Useful Resources for Dental Patients

Posted: August 8, 2011   FAQs

Here are some great resources for any questions you have about dentistry and your oral health.

The Growing Link Between Periodontal Disease and Bad Breath

Posted: May 23, 2017   Article

Bakersfield, CA– With links between gum health and overall well-being growing all the time, words like periodontal disease and gingivitis are often used. Are they interchangeable? And what’s their relationship to the bad breath that plagues so many people? Bakersfield cosmetic dentist Dr. Thomas Frank helps clarify. “To many people, these terms may sound the same –and they’re certainly related—but there are some differences.” Gingivitis Gingivitis is the…Continue reading…

Getting a Second Opinion for Custom Dental Treatments

Posted: April 17, 2017   Article

Bakersfield, CA– Undergoing a cosmetic dental treatment is a big commitment. Perhaps you spent a lot of time shopping around online for the perfect person for the task. But how do you know you’re getting the best value for your money? How do you know the dentist will provide you with exactly what you want? In times of uncertainty, a second opinion can go a long way in…Continue reading…

Dentists Using Salivary DNA Tests for Periodontal Infections

Posted: March 26, 2017   Article

Bakersfield, CA– With modern-day medical research and technology, links between oral and overall health are well established. More and more studies are emerging that connect cardiovascular disease to bacteria living in the mouth. While many people realize the risk gum disease poses to their bodies, they may not realize just how prevalent this condition is. Periodontal Disease A chronic inflammatory disease of the gums, periodontitis can lead to…Continue reading…

The Importance of Early Detection When Diagnosing Oral Cancer

Posted: March 12, 2017   Article

Bakersfield, CA – Did you know that every hour an American dies from oral cancer? This high mortality rate is primarily due to a late diagnosis. Once oral cancer has reached Stage III or Stage IV, the probability of successful treatment drops significantly. On top of that, 40% patients with oral cancer did not have any of the traditional risk factors. The number of patients being diagnosed with…Continue reading…

10 Ways to Transform Your Smile in 2017 According to Bakersfield Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Frank

Posted: February 7, 2017   Article

Bakersfield, CA – We are born with our smiles, good or bad, but it doesn’t have to be that way. These days there are a number of smile-transforming options that can help anyone feel better about the smiles they are forced to show off to the world. Bakersfield dentist Dr. Thomas Frank knows all too well the negative impact that can be caused when one doesn’t like his…Continue reading…

Are You One of the Millions Suffering from Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders?

Posted: January 15, 2017   Article

Bakersfield, CA – When was the last time you had a good night’s sleep? You put your head down on the pillow, fell asleep quickly, and woke up come morning feeling like a brand new person. If you’re one of the millions suffering from one or more sleep-related breathing disorders, your time in bed may not be so peaceful. What Are Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders? Plainly stated, a sleep-related…Continue reading…

How to Change Your Life with Unique and Creative Smile Design

Posted: December 8, 2016   Article

Bakersfield, CA – Bakersfield Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Thomas Frank’s tagline is “You can change your life with a smile.” While the smile design expert certainly means it, he emphasizes that not just any smile will do. Dr. Frank says that when new patients inquire about receiving a new beautiful smile, they usually have a friend who underwent smile design and ended up with “Chiclet” teeth. This tends to…Continue reading…

Bakersfield Dentist Dr. Frank and Donna Frank Attended 2016 Annual AAOSH Meeting on Inflammation

Posted: October 25, 2016   News

Bakersfield, CA – Dr. Thomas Frank DDS is the only Bakersfield dentist who is a member of The Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), a scientific organization comprised of healthcare professionals across medicine and dentistry. AAOSH dentists show a general interest in patients’ health and well-being, and pay special attention to ways in which the health of the mouth contributes to overall general health. Members of the organization…Continue reading…

3-D Cone Beam Imaging – A Revolutionary Way to Place Dental Implants

Posted: September 30, 2016   Article

Bakersfield, CA – 3-D imaging devices have long been used by medical professionals to diagnose diseases and plan treatment options. Now, one 3-D imaging device is revolutionizing dentistry as we know it. Developed by global dental equipment manufacturer Sirona, there is no better way to diagnose dental problems and develop treatment plans. “3-dimensional imaging is really incredible,” says Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Thomas Frank DDS in Bakersfield. “This technology…Continue reading…

How to Change the Appearance of Your Gummy Smile

Posted: August 11, 2016   Article

Shafter, CA – Are you unhappy with your gummy smile? A smile is more than just the shape, size, and color of your teeth. When your gums show a little too much, even if your teeth are otherwise perfect, it can throw your entire smile off. Luckily, there are a number of solutions for you to consider. With one or more of the following treatments, your gums will…Continue reading…