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Category Archive: Gum Disease

  1. Vaping-maumee-toledo

    By now, you have probably heard the news surrounding the popular trend that is vaping. Health officials, lawmakers, and parents have been raising concerns about this cigarette alternative for a couple of years now. Vaping came out as a healthier alternative for smokers but as we have recently figured out that this is not true.

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  2. 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
    • Numbness
    • Hoarseness
    • 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.

     

  3. A Whiter Smile For Holidays

    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.

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  4. July is National Ice Cream Month.

    Eating ice cream or consuming cold beverages shouldn’t hurt. Summer is a time where you want to stay cool – whether that be with your favorite ice cream, frozen yogurt or ice cold water!

    If you experience pain when consuming cold (or hot) foods, you may suffer from tooth sensitivity.

    You don’t need to suffer and make sacrifices as this can be treatable.

    Tooth sensitivity can be caused by gum disease, exposed tooth root, cavity or tooth decay, sensitive or worn tooth enamel or a possible fractured tooth. If you grind your teeth, be sure to wear a guard to keep your teeth protected.

    It’s best to be seen by your dentist to discuss your options. There are different types of treatment available to help alleviate this pain including:

    • desensitizing toothpaste
    • root canal
    • crown, inlay or bonding

    Until you can be seen by a dentist, avoid cold food and acidic foods.

  5. February is Heart Health Month Jon Frankel Dentistry

    Frankel Dentistry celebrates Heart Health month at their office this month. Studies have shown that there is a link between periodontal (gum disease) and heart disease.

    A common symptom of heart tease is unhealthy gums. By reducing the inflammation around the gums, it reduces the stress on your body.

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  6. Periodontal disease has people running for their toothbrushes and floss!

    Blood! It’s Halloween and blood tends to be the topic of some pretty scary stuff. But when it comes to your oral health, no matter what time of year it is, bleeding gums are terrifying.

    Half (that is over 62 million) of American adults aged 30 and older suffer from gum disease, and this number is on the rise (Centers of Disease Control and Prevention). Left untreated, periodontal disease can painlessly attack your gums, causing teeth to loosen and potentially fall out. Additionally, this infection can creep into your blood stream causing much more scarier problems including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

    As Dr. Frankel likes to say, a healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. Taking care of small oral health problems will keep the for frightful issues at bay. This is easily done by scheduling your dental check-ups every six months, brushing for 2 minutes twice a day, and flossing daily.

    Out smart the villain, Gum Disease. Keep your oral health in check and your teeth and body healthy.

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