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Archive: Apr 2015

  1. 10.) 2 minutes seems like a long time to brush your teeth. While brushing divide your mouth into 4 different sections. Spend 30 second brushing each section, allowing a full 2 minutes of teeth brushing each time you brush!

    9.) Be sure that you are brushing correctly. Softly brush up and down or circular on your teeth while aiming the bristles at a 45 degree angle toward the gum line. Be sure that you are not brushing horizontally, which can lead to abrasions.

    8.) To be “Earth Smart” this Earth Day, be sure to turn off the water while brushing. Don’t mindlessly brush your teeth with the water running! Turn on the water only to rinse your mouth and toothbrush.

    7.) A few signs of oral cancer include: a sore, irritation, lump, or thick patch in your mouth, lips, or throat; a feeling that something is caught in your throat; difficulty chewing or swallowing; or difficulty moving your jaw or tongue. If you suspect you may have any of these symptoms, be sure to call Frankel Dentistry to get an exam.

    6.) Frankel employees know their patients. Once you become a patient at Frankel Dentistry, you are part of a close dental family. It is truly a place where everyone knows your name. Knowing the patients is one of the reasons they love what they do! Call today to join the Frankel Dentistry family!

    5.) Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and pharynx. Typically people who are at risk for this type of cancer are those who smoke cigarettes, use chewing tobacco, and drink alcohol.

    4.) Be sure to rinse your toothbrush after you brush. Bacteria can grow on an un-rinsed toothbrush. The next time you brush, you are putting these bacteria back into your mouth. Be sure to rinse your brush off after each time you use it.

    3.) Frankel Dentistry is not here to lecture you about your oral health. Instead it is their focus to help each patient understand the importance of routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride and how each one of these things are all helpful in ensuring a healthy smile.

    2.) Large amounts of sugary foods pose a significant threat to your dental health and promote plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on your teeth and gums. Every time bacteria come in contact with sugar and starches in the mouth, they produce acids that attack your teeth. These acids leave your mouth more susceptible to enamel erosion, cavities, tooth decay and gum disease.

    1.) April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer rates are significantly increasing. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, nearly 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Please contact Frankel Dentistry to schedule an appointment and get a screening.

     

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    Now aren’t those puppies cute?

    Bread, born, and sold in Wauseon, Ohio, these adorable Labradoodles have a great connection to Frankel Dentistry and our hearts. Maggie Lauderdale always knew she wanted to breed dogs. 10 years ago, the opportunity finally broke through, and she never looked back. But, why labradoodles? Because they have some many strong qualities: They are trainable, intelligent, allergy friendly, non-shedding… the list goes on.

    Maggie also is able to breed these adorable dogs to be anywhere from 15-70 lbs, to fit each and every persons needs and desires. And talk about a variety of colors. You can choose from chocolate, black, red and cream.

    But, yes, there is more. Labradoodles make great therapy dogs. Maggie knows her worldly talent is to raise good dogs. And worldly she has become. Since starting Lauderdoodles, Maggie has placed puppies in most US States and internationally. That’s right you can find her puppies in Germany, Turkey, and Abudabi.

    So, thinking about wanting a puppy? Maggie has a very thorough process. The first part is a brief interview, allowing her to know that these puppies are going to good, loving homes. Secondly, be prepared to pick the size and color of  your puppy and then wait. Once a puppy with your size. color. and gender preferences is born, it must then go through training when it is 12 weeks old. Training lasts 4 weeks and is a custom training program  specified for each individual family. The family also receives written training instructions and a CD with lifetime support.

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    If you have been thinking about adding a new, furry member to your family, contact Maggie at Lauderdooles.net. You can also find them on Facebook.

    And as for Maggie, she is a wonderful, caring mother who even recently brought her adult son to Frankel Dentistry. But don’t hear it from us, watch this amazing testimonial from Maggie herself.

  3. Children and the Dentist

    What Frankel Dentistry Patients Have To Say

    One of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child is dental health. Children who look forward to dental visits are likely to enjoy a lifetime of dental health. A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body.

    At Frankel Dentistry we love what we do. We consider caring for you and your family a privilege. Here is what our patients have to say about their dental visits.

     

    Amazing! I had Melissa and my 5 year old had Kelly and both were fantastic! I was scared to death to take my 5 year old in but Kelly was amazing and so good with him! A very pleasant experience for both of us!

    Brody C.

     

    Very friendly staff and my kids loved the entire experience! What kid says they like going to the dentist?!

    Kara L.

     

    I appreciate the doctor called me personally to let me know how my son’s appointment went and his recommendations on how to proceed.

     Alexander S

     

    The staff was very welcoming. A big thank you to everyone. My daughter was worried going to a new place. Everyone at Dr. Frankel made her and me feel very comfortable.

     Keri B

     

    Was extremely pleased with all of the staff! Karen was superb and supportive of my son Andrew! Love the brushing chart! Andrew was also happy to meet Dr. Frankel. He thought that was special because he must be a busy man. The dentist and technician also completed the fillings pain free!

     Andrew R

  4. Frankel Dentistry sleep apnea

    Nighttime Health Tip: Sleep Apnea Could Be Affecting Your Day!

    Sleep apnea is a medical disorder which causes your breathing to stop for a few seconds several times during the night. Central sleep apnea (CSA) is caused when the breathing muscles do not receive necessary information from the brain, and should be treated by your doctor. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is much more common, occurs when soft tissues in the mouth over relax and block proper airflow while lying down. This is an area where Frankel Dentistry can help your overall health.

