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  1. Looking to Save Money? Try Flossing!

    Many people fear going to the dentist because they assume they will be hit with a heavy bill due to dental work. In reality, going to the dentist regularly can save you money! It is important to put your health first – especially your oral health. It’s important to maintain healthy oral hygiene tips at home not only to achieve a healthy smile, but it also helps keep your dental expenses down.

    Dr. Frankel and Team Share 5 Money Saving Tips:

     

    1. Floss! Floss is very inexpensive (roughly around $2) and is much less expensive than a filling.

    2. Purchase new toothbrushes at least every quarter — stock up when there is a good sale! If you are using an old toothbrush, you are subjecting yourself to more germs and not getting a good quality brush due to the worn down bristles.

    3.  Drink water…water is the healthiest beverage for your entire body – especially your mouth.

    4.  Come in for your regular, professional cleanings and exams. Regular cleanings help you avoid future problems or help detect potential issues before they become expensive to repair.

    5. Look into a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) – you can pay for your bills with pre-tax dollars.

    If your job offers you dental insurance, you are very fortunate to have group coverage. If you are looking for insurance coverage or have questions about billing, please contact our office – we are happy to go over any questions you may have!

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    Jonathan Frankel, D.D.S.
               Toledo, Ohio

    Summer is here and with hot weather comes cold drinks. Water helps prevent staining on your teeth and flushes away sugars and acids.  Water also helps keep your saliva levels high which is important. Saliva is a defense against decay.

    Refreshing and Healthy

    There are many health benefits from drinking water:

    • Increased energy
    • Promotes weight loss
    • Improves skin complexion
    • Boosts Immunity

    Not to mention, you can save money by drinking water! The best beverage choice you can make is water. If you want to spice up your flavor, add fresh citrus like lemons or oranges. If you’re looking for a healthy snack, try watermelon which is hydrating and nutritious.

    Water is delicious!

     

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    A Cafe Mocha to start your morning. A cookie as a mid morning pick-me-up. Lunch. A piece of candy from the bowl on your desk. Another coffee loaded with cream and sugar to get you through the 3 o’clock hour. Dinner. A late night snack.

    Yes, too many of us know that routine. But did you know that frequency of when you eat and drink play a larger role in your oral health and the formation of cavities? Sugary foods in particular change the pH levels in our mouths. When we eat or drink, the bacteria in our mouths use the sugar as fuel and produce acid as a waste product. This acid is hazardous to our teeth and can start eating away at tooth enamel in as few as five minutes.

    The problem actually gets more complicated. It takes 20 minutes for the saliva in your mouth to fight the acid and return the pH levels to normal. This means that that Cafe Mocha you have been sipping on all morning or that piece of hard candy you have been sucking on all afternoon is constantly feeding the bacteria, causing more acid to sit on your teeth, leading to decay.  YIKES!

    But Dr. Frankel has just the tip for you. Rinse with “high quality H2O.” Water helps your body produce saliva. Saliva naturally helps protect teeth and keeps your mouth the acids more neutral (or pH balanced). A balanced mouth is a less than favorable place for bacteria to grow and multiply. Why? Without getting into all the basic chemistry of it, water is neutral on the pH scale. Swishing water in your mouth for 30 seconds and spitting it out allows your body to get rid of nearly 30% of mouth bacteria, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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    Don’t only swish with water, DRINK IT TOO.  For a healthy body, it is recommended that we drink at least 64 oz of water a day. These amount also goes into the formation of saliva. A dry mouth is a place where acid and cavity-causing bacteria flourish, causing not only tooth decay but bad breath. Therefore, be sure that you are drinking enough water daily to keep your pearly whites strong and your entire body healthy. A healthy mouth really does promote a healthy body!

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