Your Sugar Intake and Its Relationship to Your Dental Health.

Did you know that added sugar is in most processed foods today? And, it is no surprise that sugary beverages and sugar in foods can cause major dental issues including decay and dental erosion. Added sugar has become such a health issue that the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services and Dept. of Agriculture created updated nutritional guidelines. The updated guidelines are below:

The American Dental Association News reports that “the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture released updated nutritional guidelines Jan. 7 calling for Americans to limit their intake of added sugars.” The updated guidelines “advise limiting the intake of added sugars to less than 10 percent of total calories consumed each day,” marking the “first time the guidelines have recommended a quantitative limit on a specific type of food.” The guidelines essentially limit our sugar intake to 12 teaspoons a day.

Sugar doesn’t just cause cavities in the mouth, it also melts away enamel ( the hardest material in the body), leaving the inside of the tooth exposed and sensitive. Extra sugar is bad for our overall health and our dental health.

If you have any concerns about your teeth, and if you think the amount of sugar in your diet is causing dental issues, call our office today: 440-442-4477.

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Halloween is Scary. Your Dentist Shouldn’t Be!

Richards Frankel Dentistry isn’t a scary place. In fact, our patients actually enjoy visiting our office. We do all that we can to make our patients comfortable while they are at the dentist. Blankets? We offer them to you. A little mouth prop to help you open your mouth? Yep, we have that too. How about bottled water? Sure. A friendly and caring staff? Yes, absolutely! Headphones? Yes. A dentist who is kind, smart and understanding? That’s certainly what you’ll find at our dental practice. These are just a few ways we put you at ease while you’re under our care.

Don’t put off going to the dentist because it isn’t pleasant, or because you’re afraid. Find a dental office that is the right fit for you. Richards Frankel dentistry goes out of its way to make sure you are comfortable while here, and that you are well informed about your painless dental treatments. We focus on preventative and restorative care. Our goal is to keep you and your mouth healthy and do it in a friendly environment.

So before you go buy Halloween candy in bulk, I encourage those who haven’t been to the dentist in a SCARY long time to call us first!

Happy Halloween, Dr. Frankel


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Millennials and the Dentist!



Meet TJ. He is now cavity free (yay TJ)! Unlike many millennials, TJ visits the dentist. By visiting the dentist TJ has healthy teeth and gums. What does that mean for TJ? He is less likely to have bigger, more expensive dental complications down the road. Dr. Frankel monitors his oral health closely, so that no major issues arise. Oh, and the benefits of a healthy mouth affect the entire body. TJ’s gums are healthy and have less bacteria, so that means inflammation throughout his body will be lower as well.

Millennials, just because you are young and healthy, doesn’t mean you can skip the dentist. Dental issues arise microscopically and grow larger over time. Keep your mouth healthy and your entire body will thank you. Don’t put off going to the dentist until something hurts. Be proactive, take your oral health seriously.

Richards Frankel Dentistry gets it. We know you’re busy. We know you’re healthy. Yet, don’t let your oral health slip, it will impact your overall health and the health of your wallet later. Thank you TJ, for seeing the dentist regularly- you are doing right by your body (and you only get one of those)!


brush and floss daily,

Dr. Frankel

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CPR is Important!

The Richards Frankel Dentistry staff re-certified their CPR licenses today. Our staff are all American Heart Association Healthcare Providers and we have all completed the CPR and AED program.  Our dental office believes that each member of our team should know how to respond properly and respond well in an emergent situation. We take all precautions at our dental office, but we are ready to respond in case of emergency! And, we can all help outside the office, too!

As healthcare providers we believe that it is our responsibility to help if there is ever an emergency at a restaurant, on a plane, or even at home ( not only at our dental office). CPR can save lives, and we are prepared to do our part!


Your ever-prepared staff,

Dr. Margaret Frankel, Erica, Tasha and Anne

Are your Teeth Noticeably Chipped? Before and After Treatment!

Most of the time, chipped teeth are considered to be part of a disease process. Chipped teeth are generally a sign that something unhealthy is going on in your mouth. Some examples are: grinding, other bad habits like biting down on ice, or even the need to see an orthodontist due to a malacclusion (a bite that is off).

Did you know that chipped teeth tell a story? A highly-trained dentist can decipher why and how your teeth have worn and chipped. And, they can then repair it with a long-lasting restoration.

Restoring chipped teeth can provide a whole new look to one’s smile, vastly improving it. Humans are attracted to a symmetrical face, and chipped, uneven teeth detract from that. Visit Richards Frankel Dentistry for a consult today to find out why your teeth are worn or chipped!

Here are some before and after photos of case Dr. Margaret Frankel recently completed.