Jon Frankel Dentistry

  1. Best of Toledo Seven Years

    What do you do?

    Stiff Jaw? Headaches? Pain in jaw muscles? Jaw pain can affect millions of people and if left untreated it can be a real pain. People may grind their teeth during the day and at night and not even know it. The clenching can cause your jaw to stiffen and trigger headaches that become chronic.

    Who do you call?

    Call the Dentist!

    Another source of jaw pain is TMJ disorder. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is when two joints slide out of alignment. Signs of TMY diorder may include: jaw locking or popping, jaw stiffness, achey/sore jaw, neck and face.

    How can a dentist help?

    Jon Frankel, DDS

    Your dentist can help provide relief! Certain exercises may help relax your jaw. You may benefit from a special diet including soft foods. Ice packs may help. Another treatment option includes an oral appliance such as a splint or bit guard.

  2. One Day. Eight Dentists. Free Dental Care in Toledo, Ohio.


    Frankel Dentistry

     

    Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude. Family and friends gather together, often to share a traditional meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. What about those who simply can’t smile? They have dental pain.

    Dr. Jonathan Frankel

     

    Eight years ago, Dr. Jonathan Frankel, a native of Toledo, Ohio decided to bring smiles back to those less fortunate. The day before Thanksgiving he opens his Toledo location dental office and offers free dental care.

    “We are so grateful to do what we love at Frankel Dentistry.  Dr. Puhl and I, our associates and staff enjoy serving others”, states Frankel. “What better way is there to show our gratitude and thankfulness than by encouraging others by giving free dental care”,  he asks. 

     

    Free Dental Care

    Each year the Frankel Team starts Thanksgiving a day early by donating their time and talent toward others.  Frankel Dentistry offers dental care free of charge on a first come, first see basis. Come early, the event is scheduled from 7:30 am until 12 noon on Wednesday, November 22nd at 5012 Talmadge Road.

    Olivia Slates, dental hygienist, commented, “Free Dental Day is the highlight of the year for many of us. Our free dental day patients are always so appreciative. The smiles mean the world to us. It just wouldn’t seem like Thanksgiving if we didn’t help those in need”.

     

    Frankel Dentistry has been serving Toledo since 1946. For more information, all the Toledo office at 419-474-9611.

  3. King of Smiles

    What to Know about Crowns

    A dental crown is a restoration that is cemented to your tooth that is used to strengthen damage caused by wear, decay or injury. Crowns help improve the appearance of a tooth and recover function.

    Your dentist may recommend a crown for you if you:

    • Have a fractured tooth
    • Need to protect a tooth from breaking
    • Need to replace a large filling
    • Cap a tooth that has a root canal

    Crowns have been around for a long time in the dental world. With technology, the procedure keeps improving and we are pleased to be using the latest technology that allows us to do same-day crowns.

    Frankel Dentistry uses the CEREC machine which is a device that can create a permanent crown perfectly formulated to fit your tooth in about an hour.  Patients love this new technology as it eliminates the need for temporary crowns, which saves patients time and discomfort.

    The staff at Frankel Dentistry design a computer generated crown that fits your tooth precisely. Then CEREC blocks are milled into a beautiful crown. The color of your tooth is matched. Once the machine competes the crown, it is polished and immediately placed onto your tooth. You are then free to leave our office with your problems solved and your smile looking as good as new.

    https://www.jonfrankeldentistry.com/cerec-crowns.php

  4. Now you see it. Now you don’t. Dental Insurance Benefits

    Got Insurance? Be Sure to Use it!

    The year is almost over and that means you only have a few months left this year to use your dental benefits. Have you been putting off a dental procedure? Have you been seen for your regular exam yet? Now is the time to make the time to put your dental health first.

     

    Dr. Frankel and Dr. Puhl urge you to take advantage of your dental benefits — you are paying for them! If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), the dollars are just sitting there waiting for you to use them — and this money will expire, so use it or lose it!

    If you have any questions about your benefit policy, our staff is more than willing to go over any questions you may have. Act quickly! The holidays are a busy time, so if you need to schedule treatment, get an appointment on the calendar.

     

  5. Trick-or-Treat!

    Dr. Frankel’s Tips for a Fun Halloween

    Costume? Check. Candy? Check. Toothbrush? Check!

    It’s that time of year – millions of children will be enjoying Halloween in their costumes and going door-to-door collecting a few tricks and lots of treats!

    Although some may think Halloween is a dentist’s nightmare, there are still ways to enjoy the holiday and respect your teeth.

    Dr. Frankel’s Tips for fa Fun Halloween.

    1. Enjoy candy in moderation – your child may come home with pounds of candy in their bag. Play a game and tell them to pick out a number of pieces to eat, save and donate.
    2. Try to avoid the sticky, gummy candy which can be dangerous for your teeth and especially any fillings – opt for chocolates and especially dark chocolate!
    3. Drink water after candy is consumed to help wash away the particles.
    4. If you are passing out treats, consider passing out non-sugar treats like pretzels, popcorn or even small toys like stickers and play-doh.
    5. Brush and floss your teeth after consuming candy to help prevent tooth decay.

    Halloween is a time to create memories – help teach your children how to have fun in other ways instead of focusing on all the candy they will be receiving, such as decorating pumpkins, playing tricks and even making their own costume.

     

    Local dentist offers cash in exchange for Halloween candy

  6. Ready to Retire?

    Don’t Forget your teeth.

    There is a lot of planning that goes into getting ready to retire. You are constantly calculating your expenses, counting the dollars and planning the next phase of your life.

