Top Five Dental Questions
How can I get whiter teeth?
Professional Teeth Whitening offered through a dental office is ideal. Custom-made Whitening Trays for at-home use and Professional Strength Whitening Gel are FREE for all new patients (in the absence of dental disease) at Jon Frankel Dentistry. This individualized system allows whitening to the shade desired and continued maintenance of the new bright smile.
In-Office (not complimentary) Professional Teeth Whitening options offer immediacy. BriteSmile is an in-office professional teeth whitening procedure. It is one single visit (during which the teeth are isolated and the gums and lips protected) including four separate, 20 minute, whitening sessions activated with a blue arch light. The whitening ends with a complimentary fluoride treatment. KOR Whitening is an advanced in-office and at-home whitening treatment which brightens even dark tetracycline stained teeth. Brown or dark grey teeth can be whitened with the KOR Whitening Technology.
Why are my teeth sensitive?
There are many reasons teeth are sensitive. Decay, Fractures, Impacted or Decayed Wisdom Teeth, Sinus Issues, Gum Tissue Recession, Wear or Chipping at the Gum Line called Abfraction, Injury or even Sleep Apnea can cause teeth to be sensitive. Call for a complimentary consultation to find the cause and end tooth pain.
Is it a problem if my gums bleed?
Healthy gums do not bleed. The bacteria causing gum tissue to swell and bleed have been associated with systemic issues such as Diabetes, Stroke, Heart Disease, Low Birth Weight in Babies and Miscarriage. Recent studies indicate Alzheimer’s disease and pancreatic cancer are also linked to oral health.
Bleeding gums may indicate the beginning of Periodontal Disease, a chronic inflammation of the teeth and supporting tissue regarded as the leading cause of tooth loss.
Call for a complimentary consultation to evaluate your Oral Health.
I hate my smile. I never smile. What can I do?
There are many options available to create a smile. Invisalign to straighten teeth, Veneers to change the shape, color, size, position and smile line, Bonding to re-shape teeth, Laser tissue re-contouring to reshape a gummy smile, Dental Implants, Bridges or Partials to replace missing teeth and Crowns to strengthen weakened, chipped, broken or decayed teeth are several of the treatments available to create a beautiful, healthy smile.
Changing Lives, a Smile at a Time. At least once a day a patient leaves the office of Dr. Frankel smiling and commenting “I wish I would have done this sooner!”
What causes bad breath?
Bad Breath has many different causes but it can be remedied. Dry Mouth due to aging or medications, Sinus Complications, Restricted Airway, Inflamed or Pitted Tonsils and Gum Disease are a few of the common sources of unpleasant breath. Finding the cause leads to the cure!