Jon Frankel Dentistry

Category Archive: Senior Dental Care

  1. Frankel Dentistry’s Five Top Tips for Dental Insurance Coverage

    Dental insurance is a great benefit. Midwest dentist, Dr. Jon Frankel has five tips to best use dental coverage.

    1. Study the plan options during open enrollment and find the plan that best serves your dental health. Make sure there are dentists in your area who accept your plan.

    2. Find a dentist who will do complimentary benefits checks and treatment plan consultations. Understanding your treatment options and insurance benefits helps you gain and maintain dental health.

    3. Schedule your new patient exam and subsequent visits early in the year.

    4. Make sure to schedule at least two well checks or hygiene re-care visits every year. Take care of small issues before they become big problems!

    5. Understand your dental insurance is a great help but behavior is the key to a healthy smile. Brush. Floss. Complete needed treatment as soon as possible.

    Want additional information? Check the American Dental Association website at https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/dental-care-concerns/paying-for-dental-care/using-dental-benefits

    or call Frankel Dentistry at 419-474-9611 Toledo, Ohio or 419-483-0221 Maumee, Ohio.

  2. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 70% of those over 65 years of age have periodontal disease. Periodontal Disease begins with bleeding gums and progresses to a silent, chronic infection that destroys the bone and gums that support your teeth. Teeth become loose, supporting tissue recedes, and often teeth are lost. The infection does not remain localized to the oral cavity or mouth. Studies have long indicated a correlation between a healthy mouth and a healthy body. For more information, contact Frankel Dentistry for a copy of their brochure, A Healthy Mouth Promotes a Healthy Body.

    The good news is you can prevent this chronic debilitating disease. It may start at a young age. The first stage is an acute infection. Gum tissue bleeds when the teeth are brushed or flossed. Ironically, it is the same brushing and flossing along with regular dental visits that reverse gingivitis or inflammation of the gums. Periodontal Disease can be prevented with proper oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and sound nutrition.

    It is tragic that so many people are left without a natural looking smile, are unable to eat as they once did, and often find clearly speaking a challenge. Especially since, it could be prevented.

    Toledo, Ohio Dentist Dr. Jon Frankel has made it his passion to change lives a smile at a time. By offering the best dental experience his patients enjoy dental visits and healthy smiles.

    Stop the vicious cycle of periodontal disease. Your mouth will thank you.

    https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/conditions/periodontal-disease.html

  3. Frankel Dentistry specializes in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. While Cosmetic Dentistry is one of Dr. Frankel’s passions he also highlights the importance of Restorative Dentistry and the impact it makes on thousands of people each year. Same Day Fixed Implant Dentures fall into this category and at Frankel Dentistry we have changed the lives with this procedure.

    Partial edentulism affects a large majority of adults in America. Over 33 million individuals have dentures. Dentures replace missing teeth with prosthetics and restore the size and shape of the original smile. An Implant Denture is a set of prosthetics supported by a titanium post placed in the patient’s mouth. Implant dentures offer convenience, natural function, natural looking smile, and longevity. Fixed implants preserve the bone and maintain facial features, patients are able to talk, chew, and smile just as before with their natural teeth. Only your dental professional will be able to detect your dentures. If you maintain proper care and stay up to date with you recare appointments your implant dentures can last a lifetime.

    Call today to schedule your FREE consultation. You can meet our team, tour our office, and discuss all your oral care goals.

  4. 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.