    One expense that may be overlooked is dental expenses and benefits. If you plan to use Medicare for your coverage, you would want to look at a separate dental plan. Traditional Medicare does not cover dental care. If you have retiree health care from your employer, make sure to ask if the plan covers dental care.

    Without having a dental insurance plan, patients tend to go to the dentist less often to try to save money. In fact, the less you go to the dentist for routine exams could mean bigger bills later. As you age , it’s critical to keep preventative care visits. These routine visits uncover small issues before they become big problems.  Untreated dental issues may turn into complications that affect other health conditions.

     

    If you are looking for a dental plan to pay out-of-pocket, you can contact our Benefits Team for a list of recommendations that our office accepts.

  7. Jonathan Frankel, DDS

    Missing that Crunch, Crunch, Crunch?

    Learn How Dentures Can Help You

    Is your smile missing some teeth? Are you looking forward to chewing again on your favorite foods?  Dentures may be right for you! Modern dentures look and fell like real teeth. Dentures replace missing teeth with prosthetics and restore your original smile.

    Patients may receive full dentures, partial dentures or implant dentures. Full models replace all of the teeth on your upper and lower arch.  On the other hand, partial dentures work in tandem with your remaining teeth to fill in the gaps in your mouth. Finally, implant-supported dentures use titanium posts that are placed in your mouth. these lock denture into place, giving you a permanent and secure solution.

    Enjoy that apple! The top benefits of dentures include: improved ability to eat and fewer diet restrictions, improved speech and increased self-confidence with a healthy smile.

    Dentures are easy to care for – they can be removed for cleaning and brushing. It’s best to have your dentures checked at your annual exams as most dentures last five to ten years.

    It is important to talk to the Frankel Dentistry staff about all of your dentures options and have all of your questions answered.

    https://www.jonfrankeldentistry.com/dentures.php

     

  8. Dr. Jon Frankel & Dr. Amber Puhl

    The baseball season has ended. The Toledo Mudhens won their last game. There are two Toledo dentists committed to keeping your childrens’ smiles healthy season through season. As we switch out summer sports bags for book bags, it’s a great time to check out oral health habits.

    Toledo Dentists’ Keep Parents Up on Fall Dental Care

    Summer is over and school is back in session! Back to school means getting organized and ready to start a fresh year! There will be a lot of knowledge to gain and activities to keep busy. Your student’s health should be at the top of the list – this should include physical, mental and dental health.

    Dr. Frankel and Dr. Puhl’s A-B-C’s for Back to School

    A. An Apple a Day….apples are wonderful food for your teeth and your body. (Dr. Frankel eats an organic apple every day!) Fill up on nutritious snacks at school and after school.

    B. Brush! Staying on a strict brushing schedule is very important to incorporate with your child’s school routine – aim to brush after breakfast and before bedtime.

    C. Cavity-free is the way to be! Make sure your child is up-to-date on dental exams not just for school records, but for their health.

     

    It’s important to teach children how to care for their teeth and what healthy teeth mean for their body. Has your tiny tot been to the dentist yet? Now is the time to get that appointment scheduled.

     

     

     

     

     

  9. Zzzzzzz Don’t Hit Snooze on This!
    What you Need to Know about Snore Guards and Sleep Apnea

    Do you snore? Does your partner or family member snore?  Often times, people become irritated and bothered when someone’s snoring wakes them up but did you know there may be an underlining medical disorder?

    Sleep apnea is a serious condition that should not be ignored. When someone has sleep apnea, they stop breathing for short periods throughout the night.

    Did you know your dentist can provide relief?

    Sleep apnea patients may opt for a continuous positive airway pressure device (CPAP) machine that is worn at night. There is another solution that your dentist can treat you with — of you not only snore but are not getting enough oxygen you can be fitted for an oral appliance that opens the airway. Oral appliances and snore guards are similar to night guards but reposition your tongue and lower jaw. This realignment clears your obstructed airway and allows you to breath regularly while you sleep.

    You owe it to yourself and your family to get a better nights sleep — sleep is critical to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    https://www.jonfrankeldentistry.com/sleep-apnea.php

  10. Jonathan Frankel, DDS

    Toledo Dentist replaces what is missing! Dr. Jonathan Frankel shares information on Dental Implants.

    At Frankel Dentistry, we find it is very important to educate patients with the latest and greatest dental procedures. Dental Implants are a great solution for patients who have lost teeth.  Missing teeth can lead to gum disease, bone loss, and the risk of losing more teeth.  Dr. Frankel and team are here to help educate our community about their dental options.

    What are dental implants? Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into your jaw. These metal roots hold the replacement tooth.

    What are the advantages of dental implants? Having a full set of teeth can help improve appearance, self esteem, speech and make eating easier and enjoyable.

    Am I a good candidate for dental implants? Schedule an appointment for a free consultation to discuss what is best for you. We’d be happy to talk over your options so you can have your best smile.

    What are my next steps? At Frankel Dentistry, we take a 3D scan to evaluate the area. Then the staff virtually places the implant in the image. Another scan is taken and sent to Germany where a guide is made. The guide allows the implant to be quickly and precisely place. The bone will fuse to the implant, creating a secure foundation for your new tooth. Healing times may vary, but once this process is complete, a permanent crown will be placed on the implant or a denture will be secured and anchored by strategically placed implant posts.

    Watch this video from Dr. Frankel on how dental implants work:

    https://www.jonfrankeldentistry.com/dental-implants.php

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