Jon Frankel Dentistry

Category Archive: Healthy Mouth

  1. a set of teeth used by dentists for demonstration

    Tap. Tap. Tap. How do your teeth come together?

    There are three keys to a healthy occlusion or dental bite.

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  2. How healthy is that smile hidden behind your safety mask?

    “It is a service to others when you wear a mask…”, shares Dr. Jonathan Frankel of Toledo, Ohio, “…but is it affecting your dental health?”

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  3. frankel emergancy dentist toledo

    Our dedication to our Frankel Dental family continues in these times of uncertainty. If you are in dental pain or know someone in dental pain, we are here for you.

    We are open at both locations following strict CDC and ODA guidelines for those experiencing a dental emergency.  If you receive an automatic appointment reminder and you are not an emergency, know that it is an error.

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  4. It is that time of year to gobble up all your favorite Thanksgiving foods. Ever wonder what Thanksgiving dish is best for your teeth? Keep reading and find out.

    Turkey

    Let’s start with the main dish, the turkey. Turkey is packed with protein but can get stuck in your teeth. Make sure you keep a floss pick close by the dinner table.

    Yams

    Your gums will be very thankful for this delicious dish. Yams are full of Vitamin A and C, which help keep our gums healthy. The added sugar and marshmallows make it almost a dessert. Brush after eating or if your toothbrush is nowhere to be seen, swish with water.

    Mashed Potatoes

    Now, this potato may be a good source of vitamin C and potassium, but they also contain starch. There is a type of sugar in this starchy dish that cavity-causing bacteria love to feast on.

    Green Bean Casserole

    This dish might be packed with healthy vegetables like green beans, mushrooms, and onions, but cover those ingredients with a sticky thick sauce and you can find yourself picking out little bits of remaining green beans between your teeth all night long.

    Pumpkin Pie

    Although this tasty dessert does contain added sugar which we all know is not the best for our teeth, it also contains a small amount of Vitamin A that comes from the pumpkin. Vitamin A helps keep your gums healthy and helps protect your teeth by building enamel.

    All of these popular and tasty Thanksgiving dishes have small benefits to your oral health. Remember this Thanksgiving to rinse your mouth with water between bites and to brush and floss after your meal. Your mouth will be thankful that you did.

  5. Brushing tips to keep kids brushing their teeth.

    Mornings can be tough, especially for those getting back into the school routine. The start of a new school year means busy schedules and readjusting to those tough school hours. Getting up early and going to bed at a decent hour can be hard for young kids who are still used to the summer schedule. (more…)

  6. 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!

  7. 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!