Dental Profiles—Ask the Dentist

. October 6, 2018.
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Dentistry used to be so simple. Teeth in and teeth out. Now the sky’s the limit in preventative measures, whitening, and making sure your teeth last for years. Here are some dentists who are certainly producing great smiles.

Neighborhood Health Association | Dr. Kalpana Yadav

www.nhainc.org

Kalpana Yadav, DDS

Kalpana Yadav, DDS

Why are you passionate about dentistry? To me Dentistry is an art, you can fix teeth and give patients a nice smile. I want to see people smiling with healthy and shiny teeth which motivates me every day to work harder to do better dentistry.

What makes you smile most? My daughter’s smile makes me smile the most.

What dental mistake do your clients often make? A majority of patients never keep up with regular follow ups and only schedule appointments when they are having tooth pain. They wait till the very end to get their teeth treated.

Dental Health Associates | Dr. William Huntzinger

3925 Sylvan Lakes Blvd
419-882-4150 | itneverhurtstosmile.com

William Huntzinger, DDS

William Huntzinger, DDS

Why did you pick your specialty? I love general dentistry because we get to see patients of all ages. Since we see them regularly, we get to know them personally and build great relationships.

What inspired you to become a dentist? When I was a child, I saw how much the dentist affected my parents and family. That inspired me to want to make a similar impact and help others.

I wish my patients didn’t… Lie about how often they floss their teeth. Haha!

What is the most important part of your morning routine? Flossing my teeth.

Frankel Dentistry | Dr. Jon Frankel

Toledo: 5012 Talmadge Rd | 419-474-9611
Maumee: 4359 Keystone Dr | 419-893-0221
jonfrankeldentistry.com

Jon Frankel, DDS

Jon Frankel, DDS

Why are you passionate about dentistry? Since 1946, Frankel Dentistry has served the Toledo area through dentistry with an
always better attitude. I love what I do. At Frankel Dentistry, we are changing lives one smile at a time every day.

If you could make your own toothpaste, what flavor would it be? Kosher dill pickle from my family recipe would be the best. Yes, it’s a secret!

What should I do differently to maintain my oral health as I age? The protocol for seniors has changed. Preventative dental care visits should be every three months.

How can I make my teeth whiter? Visit your dentist to evaluate your teeth. Fortunately, there are several ways to brighten a smile. uPhoria sonic in- office whitening can brighten your teeth in 4 minutes. KOR whitening, a combination of in-office
and home whitening, has been very successful at whitening even dark tetracycline stains.

Alexis Road Family Dental | Dr. Amber Leer

4640 W Alexis Rd
419-471-1208 | alexisroadfamilydental.com

Amber Leer, DDS

Amber Leer, DDS

What should I do differently to maintain my oral health as I age? As you age it is very important that you keep your dental appointments even in absence of dental insurance. Our office has different options for those who do not have insurance so to make dental care easier available.

What dental mistake do your clients often make? Frequently people aren’t in pain so they opt to wait on treatment until they do have pain, infection or a tooth breaks. Most people do not realize that this can cause an increase in their dental expense as well as possibly the loss of a tooth.

Why do I have tooth sensitivity? What can I do about it? Tooth sensitivity can be related to decay but can be due to gingival (gum) recession as well. This happens for one or two reasons or in combination. Brushing too hard and or clenching and grinding your teeth. A bite appliance can be used to help prevent further recession and bone loss. Desensitizer applications
on the root surfaces of your teeth often times.

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