Dr. Jon Frankel & Dr. Amber Puhl
The baseball season has ended. The Toledo Mudhens won their last game. There are two Toledo dentists committed to keeping your childrens’ smiles healthy season through season. As we switch out summer sports bags for book bags, it’s a great time to check out oral health habits.
Toledo Dentists’ Keep Parents Up on Fall Dental Care
Summer is over and school is back in session! Back to school means getting organized and ready to start a fresh year! There will be a lot of knowledge to gain and activities to keep busy. Your student’s health should be at the top of the list – this should include physical, mental and dental health.
Dr. Frankel and Dr. Puhl’s A-B-C’s for Back to School
A. An Apple a Day….apples are wonderful food for your teeth and your body. (Dr. Frankel eats an organic apple every day!) Fill up on nutritious snacks at school and after school.
B. Brush! Staying on a strict brushing schedule is very important to incorporate with your child’s school routine – aim to brush after breakfast and before bedtime.
C. Cavity-free is the way to be! Make sure your child is up-to-date on dental exams not just for school records, but for their health.
It’s important to teach children how to care for their teeth and what healthy teeth mean for their body. Has your tiny tot been to the dentist yet? Now is the time to get that appointment scheduled.
What keeps people from going to the dentist?
We have found that fear, time, no sense of urgency and budget are roadblocks for seeing your dentist.
What do you do at Frankel Dentistry to address a fearful patient?
Offering complimentary consultation and tours as well as listening to our patients keeps even the most hesitant patient coming on a regular basis.
What about time? We are all busy.
Dr. Frankel decided while still a dental student his patients would not wait. We also see emergencies the same day.
Why go to the dentist? My teeth feel fine.
A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. Dental disease is often silent. Diabetes, heart disease and stroke are associated with your oral health. New studies indicate many types of cancer and even Alzheimer’s disease show a link to oral health.
How much will it cost?
We offer a complimentary benefits estimate of dental insurance as well as Care Credit payment options including interest free.
Growing Pain or Toothache
Has your child ever complained that their tooth hurt? We all know that children go through growing phases but sometime it it may be hard to tell the difference in growing pain and a real toothache — cavity on the rise.
Dr. Frankel offers these steps to tell the difference:
If your child is still complaining or having difficulty eating, call our office to get an immediate appointment!