Read more
  • Aging and Dental Health
    What’s life like for the average 60-year-old today? It’s complicated! We travel. Or we work out. Or we relax with friends. We pursue favorite hobbies or we develop new ones. Read more
  • Hypersensitive Teeth
    It is common to experience dentine hypersensitivity, with symptoms ranging from moderate to severe. Why does it happen and how do you know if this sensitivity is something to be Read more
  • Pediatric Dental Emergency Know-How
    Parents are usually expert at taking care of their children’s injuries. You know how to disinfect a cut, soothe a bump on the head, and apply a bandage faster than Read more
  • The Evolution of the Toothbrush
    Oral hygiene has always been an important part of maintaining overall health. For thousands of years, humans have found ways to keep their teeth and mouths clean. According to the Read more
  • Broken Tooth: Is It an emergency or not?
    Have you ever had that sinking feeling after biting into something soft and chewy and feeling something hard and crunchy instead? You’ve chipped or broken a tooth, but what should Read more
  • Going Green for the New Year
    Does your list of New Year’s resolutions for the coming months include reducing your ecological footprint? If so, let’s ring in the year with some basic—and some innovative—dental ideas to Read more
  • Five (Easy-to-Keep!) Dental Resolutions for the New Year
    It’s a new year! A blank calendar! A traditional time to make a few changes that could change your life for the better. And while we applaud big goals like Read more
  • Top Five Best Foods for Oral Health
    Some foods are just terrible for your teeth — think cookies and candy bars — but there are certain foods that are beneficial to your oral health. Below, the doctor Read more
  • Treating Gum Disease with Antibiotics
    Why does gum disease develop? Our mouths are home to bacteria, which form a film called plaque. Plaque sticks to the surfaces of our teeth, at the gumline, and can Read more
  • Happy Holidays! Healthy Holidays!
    It’s the holiday season! With so much to do and so much going on, you want to be at your best. We have some ideas to help make your season Read more
  • Regular Cleanings Lead to Healthier Mouths and Bodies
    The American Dental Association and dentists everywhere, including our own the doctor recommend that you schedule an appointment every six months for a cleaning and checkup. Despite this universal recommendation Read more
  • Thanksgiving
    At Brian P Lloyd DDS, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! the doctor would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the Kent, Ohio Read more
  • Electric or Manual Toothbrush: Why It Does (and Doesn't) Matter
    You live in the golden age of toothbrushes. Until a few decades people used twigs or brushes made from animal hair to clean their teeth: not very soft and none Read more