Overcoming Your Fear of the Dentist

Not everyone looks forward with anticipation to their upcoming visit to the dentist. In fact, some prefer to visit their physician over visiting their dentist. What is the real cause of dental anxiety? WebMD states that a couple of the factors that contribute to dental anxiety include; fear of pain, fear of needles, and embarrassment.(…)

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

At Finney Family Dental, it is Children’s Dental Health Month every month. Focusing on the oral health of the smallest members of the family begins at home, with mom and dad having the biggest impact on establishing excellent oral health routines, enabling their children to have a beautiful and healthy smile for a lifetime.  (…)

Focusing on the Family

Are you one of the millions of American’s in the process of making your 2017 New Year’s resolutions? When you take into account that only 8% of us are successful at keeping them each year perhaps, a new approach is in order. Many families are opening the lines of communication this year and setting New(…)


2016 marks the 80th year that Finney Family Dentistry has been in business in Marion, OH and they would like to say “Thank you!” to the community. Looking back at eight decades of growth and change of the practice and the community is certainly cause for reflection. In 1936 when Dr. Harold “Ray” Finney first(…)

Summer = Sugar

When the temperatures soar so do our cravings for sugary treats! Cold sodas, fruit juices, ice cream and popsicles are just a few of the tasty confections we use to try to cope with Mother Nature turning up the thermostat! Many of these choices, while temporarily making us feel better, do nothing to alleviate dehydration(…)

Pets and Purfect Health

Pet owners know that there is nothing like the laughter and love they enrich our lives with. As it turns out, their companionship isn’t the only thing our furry friends provide us. Numerous studies are now finding that our pets can provide many physical benefits that impact our health and well-being. According to an article(…)

Finney Family Dentistry Announces New Associate

Finney Family Dentistry, with three generations of dentists, has been serving Marion and the surrounding communities since 1936. With the incredible support of the community, they are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Chelsea George, DDS to respond to the growing needs of the practice. “It is an exciting time for us welcoming Dr.(…)

Stop Oral Cancer!

According to the American Dental Association there will be nearly 42,000 people diagnosed with oral and throat cancer in the United States this year. Many of these people will be diagnosed in the advanced stages of oral cancer causing survival rates to be as short as 5 years. When this cancer is diagnosed in the(…)

Eating Right, For Your Bite

We all know that a well-balanced diet is important for a healthy body and strong bones, but are you aware of the role a nutritious diet plays in a healthy mouth? In fact, it’s suggested by the American Dental Association that the first sign of a bad diet appear in your mouth.  First and foremost, cutting(…)

Make 2016 the year to keep those New Year’s resolutions!

  Unfortunately, most New Year’s resolutions fail, experts estimate that only 8% of us are successful in keeping true to ourselves and establishing new goals. There are ways that you can increase the odds although. Below are some tips for how to do just that! When making goals be specific. Instead of saying I want(…)

Our Second Annual Holiday Food Drive

In Marion, Ohio, there are few dental practices as dedicated to the community as Finney Family Dentistry. Generations of the Finney Family have served the area as expert dentists since 1936, and that tradition continues today. The Finney Family cares greatly about the Marion Community, and about more than just teeth. Dr. Robert Finney is(…)

Healthy Halloween Habits for Your Teeth

What’s the first thing you think of when Halloween season comes around? Costumes? Fall? Spooky things? How about Candy? Well, we’re sure one thing isn’t on your mind: Your dental health. But it should be! With all the sugary candy being handed out, your kids should know some of these important facts about what sweets(…)

Gum Health Month

There are 3 little things you can do that will help keep your teeth in tip-top shape: Brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist every six months! These three steps are easy to do, and will help your teeth stay healthy throughout your lifetime. Those three steps are(…)

Helping Your Kids with Dental Anxiety

In a study recently conducted at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, OH), researchers found that children whose parents displayed supportive and positive attitudes towards dental health had better dental conditions than those children whose parents were not as positive towards dental care. Supporting research by the American Dental Association (ADA), shows that many adults suffer from(…)