Jon Frankel Dentistry

Archive: Jun 2015

  1. To Know Us Is To Love Us

    To Know Us Is To Love Us

     

    We get loads of comments on how well we all get along at Frankel Dentistry. There is often laughter and always an abundance of smiles. We know how to communicate with each other. There is a reason why, training, lots and lots of training. One excellent tool is the KOLBE Index.

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    Dr. Jon Frankel
    Dental Staff
    Toledo, Ohio

    Each person has their individual way of solving problems. This unique approach of responding to the world is hard wired and unchanging. Knowing how each another operates in the world leads to communicating in the most effective manner.

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    Kolbe Index Display
    Frankel Dentistry

    Speaking to someone in the way they listen is gratifying to both parties. Understanding how one categorizes the information heard is an essential element of collaboration. Respecting one’s reaction to risk and uncertainty leads to completion of the task at hand without frustration. Appreciation of the difference between one who leans toward a concrete, tactile model and another who needs to envision via abstract concept leads to the best of both worlds.

  2. Age is one factor that we can’t fight, although we really, really try. Truth be told, with all the other age defying tricks out there to help keep our youthful appearance, our smiles should not be one that we neglect.

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    • Tooth decay. Yes, we warn our children and grandchildren about too much sugar and cavities. But just because we are older doesn’t mean we are immune to tooth decay. It is important to still brush for two minutes twice a day, floss daily, and visit Dr. Frankel for an exam every six months. A clean, healthy, white smile is also a nice trick to help keep you looking young and vibrant.

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    • Dry mouth. As we age and are prescribed different medications, we may start to experience dry mouth. Saliva is important part of protecting our teeth from decay, therefore, a dry mouth could be detrimental toward our oral health. Make sure you are staying properly hydrated, and sip and swish water whenever you notice your mouth may be dry.

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    • Too crowding. Pre-teens are not the only ones who experience tooth crowding. As we age our teeth move and shift. This may cause our teeth to crowd. Crowded teeth give bacteria many places to hide, where our tooth brushes and floss may not reach effectively. This breeding ground for bacteria may lead to tooth decay or worse, gum disease.

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    • Gum disease. Gingivitis and periodontal disease effect nearly half of American adults, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease, which left untreated can affect the gum tissue and lead to tooth loss. The Frankel Dentistry team has a practicing Periodontist on staff, who will be able to treat patients with gum disease. Although gum disease cannot be reversed, there are plenty of ways to manage it, keeping your gums and teeth healthy.

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    • Oral Cancer. 43,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with oral cancer and nearly 8,000 will die from it (Oral Cancer Foundation). It is best to catch oral cancer in the earliest stages. While at Frankel Dentistry we will do a comprehensive exam, including an oral cancer screening, which will help ensure that your mouth is healthy and cancer free.

     

  3. Frankel Dentistry

    -I wouldn’t work anywhere else-

    Employee Highlight

    Collin and Lindsay

    Collin and Lindsay

    Lindsay Stanley is great at everything she does according to guy-friend Collin. We agree. She is an amazing Dental Hygienist, was quickly promoted to a Co-Team Leader position and working toward licensure as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant.

     

    Lindsay loves to make a difference in patients’ lives. Showing a patient with dental anxiety there is nothing to fear or bringing a neglected unhealthy mouth to full repair are hallmarks of Lindsay’s innate talent and skill. Her patients look forward to visits and often bring her gifts! She has helped many patients regain not just their confidence but their dental health.

     

    Always attracted to a medical career she credits her orthodontist for introducing her to dentistry. She readily admits she is obsessed with teeth and we are thrilled she is.

  4. Monthly, Dr. Frankel provides daily tips to the different radio stations to broadcast on air. Here are the 5 tips that you may have missed during the month of May.

     

    #1.) Frankel Dentistry loves technology. One of the cutting edge pieces in our office is our CEREC machine. The CEREC machine is a device that can create a permanent crown perfectly formulated to fit your tooth in about an hour.

    #2.) While flossing, be gentle. Guide the floss between your teeth using a rubbing motion. Don’t snap the floss into your gums. When the floss reaches your gumline, curve it against one tooth.

    #3.) Know when to replace your toothbrush. Invest in a new toothbrush or a replacement head for your electric or battery-operated toothbrush every three to four months — or sooner if the bristles become frayed.

    #4.) Pregnant? Be sure to schedule a dental appointment. While having a healthy mouth is always important, pregnancy can intensify dental problems. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can exaggerate the way gum tissue reacts to plaque, increasing the risk for gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal (gum) disease. Some studies have suggested that pregnant women with moderate-to-severe gum disease may be more at risk to give birth to low-weight or pre-term babies, who are at risk for many serious diseases.

    #5.) Kids are always welcomed at Frankel Dentistry. Be sure to consider scheduling your child’s summer appointments now before the schedule becomes full. And don’t forget that all kids love drawing a special treasure from our toy chest after their visit!

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