Category Archive: Dental Check-Ups
The new school year is right around the corner and a trip to the dentist should become part of your child’s back to school routine. It is very important for kids to get their biannual dental examination and now is the time to schedule. Oral hygiene is very important and most children do not spend enough time brushing their teeth. This lack of attention and care can lead to problems down the line.
We know the thought of going to the dentist can be scary for young kids but avoiding the dentist can be frightening for their oral health. Children are always welcomed at Frankel Dentistry. Our calm and friendly staff will ensure that your child never feels stressed or worried. No matter what your child’s personality or their overall level of experience with a dental office, we can adapt to meet his or her needs, guaranteed. They may surprise you and begin to look forward to visits.
Children need dental check-ups just as badly as adults do. If you are a nervous patient, don’t share your concerns. Dental anxiety can be contagious. At Frankel Dentistry we’ll do everything in our power to ensure that your child is comfortable. We’ll make sure your child gets the care that he or she deserves. They can kick back and relax while watching their favorite television show as they are getting their teeth cleaned. We also have a treasure chest filled with all kinds of toys that they can pick from after their appointment.
Don’t let summer fun keep you and your family from the dentist. Make sure they are scheduled before summer is over and send your kids off with a back to school smile!
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, which raises awareness of the importance of oral health. According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer during the year 2019. This includes cancers of the mouth, throat, tonsils, lip, and tongue. The diagnosis of these types of cancers has been increasing over the years and due to this rise, we want to educate our patients on the importance of getting your oral cancer screening.
According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, there can be an 80 to 90% survival rate when oral cancer is detected early. Dr. Frankel has built oral cancer screenings into your routine visits, keeping you healthy! During your visit, Dr. Frankel and his team will conduct a visual exam to look for the following signifiers:
- Sores or discolored areas in the mouth for more than two weeks
- Oral discomfort
- Trouble swallowing, chewing or speaking
- Prolonged earaches
- An unfamiliar lump in your mouth or neck
The Frankel team will look for any of these signs on your face, neck, throat, tongue, cheeks, and lips. These exams are totally painless and important. Regular visits with oral cancer screenings can lower the diagnosis rate. We suggest getting checked once every six months.
Your dentist is the first step in detecting this disease. Here are some other things you can do to help lower your chances of developing oral cancer:
- Eliminate tobacco product use
- Reduce your alcohol intake
- Utilize UV protection on lips
- Maintain a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables
- Have a healthy oral hygiene routine
The key to treat Oral Cancer is early detection, leading to successful treatment. We encourage you to visit our office for your FREE oral cancer screening. Frankel Dentistry is here to keep you happy and healthy. Make sure you are continuing to educate yourself on oral cancer and help bring awareness to this disease. To learn more or to donate go check out The Oral Cancer Foundation website.
Make 2019 the year of the smile. Resolve to brush, floss and visit the dentist at least twice.
We asked our dental team their top tips for making 2019 dental smart. Here are their picks.
Want a whiter smile for the holidays but don’t know how?
There are many options available. It is best to schedule a dental consultation. Intraoral photos will help evaluate your current tooth color. A thorough discussion with a dental professional will guide you to the best-suited teeth whitening option.
November is National Caregivers Month. We think they should be celebrated year-round. The effort, skill, and caring of those in charge of individuals with health challenges is something our Frankel Dentistry family appreciate.
The start of a new school year can also signal a fresh start. It’s important to teach children the importance of their health and teach them healthy habits. Start the school year with a smile!Here are a few tips for getting your child ready for back to school:1) Does your child need dental health forms completed for their school record? It’s important to have their annual exam and cleanings, but also to make sure their health is up to date with their school.2) New toothbrush = new start to school. In addition to new pencils and notebooks, don’t forget the oral health aisle.3) Does your child need a sport guard (or get fitted for a new sport guard) for their upcoming fall sport?4) Stock up on healthy snacks and lunch items to pack in your child’s lunchbox. Instead of potato chips, stock up on dried fruit and veggies which can easily be stored.
June is Men’s Health Awareness month and in addition to checking your blood pressure and cholesterol, it’s important not to forget about oral health as well.
Tooth decay – we’ve all heard of it, but do we really understand what it means? There are specific foods that can cause tooth decay, so it’s important to understand how it can affect your smile.
Trick or Treat is right around the corner. Don’t let the Halloween candy destroy your teeth this season. Protect your teeth with these tips from our doctor, Amber Puhl.
1.) Eat Halloween candy and other sugary foods with meals or shortly after mealtime.
2.) Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time.
3.) Avoid sticky candies that cling to your teeth.
4.) Drink more water.
5.) Brush your teeth twice a dad with a ADA accepted fluoride toothpaste.
6.) Clean between teeth daily with floss.
7.) Remember to visit Frankel Dentistry or Frankel and Puhl of Maumee regularly for your cleanings.