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. November 30, 2019.
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Advice from the dentists we’re ‘enameled’ with

Maturity is a funny thing. There once was a time when having to brush our teeth felt like a punishment from our parents, but we’ve grown up a lot since then. And while we’re no longer as sensitive as we once were in our youth, it seems like our teeth never got the memo. Whether you’re struggling with tooth decay, sensitivity and grinding, or considering a new set of chompers, listen to the advice of these dentists who are certainly producing great smiles.

Frankel Dentistry

Toledo: 5012 Talmadge Rd. | 419-474-9611
7:30am-8pm, Monday & Tuesday
7:30am-5pm, Wednesday & Thursday
7:30am-2:30pm, Friday
8am-noon, Saturday

Maumee: 4359 Keystone Dr. | 419-893-0221
8am-5pm, Monday-Wednesday
8am-7pm, Thursday
8am-2:30pm, Friday
8am-noon, Saturday
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Jonathan Frankel, DDS

Jonathan Frankel, DDS

What is a dental bridge, and how do I know if I need one?
A dental bridge is a tooth replacement option. Dental bridges are permanently fixed in the mouth. A bridge is just like it sounds. For example, a three-unit bridge would consist of three teeth. The two teeth on each side of the missing tooth gap hold the bridge. These two abutment teeth would support the missing tooth. (See photo on the left.)

What’s your advice on proper care for a tooth implant?
Dental implants are like natural teeth. Brushing and flossing daily and regularly scheduled professional cleanings are essential to keep your dental implant healthy.

How can I prevent gum disease?
The best way to prevent gum disease is to brush and floss daily and to regularly schedule recare visits. Mature patients aged 65 and older are to be seen every three months. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants will also prevent bone loss and the shifting of teeth often associated with gum disease. Dental implants not only replace teeth, they promote normal biting and chewing which maintains the surrounding bone.

Oak Openings Dental

4315 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd.
419-824-7900 | oakopeningsdental.com
8am-5pm, Monday
7am-7pm, Tuesday-Thursday
7am-4pm, Friday
Open on one Saturday a month

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Dr. Matthew Lark and Dr. Rosemary Chaban

I grind my teeth at night. Do I need a night guard?
It would be beneficial to prevent tooth wear or tooth-related problems.

How can I prevent frequent canker sores?
Eat less acidic foods and drink more water.

What are some signs of infection to watch out for?
Perio disease, decay, fistulas, and red swollen gums with pus.

How can I prevent gum disease?
Routine hygiene visits and homecare.

When it comes to my teeth, what’s the worst thing that I can eat?
Sugar, pop, candy, and acidic items.

How often do you recommend that your patients floss? Is once a day enough, or is it best to floss twice a day?
Once a day is OK or at least stimulating the gun tissue daily. Twice a day is best!

My teeth are so sensitive. Is there anything I can do about that?
You can use sensitive toothpaste, have a dentist evaluate your occlusion, and discuss home care regiments.

Can I reverse tooth decay and heal cavities naturally?
Yes, only if the decay is not into dentin.

What is a dental bridge, and how do I know if I need one?
A bridge is a three-unit fixed man-made material, made of porcelain or metal, that is used to bridge the teeth and fill the missing tooth.

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