The Toledo Blade held their first ever Reader’s Choice Awards. This year Toledo Blade Readers voted Frankel Dentistry as Best Dentist! We are honored and grateful to serve our Toledo community through excellent, quality dental care. Our doctors, healthcare providers, and staff consistently strive to create a positive experience for every patient. From the minute you step in our door to the second you leave we want to ensure you feel safe and welcomed. Our patients are what motivate us to be the best. Our team is guided by our core values, “Serve All” and “Always Better” and everyday we highlight the importance of gratitude, encouragement, and togetherness. These values lead us to create gold standard, genuine dental care for our community. Thank you The Blade and thank you Toledo, we are grateful to serve you!
Category Archive: KOR Whitening
Have you ever wondered how you can get your teeth more white? Looking to get an extra sparkle to your smile? Do you have an upcoming special event like a wedding or graduation?
Whiter teeth is achievable and our office specializes in providing our patients with the best teeth whitening options. Whiter teeth can make you look younger and healthier.
Here are three in-office options our office provides for patients to obtain their ideal pearly whites:
1) ZOOM – this in-office procedure takes about 1-2 hours. This product contains hydrogen peroxide which when combine with light energy can significantly whiten teeth. We will also give you some additional bleaching trays, allowing you to perform occasional at home touch-ups if needed. Sometimes, our patients experience some mild sensitivity after having this procedure, but it tends to fade quickly.
2) KOR Whitening – this procedure is done in the office and at home. This option whitens even the darkest discoloration. Although it takes anywhere form 6-8 weeks to complete, the results are spectacular.
3) Custom Kit and Whitening Gel – this is a home product that patients can use at the ease of their schedule. We provide patients with a custom kit and gel. To use this system, you simply place the gel on the trays and wear them for 10-14 days. Periodically, you should check to make sure you have reached your ideal shade of white. BONUS: this system is FREE To new patients and patients receive free gel at their hygiene cleaning check-up.
To find out which option is best for you, schedule a free consultation with our office today!
Ever wonder how your favorite celebrity has such a perfect smile? Hollywood celebrities are known to flash their white, bright smiles on the red carpet. Did you know you can get the same procedures done to get the smile of your dreams? Dr. Frankel and Team specialize in cosmetic dentistry and personalized smiles.Here are the top 5 cosmetic dentistry procedures to smile like the stars:1) Teeth Whitening – our new patients actually receive a free whitening kit and free refills of gel with cleaning appointments.2) Veneers3) Cosmetic Dental Bonding4) Orthodontics and Invisalign5) Dental CrownsSchedule a free consultation with our team to discuss how you can achieve your hollywood smile.A healthy, bright smile can make a difference – keep your new year’s resolution promise to yourself!
-Answers to the Top Three Questions
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Jon Frankel Dentistry, Toledo, Ohio
How can I get whiter teeth?
The norm for tooth color has changed. Teeth are whiter than before. Even the professional color guides have been updated to reflect the lighter shades. The first step toward whiter teeth is an evaluation and professional teeth cleaning.
The evaluation will determine if the shade is internal or external. Stain due to bacteria, foods or habits like smoking can be removed with a professional dental cleaning. Internal stain will not lighten with a dental cleaning. There are however, several options toward lightening stain that has penetrated the tooth surface.
It is essential to limit behaviors that darken teeth throughout the whitening process.
Coffee, tea and red wine leave their mark! Close attention to avoiding foods that stain teeth like blueberries, facilitate rapid results. Immediately after whitening the teeth are receptive to color. Recommended foods like skinless chicken, poached white fish, cottage cheese and plain yogurt speed the process. White foods promote white teeth!
There are several ways to whiten teeth. The type of stain is the primary determinant in choosing a teeth whitening method. Another factor is an upcoming event limiting the time allowed to whiten.
Ways to Whiten Teeth
-Over the counter whitening strips can whiten teeth. Often patients find this a simple approach to general teeth whitening.
-Custom made professional whitening systems allow the patient to manage and control the whitening process. The individualized trays fit perfectly. Professional whitening systems are designed to lighten by repeated daily use. Time options for daily use include 15 minute, 30 minute, several hour or over night procedures. Proper and daily use is the key to success. Generally after two weeks of daily use the teeth are noticeably lighter.
-In office whitening systems such as Brite Smile or Zoom offer one visit teeth lightening. Patients who have pre-whitened at home often achieve dramatic results. The process takes one to two hours. Continuing with at-home whitening keeps teeth light and may even further the whitening. This option is popular for individuals with an upcoming event or photograph/ film session.
-KOR Whitening is an ideal solution for deeply stained teeth. It requires an in-office pre-conditioning, uniquely-designed individual trays for over-night use at home for two to eight weeks followed by an in-office whitening. Teeth previously considered impossible to lighten can be whitened with KOR Whitening. Absolute patient compliance is key attaining results. The results are life changing especially for those with Tetracycline stain.
-A non-vital tooth has lost the vibrancy from active vascular and nervous tissue. Whether due to an injury, decay or a root canal procedure the tooth has died and will darken with time. Internal bleaching may temporarily lightened the tooth. Generally the final option is to prepare a full crown matching the adjacent teeth. Crowns do not lighten. Whitening the adjacent teeth to the desired color prior designing and placing the crown is recommended.
There is an additional benefit to whitening teeth aside from a brighter smile. After taking the time and effort to whiten folks often take better care of their dental and oral health. A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body!
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!