    The most common nighttime symptom of OSA sleep apnea is loud and chronic snoring. Other symptoms that occur during your sleeping hours include choking or gasping for air, longer than normal pauses between breaths, and restlessness.

    Daytime symptoms that may indicate sleep apnea include:

    • Waking in the morning with a headache, dry mouth, or sore throat
    • Excessive sleepiness during the day
    • Mood changes including depression or anger
    • Memory problems
    • Difficulty concentrating

     

    If you notice any of these symptoms, you should talk to your doctor right away. If you are diagnosed with OSA, Frankel Dentistry can work with you to find the most effective sleep apnea treatment for you.

    Sleep Apnea Risk Factors

    Sleep apnea could be linked to a family history of the disorder or a genetic factor such as narrow airways. Allergies or chronic congestion can also be culprits. The leading risk factors for OSA include:

    • Being over your ideal weight
    • A sedentary lifestyle
    • Excessive use of alcohol
    • Narcotic or excessive sleep aid use
    • Use of tobacco products
    • Metabolic syndrome
    • Diabetes

     

    Sleep apnea is more common in men than in women, and the risks increase with age. However, anyone can suffer from sleep apnea. If you are experiencing symptoms, you should discuss them with a doctor as soon as possible, because if left untreated, the consequences of sleep apnea can be severe: significant cognitive disruptions, as well as increasing your risk for hypertension, heart disease, and other serious medical conditions could occur. All of us here at Frankel Dentistry want to help your overall health. Call us today!!

  5. Frankel Dentistry spring smiling

    Spring is Here (it is … really!) The longer hours of daylight and wonderful warmer weather mean spring cleaning for a lot of us. This season, take an hour out of your organizing and scrubbing to treat yourself to a little spring cleaning for your teeth! The dental team at Frankel Dentistry wants to remind you that professional cleaning is important to your dental health. It is unbelievable what you can accomplish with just one hour, twice a year in the dental hygiene chair at Frankel Dentistry!

    Here are the Top 3 Reasons to schedule your Dental Spring Cleaning:

    1. Clean, Healthy Teeth Are Attractive!

    One of the best ways to keep your smile bright and shiny is to have them professionally cleaned at least once every six months. Just like in your humble abode, regular maintenance and cleaning does not reach all the nooks and crannies: you might perform extensive cleaning and organizing a couple of times a year to keep those hard to reach areas clean. The same goes for your teeth! Regular brushing and flossing is necessary, of course, but to keep teeth really clean and healthy, a professional cleaning is the only way you can remove certain types of plaque and tartar build up.

    2. Early Detection of Dental Problems

    If you don’t clean out the closets once in a while, you never see what’s behind all that junk! Having your teeth professionally cleaned also means that a careful, thorough inspection of each tooth’s health and condition will happen. If there is a little problem, such as a small area of tooth decay, it can be spotted early and repaired before it becomes a bigger, more painful and expensive dental problem.

    3. Professional Cleaning Helps Prevent Gum Disease

    A professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line and in all those hard to reach areas. The bacteria found in plaque have been proven to cause gum disease. Keeping your teeth shiny, bright and plaque-free helps maintain your healthy gums.

    If it’s been a while since your last professional dental cleaning, never fear! It’s not too late to get back on track to good oral health! Contact Frankel Dentistry today to schedule your own spring dental cleaning!

    Photo Credit: Donald Lee Perdue

  6. Snowy Frankel Dentistry

    Snowy Frankel Dentistry

    Dark. Cold. Gloomy. Snowy days are now but a thing of the past.

    It’s finally here! SPRING! As many of us dedicate this time to dusting off the winter cobwebs, opening up the windows, planting flowers, and other forms of spring cleaning, it is also a great time to reevaluate our habits. This time of the year is perfect to begin healthier patterns and changes to take us into summer feeling and looking our best. Here are 5 ideas brought to you by Frankel Dentistry to pump up your oral health.

     

    1.) Throw it out!
    While cleaning out the junk during your spring cleaning binge, pitch that toothbrush. Now is the perfect time to replace it with a fresh one to keep your mouth clean this spring. Besides, we all know we should be replacing our toothbrushes every 3 months anyway!

    Manual or Electric? The choice is yours!

    Manual or Electric? The choice is yours!

    2.) Perfect Your Routine!
    We all try to step up our exercise game this time of year, getting our bodies ready for those swim suites. But why not step it up on the flossing side of things too, ensuring your smile is picture perfect as well. Maybe you are not the world’s best flosser— We get it. But this spring is different. This spring you want more. This spring is a time of new habits. Challenge yourself to floss every day for the next month. By then it will be an easy part of your routine and your mouth will thank you.

    A Quick Flossing Tip

    A Quick Flossing Tip

    3.) Eliminate the soda.
    Honestly, what is more thirst quenching than an ice cold glass of H2O on a warm spring day? Besides, eliminating that extra sugar will not only do wonders for your smile but also your figure. Need an added twist? Infuse a little fresh fruit in it for some added flavor. Not enough, unsweetened iced tea and plain black coffee are other beverages choices that will keep your teeth healthy.

    4.) Don’t forget to add your family in your new habits.
    Others tend to keep us accountable. Why not include your loved one’s in on your new routines? Besides, we love families at Frankel Dentistry!

    5.) Schedule your spring dental cleaning at Frankel Dentistry.
    Spring is a great time to get those chompers cleaned and any treatment completed and ready to showcase a healthy beautiful smile all summer long.

    April Showers and Cleaning bring May Flowers and Smiles!

    April Showers and Cleanings bring May Flowers and Smiles!

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