Jon Frankel Dentistry

Archive: May 2018

  1. Quit It Today: 
    May 31 is World No Tobacco Day
    In honor of World No Tobacco Day on May 31, Frankel Dentistry is committed to education their patients on the negative effects of tobacco. Tobacco use includes: chewing tobacco, cigars and cigarettes.
    How Does Tobacco affect your oral health:
    1) Mouth Cancer in addition to Lung and Throat Cancer may be developed from smoking
    2) Teeth Staining from the tar and nicotine
    3) Gum disease and tooth loss from the increased dental plaque
    The best thing you can do is to never start any type of tobacco habit. If you are a tobacco user, it’s not too late to quit.

    Quitting can be very difficult, but there are so many sources and resources to support your decision. To learn more about how to quit, please visit the World Health Organization.

  2. Keeping your child’s mouth healthy is crucial to their total body health. As parent’s and caregivers, we need to take them to the dentist for their required exams and cleanings, ensure they receive a balanced, healthy diet, encourage a healthy lifestyle and make sure their teeth are brushed twice daily and flossed at least once a day. Children don’t need to have all of their teeth to need to start flossing.

    The flossing part seems to be forgotten about by most patients. Once teeth touch each other, they need to be flossed. Sometimes it can be the front teeth and sometimes it’s just the back molars. If you are unsure, ask your dental team!

     

     

    Dr. Frankel shares 5 tips on how to keep flossing part of your child’s routine from the start:
    1) Floss every single night – PERIOD.
    2) Decorate your box of floss with stickers to get kids engaged
    3) Make a chart  or visual image to help children remember that brushing and flossing goes hand-in-hand.
    4) Have your child try to floss your teeth – play dentist!
    5) Watch a video on how to floss teeth – try YouTube!

    American Dental Association Video

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    12 Reasons to See a Dentist
    Patients schedule appointments for a variety of reasons including anything from a routine hygiene cleaning to a toothache. It’s important to listen to your body and never ignore or put off any signs that something is not right in your mouth. Put your health first and make the appointment – the sooner a problem is detected the better and it could save you in the long run.

    Dental Home

    Here are 12 reasons you need to see a dentist:

    1) You experience pain or swelling in mouth, face or neck
    2) You have inflamed gums or a history of gum disease
    3) You are not proud of your smile
    4) Your dental history includes fillings, crowns, bridges – this work needs to be monitored.
    5) You have ongoing medical issues such as diabetes, eating disorders, cardiovascular disease or HIV positive.
    6) You are pregnant – it is safe to still go to the dentist.
    7) You have difficulty eating and chewing and avoid eating certain foods.
    8) You suffer from dry mouth
    9) You use tobacco of any form
    10) You experience jaw pain
    11) You notice mouth sores or spots or have been diagnosed with oral cancer.
    12) Your teeth are healthy – it’s important to maintain your twice a year checkups and hygiene cleanings.

     

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