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Adult Tooth Decay

Adult tooth decay is caused by bacteria that eat away at your teeth and cause infection. When combined with saliva, mucus, and decaying food, the bacteria forms plaque, a substance which, without proper dental hygiene, builds up on your teeth and begins to form cavities. Over time, the decay will continue to eat away at your tooth, exposing nerves and blood vessels within your tooth and causing high levels of discomfort. If the decay reaches this point, you will no longer need a filling to solve the problem of your decay. Instead, you may need a root canal or to have the tooth complete extracted.

There are several ways that you can help prevent adult tooth decay. One way is to brush your teeth for at least three minutes after each meal and floss daily. Mouthwash is another vital tool to help destroy bacteria within your mouth. Additionally, fluoride rinses help strengthen your teeth. You should also avoid foods that are full of sugar and starch. These types of foods are flavored by bacteria, which negatively impacts your oral hygiene if you are not careful. Finally, make sure you visit Dr. Frankel twice a year for a cleaning and oral exam, during this time, we can make sure your teeth are in prime condition and catch possible problems before they become majors issues.

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I'm very grateful. I came here today, I've had years of dental problems. I came in on an emergency. Just the way they were so gentle and helpful with this procedure is greatly appreciated and I thank you.


Very professional, positive experience having my teeth cleaned. From the friendly greeting by the receptionist, to the assistant who escorted me to my room, to the hygienist who cleaned my teeth--and the final check-in by Dr. Frankel, I felt well treated and in great hands.

Patrice K.

Excellent as always. My wife & I have been going to Frankel's since the late '60's, and have no plans to change.

Richard McCarthy

Thanks to the amazing staff who did an Awesome job at making my 5 yr olds first experience with a filling a positive one. The first thing she said when she was finished was "everyone is so nice."

Cara Elis

Everyone at the office was smiling, respectful and very nice. They called you by your first name and shook your hand. I highly recommend Dr. Frankel and his staff.


There is no doubt in my mind that Frankel Dentistry sets the standard for quality and courteous dental care. I have not yet been disappointed by the care I have received in any of my visits.

Robert Wagner
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