Jon Frankel Dentistry

Archive: Oct 2017

  1. Trick-or-Treat!

    Dr. Frankel’s Tips for a Fun Halloween

    Costume? Check. Candy? Check. Toothbrush? Check!

    It’s that time of year – millions of children will be enjoying Halloween in their costumes and going door-to-door collecting a few tricks and lots of treats!

    Although some may think Halloween is a dentist’s nightmare, there are still ways to enjoy the holiday and respect your teeth.

    Dr. Frankel’s Tips for fa Fun Halloween.

    1. Enjoy candy in moderation – your child may come home with pounds of candy in their bag. Play a game and tell them to pick out a number of pieces to eat, save and donate.
    2. Try to avoid the sticky, gummy candy which can be dangerous for your teeth and especially any fillings – opt for chocolates and especially dark chocolate!
    3. Drink water after candy is consumed to help wash away the particles.
    4. If you are passing out treats, consider passing out non-sugar treats like pretzels, popcorn or even small toys like stickers and play-doh.
    5. Brush and floss your teeth after consuming candy to help prevent tooth decay.

    Halloween is a time to create memories – help teach your children how to have fun in other ways instead of focusing on all the candy they will be receiving, such as decorating pumpkins, playing tricks and even making their own costume.

     

    Local dentist offers cash in exchange for Halloween candy

  2. Ready to Retire?

    Don’t Forget your teeth.

    There is a lot of planning that goes into getting ready to retire. You are constantly calculating your expenses, counting the dollars and planning the next phase of your life.

    One expense that may be overlooked is dental expenses and benefits. If you plan to use Medicare for your coverage, you would want to look at a separate dental plan. Traditional Medicare does not cover dental care. If you have retiree health care from your employer, make sure to ask if the plan covers dental care.

    Without having a dental insurance plan, patients tend to go to the dentist less often to try to save money. In fact, the less you go to the dentist for routine exams could mean bigger bills later. As you age , it’s critical to keep preventative care visits. These routine visits uncover small issues before they become big problems.  Untreated dental issues may turn into complications that affect other health conditions.

     

    If you are looking for a dental plan to pay out-of-pocket, you can contact our Benefits Team for a list of recommendations that our office accepts.

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