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Category Archive: Dental Tips

  1. 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!

  2. Summer is finally here and that means it is time for vacations and weekend getaways. During this time, everyone is looking to get out of the house and go on an adventure. Packing for a trip can be stressful. Stress leads to forgetfulness. How many times have you gone on a trip and once you arrived you realized that you forgot to pack your floss, tooth-brush, or toothpaste? Our always better philosophy inspired us to create a dental packing list! You can refer to it when you start getting ready for your next trip. You will never be caught flossless again!

    Packing Your Smile

    IMPORTANT REMINDER

    Brush your teeth and floss at least twice a day.

    So the next time you begin to pack for your outing, you can reference this packing list so you don’t forget your smile!

  3. Today is Earth Day! And on this day, we celebrate Mother Nature and her beauty all she has done for us. We also recognize just how important it is to be environmentally friendly. We have a large impact on our environment. Over the years we have created a huge carbon footprint that is harming our planet. We can decrease that footprint by changing our daily routines to be more environmentally friendly. Here are some tips to help make your oral hygiene routine a little more green.

    Turn It Off!

    Be sure to turn off your faucet while brushing. Don’t mindlessly brush your teeth with the water running. Turn on the water only to rinse your mouth and toothbrush.

    Eco-Friendly Floss

    Flossing is an important part of your oral hygiene routine. It can also have an important effect on our environment. Floss is typically made with nylon or teflon which takes years to decompose. Trying eco-friendly brands can help out our                        planet as well as your mouth. Check out these brands:

    • Dental Lace
    • Radius (comes in a plastic container)
    • Eco Dent (comes in a plastic container)

    Switch Up Your Cup

    A small switch that has a big impact is switching out those plastic cups for a glass cup. Plastic has become one of our biggest trash problems because it does not decompose. Trading in those plastic cups for a glass cup is an easy switch that will also save you money. Just make sure to clean it after you use it.

    Not only are these tips easy to add to your oral health routine but they are also friendly for our environment. Do your part this Earth Day and make the switch. Mother Nature will thank you in the end.

     

  4. Keeping up with your oral hygiene is very important and should not be thought about only in the mornings and evenings, but rather all day long. Even while you are at work. This might sound like a lot of work, but here are some easy tips and tricks you can bring into the office that will keep your mouth happy and healthy all day long.

    Keep a Travel Toothbrush at Your Desk

    Brushing your teeth after every meal is critical for keeping up with good oral hygiene. Store a travel dental kit at your desk for quick and easy access. You can fill your bag with a travel-sized toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. These items will not take up much room and will keep your smile looking great.

    Drink Water

    We all know the importance of drinking enough water throughout the day, so here is one more reminder. Water is important for proper oral health. People who sip sugary beverages during the day, even fruit juice, create a situation where their teeth are assaulted from the acid produced by bacteria all day. The best choice for dental health is to spend the day drinking water. You should also rinse your mouth with water after eating anything sticky or sugary.

    Healthy Over Sugary

    Snacking at your desk can be hard to avoid so if you do choose to munch during the day make it healthy. Avoid those sugary snacks and go for more fruits and vegetables.

    Sugar-Free Gum

    No one likes coffee breath so when you go for a piece of gum, make sure it is sugar-free. Chewing gum stimulates saliva, which is the mouth’s natural defense mechanism against plaque acids which cause tooth decay and bad breath. Xylitol is an ingredient in gum that has been shown to prevent tooth decay.

    Smile!

    Smiling can be a powerful tool in the office. During a typical workday, you come across many different people such as your coworkers, clients, and managers. Presenting a clean and healthy smile says a lot about you. It can also be an instant mood booster! Got a case of the Monday blues? Try smiling. This simple act can reduce stress, lower heart rate and decrease blood pressure. Not only will smiling make you feel a little better, but others around you as well.

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    This is a day we want to eliminate!

    February 9th has been earmarked as National Toothache Day. What causes toothaches? How can you prevent the discomfort?

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  6. 2019: The Year of The Smile

    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.

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  7. Salty snack including peanuts, potato chips and pretzels served as party food in bowls
    Are you a habitual snacker? Do you like to eat and drink in between meals? What you eat and when you eat it may affect the health of your teeth and even increase your risk of decay. When you continue to consume sugary foods, the acid from the foods eats away at the enamel of your teeth causing tooth decay. Eating a well-balanced diet will help keep your mouth healthy as well as your whole body.
    How to reduce your risk of tooth decay:
    • Sip on water instead of juices or sugary beverages
    • Be aware of how much sugar is in the food or beverage you are drinking – learn to read food labels!
    • Instead of consuming breath mints or hard candy, pack an extra tooth brush to freshen up in between meals. Try a sugarless gum!
    • Brush and floss your teeth regularly – use a fluoride toothpaste and even consider a mouth wash.
  8. kid exhibits his brand new electric toothbrush

    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.
  9. Close up side view of young positive woman is putting chewing gum into her mouth. Fresh breath concept. Isolated on dark background
    August 6 is National Fresh Breath Day. Avoid the garlic and onions today and reach for something minty and fresh! Fresh breath can make your teeth feel clean and your mouth healthy. Bad breath, or halitosis, is a common compliant among patients, but can be reserved. Talk to your dental team at your next visit to make sure you do not have an underlying issue for bad breath such as, gum disease or tooth decay.
    Here are 5 tips for achieving fresh breath:
    1. Avoid tobacco – if you are a tobacco user, now is the time to quit.
    2. Try a mouth wash after you brush and floss
    3. Drink water – water will help wash about unwanted bacteria in your mouth
    4. Clean your tongue – try using a tongue scrapper to remove plaque and bacteria
    5. Limit coffee consumption – try a different beverage such a green tea.
  10. Empty asphalt road and New year 2019 concept. Driving on an empty road to Goals 2019.
    If you can believe it, the year is halfway over with! 2019 will be here before we know it. If you think the summer (and year) are going by too fast – don’t forget to check in with your new year resolutions.
    Along with your resolutions, you want to keep an eye on your dental benefits.
    • Have you scheduled your routine cleaning? Don’t lose out on this benefit!
    • Have you met your maximum benefits? If not, schedule that overdue dental work and get out of pain!
    • Not sure what your benefits are still for this year? Don’t hesitate to call our office – we’d be happy to help with a benefits check.
    Summer may be a down time as school is out and a lot of vacation days are available. It’s also a good time to check in with your resolution list – what have you been able to cross off? Take the time now to take care of your health.

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