Smokers, You May Be Harming Your Oral (and Overall) Health

Posted: August 9, 2017   News

Bakersfield, CA – Smokers claim that cigarettes give them a sense of calm, but all those butts may be bad for one’s oral health. This should come as no surprise. For years, we’ve been told that smoking is harmful to our health. Not only does smoking increase the chances of suffering from a stroke or heart attack, not to mention lung cancer and premature births and birth defects,…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…

Oral Cancer Month

Posted: April 12, 2016   News

The office of Dr. Thomas Frank has partnered with The Oral Cancer Foundation in honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month and will be offering free oral cancer screenings to our patients during the month of April. Oral cancer has existed outside the understanding of much of the public, yet 48,250 Americans will be newly diagnosed this year alone. These screenings are more important now than ever because oral…Continue reading…

Should You Have Non-Metal Fillings?

Posted: December 5, 2015   Article|News

Bakersfield, CA – If you needed cavities replaced years ago, chances are you’ve got some silver in your mouth. These amalgam fillings were the most commonly used to restore teeth. The major component of these fillings is mercury, however, and over the years, some people have been concerned about the idea of having mercury in their mouths. Today, composite dental fillings are becoming more common place. For a…Continue reading…

Cosmetic Dentistry is About More Than Aesthetics

Posted: September 22, 2015   News

Bakersfield, CA – Cosmetic dentistry is becoming more popular as Americans are learning the benefits of such dental work are more than just aesthetic. Sure, tooth whitening can make a smile look more beautiful. But dental implants and other restorative and cosmetic procedures can improve the function of a patient’s bite, thereby improving his/her life. Do you have chipped, broken or cracked teeth? Have you been living with…Continue reading…

How Can Sedation Dentistry Help You?

Posted: September 18, 2015   Article|News

Bakersfield, CA – Are you one of millions of Americans who fears going to the dentist? Dentophobia is extremely common, and in fact it’s estimated that as many as 75% of adults may have some level of fear or reservation about the dentist. If you’re nervous about an upcoming dental appointment, let me share with you a service that I offer that’s designed to ease stress during treatment:…Continue reading…

Laser Therapies Offer Cutting Edge Dental Treatment

Posted: September 10, 2015   Article|News

Bakersfield, CA – Because my practice is so committed to putting the experience of our patients first, we offer the latest in cutting edge laser therapy, and recently the entire Frank team of dental hygienists (RDH) received their soft tissue laser certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Over the course of their training, they gained valuable hands on experience. And now, each of our hygienists is equipped…Continue reading…